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.
Book now for the forthcoming Local Church Global Mission conference on Saturday 25 February at Oak Hill College, London.
With main speaker Steve Timmis (Acts 29) and various seminars (Andy Lines, Crosslinks; Peter Ozodo, CAPRO; Rory Bell, TnT Ministries; Sheila Stephen, Union School of Theology) it promises to be an encouraging and inspiring day for local churches to be further equipped for global mission.
Need a reason to attend? Read Andy Lines' blog on 'Raising up workers for the global task'. It begins:
"One undertaker used to sign off his correspondence with ‘Yours eventually’..."
Posted 13th January 2017 | Comments 0
The Reformanda Initiative announces that the 2017 Rome Scholars Network (RSN) will take place from 23–29 June, 2017 in Rome, Italy. This week long seminar is designed to create a context for evangelical scholars and leaders to:
More information and details of how to book can be found here.
Posted 4th January 2017 | Comments 0
The Prayer Calendar for January 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 20th December 2016 | Comments 0
I recently attended a speed awareness course. It was a fantastic course. Not just the road safety training, which was useful, but the whole experience of a group of people being obliged to be together at 7:45am when we’d all have rather been somewhere else was interesting.
Posted 12th December 2016 | Comments 0
Foundations number 71 is published today - 108 pages of theological writing, free to read online or download:
It contains the concluding part of Ted Turnau’s dialogues concerning cultural engagement. Two articles address the doctrine of creation: David Green highlights how the church’s focus on origins has caused it to neglect the biblical emphasis of God’s “present continuous” activity in the world and the way that this displays his glory. Then John James challenges the view that the intent of Genesis 1 was to establish the age of the earth. In the fourth article, Stephen Clark examines the relationship between Word and Spirit against the background of recent publications by Ralth Cunnington and Bob Letham, followed by a brief response from Bob. We also have reviews of books on the Psalms, marriage and divorce, the conscience, Newton on the Christian Life, eternal subordination, and the incarnation.
Posted 12th December 2016 | Comments 0
How should the church of Jesus Christ respond to the rapidly increasing hostility it faces in the Western world? What should we do when public discourse, government, education and media seek to eradicate all Christian influence? Is there any validity in the separatism of the so-called ‘Benedict option’? What does it mean to be faithful to God’s calling to his church in a generation when the moral order is changing around us?
The conference brings together pastors, church leaders, theological students and others who seek to respond biblically and theologically to one of the pressing issues of our day. A team of experienced pastors and scholars will address the subject from biblical, historical and practical perspectives to inform and stimulate our corporate discussion.
Please come and join us in March 2017 - the conference is open to both men and women.
Go to our dedicated webpage for full details and to book online, or just click the button and make your booking now.
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.