In his letter to the Colossian church, Paul gave this instruction:
"Since then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God." (Colossians 3:1-3)
More than ever, this world needs people who will follow the upward call of God. He wants us to put aside earthly pursuits that have no eternal value, but to seek His kingdom first and foremost. When our hearts and minds are firstly fixed on what is above, we'll be able to approach everything with the perspective of His kingdom, and it'll cause us to truly make an impact on the world around us.
The name Altitude is a reflection of our desire to do just that - to go up. Not in pride or position, but in seeking first the interests of the kingdom of God. It's a kingdom above the kingdoms of this world, and God is looking for a generation that will let the reality of the heavenly kingdom inform their approach to the earthly one. Jesus told us to pray for God's will to be done on earth as it is in heaven, so the kingdom that is above must come first. That's why Paul told the Ephesian church that God has raised us up with Christ and seated us in the heavenly realms in Him; we're meant to live from that reality first.
We believe that by training and equipping men and women to seek the things above, we are going to see a greater outpouring of the power of God through our church into our city and beyond.