ELEVATE LIFE POLARIS
Organized by: Todd Hearnsberger
Update #5 - Aug. 22
August 23, 2016
EVENT DATE Jan 15, 2017
This is BY FAR the most EXCITING opportunity that the Hearnsberger's have ever encountered! They have realized over the years that life is a journey and not a destination. With over 20+ years in the ministry together, Todd and Stephanie Hearnsberger have been blessed to work at various churches across the nation as a ministry support to lead pastors. They’ve also been lead pastors as well. Over those years, they've built countless relationships with so many friends, mentors and fellow churchgoers.
After much soul searching and prayer, they are excited to announce that the "Hearnsberger party of four" will be starting a journey to the frigid north to plant a church in Columbus, Ohio later this year - specifically the Polaris area. Their church will be called ELEVATE LIFE POLARIS. When God speaks - you RESPOND and when it's time - you KNOW.
THEIR MISSION And VISION: Their mission statement for ELP is "Loving God, Loving People, Loving Life" and their vision is to connect the people of Columbus with their God-given purpose, elevate their level of thinking, offer them a place to belong and to disciple the believer and empower them for kingdom work. They plan to do this by building a growing, multi-cultural, multi-generational church that reaches those far from God and those who want a deeper relationship with Him. According to statistics, more people are coming to a relationship with Christ as a result of a new church plant than any other way!
WHY COLUMBUS? Columbus is the capital of Ohio, the 15th largest city in the U.S. and boasts about 1.5 million people in the metropolitan area. Only 37% claim to be Christians - this means that more than half (63%) of the population still needs to hear about Jesus. Columbus is also an old stomping ground for the both of them as Stephanie lived a majority of her life there and Todd lived there while going to Bible College.
Their son and daughter, Hannah and Grafton, are excited about this move in helping with the logistics of this new plant. Hannah will be intricately involved in all aspects of the church, but more specifically in helping lead worship and the college and career age groups. She comes with a wealth of knowledge and a lot of experience as well as a heart for worship and people. Grafton plans on helping with media and will be involved in launching the Elevate Life Kids ministry. He has a lot of amazing innovative ideas and is a people magnet!
WE'RE ALREADY GAINING MOMENTUM! HERE'S HOW YOU CAN HELP... The Hearnsberger's cannot accomplish any of this on their own. It's scary and exciting at the same time, but they know that whom God calls, He equips. They need family and friends that believe in this vision to come along side of them to see this work raised up. They are asking you to pray about being a part of this opportunity and to plant a seed into the very first initial phase of birthing this ministry.
Here are three ways that you can get involved:
1) PRAY - They believe in the power of prayer. Please pray for them as they continue this journey. Pray that many will come to know Jesus, for their team, for financial provision and for the right location.
2) GIVE - Our budget to launch ELP is $150,000*. Your one-time or reoccurring monthly gift will enable them to launch with excellence. Every dollar you give, helps change a life. (*Detailed launch budget on request)
3) GO - They have a big vision so there are a lot of ways you can serve. They're building a team of people to help them launch. If you are not connected with a church in the Columbus area, you can grow together.
You can give your one-time or monthly tax-deductible gift by mailing a check (Payable to Elevate Life Church) OR for a quicker way to give using your debit/credit card, you can do this at www.elevatelifepolaris.com or through this CrowdRise website. Whether you can give $25, $50 or more - every dollar counts!
Their initial plan is to hold interest meetings along with worship night experiences through the fall and launch sometime in the beginning of 2017. They are excited about the launch team that God is already putting together.
Keep up with their progress on Facebook [facebook.com/elevatelifepolaris], Instagram [@elevatelifepolaris] and at www.elevatelifepolaris.com. Stay tuned for more exciting updated news from the Hearnsberger’s!
"Elevate your thinking and you'll elevate your life!"
Isaiah 43:19 MSG - “Watch for the new thing I am going to do. It is happening already - you can see it now! I will make a road through the wilderness and give you streams of water there."