Our Vision, Mission and Values

Our Lead Pastors

Miles and Bonnie Paludan have a desire to see churches healthy, people set free, communities ministered to and the lost found. In January 2023, Miles and Bonnie transitioned into the Lead Pastor role, taking over from Founding Pastors Ross and Kathy Abraham. Miles and Bonnie have been with Elevation Church Australia for over 10 years, and pastoring for almost 20 years.

Miles and Bonnie have 5 children and a son-in-law, and their greatest passion is serving God, their family and Church.

Their life verse is found in the last part of Joshua 24:15, ‘But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.’

Our Vision
Our Vision

Multiplying Healthy Local Churches To Transform Our Cities

This is our big picture…

We believe thriving local churches are what every community needs and the most effective way of reaching our communities with Jesus is through the multiplication of healthy churches.

Our effectiveness is not measured by seating capacity, but SENDING capacity.

Multiplication means there’s room for everyone. When we grow together we expand our reach and ability to influence.

Our Mission
Our Mission

Creating environments that inspire intimacy with Christ, relationship with others and influence in our world.

Life works best when we are in relationship with God, in community with other believers, and in our worlds making a difference.

At Elevation we strive to create environments so you can thrive in this.

Our Values
Our Values

We are Authentic! Being real with ourselves, others and Christ because we value genuine relationship.

We are Adventurous! Bold and brave. We don’t play it safe, seeking adventure to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.

We are Fun! Work hard, play hard. We don’t take ourselves too seriously.

We are Spirit Led! With Christ at the centre, we make room for the Holy Spirit to move in our everyday moments.

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Global Care

Global Care is the social justice and disaster relief arm of International Network of Churches (INC). With 85 local operations and over 2,000 volunteers, Global Care exists to spread kindness and love across Australia and around the world.


Elevation Church belongs to a movement of churches around the world called International Network of Churches (INC). INC exists to make disciples, empower leaders and to multiply healthy churches around the world.