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 March 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 28th February 2014 | Comments 0
We are pleased to announce that in March we are holding a day conference on the theme of 'Salt and Light' at Monyhull Church in Birmingham. The church is increasingly marginalised in the UK and so it is important, both for our witness to the life-changing power of the gospel and to show the world that the church is a force for good, that we engage with our communities in ways that both preach the gospel and also uphold righteousness and bring hope and help to our fractured society.
We have gathered a team of experienced practitioners who seek to do just this in various spheres of life. They will help us to condsider the opportunties that we have in our day to be salt and light to our world and to glorify God in the process. We look at issues of old age, helping children and young people from homes without fathers, enagaging with the homosexual community (and those within our churches who struggle with same-sex attraction), bioethical issues, (particularly at the beginning and end of life), and how to develop a church strategy to care for and serve our communities. Our main speaker is Ray Evans, Senior Pastor of Grace Community Church in Bedford. The rest of the details of what promises to be a great day can be found below.
Bring a group from your church and be inspired to make a difference in your community in 2014.
Posted 26th February 2014 | Comments 0
On Saturday APRIL 5 we are holding the first of a series of day conferences around the country to bring together people from local churches to think about what it means to be 'missional' - both in our own local community and in the wider world. Bring a group from your church as we try to think biblically and practially about having a credible local witness and take seriously the call to send workers into all the world.
The first event is in Newport, South Wales, and we hope that it will attract people from churches in Wales, the West Country and beyond. We have a good line-up of speakers and seminars, with mission agencies giving updates on their ministries. You can download a flyer for the event below, which contains a full programme of speakers, times and venue.
No prior booking is required but, if possible, let us know you are coming and which seminars you wish to attend, as this will help with our planning.
Posted 24th February 2014 | Comments 0
Following the recent changes in the legal definition of marriage in England and Wales, Affinity's Social Issues Team has spent a lot of time researching the implications of the legislation and corresponding with government departments and committees. We have now come up with a briefing paper that contains 37 questions and answers which we think will prove invaluable for churches, individual Christians and those working in education.
Posted 3rd February 2014 | Comments 0
We are very pleased to welcome two new members to the Affinity family.
Grace Baptist Partnership is a new Associate Member. GBP seeks to encourage church planting initiatives in various parts of the UK by providing 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. You can find out more about them at www.gracebaptistpartnership.org.uk
Pilgrim Mission is a new Independent Partner Church, a small fellowship that seeks to reach out to the rural communities of Aberdeenshire. They have an evangelistic heart and we want to be able to support them in prayer and with encouragement. They do not yet have a website but their pastor, Paul Jennings, can be contacted at email@example.com
Please pray for both GBP and Pilgrim Mission!
Posted 24th January 2014 | Comments 0
The Spring issue of our In Touch newsletter is now available online and will be mailed to supporters soon. This edition includes an article on how to handle disagreements as Christians, news of the work of the gospel in the Republic of Ireland, reports on recent conferences, as well as Affinity news.
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.