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.
The Prayer Calendar for May 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!
Posted 30th April 2015 | Comments 0
The audio recordings of the recent conference held at Carey Baptist Church in Reading, are now available to download. The event was to encourage and equip Christians to be more courageous and effective in living for the Lord in our secular society. John Benton, editor of Evangelicals Now and pastor of Chertsey Street Baptist Church in Guildford, spoke on 'Courageous people for difficult days' and then Andrea Minichiello-Williams of Christian Concern spoke on 'Upholding truth and justice in a secular society' (this audio is in two parts due to its length). After lunch John Ling spoke on 'How to live the bioethically courageous life' and finally Roger Hitchings of Pilgrims' Friend Society spoke on 'Caring for older Christians - using them in local church ministry'.
Posted 31st March 2015 | Comments 0
Affinity has facilitated discussion between the editors of a number of evangelical publications to prepare and agree an Editorial Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct has now been approved by the editors and their respective boards and can be viewed below.
Those who have prepared and subscribed to the Code of Conduct feel it is very important for evangelical publications, whilst retaining full editorial freedom, to be committed to upholding and maintaining biblical standards and principles
If editors and boards of other evangelical publications wish to be identified with the Code of Conduct, we will be very happy to add their names to the list.
Posted 26th March 2015 | Comments 0
The Bulletin is published three times a year by Affinity’s 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.
This issue contains articles on loneliness in society and how the church can help counteract it; an assessment of the new school standards regime, marriage statistics since the introduction of same-sex marriage, the second part of a review of Herman Bavinck's book on the family, as well as all the usual important bioethical issues and legal cases.
There is indispensable material here which you can circulate electronically to church members, colleagues or friends, or print off hard copies for those who don't have access to a computer.
Posted 23rd March 2015 | Comments 0
The Autumn 2014 issue of our In Touch newsletter is now available online. This edition includes articles on new church planting initiatives, Affinity's engagement with social issues, developments at Wales Evangelical School of Theology and news of forthcoming conferences and publications.
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.
Our World Focus Team has produced a range of very helpful papers containing information and advice for churches and individuals seeking to be better equipped for the work of world mission. See the link below for access to the complete archive. In particular, we would draw your attention to Paper 9, which contains a host of valuable advice on how and where to access pre-field training, orientation and preparation options for missionary candidates.