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

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DevelopingLeaders

DEVELOPING LEADERS

Equipping, empowering, releasing & supporting transformational leaders

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GrowingChurches

GROWING CHURCHES

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

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ReachingNations

REACHING NATIONS

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

News, stories, resources  

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