The Hub Conference
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.
HUB (noun) a centre around which other things revolve or from which they radiate; a focus of activity, authority, etc.
The Hub Conference is an annual weekend conference in January which ran for the first time in 2013 (you can see a few photos here). Led by experienced FIEC pastors, evangelists, church planters, women’s workers, and children & youth workers, our aim is for The Hub to be the primary place in FIEC where individuals in, or considering, training can access the information, resources, advice and financial help they need.
The Hub Conference 2014 will take place 17th-19th January 2014 in Newport Pagnell (near Milton Keynes). You can find out all of the details and book online here.
You can also watch a series of short videos in our Resources section which tackle some questions you might have about future ministry. Click here to see the current collection.
Our ambition for FIEC Churches is that they become communities where every member is encouraged to grow as a follower of the Lord and use their life and gifts for His glory.
We are working with both colleges and churches that provide theological and ministry training to ensure that they understand the particular needs and challenges of ministry in Independent Churches.
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.
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.