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 October 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 29th September 2014 | Comments 0
Booking for our next Study Conference opens today. Next February 25-27 we will be considering the theme of 'Union with Christ' with the help of papers provided in advance by Cor Bennema, Tim Ward, Bob Letham, John Fesko, David McKay and Paul Wells.
The format of the conference is considered to be unique by many people who attend. Carl Trueman said of the 2011 event that it was 'probably the most helpful' conference he had ever attended: 'The structure was great: speakers sent papers in advance; they introduced them briefly at the conference; the conference then broke into small groups for discussion; and then reconvened for plenary debate. True conversational theology... the discussion groups, consisting of academics and pastors, pushed everything to its implications for the local church... differences were respected but not relativised; and good humour and thoughtfulness characterised everything.'
Download the booking form for further information and sign up to be part of our fellowship and conversation next February:
Posted 25th September 2014 | Comments 0
The September 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 30th August 2014 | Comments 0
The new edition of the Affinity Social Issues Bulletin in now available to download. This has a major article by Norman Wells, Director of the Family Education Trust, on Why the family matters, a review of the Care Act 2014 and what this means for churches by Roger Hitchings, as well as all the usual comment on bioethical matters by John Ling, along with analysis of recent social trends and news on current legal cases of interest to Christians.
Posted 5th August 2014 | Comments 0
The latest edition of our theological journal Foundations is now available to read online or download as a PDF. The Spring 2014 issue contains three articles that seek to evaluate the growing trend towards 'gospel partnerships' both in the US and now, increasingly, in the UK. Are they a positive development? When examined in the light of Scripture, what are the opportunities and dangers they represent? Does the UK have anything to learn from the experience of such partnerships in the US? Kevin DeYoung & Ryan Kelly, Carl Trueman and John Stevens take different points of view so it all makes for a very helpful and provoking discussion. This issue also contains an article by Paul Helm on New Testament ethics, with particular reference to modern warfare. We also have a number of book reviews to complete another stimulating issue
Posted 3rd August 2014 | Comments 0
The Spring 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.