Lifting Your Horizons with FIEC

Why should a church join FIEC? What even is FIEC? How can a church "lift its horizons" by affiliation?

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Independent churches are not alone in Christian ministry, and FIEC (Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches) helps them to "lift their horizons" to see the big picture of reaching Britain for Christ.

In this episode, Adrian Reynolds, FIEC Head of National Ministries, is joined by Phil Topham, FIEC Executive Director, and John Stevens, FIEC National Director, to discuss what FIEC is, why a church should be affiliated, and how FIEC works. They also talk about the boundaries to joining FIEC and what kind of churches are part of the fellowship.

00:00 - Introduction
00:20
- Why should an Independent church want to join FIEC?
03:53
- Why was FIEC formed?
07:54
- What kind of churches don't join FIEC?
09:57
- What kind of churches do join FIEC?
15:37
- Boundaries of joining FIEC: doctrinal basis, ethos statements on same-sex marriage, women in ministry, and ecumenism.
24:18
- How is FIEC run?
28:51
- Voluntary donations.

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In:Dependence is FIEC’s official podcast, where you’ll hear teaching and resources for church leaders from the FIEC Ministry Team and guests from FIEC churches and partners.

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