Published by FIEC, Primer is designed to help those in church leadership stay theologically sharp and engaged.
Each issue focuses on one area of theology, surveying current debates alongside historical perspectives. Primer is published twice a year and additional study resources are available at PrimerHQ.com
David Shaw, FIEC Theological Adviser, is the Editor of Primer. He gives a one minute introduction in the video on the right and also explains more about Primer in this article.
Primer is distributed by The Good Book Company for £4.99.
Below is a sample from Primer issue 01.
Together is our supporter magazine. Published twice a year it includes updates from FIEC and its churches to encourage us to pray and support one another as we work together to reach Britain for Christ.
We’re not ashamed about being a Fellowship of Independents. Neither do we think it’s a contradiction. We're driven by our biblical convictions.
We are very aware that FIEC is not the only group of evangelical churches in the UK, and that our nation will not be reached for Christ by any single family of churches alone. We highly value good working relationships with other evangelicals who share our gospel convictions.
We are determined to protect the liberties of our churches to preach the gospel and practice their faith in the public sphere.
Each part of Great Britain has its own culture with particular challenges and blessings. That’s why we encourage FIEC churches to partner together on gospel initiatives in their region – it helps them to reflect the specific needs of their location.
We recognise that the challenges of ministering the gospel are different in different parts of Great Britain. It’s for that reason that we appointed FIEC Scotland Director Andy Hunter.
In 2015 we gathered together pastors from our churches across Wales to discuss how FIEC can best serve the gospel across the country.