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 February 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 29th January 2016 | Comments 0
Christian Concern have this week highlighted an urgent matter which churches may wish to consider.
In light of its 'Counter-Extremism Strategy', the government has announced plans for the registration and regulation of 'out-of-school education settings'.
The proposals could see Christian youth activities inspected and punished.
The government has issued a 'call for evidence'. Please respond, highlighting the problems with the government's approach.
Full details of the issue and how to respond to the government consultation are available here.
Posted 5th January 2016 | Comments 0
A little later than normal, the new edition of our theological journal is now available to download. This time we have an article responding to postmodern scepticism that there can be any clear and accessible meaning to biblical texts. We also have a paper from our editor on the doctrine of the Lord's Supper as understood by Adolpe Monod, a minister of the French Reformed Church in the nineteenth century. Finally, Robert Strivens, principal of London Theological Seminary, responds to John Stevens' paper on the Lord's Supper in the previous issue. Two book reviews complete the lineup in this edition of Foundations.
Posted 16th December 2015 | Comments 0
Sometimes it can be very time-consuming to wade through pages of journals looking for information on a specific subject or perhaps an article that you remember once reading. For those who would like quick access to material from our Social Issues Bulletin, help is now at hand.
A member of the Team, Norman Wells, has produced for us an index of topics, articles and authors, covering the last five years (fifteen issues) of the Bulletin. This will enable you to find subjects and information much more quickly as you are pointed to specific editions of the Bulletin which are all available in our archive, dating back to November 2010.
Thanks to Norman, we hope that this will make the Bulletin an even more useful resource than before.
Posted 1st December 2015 | Comments 0
The Family Education Trust Director, Norman Wells, is a member of Affinity's Social Issues Team and a regular contributor to our Social Issues Bulletin. The Trust publish a very helpful quarterly bulletin of news, articles and reviews. It is available both as a hard copy (£10 per annum from the FET) or as a free-to-read page on their website. Here is the latest edition:
Posted 1st December 2015 | Comments 0
The Autumn 2015 issue of our In Touch newsletter is now available online. This issue contains articles on the Free Church of Scotland's appointment of a Mission Director, church planting in Yorkshire and Greater London, how technology is being harnessed to make seminary-level theological training available to those in developing and 'closed' countries, plus news of our 2017 Study Conference.
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.