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 objectives – 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  

John Martin, the pastor of the Elim church in Stratford-upon-Avon, shares the story of how they have replanted and grown the Oasis Community Church, starting with just nine loyal members.
Brought up a Hindu, even as a young teenager Jo knew an arranged marriage was not for her.
In this post-lockdown time of re-gathering which part of the body are you and how connected will you be? Gordon Allan asks you to consider your intentions for church.
DevelopingLeaders

DEVELOPING LEADERS

Equipping, empowering, releasing & supporting transformational leaders

News, stories, resources  

The term 'Soul Care' has become such a buzz phrase for this season and the ever-increasing attention on the wellbeing or mental health of the leader makes our understanding of good soul care even more vital.
Why would God bring us all this way to have our vision curtailed?
Pioneering pastor Dennis Niziol went from running for his life to running the race of life.
GrowingChurches

GROWING CHURCHES

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

News, stories, resources  

John Martin, the pastor of the Elim church in Stratford-upon-Avon, shares the story of how they have replanted and grown the Oasis Community Church, starting with just nine loyal members.
Christmas – A Chance to Discover is a new, high-quality evangelistic Christmas booklet, suitable for giving away.
Growing churches is one of Elim's strategic priorities. This video shares some of the stories of what God has done across our church movement, with moving moments that will inspire you as we advance together in mission.
ReachingNations

REACHING NATIONS

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

News, stories, resources  

Why would God bring us all this way to have our vision curtailed?
Iain Hesketh shares some lessons learned from Elim missionaries and their partners.
The humanitarian situation in Afghanistan is facing the triple threat of increased conflict activities, the Covid-19 pandemic, and an ongoing drought.
The term 'Soul Care' has become such a buzz phrase for this season and the ever-increasing attention on the wellbeing or mental health of the leader makes our understanding of good soul care even more vital.
Christmas – A Chance to Discover is a new, high-quality evangelistic Christmas booklet, suitable for giving away.
Growing churches is one of Elim's strategic priorities. This video shares some of the stories of what God has done across our church movement, with moving moments that will inspire you as we advance together in mission.

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