At Kirkholt Community Church, we agree to promote an environment which encourages faith in Christ Jesus, motivated by God's love displayed on the cross.
We realise that when we join and unite with one another we become stronger and have a greater sense of belonging and security. Similarly, when we join and unite in relationship with God (because of what Jesus has done on the cross) we can have an even greater sense of security and belonging.
We would love you to come and experience for yourself how connecting can benefit your life.
1. Everyone is important to God, therefore everyone should be loved.
John 3 v 16,17
2. Anyone can find salvation in Christ, therefore I am here to help people to find Christ.
2 Corinthians 5 v 11 - 21
3. I am more than a church member, I am a contributor.
Romans 12 v 1 - 13
4. The Bible is my standard of truth, to help me know God.
2 Timothy 2 v 15
5. I agree to promote an environment that encourages faith in Christ.
Hebrews 10 v 19 - 25
6. I will honour and pray for our church leaders.
1 Timothy 5 v 17
7. I will celebrate the goodness of God.
Psalm 100 v 4 - 5
What we believe
Tens of thousands attend Elim churches every week. While the congregations range from small groups to some of the largest in the UK and Ireland, all our members share a set of beliefs known as our Fundamental Truths.
The Fundamental Truths explain our theology and are a statement of faith - they are powerful, non-negotiable and guide all we say and do. They can be summarised as follows:
We believe the Bible, as originally given, to be without error, the fully inspired and infallible Word of God and the supreme and final authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
We believe that the Godhead exists co-equally and co-eternally in three persons - Father, Son and Holy Spirit - and that these three are one God, sovereign in creation, providence and redemption.
We believe in the true and proper deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His real and complete humanity, in His sinless life, in His authoritative teaching, in His substitutionary and atoning sacrifice through His blood shed, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His heavenly intercession and His second advent to receive His Church.
The Holy Spirit
We believe in the deity of the Holy Spirit who proceeds from the Father and the Son and the necessity of His work in conviction of sin, repentance, regeneration and sanctification, and that the believer is also promised an enduement of power as the gift of Christ through the baptism in the Holy Spirit with signs following. Through this enduement the believer is empowered for fuller participation in the ministry of the Church, its worship, evangelism and service.
We believe in the universal sinfulness of all men since the Fall, rendering man subject to God’s wrath and condemnation.
We believe in the necessity for salvation of repentance towards God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ by which the sinner is pardoned and accepted as righteous in God’s sight. This justification is imputed by the grace of God because of the atoning work of Christ, is received by faith alone and is evidenced by the fruit of the Spirit and a holy life.
We believe in the spiritual unity and the priesthood of all believers in Christ and that these comprise the universal Church, the Body of Christ.
We believe in the ministries that Christ has set in His Church, namely, apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers and in the present operation of the manifold gifts of the Holy Spirit according to the New Testament.
We believe in the baptism of believers in water in obedience to the command of Christ and the commemoration of Christ’s death by the observance of the Lord’s supper until His return.
We believe that the Gospel embraces the needs of the whole man and that the Church is therefore commissioned to preach the Gospel to the world and to fulfil a ministry of healing and deliverance to the spiritual and physical needs of mankind.
The Coming King
We believe in the personal, physical and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to reign in power and glory.
The Future State
We believe in the resurrection of the dead and in the final judgement of the world, the eternal conscious bliss of the righteous and the eternal conscious punishment of the wicked.