Aspire News & Articles
Whose heart is God opening?
Beryl Glass says God wants to draw our attention to those whose hearts he is opening.
Lead yourself well as a woman of God
Whatever home looks like for you, this pandemic with its 'Stay at Home' message has turned home-life upside down. Now is an important time for women to build up their family says Beryl Glass.
Meeting need is central to community
Watching a homeless man give away his jacket helped Aspire’s Rachel Gibson understand authentic community.
Watch the Aspire online women's conference
We are pleased to announce that this year's Aspire conference will be streamed this Saturday on our Elim YouTube channel for free.
Life after lockdown ...
Three Aspire team members look back at a year of ‘holy uncertainty’.
Are you ready for a new season, asks Leanne Mallett
Lockdown has been tough, but it can inspire change and allow you to leave behind what was slowing you down.
Watch the Aspire Online Conference with Christy Wimber
Join us for a jam-packed night of worship, the Word, laughter and seeking God together!
Leanne Mallett shares what the ministry of Aspire is all about.
Top tips about missions
Mission throws up all kinds of challenges – but it can change your life, writes Hannah Newton.
Small actions can have a big impact
Jo Marks explains how an experience at traffic lights in Iceland allowed her to reflect on simple acts of kindness
The day a pair of scissors changed my life!
God cares about every little detail, so why not trust him with everything, asks Kate Martin
Why we all must find time to ‘be still’
Creating space for God is essential for every woman, says Beryl Glass.
Fierce 2019 was Vibrant and Stunning
Many were refreshed in the stillness of God’s presence, writes Ellen Redman
God gave me new life after death
Mum-of-three Julia Lawton thought her life was over when her husband died suddenly. But she discovered that God had other plans
A heart-warming and beautiful welcome
Libby Holt left a piece of her heart in Kenya after a mission trip. She encourages others to do the same
Your past doesn’t define you - God’s truth does
Leanne Mallet speaks to Katie Wright, the newest member of the Aspire team.
God’s with you no matter what journey you’re on
Jesus waits for you to come to him because he has things to reveal and challenges to make of you, explains Margaret Peat.
We can forget what life’s about as we spin plates
It is better to learn to be ‘still’ than to try to work everything out, writes Leanne Mallett.
Heaven got there before our celebrity culture!
You inherited a Jesus status and there’s an entourage with it, writes Beki Nicholls.
I escaped from a superstitious world of darkness
Hereford Elim’s Shashikala Lambert turned to Christ from Hinduism after a vivid dream that left her filled with a supernatural love.
Shine bright like a diamond!
Cathy Madavan looks at four facets of a diamond and encourages us to dig deeper to discover more about ourselves.
Why we need to build a watchtower of prayer
When City Gates, llford, began a prayer vigil for a hospitalised worship leader a whole new season began, writes Bunmi Adekeye.
Women get Fierce in Cardiff!
500 women attended the launch of Fierce, a new Aspire regional conference for Wales, as Ellen Redman reports.
Giving people a reason to smile
One Elim project is reaching into the neediest parts of society to offer practical help, as Ali Camp explains.
Even in the deepest waters, we are not alone
Anxiety has tried to hold Shannon back for years. But through the strength of God’s Word, she is able to preach and teach.
Trust God while waiting for your promise
Never give up on the dreams God has placed in your heart, urges Jen Baker.
What happens when we put our trust completely in God?
Trusting God isn’t just about our words, but our actions, writes Rachel Gibson.
Are you being challenged to leave your comfort zone?
When God told new mum Becky Davies to ‘get out of the church’, a whole new world was to open up.
Are you ready to show courage?
God is waiting for women to come forward and fight for change, says Ellen Redman.
Why you should be confident this year
Too often we look at opportunities from God and focus on our capabilities rather than having confidence in the Lord.
Fierce - Aspire conference in Cardiff
Joining women together for a regional celebration - knowing we are fiercely loved, knowing we can fiercely love.
Is your aspiration to be an inspiration?
There are many people who are willing to encourage others, but what about those people who inspire?
Sometimes we just have to seize the moment
What does faith look like in the workplace? It’s who you are more than what you do, says Liz Newton, a Gynaecology Specialist Nurse
New young adult Aspire Team
Watch out for the new young adult team from Aspire with a heart for women's ministry.
Being a parent in church can be tough
Do you ever feel the demands of church and family get too much? You might not be alone.
I desperately needed Jesus to survive
Not too many students at Regents Theological College are trained in leading extreme jungle expeditions. Natasha Jesson shares her story.
Who are your game changers?
Our churches are full of women who serve in a humble way without the trappings of superstar celebrity, says Jo Marks.
Inspired Day Conference
Aspire, Elim's national women's ministry, invites you to Inspired - a day conference in Manchester
Be still and know that I am God
Life isn't always easy but the Word of God can be our anchor in tough times, says Porth Elim's Miriam Jenkins.
God has carried us through difficult times
Donna Clatworthy-Kitson has learned the peace and love of God in a new way during the long-term illness of her daughter Mollie.
More than just a statistic
With a drug addict mum and dad, experts say Kirkholt Community Church member Adelle Howells should have life issues. But her faith has proved them wrong.
We have what others need in this world
Being inspirational isn’t just about smashing world records or grand gestures. It can happen in daily life, urges Leanne Mallett.
Join with women from across the Elim family for a weekend of fun, new friendships, great worship and inspirational teaching.
How I knew that God had spoken to me
Do you ever face situations where you are unsure whether or not God is speaking to you? These tips from Tania Harris should help.
Invite God into your confusion
Confusion is the enemy of many women's destinies. So what can we do to overcome it and stop it taking root? Beryl Glass shares her thoughts.
Don't waste all that potential inside of you!
The Bible tells the story of two Rahabs, one a risk-taker, the other a time-waster. Debbie Bullock introduces the women and asks which one are you most like?
Guard your heart
We must look to scripture to make sure we approach what we do with the right heart, urges new Aspire leader Leanne Mallett.
You're a complete delight to me
Sometimes it's hard to understand just how much God loves us. But God thinks that we are amazing!
Treasure the season of waiting
Life's a journey and God can teach us lots along the way if we're willing to stop, wait and listen to him, says Danielle Johnston.
Real joy is Jesus Over You
We can all experience difficult times, but we have the assurance that God doesn't intend that we should be alone during those times.
5 key reasons why the church needs women's ministry
What are the reasons why your women's ministry exists?
Rest in the quiet place with Christ
With our commitments, we can all too easily miss the one thing that is above them all - Jesus!
As Esther prepared to meet her King, we must prepare our lives for Jesus, our coming King.
Passing the baton
The Bible sometimes likens the Christian life to a race. Hebrews 12:1 says, “Run with perseverance the race marked out for you.” However, the Christian life is not just about me running my race alone, it’s more like a relay race.
God's desire is that we grow and increase in every area of our life, but especially in our love for others.
Love Is All Your Need
The theme for the 2014 Aspire Weekend, held in beautiful Malvern, is Aspire2Love. In a nutshell, this is the message of the Bible. Love is, after all, the greatest gift. Life is all about love.
Finding my identity in Christ
Growing up, I developed a mind-set of always wanting to be accepted that resulted to insecurities and constantly seeking for love and attention.
Time is of the Essence
Time is our greatest commodity, and we all have this resource in equal measure. I am sure we can all recount the number of times we have heard someone say, or even ourselves ‘I just don’t have the time’.
Look into the spiritual mirror of the Word of God and act on what you see.
Holy Spirit baptism isn't a reward for good behaviour
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