FIEC churches will eventually gain access to more articles on this site, as well as the ability to update information about their church. When this facility becomes available, you will be notified and sign-in details will be provided.
We want to help gospel workers find churches to serve – and vice versa. Through Ministry Introductions we offer two distinct services:
Connecting pastors and FIEC churches. Offering guidance and a clear, confidential process for both parties.
Prepared for Service is a two year part-time programme of training which provides teaching, pastoral care and practical experience for individuals with the support of their local church.
PfS was established and run by FIEC for many years, but from September 2014 will be owned and run by Bethel Church Coventry as PfSPlus. You can read about the changes in this article.
Bethel WLA will commence their new PfSPlus course in September 2014 in Coventry. Some recruitment will continue in Reading throughout 2014 so applicants can still get a full taste of the course during interview but the first main interview date for September 2014 will be on March 15 in Coventry.
These developments not only secure future PfS provision but will also enable the full student experience for those whose course would have been cut short in 2014.
Find out more about about the course on Bethel Church’s WLA website and register your interest in enrolling on PfSPlus - APPLY NOW.
Starting in September 2012, a number of FIEC churches and individuals will be helped by the launch of Partners in Training. This scheme will provide financial help for employing and mentoring new gospel workers.
There has never been a clear 'route' into ministry for men and women from FIEC Churches, let alone a means of fellowship, networking and identity for those wishing to be trained for Independent church ministry. Now there is: it’s called The Hub Conference.
FIEC Practical Services subscribes to helpful updates from the Churches’ Legislation Advisory Service or “CLAS”. Most of the time we digest the information they provide and use it to help us produce updates tailored specifically for...
Most Independent evangelical churches are established as charities or use charities to hold their assets, but often there is confusion as to how the charity functions or even how many charities there are in connection with the church. This...
Church trustees need to be careful that their personal interests don’t conflict with the interests of the church. Early in May 2014 the Charity Commission released updated guidance on conflicts of interest for charity trustees. This...