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.
Affinity is partnering with others in a day conference taking place in Nottingham on Saturday 7 June. 'Local Church Global Mission' is an initiative to encourage churches to be active in identifying, training, sending and supporting workers for cross-cultural mission. Whether your church has been involved in missions for years or you want to explore what a global vision will look like for your church, this day conference will envision, equip and encourage you and your church in reaching the ends of the earth for Christ. Speakers on the day include Andy Paterson (FIEC) and Jonathan Lamb (Keswick Ministries and Langham Partnership).
For more information and to sign up for this event, go to the Local Church Global Mission website.
Posted 9th April 2014 | Comments 0
The April Prayer Calendar is now available to download. This enables us to pray daily for the work of the many churches and ministries in the Affinity family, seeking the Lord for his power, protection, wisdom and help in all that we do for his glory.
Posted 31st March 2014 | Comments 0
The new edition of the Affinity Social Issues Team Bulletin in now available to download. This is a bumper issue with important comment and analysis of some of the major social trends and moral issues in the UK and around the world. There is a review of William Golding's most famous work 'Lord of the Flies' sixty years on from its publication, a look at how church and state care for the elderly and vulnerable in society, major articles on the freedom of the press and secularisation, all the usual comment on bioethical issues as well as other reviews and news.
Posted 29th March 2014 | Comments 0
We are very pleased to welcome Lodge Road Church Centre, Birmingham as a new Independent Partner Church in the Affinity family. The lead elder, Martin Withers, also has close links with our Corporate Partner, the EFCC, so this is a natural extension of fellowship and support for both Martin and the membership at Lodge Road. The church is looking forward to joining with other local Affinity churches in the Birmingham area for mutual encouragement.
Posted 28th March 2014 | Comments 0
On Saturday APRIL 5 we are holding the first of a series of day conferences around the country to bring together people from local churches to think about what it means to be 'missional' - both in our own local community and in the wider world. Bring a group from your church as we try to think biblically and practially about having a credible local witness and take seriously the call to send workers into all the world.
The first event is in Newport, South Wales, and we hope that it will attract people from churches in Wales, the West Country and beyond. We have a good line-up of speakers and seminars, with mission agencies giving updates on their ministries. You can download a flyer for the event below, which contains a full programme of speakers, times and venue.
No prior booking is required but, if possible, let us know you are coming and which seminars you wish to attend, as this will help with our planning.
Posted 13th March 2014 | Comments 0
The Autumn 2013 issue of our In Touch newsletter is now available online. This edition includes articles on various evangelistic initiatives (Passion for Life, United Beach Missions, Gateway Christian Fellowship, Derry) and the role that London Theological Seminary plays in training new gospel ministers, as well as Affinity news.
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.
Table Talk is published twice a year by the Theological Team and addresses important issues relevant to the lives of Christians and churches.
Mission Matters is a series of occasional papers on contemporary issues in World Mission. It is published on line by the World Focus Team. The purpose of Mission Matters is to stimulate thinking on significant issues in World Mission.