IN DEPENDENCE clarifying our fellowship

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Clarifying Our Fellowship

The proposed changes to FIEC's Doctrinal Basis, Ethos Statement, and Constitution are designed to clarify our beliefs and fellowship in the current cultural context.


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In this episode, Phil Topham (Executive Director), Ian Jones (Chair of the FIEC Trust Board), and Adrian Reynolds (Head of National Ministries) discuss the proposed changes to the Doctinral Basis, Ethos Statment on Women in Ministry, and Constitution. They talk about why the changes are being considered and respond to some of the feedback from FIEC churches.

You can read more about the proposed changes on the FIEC website.

00:00 - Introduction
- Dialogue about the changes
- Adding clarity on marriage to the Doctrinal Basis
09:54 - What about other issues?
12:29 - Why add it to the Doctrinal Basis, not just the Ethos Statement?
- Should churches update their own doctrinal basis?
- Addressing the “eternal functional subordination” of the Son (EFS)
- Adding online AGMs to the Constitution
- Next steps to vote in the changes
- Should these changes be announced to local churches?

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