Prayer Ministry

Prayer ministryIt's wonderful to see how prayer ministry in our church is developing and growing. It provides a safe place where you can be prayed for, and where people can grow in their giftings. Our ministry team are available after our 11.15am Sunday morning service – please do make use of them, don't hold back from coming forward for prayer if you have a need and would like someone to stand alongside you in prayer. We can encounter God in powerful ways through prayer ministry.
If you feel you have a heart for this ministry do speak to Linda Daniel or Pastor Michael Reid.

Student Stories

 

Amy

AmyMy name is Amy and I’m heading into my final year of a nursing degree. During my first year in Huddersfield I continued attending services at my church back home in Leeds. I felt quite isolated not knowing any other Christians in Huddersfield, and initially came to Elim on Sunday evenings towards the end of the year to try and form links there. After a few months of this I felt that it was time to leave my old church, and to attend more regularly at Elim, which was a big deal for me having been in my old church for over 20 years! To begin with, I found it hard to make connections because the church is so big, but once the Student Small Group and DNA re-started after the summer break I began to form friendships and feel more settled. It’s been brilliant to get to know the other students, and to be able to support each other in studying God’s word and praying together. We also get through a fairly substantial amount of tea and biscuits between us! I didn’t want to find myself in a “student bubble”, however, and so it has been really valuable to be able to get involved with other groups with people from the wider church family, like Small Group Central and the Stretch Bible studies. Fortunately, there tends to be plenty of tea and biscuits on offer at these too!

 

Ben

BenHi! I’m Ben, and I’ve just graduated after four years at Huddersfield University studying Creative Music Technology BMus(Hons). Elim has also been my church throughout these years. On arrival in the first year, I found Elim after trying several churches through the Huddersfield Christian Union’s choose-a-church scheme, (they’re a wonderful bunch – use ‘em!). Although brought up in a thriving CofE, my church background from home was really a grand old melting pot of experiences in Charismatic, Baptist and Anglican churches. I feel Elim is a similar experience – there’s a whole mix of backgrounds and cultures, all coming together as one big family unit of God’s people. I really liked that unity about it – it’s something that just really inspires me somehow. I think that was one thing that really made me feel like Elim was the place for me! Ultimately though, I followed where I thought God was directing me.

Recently, whilst going through the huge decisions, stresses and uncertainty of finishing Uni and setting sail into the world, the guidance, care and support I have received from pastors and older friends I have made here has been so valuable and made the process far easier to work through. This pattern of loving support has been the norm throughout my time here – this is a church where students are not forgotten, but have a purposeful place in it. If you decide to walk through the wide wooden doors of Elim Pentecostal Huddersfield, rest assured you will be made welcome in a loving church.I could say much more, but as I will be sticking around Huddersfield and Elim for the foreseeable future, why not come and visit, find me, and I’d be more than happy to share my experiences.

 

Holly

HollyWhen I moved to Huddersfield, I found it hard to find a church I felt comfortable in but eventually decided on Elim because of its in-depth and passionate biblical teaching as well as the super-friendly and welcoming student group. As Elim is a larger church to what I have been used to, I found it difficult to feel a part of the church community at first. After speaking to Andrea about this, I took her advice and got involved with serving on the worship team. Since then I have made friends with people from all different backgrounds within the church and feel that I am now part of a caring and encouraging community.'

 

Sarah

sarahComing to university was probably the scariest change of my life so far, I was so daunted and nervous at the thought. Coming to Elim, as a fresher this year, and settling in to a church has meant that Huddersfield has become my new home! Having the support of dedicated student workers like Andrea and Jamie definitely makes student life a whole lot better! At Elim there's many opportunities to meet other students and people of a similar age. As well as this there's plenty of opportunities to serve the church whether it's through helping at youth, worship or with children's work, which really helps to engage with other church members. I found DNA and student Bible study perfect for getting to know people better in what is a huge but extremely welcoming church!

Sarah

Coming to university was probably the scariest change of my life so far, I was so daunted and nervous at the thought. Coming to Elim, as a fresher this year, and settling in to a church has meant that Huddersfield has become my new home! Having the support of dedicated student workers like Andrea and Jamie definitely makes student life a whole lot better! At Elim there's many opportunities to meet other students and people of a similar age. As well as this there's plenty of opportunities to serve the church whether it's through helping at youth, worship or with children's work, which really helps to engage with other church members. I found DNA and student Bible study perfect for getting to know people better in what is a huge but extremely welcoming church!

Holiday Club

Razzamatazz RobotsFor the last 3 years we have run a holiday club for Primary School children. Our themes have been 'Razzamatazz Robots', 'Junior Heroes' and 'Monsters Stink!'.

The underlying theme of 'Razzamatazz Robots' was to demonstrate that God made us in His image, we are unique and special. However, because He didn't make us to be robots, all behaving the same way, we sometimes make mistakes. We learned that God loves us so much that He came to save and forgive us.

'Junior Heroes' was all about different children who God used in the Bible to be His heroes. The children learned how they can be super heroes for Jesus and that Jesus is our ultimate and perfect super hero!

Junior HeroesAt holiday club we find that the messier we get the better time we have, so we have lots of slime, foam, water, cold spaghetti, syrup and much more!

At the end of the week the children take away many happy memories that consist of lively action songs, beautiful crafts that illustrate and reinforce the Bible stories they have been learning, special moments with their friends and group leaders, and most of all the time they have spent with God, getting to know Him either for the first time or getting to know him more.

Next year's holiday club will take place 29th March-1st April 2016. More info to follow nearer the time!

Welcome to Students

We love having students as part of our church family. Our hope, prayer and vision for students at our church is that you feel welcome and part of our church family for your time at Uni' and that you are discipled so you are growing in God's word and discovering His exciting and unique plan for your life!

Find out more about our Students work.

Amy

My name is Amy and I’m heading into my final year of a nursing degree. During my first year in Huddersfield I continued attending services at my church back home in Leeds. I felt quite isolated not knowing any other Christians in Huddersfield, and initially came to Elim on Sunday evenings towards the end of the year to try and form links there. After a few months of this I felt that it was time to leave my old church, and to attend more regularly at Elim, which was a big deal for me having been in my old church for over 20 years! To begin with, I found it hard to make connections because the church is so big, but once the Student Small Group and DNA re-started after the summer break I began to form friendships and feel more settled. It’s been brilliant to get to know the other students, and to be able to support each other in studying God’s word and praying together. We also get through a fairly substantial amount of tea and biscuits between us! I didn’t want to find myself in a “student bubble”, however, and so it has been really valuable to be able to get involved with other groups with people from the wider church family, like Small Group Central and the Stretch Bible studies. Fortunately, there tends to be plenty of tea and biscuits on offer at these too!

Ben

Hi! I’m Ben, and I’ve just graduated after four years at Huddersfield University studying Creative Music Technology BMus(Hons). Elim has also been my church throughout these years. On arrival in the first year, I found Elim after trying several churches through the Huddersfield Christian Union’s choose-a-church scheme, (they’re a wonderful bunch – use ‘em!). Although brought up in a thriving CofE, my church background from home was really a grand old melting pot of experiences in Charismatic, Baptist and Anglican churches. I feel Elim is a similar experience – there’s a whole mix of backgrounds and cultures, all coming together as one big family unit of God’s people. I really liked that unity about it – it’s something that just really inspires me somehow. I think that was one thing that really made me feel like Elim was the place for me! Ultimately though, I followed where I thought God was directing me.

Recently, whilst going through the huge decisions, stresses and uncertainty of finishing Uni and setting sail into the world, the guidance, care and support I have received from pastors and older friends I have made here has been so valuable and made the process far easier to work through. This pattern of loving support has been the norm throughout my time here – this is a church where students are not forgotten, but have a purposeful place in it. If you decide to walk through the wide doors of Elim Pentecostal Huddersfield, rest assured you will be made welcome in a loving church.

I could say much more, but as I will be sticking around Huddersfield and Elim for the foreseeable future, why not come and visit, find me, and I’d be more than happy to share my experiences.

Diary Dates

In the centre of our monthly encounter magazine we publish a double-page spread of the month ahead's meetings and events. You can download them as a .pdf below:

Diary Dates

 

Children's Work Mission, Vision & Values

"Unless the Lord builds the house they labour in vain who build it…"

"Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth…"

Psalm 127

Mission

To point God’s children towards Jesus, equipping them to engage with God, His people and His world.

Vision

We will see…
C – changed lives – children knowing that they are God’s good idea and responding to the gospel message (Engaging with God).
O ­– outreach- empowered children going into the world, pointing people to Jesus (Engaging with His world).
R – releasing of children to use their spiritual gifts (Engaging with His people).
– expectancy for God to move and work in lives.

Values

Sessions will…

  • Have a time of worship;
  • Give space for prayer… individual, group, child-led, adult-led;
  • Include a time of reading God’s word and help children to apply it to their own personal lives;
  • Recognise the importance of sharing news through testimonies;
  • Encourage children to grow into a deep relationship with Jesus (with regular opportunities for children to respond to the gospel message);
  • Take into account the different learning styles of all children so that all needs are met;
  • Encourage good behaviour from all children;
  • BE FUN!!!

Leaders will…

  • Be role models for the children throughout all aspects of the session and church life;
  • Recognise the importance of their pastoral roles – listening to, supporting and spiritually encouraging God’s children;
  • Be prepared to come out of their own comfort zones at times in order to be real with the children.  
  • Use positive methods of behaviour management to encourage good behaviour.
  • Aspire to deepen their own relationship with God through regular study of the Word, prayer and worship.
  • HAVE FUN!!!

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