About Elim

Raising up Spirit-empowered laborers for a global harvest

There are hundreds of colleges like Elim that can grant you a degree and broaden your horizons. But Elim is different. It’s not just about developing skills and acquiring knowledge. It’s a training ground for a higher purpose.

At Elim, you will study the Bible deeply, develop character through practical ministry experiences, and prepare for a lifetime of serving God. Whether you plan to pursue full-time ministry or are looking to build a strong spiritual foundation, Elim will equip you to do the great works God has prepared in advance for you. And along the way, you’ll meet amazing believers on the same journey as you.

Discover Elim. The world is waiting.

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Lima, NY



23 :1
Student : Faculty ratio
76 %
Students receiving financial aid
Average class size
Students living on campus

Our faculty & staff are what make Elim so special. They selflessly and sacrificially give above and beyond the call of duty to see students equipped to fulfill their individual callings in ministry.

The mission of Elim Bible Institute and College is to prepare Christ-centered, Spirit-empowered servant leaders for global ministry and worldwide revival.

It all began in 1924 with the vision God gave to Ivan Q. Spencer. The message he saw announced “REVIVAL” — and he was captured by the need to train people for the renewal movements he believed would soon sweep throughout the world.

Elim’s beautiful campus is comprised of both modern and historic buildings, which include the dorms. Dining includes an informal family atmosphere with several options for students.

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