The Church’s greatest responsibility is still to those who do not know Christ personally. Elim Life Church is totally committed to outreach locally and internationally, not least because of how Jesus commissions His disciples. We want to release more and more people into this ministry.
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:19-20)
“You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8).
This mandate that Jesus gave the very first disciples is still ours today. Our hope and aim is to be a community of Jesus followers who are witnesses of God’s grace and transformation to the people of North Birmingham, the surrounding areas, our city, nation and globally. This is our mission as a church. Church exists primarily for those who are not yet its members!
LOCAL: “You don’t need to cross the sea to be a missionary, you just need to see the cross”
This outreach and evangelism locally is achieved by going out to where the people are. We encourage people to do this first and foremost in the way that they live, encouraging them to ‘let their light shine before men’. Through word and deed, the proclamation of the gospel and social action we seek to reach people with God’s love and grace.
An ongoing part of this is our BIG WELCOME events and mission week. Regular events are held both in the church building and other venues. These are especially geared for those who don’t know God and we aim to communicate the Gospel in a relevant way. We currently have a number of active outreach programmes. Please contact us if you want to get involved in local outreach ministry.
OVERSEAS: As a church we truly believe that God has purposed us to be a people who not only reach our immediate area but also to reach out to the world. Jesus said to his disciples, “Go into the world“(Mark 16:15) and we passionately believe that is still a call upon us today.
We believe that this is a task not to be left simply to organisations but is one for all the church to undertake. Therefore, as a local church, whilst supporting overseas missions both prayerfully and financially, we also seek to have a hands-on approach.
It’s our desire that, in the days to come, we may be continually commissioning people to go out and touch the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ, in order that they may be able to return and report all that God has done.
Our previous missions include trips to Cambodia, Ireland, Romania, Haiti and a number of trips to Tanzania. Contact us to find out about the latest mission opportunities.