ABOUT DUNEDIN ELIM
Whether you've just walked through our doors for the first time, or have raised your whole whānau here at Elim, we want you to know that you are home. We are a church where people are our priority and being the whānau of Jesus is at our forefront.
We are a community, a whānau, who are becoming more Christ-like in our being and doing. We prioritise relationships by whole-heartedly loving God and loving people, all in response to His great love for us. It looks like a grace-filled community of people who are doing the very things Jesus did; teaching the truth, healing the sick, serving the marginalised, and above all, making disciples of Jesus.
How? Through studying and living out God's Word, through joy-filled worship of our amazing God, and through the power of the Holy Spirit who brings break-through and encouragement.
Get connected and be part of what God is doing in Elim Dunedin.
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We believe the Bible is the only infallible, reliable and authoritative written word of God. We believe in only one God, eternally existent in three persons; God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
At Elim Dunedin, we are part of a bigger Elim Movement
The Elim churches were birthed out of the Welsh revival of 1904, a powerful spiritual awakening that brought 100,000 people to Christ.
The revival storm that hit the hills and valleys of Wales in 1904 soon became a hurricane that affected the world. Visitors caught the flame then passed it on to new countries. In 1915, the Elim Pentecostal Church was founded by a Welshman named George Jeffreys, an outstanding evangelist and church planter.
The beginning of the Pentecostal Church of New Zealand came after a well known Evangelist, Smith Wigglesworth came to New Zealand for crusades in 1922. In August 1949, negotiations were set in motion by the Conference of the Pentecostal Church of New Zealand to link up with the Elim Church of Great Britain.
Today, the Elim Church of New Zealand has over 40 churches throughout the nation with significant churches in the main centres. The Elim Pentecostal church in the United Kingdom has over 500 churches with over 9000 churches in many countries around the world. It is our belief that Elim has a significant part to play in the world today, and we are looking forward to what God will do in the future.