Elam's vision is that all the people of the Iran Region would have the opportunity to come to know the Lord Jesus Christ and follow Him as a disciple, and that they would be instrumental in taking the Gospel to other Muslims.
The training of existing and emerging Iranian church leaders is at the heart of Elam’s strategy. Our goal is to train healthy Iranian church leaders and workers who will effectively serve the growing Iranian church; train others to be healthy leaders; and stand the test of time.
A second key component of our strategy is to equip the church in Iran with the Bibles, books and resources they need for effective ministry. To this end, Elam is involved in Bible translation, production and distribution. Elam has also translates and produces evangelistic, discipleships and theological books into Persian and produce a popular quarterly Christian magazine in Persian called Kalameh (which means ‘the word’). The magazine is also published on the web at www.kalameh.com.
Thirdly, Elam works directly in the field by sending trained leaders and workers to strengthen existing churches and establish new ones. We also produce television programs designed to provide Iranians with a clear presentation of the Good News. Finally Elam works through the local church to provide relief to the poor and persecuted in practical demonstrations of the love of Jesus.