Visitor Information

• We warmly welcome you and pray that you can have a wonderful time at Elim Center during your stay.

• Most of the prayer meetings are held in the chapel, and lectures, in the conference room.

• You can feel free to visit the chapel at any time for a personal time of prayer and meditation while the facility is open. Please ask a General Affairs personnel for help with turning on or off the music or lights if necessary. Please don’t bring any food or drink except water to the chapel.

• Visitors who will stay at Elim Center for more than three days are welcome to spend time in one of the Lounges at any time while the facility is open. The stations are assigned by the Dept of General Affairs. Please visit the General Affairs Office if you need a station.

• Meals are offered in the cafeteria three times per day Monday through Friday at the following rates: $6/meal, $10/day, $50/week, and $200/month. The cafeteria is not operated over the weekend. If you are staying at one of our housing facilities, you can make your own meals in its kitchen. Of course, you can buy meals at nearby restaurants or grocery stores.

• The whole facility is open 6:30 AM ~ 9:00 PM Monday – Friday, and 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Saturday and Sunday. The building can be open at other times if there are scheduled meetings/events. Besides these hours, the facility is kept locked.

• Tobacco, alcoholic beverages, and other non-prescribed drugs are prohibited in all the Elim facilities.

• Those who are currently taking prescribed medications or receiving other forms of medical treatments should not drop these medications/treatments without consultation with the concerned health professionals during their whole stay at Elim.

• Elim Center currently has two housing facilities that can host a limited number of staff members and visitors. One is a sisters' house, "Bethany House," located at 150 Ketchum Road, Conklin, NY 13728; it is 15 minutes away from the center by car. The other is a brothers' house, "Bethel House," located at 35 School Avenue, Kirkwood, NY 13795; it is a 5 minute walk from the center. These facilities are more suitable for single persons than couples or families, and the rate is $25/night per person. (We give a special 50% discount to those who currently hold a full-time minister/missionary position. - $12/night per person) For making a reservation, or if you have any further questions about these housing facilities, please contact the Dept of General Affairs at or visit its office. Please try to make a reservation three days before your arrival.

• If you want to have an individual meeting with any of the staff members here, please send an e-mail to or talk to the Director of General Affairs to make an appointment.

• Please take good care of your belongings. If you've lost something, please visit the Lost & Found located inside of the Main Office. However, Elim is not responsible for any lost or stolen goods.

• Please cooperate in keeping all the facilities clean and tidy. Please clean after yourself.

• If you have any further questions, please contact the dept of General Affairs at or visit its office on the campus.

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