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What Does Elim Mean?

Elim is named after an Oasis mentioned in the bible that God’s people discovered as they walked through the desert.
Exodus 15:27 says that at Elim there were 70 palm trees clustered around 12 wells, and after the dust and heat and thirst of the desert, the shade of the stately palms and the cool springs must have been a welcoming sight, and a place of shelter and refreshing.

Hastings Elim Christian Church

Here at Hastings Elim our aim is to be a relevant, caring community of believers, operating in Faith, Hope and Love and growing in our relationship with Jesus Christ.

Elim National

Elim New Zealand has over 40 churches throughout the towns and cities of New Zealand as well as churches in other countries around the world. We all have a similar aim that unites us. It is a desire to reach up to God in worship, to reach out to our communities in service and to share the differences that Jesus Christ has made in our lives.

To find out more about the history of Elim and other churches in New Zealand visit our National website. www.elim.nz

Growth Track

This course is run during our morning service for 4 weeks. It covers more on the background on what Elim means, following Jesus, finding your purpose, and making a difference in your world.

Paul & Helen Macpherson

It has been our privilege to have been a part of Hastings Elim for over 30 years. As the senior leaders our desire is to see people reach their full potential for the purpose that God created them. We are blessed to be living in this beautiful city and enjoy the cycle tracks and fantastic restaurants and coffee shops in this area.

Andrew & Michelle Riley

We have been part of Hastings Elim Church since 1995 and have been involved in Christian leadership for over 30 years. Both of us have been actively involved in church life since our teens and continue to see the church as Gods design for His people. Our passion is seeing people grow in their relationship with God and wanting to serve Him.

We enjoy spending time with our family – and occasionally love to get away glamping, particularly by the sea. A good coffee out is always a bonus.

Faith Hope Love and a Future