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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.
Members of the core team from The Globe Church – an FIEC recognised church plant starting in London this September – have attended a conference organised by our planting partners Co-Mission. FIEC Training Director Trevor Archer is part of the core team and went along to Revive in June. He reflects on an inspiring weekend grappling with the theme “Living in the Light”.
How do we reach our increasingly needy nation with the good news of Jesus Christ? Here at FIEC we believe we can do more to serve the gospel by working together. In June we held a special Vision Evening to explain our values and aspirations to a group of leaders from Independent churches. Our Head of Communication Phil Topham was there too.
Emmanuel Church Chippenham – an FIEC church in Wiltshire – has celebrated its tenth anniversary by moving into its own building and hosting a community open day. Jenny Thomas attends Emmanuel Church and has interviewed Pastor Spencer Shaw about their anniversary and their plans for the future.
The Globe Church in London is a recognised FIEC church plant which will officially launch in September. In June they held a reception evening to encourage Christians to capture their gospel vision - which they pray will extend to London and beyond. FIEC Head of Communication Phil Topham went along to find out more.
Mark Selby is an elder at Grace Church in Hilton, a small plant just outside Derby. He’s passionate about seeing new churches in areas where there is no gospel witness. To that end, he’s encouraging us to think about joining churches in places with smaller populations and taking a risk for Christ. Here’s the story of how Grace Church was launched in 2013.
Before attending Thrive – our conference for women in vocational ministry – Genevieve Jennings didn’t know what to expect. Here she explains how God answered her prayers and helped her to enjoy the time away with other female church workers who gathered in Worcestershire in May.
How can we make sure that the best support is available for pastors and their families? Earlier in May, Pastoral Ministries Director Richard Underwood gathered a group of FIEC pastors in Derbyshire to think and pray about how we can encourage greater support networks for church leaders. He explains how they got on.
For many years there hasn’t been a clear route into gospel ministry for people who are called to serve in Independent churches. The FIEC Training Fund was set up in 2012 to try and change that. Training Director Trevor Archer explains where the money comes from and introduces us to some generous donors.
In a city with more bookmakers than evangelical churches, there has never been a greater need for gospel-centred churches to encourage one another. Scotland Director Andy Hunter reports on a gathering of FIEC churches in Glasgow which was designed to do just that.
A group of FIEC churches in North Wiltshire are working together to plant a new church in Marlborough – a town which is home to members of their congregations who have been commuting a long way to church every Sunday. Emmanuel Marlborough started meeting in April as Pastor Reuben Mann explains…