What Should I Expect?
Our services start with a time of sung worship, led by our band. While we are singing we take up our offering, because for us our giving is as much an act of worship as singing is. We do not expect guests to give, but you are welcome to if you would like to. We share Communion most Sundays, during which we take bread and juice in remembrance of Jesus’ death and resurrection. After Communion, we hear a sermon, which will usually last 30-40 minutes. After the sermon, we close with a song before enjoying a cup of coffee or tea together.
Our evening service is called Encounter. It is less structured than our morning service, because we want to allow even more space to encounter God. We begin with some sung worship, followed by a short talk focused on “Pursuing the Presence of God,” after which the musicians will play and there is opportunity to receive prayer.
What About My Kids?
We run youth and children’s work during the service. Elim Kids is for children aged from preschool age (the term after they turn 3) to 10. They leave the service at around 11:00 to take part in age-appropriate activities aimed at helping them discover Jesus for themselves. Elim Youth is for young people aged 11-16. They leave the service after Communion. All of our kids and youth team are DBS checked in accordance with our safeguarding policy.
What About Accessibility?
We do our best to make sure our Sunday services are accessible to all. Our welcome team are very happy to remove chairs to make space for visitors in wheelchairs, we have an induction loop for those who use hearing aids and we provide copies of the song words in large print format for those who are visually impaired. There is one staircase down to our Coffee Lounge, which has a stairlift attached. Alternatively, refreshments are also served in the main hall for those who would prefer not to go downstairs. This staircase is also used to access the toilets.
Can I Find You Via Public Transport?
Yes! We are situated close to Bristol Road (A38), where many buses stop. Additionally, there are bus stops on Coronation Road and Dawlish Road which are a short walk from our building. The nearest railway station is Selly Oak, which is just round the corner from our building.
Where Can I Park?
Unfortunately, we don’t have a large car park, so most people park on the nearby roads. It may help to arrive early to ensure you find a space that’s close by!