(the reason we exist, the motivation behind everything we do):
To reach and raise emotionally healthy, Spirit empowered disciples.
At the heart of everything we do is our shared mission to plant the gospel of Jesus Christ: in a relevant way; in individual lives and communities; making life-long disciples in the Stoke on Trent and beyond.
A disciple is more than just a church attender; disciples are prepared to submit their lives to the call and cause of Christ. Embedded in every sphere of society, they seek to live out their commitment in a real way within their communities.
We are committed to training, developing, and supporting leaders across our church and beyond, seeking to develop servant leaders who are committed to working on behalf of others and have a positive contribution to make in wider community life.
We are excited when we see men and women serving God to their fullest potential, and individual growth is always in the stretch; it is rarely comfortable, but always retrospectively satisfying.
We want to raise leaders who shape the future that God desires to see in our church, community and world.
Growing and Planting Churches
We are fully committed to our shared task of making the gospel of Jesus Christ known in individual lives and communities.
We aim to facilitate the Elim movement’s ever-increasing and effective planting of churches worldwide.
As a local church, we aim to do this by partnering with other churches to launch fresh expressions of church in the towns and communities around Stoke on Trent and beyond that do not have a Pentecostal witness.
The Elim Movement aims to be an international disciple-making movement with strategies for church planting and leadership development in every nation.
We will support this through our continued focus on surrendering to the Spirit, sending and supporting missionaries, and the promotion of the Church in the UK and overseas.
As a local church in Stoke on Trent, we aim to continue to develop ways to reach out and connect with the diverse nationalities that reside in our city.
(the way we want to be in and around Burslem Elim Church)
Following Jesus – We are all on journey at different places with Jesus, seeking to become more like Him and do what He did.
Holy Spirit Empowered – seeking The Holy Spirit’s presence, gifts, holiness and transformation power.
Family Centred – we are a family, not an organisation or religion.
Visionary – daring to dream; never limiting God.
Generous – with time, money and forgiveness
Torch Carriers – running our race and passing on the fire to our generation and those to come.
Committed – we seek to be committed to God, each other and our community.