Are you mission ready?

As Elim ADVANCE into a decade of mission, what does it take for our movement to become ‘Mission Ready’. If the mission mandate from Jesus was to make disciples, how are we doing 2000 years on? How broadly does the mission of Jesus extend?

What are we saved from and what are we saved for? Heaven and hell, the kingdom now and not yet? Is the gospel we preach helping or hindering us from making Christ-followers?

It is time for Elim leaders to grapple with Christ’s commission in our current climate to better equip those around us to be ‘Mission Ready

The Elim Theological Conference was held online on Thursday 4 February 2021.

Videos from the conference are being released on the Elim YouTube channel at elim.org.uk/youtube


The church is facing the challenge of communicating truth of the gospel without inciting hatred


The church can be accused of not truly caring for the planet that God created


The church can be increasingly expected to care for the community but keep the message to themselves

Elim Theological Conference 2021 Programme


The mission ready leader: refueled and resilient

Tod Bolsinger, MDiv, PhD, is the Executive Director of the De Pree Center Church Leadership Initiative, a Senior Fellow of the De Pree Center for Leadership, and Associate Professor of Leadership Formation at Fuller Theological Seminary.

He is the author of four books, including Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory, Leadership for a Time of Pandemic: Practicing Resilience and Tempered Resilience: How Leaders are Formed in the Crucible of Change.

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The pastor as a public witness

Malcolm Duncan is the senior pastor Dundonald Elim in Northern Ireland. He is an author, lecturer, advocacy specialist and previously the Chairman of the Spring Harvest Planning Group.

Born in Northern Ireland, Malcolm spent some time working in a project in Mexico before returning to the UK to study theology and Christian ministry. He is a former student of Regents Theological College.

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The quick, the undead and the end of the world

Richard Hasnip is the Applied Theology & Performing Arts Course Director at Regent's Theological College, Malvern.

Upon joining the faculty of Regents he completed a second Masters degree at the Shakespeare Institute, winning the 2016 Tom Matheson Prize for outstanding scholarly work in Theatre and Creativity, for his dissertation. Richard continues to write regularly for various theatre companies.

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Eschatology in our story: Elim and the coming king(dom)

Simo Frestadius is the Dean of Research and Executive Director of the Institute for Pentecostal Theology at Regents Theological College, UK. He is also an ordained Elim minister and the Chair of the European Pentecostal Theological Association.

His teaching and research focus on Pentecostal theology, philosophical/constructive theology, and public theology. His publications include Pentecostal Rationality: Epistemology and Theological Hermeneutics in the Foursquare Tradition.

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Critical questions in Biblical eschatology

Martin Clay is the Dean of Postgraduate Studies at Regents Theological College, Malvern, where he currently teaches in the disciplines of Old Testament Studies and Biblical Theology.

He obtained a BA Hons in Applied Theology from the University of Manchester, followed by a PhD in biblical theology and hermeneutics from the University of Wales. During his doctoral studies, he began lecturing in Biblical Greek and New Testament Exegesis.

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The gospel for the whole person and the whole community

Selina Stone is Tutor and Lecturer in Political Theology at St Mellitus College. Her PhD research at the University of Birmingham is focused on political theology and engagement within the Progressive Pentecostal movement in Britain.

Selina is experienced in both theory and practice, having previously worked as a community organiser and programme coordinator at the Centre for Theology and Community in East London. Maintaining links to local communities and action is core to her vocation as a scholar-activist.

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Saving trees or saving souls

A.J. Swoboda (PhD, Birmingham) is assistant professor of Bible, theology, and World Christianity at Bushnell University. As well, he leads a Doctor of Ministry program around the Holy Spirit and Leadership at Fuller Seminary.

He is the author of a number of books, including the award-winning Subversive Sabbath (Brazos). He is married to Quinn and is the proud father of Elliot. They live and work in Eugene, Oregon.

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How broad should our mission be?

Panel Discussion with Neil Hudson, AJ Swoboda & Gary Gibbs

Need help?

If you have any queries about the conference, please contact Rebekah Marshall:

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