Elevation

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Address
2100 Lee Street SW
Wyoming, MI 49519

Phone
616-240-4254

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Who We Are

Wherever you've been. Whatever your story. You belong here.

We began worshipping together in the Junior High cafeteria as a brand new church in October 2013 as part of a wave of new church plants called One Wyoming. Our goal: To make Jesus famous in and around Wyoming.

GOOD NEWS FOR YOU
We may be a new church, but our story isn't new. In fact, we're rooted in vintage truth that's a couple thousand years old (and we're part of a church family who has been making Jesus famous in North America longer than any other--since 1628!).
The name? Jesus said, "And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself..." (John 12:32). Jesus elevated is "good news" for you. So we're about Jesus. Only Jesus. Always Jesus.

GATHERED SCATTERED
The bible says "the church" is people, not a building. I know, right? That is most definitely not what most people think when they hear “church”. We're a community of people on mission together, for God, in the City of Wyoming. Here is what we are about:

1. WORSHIP: Sunday morning is for gathered worship. Click here for more.

2. COMMUNITY: City Groups gather for community, meals, for serving our neighbors and to discuss Sunday's message from the Bible. Groups are between 3 and a dozen people, some gender or age specific, others not and meet in various homes, parks or restaurants.

3. MISSION: Get to know your neighbors. Invite them to dinner. Volunteer to coach T-Ball. Mentor a young person. Whatever it takes to engage the world around you for the sake of the gospel and to be a blessing.

We are members of the Acts 29 and One Wyoming church planting networks.

www.elevationwyoming.org

About Us

Vibe
Casual, Young families, Neighborhood-focused, Creative, Down to Earth

Programs
Children's Ministry, Community Service

Music
Rock-n-roll, Contemporary, Praise and Worship

Denomination
Reformed (RCA)

Size
Small

Language
English

Founded
2013

Our Services

What are services like?
1. PARK. Plenty of free parking is available in the Wyoming Junior High School football parking lot (on east side of school) right off Wrenwood. Look for the Elevation flags and enter at the main door on the southeast side of the building. 2. KIDS. Once you enter the school you'll see the KIDZONE check in center. Our KIDZONE is a safe, fun, age-appropriate experience for your children (from babies to fifth graders). 3. CHILL. You belong here. Enjoy the coffee. Sing. Or don't. You're not required to participate so no stress. 4. MUSIC. Our band leads us into worship with guitar-based music. Words are projected on the screen if you'd like to sing along. Check out some of our playlists at http://grooveshark.com/#!/elevationmi/playlists 5. CONNECT. Stop by the Info Center by the coffee. We love taking prayer requests too. Don't be shy.

What is the community like?
You'll see denim, dresses, hats, Lions gear, and even some camo. Some people like to dress up a little and that's cool too. Demographically, we look like Wyoming. Our Pastor teaches in a way you will understand and you won't need to know any secret handshakes. Don't have a bible? Take one of ours. Seriously.

What if I'm not a Christian?
You are why we are here. You belong here.

Leadership

Christopher Hall
Pastor

Hey! I'm Chris. My three kids are the fifth generation of family to call Wyoming home. Both Jenni and I are proud graduates of Wyoming Park High School (1994) and we live in the northwest part of the City of Wyoming. I have the privilege of leading Elevation in preaching and teaching but not that long ago I was a lobbyist (don't hate). As a Commissioned Pastor in the Reformed Church in America, I am living proof that despite our background God can use anyone for his purposes. Along with my wife since 1996, Jenni, Team Hall also includes Luci, Wyatt, Carson and a furry, canine team member, Minnow. We love exploring the greatest state in the galaxy: Michigan. Rumor has it we have a special affinity for the Burlingame Dairy Dip. I cheer for the Lions, Tigers, Pistons, WMU Broncos and, of course, the Wyoming Wolves. Before Elevation, I did some work at Habitat for Humanity of Kent County, helped start Grand Rapids YouthBuild, and served as Executive Director of the nations first statewide green home certification program, Green Built Michigan. I'm currently part of the ONE Wyoming initiative, the Acts 29 church planting network, member of the Wyoming Community Development Committee, a member of the Wyoming Community Foundation, a member of the Alliance for Environmental Sustainability board of directors and I'm enrolled in the Newbigin House of Studies MA through Western Theological Seminary. I LOVE helping couples as they consider marriage and offer pre marital counseling services and perform wedding cermonies. As a trained PREPARE/ENRICH faciliator I've helped a bunch of couples improve their relationship and would love to hear from you if you are considering marriage. My favorite part of the bible is Romans chapter 12. Look it up. You'll probably dig it too. My offer of free coffee is legit.

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