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    Access All Areas

    The Affinity Theological Study Conference is fast approaching (25th-27th Feb). Ralph Cunnington shares details about the event and explains why it’s no ordinary conference.

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    The Globe Church

    As we look forward to seeing The Globe Church launched in September, Trevor Archer tells the story behind this new London church.

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    Sharing Jesus in Enfield

    John Stevens recently visited Enfield Evangelical Free Church, an active FIEC church in north London. In two videos we find out a little bit about the church and their plans to take Jesus to the different communities within the Borough.

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    Facebook Round-Up (December 2014)

    Jonathan Bennett has been browsing Facebook to see what FIEC churches have been up to. Here are some encouraging stories he stumbled upon from the past few months.

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    Take the high road into ministry

    Scotland has a great history of theological education – and it looks to have a good future too. Andy Hunter reflects on that heritage and shares one initiative that will help prepare more men and women for ministry.

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    Send Your Best

    It’s the job of every church to be training God’s people for works of service. Dan Green explains how Banstead Community Church are investing in gospel workers – and then giving them away!

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    Does London really need another church?

    In autumn 2015, The Globe Church will be planted as a new Independent church in the heart of London. Jonty Allcock will be one of the leaders of the church and in this article he tackles some questions you might have.

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    In Dependence

    Last week saw around 470 people gather together for our 2014 Leaders’ Conference. It was a great time together – but of course we’d say that! So we asked one of the delegates, Jonny Raine, to share his highlights of the conference.

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    Independent Church

    This week sees the release of a new book which articulates something of the theology, history, practice and vision of Independent churches. The book has been compiled by our National Director, and here he gives us a brief introduction to it.

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Articles from our strands

    • A church’s guide to Twitter (Part 2)

      Twitter can seem like a foreign country to the uninitiated. In this second instalment of our Guide to Twitter we’ll be thinking a bit about how you can avoid making a cultural faux pas.

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    • A church’s guide to Twitter (Part 1)

      This paragraph is 140 characters long. That’s the maximum length of a Twitter update, known as a ‘Tweet’. What possible use could that have?

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    • Apprenticeship Schemes in Churches

      It has become more and more common in recent years for churches to offer apprenticeships to people wishing to serve the church for a period – usually one or two years. This article explains the law in relation to this, as well as some...

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    • Legal Structures for Churches

      An outline of the main types of legal structure that Independent churches can adopt. This article is an appendix to Chapter 6 in the book 'Independent Church' but will also be useful if you haven't read the book.

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    • Gospel in the City 3

      In this final article in the series, Andy Paterson shares the need to be conspicuous for the pursuit of gospel humility.

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    • Gospel in the City 2

      In this second article of a three-part series, Andy Paterson explains why we need to be convinced by the place of the gospel church.

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