Watch this year's Elim Ordination Service featuring 22 ordinands who have spent the last three years as ministers in training.

Ordination represents a milestone in the journey of all those being ordained from the first moment they began to be aware of God calling them to serve Him, His Church and His world with the many and varied aspects of their personalities, gifts and passions until this celebration moment today.

Christian ministry is a huge privilege and a great sacrifice. It is in that sacrifice that there can lie much joy and fulfilment as well as great challenge. Yet each of our ordinands has given themselves to make full proof of the ministry and calling in their lives.

Each has undertaken training and served in local churches or as chaplains, evangelists, missionaries or church planters and will rightly appreciate the recognition of their peers, those they have been serving and leading and of course their friends and family.

Our service is designed to give thanks to God who we recognise first of all gave each of us a wonderful gift of new life in His Son Jesus, but who also calls us to work with Him in spreading the good news and hope of His gift of salvation.

You may not be a follower of Jesus and will, we hope, be curious enough to explore the truth we have found in Him that has forever changed our lives and eternal future. We do pray that the service we share in will be something very special for you as it will for those being ordained.

So as each of our ordinands makes a pledge at the culmination of our service, we invite you to join us in committing our lives afresh to the great commission of Jesus and to the transformation of our communities in all their diversity and need.

Streamed live on the Elim YouTube channel direct from Elim's Birmingham City Church, now available to watch on-demand.

Watch the Elim Ordination Service online

Streamed live on the Elim YouTube channel and available on demand

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, we are holding a limited in-person ordination service this year.  As well as the smaller event taking place at Birmingham City Church, the event will be streamed live on our Elim YouTube channel from 2pm - 4pm on Saturday 9 October. It will also be available to watch on-demand afterwards.

We pray that this event will still be a special occasion for the 22 ordinands who have spent three years as ministers in training and who were recently accepted as Elim ministers.

And if you missed the 2020 Ordination Service, you can watch it here.

The Ordinands

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Henry Airen-Egharevba
Albert Bootha-King
Daniel Brockway
Sean Curran
Harry Goodwin
Johnmark Horton

David Howe
David Hume
Edward Jenami
Samuel Johnson
Rebekah Nicholls
Andrew Pearsons

David Pennington
Lynette Pienaar
Daniel Shillingford
Natalie Stanton
John Stephenson
David Tarr

Rebekah Thomas
Adam Whitley
Kit Moi Wong
Rachael Woolley

Ordination Service 2021