What to Expect

 

Elevation places a high value on being a place for anyone and everyone who is exploring Jesus or looking for a place to worship. We aim to make it comfortable for people who don’t do church AND those who do. There’s no pretense, “secret handshake,” or special clothing needed.

Attending a church for the first time can sometimes be uncomfortable, a little bit scary, or unfamiliar if you didn’t grow up attending one.  At Elevation, we don’t want you to be anxious about visiting us.  We do want you to come and experience what God is doing in and through our church.
 
You’ve probably heard the expression, “you can’t judge a book by its cover.”  That is so true at Elevation.  While we meet in nightclub, we are totally sold out for Jesus, seek to be relevant in our community, encourage authentic ministry, and stick to Bible teaching that is useful to daily life and filled with encouragement.
 
 

What is the worship service like?

Ultimately our worship service is Jesus-centered, which is to say – worship that is in view of the powerful work of salvation that Jesus has accomplished on the cross. Expect a full, live, rocking band most weeks and at times a more reflective or acoustic driven morning. Expect great musicianship, musical variety and heartfelt worship of God. Teaching is always centered on the Bible and is filled with humor, honesty, media, application, surprises, grace and a challenge to grow to be like Jesus.
 
 

How long are the worship services?

Services are an hour and fifteen minutes long.
 

What should I wear?

Wear what you’re comfortable in (just please wear something, it is Santa Cruz, after all).  We prefer to just dress casual and focus on enjoying the worship experience together.  You will feel right at home in jeans and a T-shirt.
 
Honestly, we’re simply not concerned about such things as what you wear.  
 

What about my children?

Parents, teens, and children worship together for the first two worship songs.  Then we dismiss the children.  Middle School and  High School students and above stay in our main service to worship and grow with their family and friends.
 

We have a nursery ministry available for infants and newborns and parents can feel comfortable keeping their babies with them if they are more comfortable. We understand little ones cry or fuss a bit at sometimes and it doesn’t derail us in the service if they do.

 
For more info, check out our ministries for kids:

 

Where should I park?

 
There are plenty of spots for everyone along the shopping complex, behind Flynn’s on Gushee St., and in the Redwood Pizzeria lot until noon on Sundays.
 
We do ask that you AVOID PARKING in the following spaces marked in red: