Thank you for your interest in working with us at Elim Lodge for the 2021 season!
Before you start filling in the application, we would like for you to read the story of how God brought us to where we are today. Elim Lodge was founded by Mrs. Pearl Arnold in 1946 on 15 acres of land as a place of retreat for Bible study and fellowship with followers of Christ. In 1963, Bernie Aldridge, who had been Director of Extension at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, purchased Elim. Together with his wife Ruth, the ministry of teaching and encouragement continued on this oasis of tranquility in a beautiful setting.
In 1974, four Brethren churches from Peterborough banded together to purchase Elim Lodge from Mr. & Mrs. Aldridge and determined that it become a not-for-profit corporation called Elim Ministries. In the next years, Elim expanded to 48 acres. New buildings were added, including a 500-seat chapel which has been available for many purposes over the years.
Presently, Elim Lodge covers 75 acres of land where friends and families are able to come away and be served by a community of believers devoted to Christ and His Church. Inspired by (over) 75 years of meaningful history, we continue to invite proven speakers, missionaries and artists to invest time at our summer conferences so that guests can be encouraged and challenged in their faith while being refreshed and renewed to engage with grace and compassion at their place in the harvest.
Elim belongs to God, and we are all blessed with the privilege to steward it for His glory. As we commit to improving the infrastructure and facilities of Elim Lodge, we depend on God’s wisdom and provision; pursuing excellence in management.
Our buildings and programs are not what make a difference in peoples’ lives at Elim; people influence people. We pray that God will reveal Himself to each of us in such a way that we will be eager to reflect Him faithfully in our lives and relationships.
If this is a desire of yours, we would love to have you serve with us!! Please fill out our application and share your story with us. We look forward to hearing from you and, together, determining if this is God’s fit for you this year.