Elim's desire is to see the power of the gospel transform society and individuals through the actions and prayers of mature, committed, confident disciples of Jesus.
Churches that make disciples will be healthy churches and these churches are the ones that are most likely to see sustained growth over years.
But which good practices really help disciples to be formed most effectively?
Every church situation is unique: formed and shaped by a distinct set of gifts, circumstances and history, but there will be principles at work in each model of good practice that can help people in other situations benefit.
So Elim, in conjunction with The London Institute for Contemporary Christianity, commissioned research into what it takes to make disciples in a local church.
The project worked with 16 churches across the UK and took place between October 2019-February 2020, interviewing Senior Pastors, conducting a quantitative survey with 828 individuals in the churches followed by a focus group in each church which offered qualitative responses.
Discover the research findings
The research findings are presented below in a video presentation, along with downloadable slides and report. Please share the video and downloads with your leadership team to assist your discussions on how you can further enhance how you make disciples in your church community.
To help your leadership understand the research findings and take the next steps in discipleship making, we've also organised three follow up webinars for ministers and leaders.