Why “Elim”?

Why “Elim”?

The Bible’s Old Testament book known as Exodus famously records that Moses and the people of Israel left Egypt and crossed the Red Sea. Exodus then records, “For three days they travelled in the desert without finding water, but then they came to Elim, where there were twelve springs and seventy palm trees, and they camped there near the water” (Exodus 15:27). Elim, then, was a place of refreshing during what was a harsh journey through a lifeless desert. We use the name “Elim” to indicate that we seek to provide a welcome and refreshing environment for all who “camp” with us, whether as an occasional visitor or as those who would join with us regularly.

Why “Church”?

Most people think of a church as a building. However, while we have a building of our own to meet in, the Bible uses the word “church” to refer to a community of people who gathered together to worship God as followers of His Son Jesus Christ. In this case “worship” means to live our lives together as a community and in a manner that honours and pleases Him.

Why “Aldershot”?

Our building is in Holly Road, Aldershot and most of the families and individuals that meet there regularly live in or nearby to Aldershot and seek to make a difference in the community by contributing to its well being.

Elim Pentecostal Church, Aldershot is a member of the Elim Foursquare Gospel Alliance, registered charity 251549 (England & Wales) and SC037754 (Scotland). Click here to visit the movement’s international website.

To understand our beliefs and values, please read What We Believe