COVID-19 Update March 18, 2020

We’re moving all Elevate City Church services to Church Online. Please watch the video from Pastor Kyle as he explains why we made this decision. We also have updates for you pertaining to our COVID-19 Rapid Response Team efforts.

We pray we’ll be able to gather in person very soon, but that doesn’t mean we won’t have church! We’re excited we always have the opportunity to learn and grow as a church family by worshipping together at Elevate City Church Online. You don’t have to worship alone, be sure to invite friends and family from around the world to join you online!

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COVID-19 Update March 13, 2020

Please watch this important video from our Lead Pastors, Kyle and Bethany Mills, regarding our response in light of coronavirus (COVID-19) in our state.⁣
OUR ROLE
In times of crisis, hospitals don't close, they expand their coverage of care. Elevate City Church has never been a club for Christians, we are a hospital for hurting people. This is the church’s finest hour, and Elevate City will rise to the challenge of meeting the needs of our community. The need is great, but so is the opportunity, so here is our plan:

MEET SPIRITUAL NEEDS
To be clear, we will NOT host worship services at our physical campus location this Sunday, March 15. You can join us online at either 10:30am or 12:00pm by clicking on the Church Online tab above. We encourage you to invite your friends to join you!

While we are not legally required to do this, we believe that one of the best ways we can love our city right now is by taking proactive steps to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and reduce the number of people infected. ⁣

We will continue to evaluate the situation on a daily basis. We will be communicating often in the days ahead about the status of our normal gatherings. We hope to reconvene our public worship services at our physical location as soon as next Sunday, March 22. We will continue to keep the safety of our attendees and our community at the forefront of our decision making.⁣

During this time, we are choosing to be people of faith instead of fear. Being people of faith requires us to think, not just about ourselves and our plans, but how we can best represent Christ to our city.

MEET PHYSICAL NEEDS
We have launched the Elevate City Church COVID-19 Rapid Response Team to meet the physical needs of our community. This team will be packing food and supplies for hurting families, and hosting checkpoints around the city to distribute those resources. If you'd like to serve, sign up using the Serve button.

100% of giving from this weekend will go directly into our outreach efforts. If you'd like to give, you can do so using the Give button. Select COVID-19 Rapid Response from the dropdown menu. 
STAY INFORMED
The media is aflame with daily updates and it’s impossible to read, absorb and respond to every news report or latest rumor. We’re following a reliable list of information for educational, planning and management purposes.

  1. Remember no matter how dire circumstances get, the Lord remains our refuge and strength, "He is an ever-present help in trouble" (Ps. 46:1). To trust in the Lord amid trouble is to experience and bear witness to the power of Christ.

  2. CDC on COVID-19: The US Center for Disease Control’s up-to-date resources on coronavirus.

  3. CDC Resources for Community and Faith-Based Organizations: The CDC has also created resources specifically for faith-based organizations to respond to influenza pandemic, which are applicable in this situation. As a church, we’re implementing this guidance.

  4. Managing Anxiety Around Coronavirus Coverage: The American Psychological Association created this resource to help manage anxiety around coverage of COVID-19.

  5. Addressing Mental Health Issues: This resource from the Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Network provides guidelines for addressing mental health issues that may arise, and offers advice for messaging, including among children, older adults, people with disabilities, and those in quarantine.