Advance

ONE MOVEMENT, ONE MISSION
MANY CHURCHES GROWING TOGETHER

Elim, as one movement with many churches, is as committed as ever to move together in mission.

In this decade, we are calling every Elim leader and church to advance into a new season of fresh mission, extending their influence, impact and outreach, reaching and serving the local community and beyond.

Our focus remains on our four strategic priorities – growing and planting healthy churches, developing existing and additional leaders, making discipleship a priority and reaching nations.

Acting as a springboard campaign, Advance seeks to challenge Elim's leaders to consider what’s next in advancing mission through their local church, as well as how they can help other churches and leaders advance in their journey into accelerated and radical mission.

Advance covers the decade of the '20s and not just the year 2020, so this mission focus will gain a life of its own over the coming years.

Initially, we will be gathering and shaping a wide range of resources and opportunities to help Elim leaders and churches share and celebrate stories. We will give examples of what is already working and is fruitful, as well as developing and strengthening existing projects.

At its heart, Advance will take a joined-up approach – taking on board national, regional and local perspectives. Vision and practice will be connected for the entire Elim Movement to grow and advance together with the good news of Jesus at the centre.

Take time to explore Elim's four missional priorities, with life changing and inspiring stories from individuals and church congregations.

View and download the Advance promotional graphics and resources for your church  

Advance is the result of the three year Vision 20/20 journey to Imagine Elim's future which included Imagine conversations with leaders. 

  elim.org.uk/advance

ADVANCE

A decade of Elim churches moving together in mission

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MakingDisciples1280

MAKING DISCIPLES

Every Elim leader being discipled and discipling others

Every Elim church with an identifiable disciple-making pathway

News, stories, resources  

This prayer has been written as a response to the coronavirus crisis
Elim's National Leadership Team are calling the Elim movement to prayer with a special Day of Prayer on Good Friday 10 April.
Gary Gibbs suggests that the current challenge of the coronavirus, which is perhaps the greatest challenge for the Christian church in living memory, could become a great opportunity.
DevelopingLeaders

DEVELOPING LEADERS

Equipping, empowering, releasing & supporting transformational leaders

News, stories, resources  

In these unparalleled days of a global pandemic, Tim Alford provides vital steps for leaders to make as they take responsibility and manage how they respond to significant change.
Jamie Price, Limitless Pioneers Leader, shares his insights into leading through change as youth groups can not currently meet together.
The times they are a changing! We're learning youth ministry in a totally new paradigm with the outbreak of the coronavirus, so how do we do youth ministry when we can't meet?
GrowingChurches

GROWING CHURCHES

Planting and growing life-giving churches that reproduce churches across the nation

News, stories, resources  

Live streaming combined with a connection strategy for people to get plugged into the community of your church, are two vital considerations for the 21st century church.
Use these resources to promote and engage in prayer with our online prayer event on Thursday 12 March, followed by 7 days of united prayer.
A new decade brings a time for vision for Elim. General Superintendent Chris Cartwright speaks to Direction magazine's Matthew Murray about Elim's united call to advance in mission.
ReachingNations

REACHING NATIONS

Becoming an international, disciple-making movement, strategically planting churches and developing leaders across the nations

News, stories, resources  

Elim member Beth Jacobs explains to Kelly Cassidy how she found herself spreading hope in Spain’s capital city
You can make a real difference to the children in the largest slum in Asia. Being a Changemaker would mean seeing your gift build a preschool and kids club in the Dharavi slum, Mumbai.
In her third and final article on the white saviour complex, Siân Davies looks at safeguards mission teams can put in place.
Elim's National Leadership Team are calling the Elim movement to prayer with a special Day of Prayer on Good Friday 10 April.
Discover how church will look at little different this weekend and how some churches are using online streaming to connect with their church and beyond.
A new decade brings a time for vision for Elim. General Superintendent Chris Cartwright speaks to Direction magazine's Matthew Murray about Elim's united call to advance in mission.

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