Man who has made waves for 42 years!
Peter Wooding caught up with Don Stephens to find out how he pioneered the work of Mercy Ships following a life-changing encounter with Mother Teresa, who asked him three questions...
I'm now responsible for the publication I used to hate...
Danielle Gault would get angry with her mum when she gave her copies of Word for Today – but she now heads the team that prints it
I feel a sense of privilege and of responsibility!
What’s it like taking over as an Elim Regional Leader in the midst of a pandemic and the Christmas season? James Glass is finding out
You have to move faster when leading in a crisis
A new job, a major event transitioned online and an events company to grow in a pandemic – it’s been a dramatic year for Phil Loose. Essential Christian’s CEO discusses the changing face of Spring Harvest
Life after lockdown...
Three Aspire team members look back at a year of ‘holy uncertainty’
Don't tell me it can't be done!
The African Children’s Choir has visited a number of Elim churches, but Covid travel restrictions have meant a quieter year for founder Ray Barnett. Peter Wooding talked to him
It's going to be different,but we need to adopt...
Life at Regents is all about social distancing and support bubbles but student numbers have increased despite lockdown
Elim at the forefront of response to pandemic
When Covid-19 struck, churches were plunged into an uncharted sea of new legislation. But a background in emergency planning for the NHS meant Elim’s Executive Director Olivia Amartey was ideally placed to guide them through it. She spoke to Chris Rolfe
4 missional lessons to learn from Christ
If we want to be effective in mission, it will cost us something, says Iain Hesketh. We must listen more than we speak, and serve more than we are served
How do you pray during a Covid Christmas? Creatively, daily, with a focus on God, our families, friends and our local communities, says Elim’s national prayer leader Sarah Whittleston
Life of a chaplain in a pandemic
Hospital chaplains have long provided spiritual, practical and pastoral care for patients, carers and staff. But what does this look like during a pandemic? Elim members Carolyn Castle and Debbie Howard share their stories
I'm spreading gospel across the globe after Covid battle
At the height of his illness, Mark McClurg was convinced he would not survive coronavirus. But God had other plans for the Elim pastor…
It's been a glorious moment to unite the church
The drive-in service launched by Wave House and two neighboring churches in Newquay attracted widespread media attention for being England’s first drive-in church.
It's been a challenging but absolutely amazing time
Leading a movement during a pandemic isn’t something Chris Cartwright expected at the start of 2020. He spoke to Matthew Murray
How you really can do it...
God removed our stabilisers, and without our ‘stuff’ we have learned to focus on Jesus in lockdown, writes MPower’s Gordon Allan
Love thy neighbour!
As lockdown loomed, Elim’s Crewkerne Community Church predicted locals would need help... 1,380 shopping trips and 1,024 hot meals later, their Be A Good Neighbour scheme has become an essential support system for vulnerable people
Pastors driven by the Holy Spirit...
What did you do when Covid-19 forced your church to close? Elim pastors Brian Madden, Matt Timms and Paul Hobson felt God prompting them to take their churches outside and hold drive-in services in local car parks. The results have been incredible
How churches are ‘zooming' in on Alpha
Eight Elim churches have found an inventive way to connect with their Cornish communities via Alpha during lockdown
Back to (socially distanced) church!
It is vital to get back to physical church gatherings, explain two Elim pastors who decided to reopen their doors earlier than most
How Giroud Has Become An Alpha Male
Online Alpha courses have become quite a hit during lockdown. Chelsea striker Oliver Giroud was one of thousands who took part
5 Ways Churches And Parents Can Help Grow Children's Faith
Olly Goldenberg has spent the past three decades working with children and helping churches and families around the world disciple the next generation. Here, he shares his advice on how to develop faith in children
Bobbie bows out after 50 years of mission!
Service celebrates Bobbie Tinnion’s 50 years’ outstanding service with Missions
Digging deep to solve youth church problem
Starting them young is the key to Guernsey Elim’s future, says Matt Gregor. He spoke to Chris Rolfe about a new venture…
How I have changed focus as a leader!
The presence of God has become the main thing for Duncan Clark – but that wasn’t always the case...
Five words that made my head spin
Bible teaching about marriage shocked Sonia Harris when she first became a Christian. Now she’s written a book about it
I was struggling... I spent hours in the bath praying
Elim member Joel Fearon is running the race set before him – but it certainly has its ups and downs, he tells Direction
I'm up for the challenge...
Gavin Calver is following in his father and grandfather’s footsteps after being announced as the leader of the Evangelical Alliance. It’s a role he doesn’t take for granted
Learn to walk slowly with grief
How do Christians respond to grief? Malcolm Duncan is trying to find the answers
Mental health struggles are part of being human
There has historically been stigma around mental issues in the Church but it’s time for a change of view
My greatest title is Jesus' love
As Liverpool close in on the Premier League title, two of their star players are reaching for a higher prize