24. Sep | TAGS: , ,

Visiting Ireland is enjoyable. Visiting Dermot and Elevate Community Church is even better! Recently, ECC celebrated a baptism, baby dedications, and the highest attendance of first-time guests to their morning service. Elevate was planted in 2012. “Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because He comes to His people and redeems them.” Luke 1:68

Elevate Ireland’s Growing Groups!

Elevate Christian Church celebrated their 1st birthday in January, and they are seeing great growth in their groups!  Elevate started with weekly Sunday services and two groups per week.  Those two groups have flourished and have multiplied into five mid-week groups. Lead planter Dermot O’Mahony has noted, “Irish people prefer to invite friends to a smaller group environment first.  These groups are the open door to our Sunday services.  We may be unusual in that the Sunday morning services aren’t the engine of the church.” Along with numeric growth, Elevate is also excited at the spiritual growth they are seeing.  People…

Only Here for the View

Ireland conjures many romantic images: verdant green fields, warm hospitality, lively music, and a strong religious presence. Yet recent studies show that Irish people are walking away from the church. Religious institutions are viewed with suspicion even as they have a strong foothold in community life. The percentage of people that consider themselves religious has declined rapidly since the last census, and now stands at 47%. A young Irishman states: “I’m from Ireland. I’m in my early 20’s and can’t think of anyone in my age bracket who actually goes to church or believes in God anymore.” hyperlink:  Lead planter…