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 community, a whānau, who prize the presence of God, who are present with one another and who are present in our city
At Elim Dunedin Church, we are passionate about prizing God’s presence, being present with one another, and being present in Ōtepoti Dunedin. We are a community of people from all walks of life, connected in our desire to see God’s goodness and grace in the city. We are passionate about creating an environment where everyone is welcome and can encounter God.
We invite you to join us in our journey as we seek to be transformed by the grace and love of God. We hope to see you soon!
Prizing God's Presence
Aroha ki te Atua
Present with One Another
Aroha ki ngā tāngata
Present in our City
Aroha ki Ōtepoti
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.
Nāu te rourou, nāku te rourou, ka ora ai te iwi
With your food basket and my food basket the people will thrive