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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...

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Christmas 2020

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

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Christmas 2020

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

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Christmas 2020

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

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Christmas 2020

Life after lockdown...

Three Aspire team members look back at a year of ‘holy uncertainty’

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Christmas 2020

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

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Christmas 2020

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

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Christmas 2020

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

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Christmas 2020

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

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Christmas 2020

12-day Christmas

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

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Christmas 2020

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

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October 2020

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…

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October 2020

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.

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October 2020

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

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October 2020

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

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October 2020

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

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October 2020

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

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October 2020

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

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October 2020

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

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October 2020

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

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October 2020

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

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April 2020

Bobbie bows out after 50 years of mission!

Service celebrates Bobbie Tinnion’s 50 years’ outstanding service with Missions

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April 2020

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…

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April 2020

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...

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April 2020

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

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April 2020

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

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April 2020

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

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April 2020

Learn to walk slowly with grief

How do Christians respond to grief? Malcolm Duncan is trying to find the answers

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April 2020

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

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April 2020

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

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April 2020

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