Affinity is a fellowship of Churches, evangelical Agencies and Christians.
Through our fellowship together we seek to express the unity all God's people enjoy because they belong to Jesus Christ.
Churches in all parts of the United Kingdom and Ireland belong to Affinity together with evangelical agencies and individual Christians.
Through our partnership with one another we are committed to proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
A few words about some of the things I have been involved in for Affinity during February:
Our Social Issues Team met in London and it was encouraging to hear about the work of Crossteach from their national director, Wayne Harris. Crossteach work with local Christian communities to enable young people in schools to “critically engage with the Christian faith in a fun and relevant way”. This means they support and resource in-school Christian clubs and activities... (read more)
Posted 28th February 2017 | Comments 0
The Family Education Trust Director, Norman Wells, is a member of Affinity's Social Issues Team and a regular contributor to our Social Issues Bulletin. The Trust publish a very helpful quarterly bulletin of news, articles and reviews. It is available to read on their website. Here is the latest edition:
Posted 27th February 2017 | Comments 0
The Prayer Calendar for March is now available to download. With one item for every day of the month, please use this to inform your praying for the many churches, agencies and individuals who are faithfully serving the Lord both in the UK and around the world. Thank you!
Another very convenient way of accessing the calendar is via the mobile app PrayerMate. Sign up for the daily feed here. Use this app for your mobile device and subscribe to our calendar to receive the prayer item for each day direct to your phone or tablet.
Posted 27th February 2017 | Comments 0
One of our member agencies, Christians at Work, is seeking new trustees to add to their team. Here you can read more about the vision of their work as they seek to support Christians in the workplace all across the UK. Would you be able to help them in going forward into the future?
Posted 25th February 2017 | Comments 0
During the course of this year, to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Affinity is commissioning six articles from church leaders across the UK to explain what the Reformation means to them. In this first one, Paul Yeulett, pastor of Grove Chapel, Camberwell, London, describes the effect upon him as a young man of a book that changed his view of this historic event.
Reformation 2017: Relevant or Redundant? - Paul Yeulett
Back in school days the “Reformation” was that grey and tedious topic which was laboriously studied in dusty history classrooms, with musty textbooks and fusty (and fussy) teachers. Henry VIII chopping off his wives’ heads was satisfyingly gory, but the initial chuckle at the “Diet of Worms” evaporated quickly and I could never begin to spell “transubstantiation”, much less understand what it meant.
That all changed in the summer of 1995. (read more)
Posted 24th February 2017 | Comments 0
The Autumn 2016 issue of our In Touch newsletter is now available online. This issue contains an message from our Director, Graham Nicholls, as well as ministry reports from three of our associate members: Daylight Christian Prison Trust, The Good Book Company and Jubilee Centre. There is also news of the forthcoming Theological Study Conference and details of how to book.
An online journal of evangelical theology published by the Theological Team.
The Bulletin is published three times a year by the Social Issues Team to keep evangelical churches and individual Christians informed of the implications of legislation and public policy on social issues in the UK.
Our World Focus Team has produced a range of very helpful papers containing information and advice for churches and Christians seeking to be better informed and equipped for world mission. Click on the link below for access to the World Mission resources Papers.
OSCAR, the UK Information Service for World Mission, is an Affinity Associate. Their website provides valuable resources about many aspects of world mission for both Christians and churches. Click on the link below to go to the OSCAR website.
A number of Mission Agencies are Affinity Associates. For more information click on the link
Table Talk is a series of occasional papers published by the Theological Team that address contemporary issues relevant to the lives of Christians and churches.
Mission Matters is a series of occasional papers on contemporary issues in World Mission commissioned by the World Focus Team. The purpose of Mission Matters is to stimulate thinking on significant issues in World Mission.