Elim is raising up a new generation of leaders

The Millennial Generation, also known as Generation Y, faces unprecedented challenges in a rapidly changing spiritual, moral and ethical landscape.

While many Millennials, typically aged 20-35, seem to be leaving churches, there is a rising tide of young people who are believing God for a fresh outpouring of his Spirit and grace for this generation.

We believe God is raising up young leaders to speak to this generation with courage and creativity, faith and fervour. With over 13.8 million people who make up Generation Y in the UK, this is an important demographic to reach with God's love and message of hope.

At this year's Elim Leaders Summit, we will be gathering over 150 young leaders to inspire, equip and envision those with a heart to make a difference in their generation. And we invite you to join them.


Young Leaders Track Speakers

Take a look at this year's speakers and get a taste of what is in store when you send your young leaders to this year's summit.

Don't forget that each Elim church can get two free young leaders places at ELS18* and there's also a half price offer for those 18-30s who attended for the first time last year.**


Leon is the Lead Pastor of Lifecentral Church (Halesowen) and as a local lad has a passion for not only the local church, but also for the region and beyond. The church is now multi-site campus meeting in three locations with a newly refurbished building and extensive community work impacting hundreds of people every week.


Andy serves together with Leon Evans as leaders at Lifecentral Church, Halesowen. Together they have great perspective on the issues of submission, authority and working effectively together in ministry. Andy is the NextGen Pastor and will be speaking with Leon Evans.


Glynn Harrison was formerly Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Bristol, where he was also a practicing Consultant Psychiatrist. He now speaks widely on issues at the interface between Christian faith and psychology, pastoral ministry and psychiatry. He, and his wife Louise, are members of Emmanuel Church, a plant from Christ Church, Clifton.


Kiera has recently started working for Archbishop Justin Welby in his Reconciliation Ministry; where she is Director of the Reconciling Leaders Network and is developing a global movement of peacemakers. Previously she worked at Tearfund for over a decade; pioneering a lifestyle response to global poverty and leading their engagement with an emerging generation. Kiera also holds a Theology Masters from Birmingham.


Tiva Daka is the leader of Engine House Church in Redruth. He likes surfing and is married to Sara with his 3 young children and is unashamedly passionate about pursuing the presence of the Holy Spirit.


Jill works as a coach to leaders in churches, charities and businesses across the world. She teaches Christian leadership at Regents College and is on the board of Open Doors International.

Overview of the Young Leaders Track

Each of the five sessions offer a rich mix of worship, prayer, powerful teaching, group discussion, and ministry.

Leading Up - Leon Evans & Andy Hancock

An honest and open discussion about leading up through every season. Hear from Leon and Andy as they discuss the successes and failures in their working relationship and what they’ve learnt about leading up through various seasons of Church ministry.

Sex, the Gospel and the Revolution: how can we tell a better story? - Glynn Harrison

The sex revolution, rooted in a powerful cultural narrative of authenticity and freedom, has brought about far-reaching changes in attitudes to sex, marriage and gender. In this challenging context, how can Christians who hold to biblical teaching begin to craft a narrative that wins hearts as well as minds?

One with the Call - Kiera Phyo

How will an emerging generation of leaders be defined? Exploring the hallmarks of leadership and the practices needed to be a generation with the courage, curiosity and imagination to shape our communities and impact culture.

One with God - Tiva Daka

As leaders, how do we ensure that we pursue the presence of God above everything else? This will be an inspiring and practical session about encountering the presence of God.

One with Life - Jill Garrett

This session will focus on making the creative best you can of the life the Lord has given to you, including managing yourself and your energy, not just your time. Plan to flourish!


Free places available for young leaders

To encourage young leaders to attend the Summit, we are offering over 100 free places* (on a first come, first served basis). These young leaders will have access to the whole summit, as well as to the dedicated young leaders track programme each afternoon.

Imagine the transformation that could take place in reaching Generation Y through your Elim church when you send your team of young leaders to be equipped and encouraged at the Elim Leaders Summit from 15-17 May at the Harrogate Convention Centre.

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*YOUNG LEADERS FREE TICKETS: To encourage a new generation of leaders to attend the Elim Leaders Summit, we have 100 free Young Leader tickets available. To qualify for a free place, delegates must be aged between 18–30 years and have not attended the Elim Leaders’ Summit before. This offer is limited to 2 tickets per Elim church and excludes all credentialed ministers, ministers in training, those licensed to minister or lay representatives. This offer cannot be used with other offers including the early bird group discount. Limited availability.
**YOUNG LEADERS 50% OFF: Delegates must be aged between 18–30 years, attended ELS17 with the free ticket offer. The reduced ticket price offer excludes all credentialed ministers, ministers in training, those licensed to minister or lay representatives. This offer cannot be used with other offers including the early bird group discount. Limited availability.


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