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Church in the community

"Evangelism or social action?" We believe that question is an unhelpful one. Christians should be work hard to be a blessing as they share both the gospel and their lives with their neighbours.

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Local churches have too often hidden away in their buildings, becoming part of a Christian ghetto, strangely alienated from the community they should be serving. Whilst recognising the primacy of proclaiming the good news about Jesus, through FIEC Mission we seek to encourage our member churches to become a blessing to their communities through ministries of mercy and justice, acting like salt and light amidst the decay and darkness.

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    Church planting

    The planting of new churches is one of the best ways of sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. Grace-filled church communities have a major impact upon fractured and lonely people.

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    Revitalising churches

    Whilst many gospel churches grow through a wise, faithful and creative missional mindset, the reality is that a number of churches experience numerical decline for a number of varying reasons. The gospel heart remains, but the strength and vitality to carry out that work has diminished over the years.

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    Evangelists

    The role and work of an ‘evangelist’ has been overlooked by many Christians, or else it has been too broadly defined and understood to the exclusion of those so gifted. The reality is that evangelists are integral to local church life - and we need more of them.

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    Working cross-culturally

    The reality of multicultural Britain means that we now have the world on our doorstep. World mission begins at home.

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    The global family

    Every local church needs a global heart. The alternative simply isn't biblical. We want to help churches to be equipped for the global challenge.

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