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Now under the banner of Elevate, 12601 Old Henry Rd, Louisville, KY 40223 apparently was the former home of various ministries such as Church of God Middletown, Victory Worship Center, Covenant Community Church, and Life Pointe Church.My wife and I were seeking a non-denominational, grace-based church. We were initially told Elevate was a church plant backed by an organization. We later learned they report to a Kentucky Church of God State Administrative Bishop in Lexington. The preaching style was a thematic approach based on topics (God in the Movies, Ghost Stories, etc.) as opposed to biblical chapter-by-chapter, verse-by-verse expository methods. They offered a contemporary style “worship experience” with an upscale sound and lighting system including a smoke machine. No doubt they have talented musicians and vocalists along with the necessary gear to produce very chic, “feel good” type performances.At first Elevate didn’t appear to be especially legalistic, and we thought we had found that “special” grace-based, non-judgmental church that was truly different. Then in January 2015 we began to hear those Malachi 3-4 based tithe sermons (non-tithers are God robbers under a curse, etc.). Take a minute to read Mal 1-2 and learn to whom this was addressed for proper context. The answer will probably surprise you. Also read about Christ redeeming us from the curse in Galatians. I questioned Elevate extensively on this topic. I even offered a $500 challenge if they could substantiate their belief, only utilizing scripture in context, that tithing is mandated by God for Christians. None – NONE – could meet this challenge! At the end of most worship experiences, a period was devoted to preaching about bringing tithes and offerings unto God. At times it would be preached that the first 10% of one’s income didn’t belong to the utility company, etc., it belonged to God and the church would offer a money back guarantee for anyone who tithed and later wasn’t satisfied. Instead of offering plates being passed around the church, members of the congregation would bring their tithes and offerings to the front of the church and place them in a bag. Other times there would be offerings taken up for missionaries and the needy, but with the instruction that this must be above the tithe.We look for church leaders to debate differences in theology using scripture as a solid basis for correction (2 Tim 3:16-17). In our opinion, for leaders to simply state they will not debate, hurl insults (stupid, chubby, enemy of the church, etc.), and get angry suggests a lack of legitimate arguments to defend their position. We believe this is at the best ignorance of scripture and at worst is possibly indicative of false teachers. In closing, we are not implying that there is not proper place for money in ministries. Furthermore, we certainly believe in generous giving per 2 Cor Ch 9 “Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.” However, this scripture also states: “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” Our main issue with Elevate is, like with so many ministries, the method in which money is raised and church leaders judging the hearts of others on what they give.For those who may believe tithing applies to Christians, I strongly suggest you look up Dr. Russell E. Kelly’s articles on this topic and conduct an in depth study. As with any teachings, you should verify for yourself it lines up with scripture - 2 Timothy 2:15. Other good studies are at http://www.tentmaker.org/books/TheTitheIsAbolished.html and http://www.bibleresearch.org/lawbook4/b4w8.html.Legal Disclaimer: This review was posted in good faith based upon the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and is correct to the best of our knowledge.
Great Church. welcomes everyone with open arms. You'll be surprised on how many programs are offered for children and teens. Very open on what they believe so you don't have to feel awkward asking questions.
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This church is the most friendly church they make you feel like family
If you're looking for a close knit and supportive church, come check out Bethel! It's the turtle soup church, but so much more! The members are loving and the pastoral staff God honoring. My family has only been attending a short time but we have found a great home.
It's a good church that offers a variety of different services to people seeking a way to get in touch with their faith.
Avoid it at all costs, unless you want to get caught up and have your life ruined.
I have visited this church several times and have never failed to be greeted at the door or in the sanctuary by members, as well as non-members. The choir is one, if not the best, I've ever heard. They have their own live band and their voices are angelic. Like many churches, they even have two large screen monitors that include the words to the music, messages and bulletins, and also shows the scriptures for the convenience of those who may not be able to hear or see as well they'd like or for those who just may not have brought their Bibles. It includes the words to the sermon and the songs, making it so much easier to follow along and to join in the praise and worship of the message and music. The pastor is passionate and true to the scriptures and is not afraid to shed a tear or personal account of his message. He is personable, approachable and always makes time for everyone to pray, answer questions or listen to a problem or comment, no matter how long he has to stay. I have never walked away from a visit disappointed either by the music, sermon, atmoshpere or any of the above. The congregation is a mix from all walks of life, economically, racially, nationality or demographically, and in no way cators to a specific crowd. It was not until I read on yellowpages.com that it is a Pentacostal religion. The messages that the pastor sends out recognizes all "Christian" beliefs.It is the most rewarding time I've ever spent worshipping our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.I would highly recommend this church to anyone of any faith or nationality. They even have buses that will pick you up and drop you back off no matter where you live or stay. It is well worth your time and drive from anywhere. You will be entertained, and touched, if not only by the sermon, but by the music of the choir, as well. I've never heard anything but praise and compliments regarding people's experiences and the comfort and convenience they feel in this house of worship. It is warm and inviting which makes you want to come back. I, personally am not a member of this church yet, but will soon approach the pastor regarding my Baptism and membership. After just a few short visits, I am already convinced that this is where I belong. It feels like home, and there's no doubt in my heart and soul that this is where I want to be. I challenge anyone to try it out, even if for one time. You won't forget it. I'd like to thank each member, especially the pastor, for making me feel so welcome and comforted. It is not easy for me to go or meet new people, but here I didn't have one feeling of discomfort or not belonging.