Posts by Eric Shonebarger

Posts by Eric Shonebarger

COVID 19 Ethos

“There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” At the heart of the Christian faith is love. Love requires us to lay down our freedoms for others.[1] We also take special care to protect those who are most vulnerable among us.[2] COVID19 specifically preys upon the most vulnerable—those with underlying health conditions. As such we have a responsibility to do what we can to prevent them from becoming infected. “But you will receive power…
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Who’s ready for church?

COVID19 Mitigation Plan Last Updated 6/3/2020 | Phase II Reopening Note: This plan is based on the best available information at the time of formation and is subject to change based on new information or change in recommendations of governmental authorities. In light of the recent announcement to reopen the state of Florida, Elevated Church has put together the following plan in accordance with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization(WHO), Pinellas County, State of Florida,…

COVID-19/Coronavirus

Everyone, I want to update you on church plans for COVID-19/Coronavirus. We have been in prayer and sought much wisdom and counsel regarding ministry operations. As I’m sure you’re aware, the situation is changing rapidly and at this time we must operate not out of fear, but wisdom. Effective Immediately and until further notice, we will be moving to limited church operations. This includes: We will be reducing down to one service (10:45AM)  with no child care . This includes…

We are a Spirit Filled Church for Pinellas Park, St Petersburg, and the Tampa Bay Area

Elevated Church is a Spirit Filled Church located in Pinellas Park, Fl. If you’re new to church or exploring your faith you might be wondering, “What exactly does that mean?” Expect the Unexpected in Worship “Sing to the Lord, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day.” -1 Chronicles 16:23 Worship at Elevated Church is a time where we allow God to change our hearts by turning our thoughts away from the things of this world and towards Jesus.…

WE ARE LEFT WITHOUT EXCUSE

For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust. (2 Peter:1:4) In this one verse there is so much divine mystery present: the promises of God, escape from the corruption of this world, and then finally something truly extraordinary—an invitation to become partakers of the divine nature. It’s a full invitation to embrace…