frequently asked questions

  • how much money is needed for the new facility?

    The building project is projected to cost $4.2 million. Elim currently has approx. $1 million in capital for the project, along with $1,243,000 in pledges raised during the A Light into Future Generations capital campaign. Elim is positioned to take on a small mortgage if necessary and the leadership already has a mortgage written into the budget each month. The purpose of this is to ensure the church can support a monthly mortgage payment.

  • where will the new facility be built?

    The new facility will be on the south side of the Trailstone Housing Addition on the East edge of Cokato, It is located across Hwy 12 from the Lucky Kitchen restaurant.

  • How will the new facility better meet our needs?

    The new facility will allow for growth in all areas of ministry including student ministry, children's facilities, handicapped accessibility, whole-group worship center space, and outdoor recreation space.

  • will we still have two services?

    Because two services have been well-received and allow for greater flexibility for attendees, it is planned to continue with having two Sunday morning services. Our new worship center will allow for 400 seats, which is a change from our current space which offers 310 seats.

  • What is the earliest date that construction could begin?

    Elim is currently in the design stage of the building process. Once funding is secured, we will move forward with construction which is expected to take about 10 months.