Here at Selly Oak Elim we welcome students to come and be a part of the church. Whilst students may only be around Birmingham in term time, we feel it is essential you find a church to come and be a part of!
In our program of events you will find items just for students, but we also believe in inter-generational teaching and learning. That is why we encourage all age groups to be part of House groups, or volunteer to be a part of a specific ministry team (eg. the Worship team, Sunday school, etc).
Morning Service - 10:30am
The morning service begins with a time of praise and worship - expressing our love and thanks to God. During this time we may sing, pray, clap, or raise our hands in an act of adoration or surrender to Jesus. Please feel free to join in, or simply sit back and listen - there is no right or wrong way to do things. If you feel more comfortable standing, then please stand; if you feel more comfortable sitting, then please sit. Words for the songs will be shown on the multimedia screen at the front.
During the service, we usually celebrate Communion together. This is followed by a fairly in-depth sermon applying biblical principles to our everyday lives.
The J-Team, for children (toddler-10yrs), meets downstairs during the morning service. There are also crèche facilities (with TV link) in the room next to the main entrance.
The services last for about an hour and a half and there is often an opportunity to talk to someone and/or be prayed for.
Our evenings are set aside for courses and special events. Details of these will be posted on the website.
Teas & Coffees
If you don't have to rush off, we would love you to stay behind after the services for tea, coffee and cakes. These are served downstairs (through the doors to the right of the platform).