The lead pastor at Elevate Church is sharing what to expect from weekday and Sunday church services in Santa Clarita, and extending an invitation to the community to attend the latest series in Newhall.
Messages at the Santa Clarita church last about 35 minutes, and services run a total of about an hour and 25 minutes to also include worship time, according to Lead Pastor Mauricio Ruiz.
“(It’s) 35 minutes of just bringing God’s word, inspiring, motivating people,” he said. “We take God’s word and we teach people how to apply it to everyday life, whether it’s marriage, parenting, whether it’s business, personal inner healing, etc., and we help people.”
Calling Elevate Church “a very creative church,” Ruiz continued that he often uses illustrations such as skits or videos in his messages to “paint the picture of God’s word.”
Ruiz has been a pastor at Elevate Church for nine years, and spent 14 years before that serving in ministry.
“For me, it was just a calling, a passion to serve my community, serve people,” he said. “My pastor took me under his wing, and then for 14 years I was a part of the ministry and all the different facets of ministry, from youth ministry, children’s ministry, you name it.”
A new series called “Get Your Ship Together” debuted at the Santa Clarita church May 5, and is set to continue after Mother’s Day on May 19 and 26, according to officials.
“We are all on a voyage called life,” the series description states. “On this voyage, we are always putting external things in order, such as our hair, meals, workouts and schedule, just to name a few. While these things are essential, we can often find ourselves drifting away from what matters most, such as our values, family and relationships, and especially our faith.”
The description concludes, “In order to live out our lives effectively and efficiently for God, we must learn how to anchor ourselves to the thing that matters most, Jesus. Join us as we dive into what it means to ‘get your ship together.’”
Elevate Church in Santa Clarita is passionate about helping the community connect with God in a real way by having a relationship with Jesus Christ. The Santa Clarita church focuses on providing the community with practical principles for daily living based on Bible teachings. Leaders of the family friendly church have a vision of going beyond their own walls to nurture others and remind them of God’s love, as well as encourage the community to do the same for others.
24346 Main St.
Newhall, CA 91321