About us

welcome to Elim

If you are new to the Tauranga Elim Church family, or are thinking about making this your church home, we’d love you to join us for our “Welcome to the Family” Series. It is a 4 week series that is run periodically during the year. Please ask at the Information Booth for the next date.



We are a family Church committed to impacting all people with the love and power of Jesus Christ.  God loves and celebrates family and so do we.   If you’re round us long enough you’ll realise that family is what we are about. We love Jesus and believe that when He is central in our lives, our families and our vocations we can live life to the absolute max.

We recognise the gifts that each person carries, from the youngest to the oldest. We want to see the baton of faith passed with confidence to the next generation.

OUR MISSION: Impacting all people with the love and power of Jesus Christ

We will achieve this by encouraging people to…

CONNECT – You were formed for Gods family. As Christians we are called to belong and not just believe. Romans 12:5 “So in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs
to all the others.” At Tauranga Elim Church one of the best ways to connect as a family is through our Connect Groups where we can do life together; learn together, pray together and have fun together. It is in our Connect Groups that true sharing and caring takes place and we encourage everyone to become part of a Connect Group. There are different types of Connect Groups including mixed, men’s, woman’s,and young adults to seniors and most connect groups run fortnightly.

SERVE – You are shaped for serving God. 1Peter 4:10 “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”
Ministry is using your gifts to serve others in the church. There are many ways to do this in the church by being trained up in serving on Morning Tea, Welcoming on the door, Carparking, Street Reach,Worship team, Prayer team, Childrens Ministry,Youth ministry etc.

EQUIP – You are called to become like Jesus. Matthew 28:19 “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” Jesus was the greatest leader ever to walk on the earth. He called His disciples to follow Him and they did. As a church we are committed to seeing people follow Jesus in loving God and loving others. We will help and encourage others how to hear His voice through spending time with God daily through praise,worship,prayer and reading the bible. We will also help people to grow in the gifts that God has given them so that they can use the gifts to be a blessing and help to others.


Elim has over 40 churches throughout the towns and cities of New Zealand as well as churches in forty 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 difference Jesus Christ has made in our lives.

For details about our Elim Statement of faith CLICK HERE


You can find out more about Elim churches at the National website: www.elim.org.nz


Each year the Elim Churches hold a national Conference in Auckland. .