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  • Does London really need another church?

    Does London really need another church? primary image

    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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    Pulling in the Same Direction

    What do Jersey and Coventry have in common? They’re the locations of the two newest churches in our Fellowship! John Stevens introduces us to them.

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    Going Further

    Last month Trevor Archer enjoyed 24 hours with the current cohort of students who are undertaking the Cornhill Plus course. Here he tells us all about the course, FIEC’s involvement and a run-in with an ex-England rugby captain.

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    Serving Women

    Richard Underwood gives an update on an exciting development for FIEC supporting women in ministry.

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    Those with Gifts of Administration

    There are many people in our churches who serve faithfully and without fuss “behind the scenes”. Tricia Campbell, Church Administrator at Ridgeway Church, gives us a glimpse into the life of an Administrator and shares about a conference that exists to equip them.

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    Confessions of an Ungrateful Pastor

    How thankful are you for your church? Steve Levy, Pastor of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Swansea, explains why thankfulness is such an essential characteristic for Christ’s people.

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    Thrilled, Encouraged & Praying

    Many of us are experiencing that back-to-school feeling with ministries and activities restarting after the summer break. John Stevens, our National Director, shares his biggest FIEC encouragements at the start of a new term.

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    Prepared for the Future

    Trevor Archer reports back from the final graduation service of PfS in Reading and the first days of the new PfSPlus course in Coventry.

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Articles from our strands

    • 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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