What We Believe

"Our Mission Statement " 

 

Riverside shall be saved!" Elevate Life Church is built on the foundation of  Jesus Christ, God’s only begotten Son, the Savior and Lord over all creation. We exist as a church to bring His culture of love, acceptance and forgiveness to the City Of Riverside, our nation, and the world. We have a passion to see unbelievers become believers daily and to communicate the Word of God in a transparent and relevant way. It is our desire to assist in helping and serving the family of God to mature spiritually and become fathers to the fatherless. We are building a prevailing church that reaches into the next generation, changing the spiritual, social, and economic climate of our community through God’s Word and His deeds. Therefore, as distributors of God’s goodness and kingdom resources, through faith-filled servanthood we believe we will see our vision fulfilled, "Riverside shall be saved!" 

 

 

 

"Statement of Faith" 

 

  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, and authoritative Word of God.

 

  • We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.

 

  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, His sinless life, His substitutionary death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension into heaven, His high priestly ministry, and His personal return in power and glory.

 

  • We believe that man is sinful by nature, that regeneration by the Holy Spirit is essential for salvation, and that salvation is a free gift of God’s grace received by personal faith in Jesus Christ.

 

  • We believe in the resurrection of the saved and of the lost; of the saved, into everlasting life and fellowship with God, and of the lost, to eternal conscious judgment and separation from God.

 

  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the believer is sealed until the day of redemption, and by whose filling, the believer is empowered to live a godly life.

 

  • We believe that because all power and authority in heaven and on earth has been given to the Lord Jesus Christ, He has sovereignly directed His church (the Body of Christ) to evangelize (preach His gospel of Good News) and edify (make disciples of) people of every nation. It is the work of every member of the body of Christ to carry out this great commission.

 

  • We believe that the Love of God is the greatest force in the universe because God is Love and His Love never fails. As the church learns to speak the truth in His Love, build itself up in the Love of God, and walk in the sanctified life of Christ in the Love of God, people will be drawn to Jesus Christ. It is the "loving kindness" of the Lord that brings men to repentance.

 

  • We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.