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Who we are

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.

Belonging

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.

Resources

Affinity provides resources to help our partner churches and Christians.

These resources are also made available to churches and Christians around the world who can benefit from them.

Latest News

We need to tell a better story

The majority of people do not see churches as communities of love and care, living out the gospel that they are preaching. We need to tell a better story. 

According to research by specialist insurer Ecclesiastical, reported on the Christian Today website last week, three quarters of UK adults cannot name any of the activities that take place inside their local church other than regular services and religious festivals (read more...)

Posted 22nd August 2017 | Comments 0


The Evangelism Conference 2017

Learn to tell the gospel story in fresh ways.

In October there is a compelling and informative day conference for anyone involved in any way in gospel outreach in the local church. A top line up of speakers, and informal Q&A sessions will stimulate you to think afresh about how the old, old story of the good news about Jesus can be presented in new, new ways... (read more)

Posted 18th August 2017 | Comments 0


Barcelona Attack

Graham Nicholls, Director of Affinity, urges us pray for the situation, to keep on preaching the gospel to ourselves and our needy world and to pray that our rulers to respond wisely. [read more]

Posted 17th August 2017 | Comments 0


Mission Resource Papers

Our collection of Mission Resource Papers is a treasure-trove of helpful advice and information for churches and those wanting to know more about world mission and why this is such a key area of Christian ministry. They have been written by members of our World Focus Team and other experienced mission leaders.

All the papers are available on this website, free to download and use as you wish:

Mission Resource Papers

This month we want to highlight one in particular, concerning the steps that churches commissioning members for cross-cultural, overseas, ministry need to undertake to ensure that personnel receive adequate preparation and training for that service. Various subjects are covered but there is detailed guidance on options for cross-cultural and theological training, teaching English as a second language training
 as well as other resources available to churches guiding members preparing for overseas service.

NB: It is in the nature of education and training that courses offered and their content can change from year to year. Please check online that the information here is up to date before making any decisions about what to pursue.

MRP 9: Pre-field Training, Orientation and Preparation for Missionary Candidates

Posted 17th August 2017 | Comments 0


Power of Attorney - what are the risks?

This morning the BBC Radio 4 Today Programme carried an interview with a recently-retired senior judge who has warned over the lack of safeguards in Powers of Attorney (POA). He said the Ministry of Justice in the UK has been "disingenuous" in promoting them and the public should be more aware of the risks of attorneyship.

The segment reported on the case of a Dunkirk veteran, with early stage dementia, who gave his neighbour power of attorney, with disastrous results.

Listen to the 12-minute report here (available on BBC iPlayer until 21 August).

This warning follows on soon after Affinity published a very helpful article on the subject of Lasting Power of Attorney in its Social Issues Bulletin of July 2017. In it Roger Hitchings explains in more detail what a POA is and its advantages, while also drawing attention to their potential misuse - and how church pastors and members should take note.

Posted 15th August 2017 | Comments 0

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