I have come across many vision and mission statements, but nothing like Elevation Church’s Code. Check this out:
The philosophical approach of Elevation Church is fresh and confronting.
I love the clause that says “We Need Your Seat”. It speaks of the fact that the church is singularly pursuing a mission and that those who can’t flow with it shouldn’t remain to hinder its work. I think sometimes churches and organisations end up sacrificing their purpose by catering to everyone’s preferences. At the end of the day, those who make the most noise are often the most difficult to satisfy.
And I love that Elevation Church is “all about the numbers”. I think we often dismiss numbers as a measure of effectiveness. Sometimes, growing numbers are an indicia that a church is doing something right!
This explains how Elevation Church started out with some 80 people and hit over 10,000 in 5 years!
To read more about Steve Furtick and Elevation Church, go here