18th August 2014

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The Journey: One Inch At A Time

This past week a good group of us from our church have been in a field in North Yorkshire for Elim Festival. The theme of this week has been ‘Journey’, giving particular attention to our journey of faith. The reality is that the outworking of our faith is a journey; sometimes we feel like we’re Read more about The Journey: One Inch At A Time[…]

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New Vision: How Will It Work?

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New Vision: What It Is and What It Isn’t

Dear Church, Our stated vision for the last few years has been “to disciple our city by equipping people to become fully committed followers of Christ.” Up until recently we’ve had no clear understanding of how we were going to fulfil that mandate. The elders and I have, over a number of months, been praying Read more about New Vision: What It Is and What It Isn’t[…]

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3 Reasons to Get Baptised

Whether you’ve been following Jesus for a few years or you’ve just started to follow him, at some point you will have heard about Jesus’ command to be baptised. My objective in this blog is not to discuss the various intricacies of differing views and practices with regard to baptism. I want to lay out Read more about 3 Reasons to Get Baptised[…]

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Cambodia 2015 Reflection

Guest Blogger: Matthew Ayibakuro This is not just a blog.  It is a humble reflection. It is yet another testament of the amazing Love of God which continues to spread around the world. This time around, it was in Cambodia where I was blessed to have been part of the mission team from Elim Church Read more about Cambodia 2015 Reflection[…]

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A Rich History

On Wednesday the 7th of January, the Elim Movement turned 100 years old. On that day, Elim ministers from around the country gathered at Birmingham Christian Centre and at Monaghan Elim Church for a day of celebration and consecration. You may have been coming to this church for a while now, and never have heard Read more about A Rich History[…]

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Show Up Sunday

As you’ll have been made aware by the many news updates and the sudden increase in dialogue between the main political parties, this year is an election year. On the 7th of May, we have the opportunity to exercise our democratic right to vote. It can be tempting to disengage from this process. Perhaps you Read more about Show Up Sunday[…]

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Nowhere To Call Home

Today as I was walking to a breakfast meeting at the infamous Selly Sausage I noticed a man probably a little younger than I am sitting in the doorway of a shop. The dirty clothes and sleeping bag gave it way; this man was homeless. Why else would he be sat in the doorway of Read more about Nowhere To Call Home[…]

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Prayer

Like most Christians, prayer is always something I feel I should be doing more of – you know that feeling like you’ve never quite prayed enough? However, I wonder if that very thought or driver is just unhelpful in our approach to prayer. It seems completely graceless. We believe that we are justified – that is, Read more about Prayer[…]

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Beyond

One of the things I’ve found helpful in trying to live a life of perspective is having interest beyond my own world and immediate benefit. Life always seems healthier somehow when I’m less self focused! We’ve heard much in the news about the terrors people are facing in Iraq and surrounding countries at the hands of Read more about Beyond[…]

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