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 latest edition of our theological journal Foundations is now available to read online or download as a PDF. The Autumn 2014 issue contains articles on the historical reliability of John's Gospel, the ethics of IVF, the doctrine of conversion in Pilgrim's Progress, and on mission in Luke's Gospel and Acts (with reference to Latin America). We also have a number of book reviews to complete another stimulating issue of over 100 pages of theological content.
Posted 2nd December 2014 | Comments 0
The December 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 1st December 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 November 2014 | Comments 0
The Bulletin is published three times a year by Affinity’s 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.
The new issue contains articles on "Tighter state control of education in England", "Guidance to public authorities following the redefinition of marriage", "How everyone might be branded an extremist", a review of Herman Bavinck on The Family, as well as all the usual important bioethical issues and legal cases.
There is indispensable material here which you can circulate electronically to church members, colleagues or friends, or print off hard copies for those who don't have access to a computer.
Posted 24th November 2014 | Comments 0
Our autumn newsletter, In Touch, is now available to download. This time we have news of a new church plant in Manchester as well as reports on the ministries of three of our associate bodies - Crosslinks, Barnabas Fund and Praise Trust. We also have news of our forthcoming Theological Study Conference and other publications.
Posted 12th November 2014 | Comments 0
The Autumn 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.