Associates

Affinity has been significantly enriched as evangelical Christian agencies - Bible colleges, missions, publishers, special interest groups and a wide variety of other Christian service providers - have identified with us as Affinity Associates.

Affinity provides a context in which evangelical Christian agencies can co-operate with each other and serve the churches more effectively. The fellowship and commitment of Affinity Associates are an important part of the life and witness of Affinity.

If your organisation is interested in becoming an Affinity Associate please download the application form or contact us at office@affinity.org.uk


The current Affinity Associates are:

Albanian Evangelical Mission

The mission grew largely out of the prayer meetings for Albania which began during 1976;  visits to Albania in the 1980s by Christians on official tour groups; and the zeal of a Kosovar radio evangelist converted to Christ.  It was formed in 1986 with the aim of making the Gospel known to the Albanian people and to foster evangelical church life among them.  We pursue this by evangelistic and follow-up work; production and distribution of Christian literature in Albanian;  and relief of the poor and needy. 
For more information visit www.aemission.org

AsiaLink

The mission connects churches with ministry among the unreached peoples of Asia.  We firmly believe that God wants churches around the world to work alongside Him in fulfilling the Great Commission.  A critical feature of our work is the investment we make in these congregations to awaken and encourage this vision.  We also help indigenous church leaders to direct their own outreach among Asia's least-reached peoples. 
For more information visit www.asialink.org.uk

Barnabas Fund

Our mission is to support Christians where they are in a minority and suffer discrimination, oppression and persecution because of their faith.  We provide material and spiritual support in response to needs identified by local Christian leaders.  We encourage prayer and financial giving in support of these brothers and sisters in Christ and by speaking on their behalf.  We believe that Christians should treat all people of all faiths with love and compassion, even those who persecute them. 
For more information visit www.barnabasfund.org

Bible Centred Ministries International UK

BCMI is a global, bible-centred ministry concerned about the spiritual needs of children and dedicated to making disciples of all age groups for the Lord Jesus Christ.  We pursue this through evangelism, teaching and training by means of children's Bible clubs, mainly in schools;  children's Bible camps; and providing training to those working with children in church settings so that churches are established and strengthened. 
For more information visit www.bcm.org.uk

Carey Outreach Ministries

Our passion is to encourage, equip and empower spiritual leaders who influence hundreds of churches and many thousands of people.  We have rapidly expanded globally in response to the desperate need for solid Biblical training.  We are not content to work in places where theological resources are readily available so we advance by faith into sometimes difficult countries, spreading reformed truth in areas without established theological training centres. 
For more information visit www.careyoutreach.org

Christian Concern

Our passion is to see the UK return to the Christian faith. Our nation has been shaped and defined by this faith for hundreds of years. In recent decades the nation has largely turned her back on Jesus and embraced alternative ideas such as secular liberal humanism, moral relativism and sexual license as is to be seen in widespread family breakdown, immorality and social disintegration.

We believe that this nation has a hope found in Jesus Christ. We seek to awaken the Church and we want to work to infuse a biblical worldview into every aspect of society and to be a strong Christian voice in the public sphere,

For more information visit  www.christianconcern.com

 

Christian Focus Publications

CFP is all about the message of the Gospel;  God's Word communicated in the Bible.  We produce Christian books with the express purpose of staying faithful to the infallible Word and reaching out to our world with His Gospel.  We aim to equip all levels of readers for life, work, ministry and mission.  We have books that have been translated into over 70 different languages.  We are a distinctively evangelical, though not denominational, publisher.
For more information visit www.christianfocus.com

Christians at Work

Christians at Work aims to encourage Christians in the professional, administrative and scientific sectors to identify with the vision for ministry and witness in the working world. At present there are around 300 affiliated Christian Fellowship groups representing a wide variety of professions and sectors of industry.  We are focusing on three main areas of development:  facilitating witness in the work place by Workplace Groups, by Individuals and by Local Churches. 
For more information visit www.caw.uk.net

Contact for Christ

Contact for Christ is an agency which puts people who are investigating the Christian faith in touch with someone local who can help them find answers to their questions. It has provided this service to enquirers (aged 16+) in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland since 1976. Contact for Christ is a unique service in that it requires all of those who wish to become a “Contact for Christto be registered: to complete an application form and provide the names of two referees. The Contact for Christ register is comprised of around 700 Christians drawn from a wide range of evangelical churches.
For more information visit www.deo-gloria.co.uk/cfc.php

Contact for Christ currently has some gaps in its coverage. The link below shows the places where people are needed to follow-up enquiries about becoming a Christian:

Gaps in coverage

Cor Deo

Cor Deo exists to multiply believers 'after God's own heart'.  Join us as we respond to God together and share His heart with others!  Cor Deo offers a variety of events and programmes:  a 6 month full-time training programme;  'Delighted by God' conferences;  evening classes;  1 day seminars and a week long intensive giving a taste of Cor Deo training, studying the Bible, theology, history and ministry. 
For more information visit www.cordeo.org.uk

Cornerstone North East

We are an Independent Fostering and Post Adoption Support Agency specialising in offering permanent homes to children in the care of Local Authorities.  We provide 'forever families' who care for a child or a sibling group, beyond their time in care.  Many children we have placed 'forever' (on a permanent basis) have now been adopted by their foster carers.  We support our families throughout the adoption process and after the adoption order has been granted.
For more information visit www.cornerstonenortheast.co.uk

Crosslinks

Crosslinks is an international mission society with its roots in the Bible, working largely, though not exclusively, within the worldwide Anglican Communion.  Our business is making Christ known through the teaching of God's Word in the power of the Holy Spirit.   We do this by organising gospel partnerships across cultural boundaries.  We are enthusiasts for creative worldwide mission.  Our slogan is 'God's Word for God's World'. 
For more information visit www.crosslinks.org

Daylight Christian Prison Trust

Daylight, working in partnership with prison chaplains, supports prisoners during their sentence and provides practical post-release support to ex-offenders, to reduce the likelihood of re-offending.  Daylight works to share the Gospel of Christ with prisoners and to support them during their sentence by running chapel services, group Bible studies, one-to-one Bible studies, writing to individual prisoners and visiting prisoners needing individual support.
For more information visit www.daylightcpt.org

Day One Christian Ministries

Day One started in 1831 as the Lord's Day Observance Society. Today, Day One, through preaching, publications and parliamentary action, campaigns for Sunday to be a day of worship and rest, particularly as it is increasingly under threat from retail businesses, sports events and entertainment.  Publishing became a core activity for Day One with the mission to publish and promote exciting and unique, high quality, Bible-based media to a worldwide market.
For more information visit www.dayone.co.uk

Evangelical Housing Association Ltd.

The EHA was established in 1974 to serve the needs of retiring FIEC or Grace Baptist affiliated ministers and their wives, as well as similarly affiliated missionaries who have served abroad or in the UK.  The aim is to provide a secure home for the retirement of those who have lived in church or mission housing throughout their years in the Lord's service.  At present the association owns and manages 18 properties throughout England and Wales.
For more information visit www.evangelicalhousingassociation.org.uk

Evangelical Press

EP is a non-profit publisher of books and a mission organisation.  Its mission is to place sound Christian books and sound Biblical teaching all across the world in multiple languages.  It serves a reformed, conservative, evangelical constituency.  Sales of books are intended to fund mission activities where overflow permits;  books are supplied almost at cost for mission purposes.
For more information visit www.evangelicalpress.org

Gospel For Asia

Gospel for Asia's mission is to share the Good News of Jesus with those who have never heard his name.  We train and send national missionaries to reach out into areas where the Good News of Jesus Christ has not yet been heard.  For over 30 years Gospel for Asia continues to bring aid and hope to some of the most downtrodden people in the Eastern Hemisphere.
For more information visit www.gfauk.org

Go Teach

Our purpose is to glorify God by advancing the Christian faith through the production of Bible teaching material for use with children and young people.  While taking into account what is suitable for each age group, the teaching material is based on a syllabus designed to teach fundamental Bible truth; give a basic framework of Bible history;  teach the main events of the life and work of Christ and introduce the Bible's other main characters and events.
For more information visit www.goteach.org.uk

Grace Baptist Partnership

The partnership aims to bring together representatives of our various Grace Baptist constituencies for concerted prayer and joint endeavour in the area of church planting.  Our aim is to help churches plant churches and the partnership itself will not plant churches.  We will provide Biblical counsel, training, practical experience, research and assessment services and materials helpful in worship and witness for those involved in planting new Grace Baptist churches. 
For more information visit www.gracebaptistpartnership.org.uk

Jubilee Centre

The Jubilee Centre is a Christian social reform organisation that offers a Biblical perspective on contemporary issues and underlying trends in society, of relevance to the general public.  We believe the Bible describes a coherent vision for society that has enduring relevance for Britain and the world in the 21st Century.  We seek to study, disseminate and apply this vision in order to provide a positive response to the challenges faced by individuals, communities and policy makers. 
For more information visit www.jubilee-centre.org

London Seminary

London Seminary was established in 1977 under the vision and leadership of Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones, for the purpose of training men for pastoral and preaching ministry.  Since then, a large number of men have completed the course and are now serving the Lord as pastors, preachers and missionaries in the United Kingdom and in countries across the globe.  The course is founded upon principles that are Biblical, theological, contemporary, practical, Free Church and affordable. 
For more information visit www.londonseminary.org

John Owen Centre Study Breaks

Preaching and Pastors online journal

Oak Hill Theological College

Oak Hill aims to provide the best possible training for gospel ministry.  We want students to increase their knowledge of God and his Word and to develop the ability to share that knowledge with people around them.  At the same time, we want students to mature as Christians and show Christ to others in all that they say and do.  To this end, we offer programmes in Theological and Pastoral Studies.  
For more information visit www.oakhill.ac.uk

OSCAR - UK Information Service for World Mission

If you are involved or interested in missionary or Christian work overseas, OSCAR is your gateway to useful UK related information, advice and resources.  OSCAR is designed to take the 'leg work' out of finding missions related information.  It helps you locate the organisations, services and resources you need and puts you in complete control of managing your own situation, whether you are a cross-cultural worker, supporter or enquirer.
For more information visit www.oscar.org.uk

Praise Trust

Praise! Online is the newest and easiest way to get all the available Praise! resources and to keep up to date with new additions and features.  It includes a regular supply of recent hymns, songs and newly commissioned items, along with support for your musicians.  The Praise! hymn book contains 1,000 of the best of modern hymns and songs, together with strong traditional hymns and every Biblical Psalm, all in the language of the 21st Century.
For more information visit www.praise.org.uk

Radstock Ministries

Radstock is a global network of churches connected for mission.  At the heart of the Radstock network are our member churches, sharing the same faith, values and vision.  We aim to develop relationships of trust and tangible co-operation between churches in and from diverse cultures by means of sharing experience, expertise, cultural understanding and resources.
For more information visit www.radstock.org

ReachAcross (formerly known as Red Sea Mission Team)

ReachAcross is dedicated to sharing the Gospel with Muslims and serving them in practical ways. We seek to serve Muslims throughout the world: in the traditional heartlands of Islam, in the west, and wherever they may be found.  ReachAcross has  workers throughout the Muslim world committed to bringing the word of God and his practical love to unreached Muslims, no matter how difficult or inaccessible that may be.
For more information visit www.reachacross.net

Reformation Today Trust

Reformation Today is the journal of the 'International Fellowship of Reformed Baptists', linking Baptist leaders around the world who hold to the doctrines of grace so clearly taught in our early Baptist confessions.  We aim to encourage churches and individuals throughout the (English speaking) world to embrace and hold the Biblical Faith outlined by the London Confession of Faith (1689)..  To this end it publishes theological and historical articles by contemporary writers.
For more information visit www.reformation-today.org

Sharing Christ Internationally

The object of the Trust is the advancement of the Christian faith throughout the world.  The work done in line with the above objective includes evangelism, translation, publication and distribution of the Bible and a range of Christian books, songs and films into Mongolian.  Editions of the Mongolian Bible include a small print version and a large print version for those with low vision available in secular bookshops in Ulaan Baatar also available in South Korea, USA and UK.
For more information visit www.scionline.org.uk

SixtyEightFive

We provide a mentoring and Chaplaincy service to schools, offering support to individuals and small groups as well as speaking in RE lessons and assemblies.  We also provide, both in schools and off-site, Short Course Certificates in a number of subjects such as: Religion, Volunteering and Food Wise. We can deliver a number of services to churches and Christian organisations in the area of youth work, men's ministries and advice with parenting, health and employment.
For more information visit www.sixtyeightfive.co.uk

Straight Talk Television Ltd

Our website highlights the Godward significance of contemporary events, helping Christians to think like Christians who have an understanding of the times.  We all possess a 'world view' - a grid reference by which we try to understand, interpret and analyse events.  When someone becomes a Christian, that world view changes dramatically as he or she begins to see that the key to what takes place in our world and lives lies in the 'behind the scenes' activity of an omnipotent God.
For more information visit www.sttv.co.uk 

The Good Book Company

We are dedicated to helping individual Christians and local churches grow.  We believe that God's growth process always starts with hearing clearly what He has said to us through His timeless Word - the Bible.  We strive to provide resources that promote daily Bible reading, enable evangelism, equip churches for Word-centred ministry, train the Bible teachers of the future and support overseas mission.
For more information visit www.thegoodbook.co.uk

The Porterbrook Network

Our passion is to make theological education available in the local church, to mobilise men and women for ministry and mission.  Our courses give Christians a renewed vision for the centrality of the local church in mission and train people for evangelism and cultural engagement.  Our key aims are to facilitate the extension of theological education into contexts with little or no gospel training or witness and to facilitate church planting.
For more information visit www.theporterbrooknetwork.org

Porterbrook Courses

Time for Change Ministries

Time for Change Ministries provide Biblical resources for use in the prison environment. These resources are written in a way that clearly expounds the passage and presents the gospel, while taking into account certain factors that specifically affect prisoners. These include the average literacy level of a UK prisoner, prevalent mental health issues, ADHD and vulnerabilities of prisoners. The result is an interactive and engaging presentation of the Bible.
For more information visit www.tfcministries.org.uk

True Freedom Trust

TfT is a confidential Christian support and teaching ministry that holds to authentically Biblical teaching on sexuality.  We offer support to individuals who experience same-sex attraction but who choose not to embrace a gay identify or to pursue a same-sex relationship because of convictions of faith.  We also support families, friends and church leaders of those who experience same-sex attraction.
For more information visit www.truefreedomtrust.co.uk

United Beach Missions

UBM consists of Beach Mission teams, 'Christian Answer' (the open air preaching wing of UBM) Teams, and International Student Outreach Teams.  Each summer we operate about 90 missions around the UK, the Republic of Ireland and continental Europe.  UBM provides a great opportunity for Christians to serve, whether old or young, extravert or quiet.  All that is required is a desire to share the Gospel.
For more information visit www.ubm.org.uk

Dates and Destinations 2012

UFM Worldwide

UFM works in partnership with more than 50 UK churches in sending missionaries into cross-cultural ministry.  God calls missionaries and churches send them out.  We work with churches to make this possible and to provide the expertise needed to work effectively in cross-cultural mission.  We also work with partner missions and churches around the world.  Our great concern is not to preach ourselves but to proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord. 
For more information visit www.ufm.org.uk

Union School of Theology (formerly WEST)

UST is an integral part of UNION.  Union is all about mission: growing leaders for growing churches.  Yet mission must be theologically fuelled if it is to be fruitful and hardy. Union operates in four interrelating departments: Research; School: Resources; and Mission.  The School department operates as UST which is about growing leaders at their Bridgend, south Wales campus and in learning communities to deliver a world-class theological education - from BA to PhD.

For more information visit www.ust.ac.uk