Elevation Church: No. 8 Fastest-Growing Church, 2017

“Elevation Church exists so that people far from God will be raised to life in Christ.”

“Elevation Church exists so that people far from God will be raised to life in Christ. Our vision statement is, ‘See what God can do through you.’ We hold to 10 values—which we call ‘our code’—that reflect our priority to reach people with the gospel: Jesus is the center; we believe big and start small; we honor one another to glorify God; we are contributors, not consumers; we think outside the box; we can do more by doing less; we don’t maintain, we multiply; we eat the fish and leave the bones; we want to be known for what we are for; and we will not take this vision for granted.

“We value family. Middle school and high school students at Elevation Church participate in everything adults do. They volunteer, get connected in small groups, give their resources and invite their friends and family to worship with us. Our children’s ministry, eKidz, is focused on helping kids build their faith through Bible stories, songs and group activities.”

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Matthews, North Carolina
Senior Pastor: Steven Furtick
Website: ElevationChurch.org
Twitter: @StevenFurtick@ElevationChurch
Facebook: /Elevationchurch.org
Founded: 2006
Affiliation: Southern Baptist
Locations: 13
Attendance: 25,130
Growth in 2016: +3,984 (19%)
Fastest Growing: 8
Largest: 9

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