Elevate is our opportunity to join together and live a life of elevated focus on reaching new heights in our impact on our community, our worship, and the next generation.
Reaching new heights in COMMUNITY.
How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! Psalm 133:1
The concept of community involves two ways to elevate our impact. First is the community where we live and serve: South County and North Jefferson County. We must create welcoming and hospitable environments for those in our community who come to us as God’s guests. We strive to welcome God’s guests with love and intentional hospitality like we welcome guests in our own homes. Our welcome begins the moment they drive onto Canaan’s campus.
Secondly, “community” also refers to “common oneness” as we share life together within the body of Christ. Our goal is to be reaching new heights in the intentionality with one another by creating environments to build relationships and make disciples. Similarly, we must create an environment where our staff grows in community with a space that is conducive to synergy, togetherness and accountability.
We envision these environments being created by additional parking, a spacious entrance area for mingling, ministry/mission information areas and a coffee bar with tables and chairs. The expanded office space would provide one location for the entire ministry staff.
Reaching new heights in WORSHIP.
Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what He has done. Psalm 105:1
We desire to create an atmosphere of excellence where the congregation can experience the heart of worship through singing, teaching and the reading of scripture. The primary focus is not on the style and format of our worship services, nor is the focus directed toward those that are leading worship—we have an audience of one: our Savior, Jesus! We eagerly aspire to see all generations engaged in worshiping in spirit and in truth, both corporately and individually.
Through this new atmosphere and renovations we hope to provide the most excellent platforms of sound, lighting and projection so that the truths of scripture can be read, conveyed and studied with precision and clarity. By modernizing our current environment, we will elevate corporate worship and equip believers to become worshipers in their individual lives—at work, in their homes and in every setting of life.
Reaching new heights in the NEXT GENERATION.
So the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children. Psalm 78:6
By God’s grace, and through the involvement of people like you, God has given us the opportunity to build an exciting place for kids to know, love and experience Jesus. With so many exciting ministries for children, we desire to have plenty of space for kids to enjoy Jesus and His church.
A secure, safe, fun and inviting children’s ministry space will facilitate our kids reaching new heights in knowing, loving and experiencing Jesus with each other. This new facility will display security for all of our guests as well as highlight the excellent quality of our various children’s ministry. We desire to give God, and our next generation, our absolute best! This is our critical investment!
We envision reaching this new height through additional children’s space that will include large worship rooms, new classrooms, wider hallways, additional children’s check-in/welcome area and an indoor playground. These additions to the children’s space will show families that we love their kids and are giving them our best!