FIEC is a Fellowship of self-governing Independent churches. We’re not a denomination that exercises any central control over churches, but our churches are joined together with a common identity and purpose.
Fellowship is a biblical word that is often misunderstood. It doesn’t primarily mean an experience of close relationships – though it should certainly include this. Rather, it refers to having a common commitment to each other in pursuit of a common goal. For us, that common goal is reaching the nation.
FIEC is a family of churches and the practice of fellowship means we work together for the advance of the gospel.
“…you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8 NIV)
We sometimes talk of FIEC helping with the “Judea and Samaria” of a church’s mission. So, following Jesus’ model in Acts 1:8 the disciples are commanded to be witnesses “in Jerusalem” (locally) and “to the ends of the earth (globally). FIEC helps to facilitate national mission – a church’s “Judea and Samaria”.
So, we encourage churches to share resources to strengthen each other and ensure the gospel goes out across to every community across the country. We help to foster local, regional and national co-operation amongst our family of churches.
We do all this because we long to see more people come to know Christ as Lord and Saviour across our nation.
Christ-like leaders are crucial for nurturing biblical churches. That's why we seek to connect and support gospel workers.
Planting & Revitalisation
We want to see new churches started and struggling churches revitalised.
We want to encourage, equip and assist local church leadership in the vital task of raising up and training new gospel workers.
Sharing the good news of Jesus Christ must be the very heartbeat of FIEC churches.
Nations & Regions
Great Britain is made up of distinctive nations, regions and communities. So how can we reach them all?
Legal and Financial Support
We offer practical and legal advice to our family of churches in partnership with Edward Connor Solicitors.
As part of our ministry to Independent churches, we publish a number of printed resources.