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Teaching and resources for church leaders to help Independent churches work together to reach Britain for Christ.
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An interview with FIEC Mission Director Andy Paterson about his new series on the FIEC website titled 'Evangelism for Every Believer'. In this series, Andy argues that every single follower of Jesus Christ has a role to play in ways that are both natural and free from false guilt. You can see the latest articles in the series on the FIEC website.
All the evidence is that families are struggling under this lockdown. The pressures of working from home, looking after children at home, and issues of mental health means we want to think through how we can care for families and children well. FIEC National Director John Stevens is joined by Families Workers Kathryn Jackson (Cornerstone Church, Nottingham), Dean Dryden, and Pete Woodcock (Cornerstone Church, Kingston) to discuss the unique situations families are currently in, and ways churches can support them during this time. You can watch this webinar and access further resources on the FIEC website.
As church begins to open more as lockdown is eased, there will be the challenge of drawing those teams back together and drawing new people in so it's important for us to think about how we care for and support our volunteers. In this webinar, FIEC Church Leadership Consultant Ray Evans helps think through how to lead volunteers well in this time of coronavirus restriction, and beyond. You can watch this webinar, access further resources, and book for future webinars on the FIEC website.
During this week's Leadership in Lockdown webinar, FIEC National Director John Stevens gave an update on the coronavirus lockdown and how it impacts churches and their ministry. You can watch this update and the full webinar ('Leading Volunteers Through Covid and Beyond') on the FIEC website.
How can church leaders use social media in the best possible way, and what are the opportunities and dangers it presents? FIEC Associate National Director Adrian Reynolds is joined by Dan Green, pastor at Banstead Community Church in Surrey, to define social media, look at the positive opportunities and dangerous challenges of social media, and to consider how the Bible encourages us to think about how we use words. You can watch this webinar, along with an update on the latest coronavirus guidance for churches, on the FIEC website.
During this week's Leadership in Lockdown webinar, FIEC National Director John Stevens gave an update on the coronavirus lockdown and how it impacts churches and their ministry. You can watch the video update and webinar ('Not So Social Media') on the FIEC website.
Elisabeth Smyth retired in September 2020 after more than 20 years of service with the Fellowship, latterly transforming our work amongst women in ministry as our first Women’s Ministry Co-ordinator. Phil Topham interviews Elisabeth as she recalls some of her experiences during more than 20 years of service and shares her hopes for the future. You can watch this interview on the FIEC website.
What will mission look like for churches in the post-Covid world? In this webinar FIEC National Director John Stevens is joined by Ed Stetzer, professor and dean at Wheaton College and Executive Director of the Billy Graham Center, to discuss mission in the post-Covid church. This is followed by a Q&A with church leaders.  You can watch this webinar and find further resources on the FIEC website.
How can churches care for women during the lockdown period, and beyond? FIEC National Director John Stevens is joined by FIEC's Women's Ministry team - Elinor Magowan, Rachel Sloan, and Gabby Samuel - to think about what women's ministry has looked like during lockdown, and how to go forward in women's ministry. You can watch the webinar recording, and access further resources, on the FIEC website.
During this week's Leadership in Lockdown webinar, FIEC National Director gave an update on the current coronavirus law and guidance for places of worship in England. The update included implications of the new Tier system, new singing guidance, and church leaders' liabilities.   You can watch the presentation, plus the webinar it was taken from, titled 'Women's Ministry in Lockdown and Beyond', on the FIEC website.
Assessing and understanding the medical background of Covid can help as we navigate the different views about coronavirus and the following lockdown. To help assess and understand the medical background of Covid, FIEC National Director John Stevens is joined by Dr Peter Saunders, former general surgeon and Chief Executive of the Christian Medical Fellowship, now CEO of the International Christian Medical and Dental Association. Greg Strain, pastor of Spicer Street Church in St Albans, offers a pastor's perspective on the medical side of Covid. You can watch the webinar and access further resources on the FIEC website.
How can pastors deal with the additional pressures they face due to the pandemic? Johnny Prime (FIEC Associate National Director) looks at how the pandemic is affecting the pressures on pastors, and gives advice for how to deal with those struggles. The webinar also includes and update from John Stevens (FIEC National Director) on how the pandemic is currently affecting churches in Britain, alongside an outline of the latest restrictions. You can watch this webinar and access further resources on the FIEC website.
FIEC’s National Director gives a message to church leaders in England as they enter a new national lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. You can watch a video recording of this message and read a full transcript on the FIEC website.
How should we manage division in our churches - in church leadership and within our congregations? FIEC National Director John Stevens is joined by FIEC's Church Leadership Consultant Ray Evans to explore this topic with teaching from Acts 15 and 16. This is followed by a short Q&A with church leaders. You can watch the webinar and access further resources on the FIEC website.
Presented during this week's Leadership in Lockdown webinar, John Stevens gives an update on the new coronavirus restrictions from the national lockdown in England which starts today (5 November), and their implications for churches. This is followed by a Q&A with church leaders. You can watch this presentation and access further resources on the FIEC website.
How can we help people to deal with the fear, stress, loneliness and depression caused by the pandemic and lockdown life? In this webinar, FIEC National Director John Stevens outlines what the implications for church ministry are from the latest coronavirus restrictions before inviting Alan Thomas, Professor of Old Age Psychiatry at Newcastle University, to speak about the mental health implications of the Covid-19 pandemic. This was followed by a Q&A session on the topic and the latest restrictions. You can watch the full webinar and access further resources on the FIEC website.
How can we plan to make the most of the opportunities at Christmas with the limitations we're facing due to the coronavirus? In this Leadership in Lockdown webinar and Q&A, FIEC National Director John Stevens gives an update on the latest coronavirus guidelines and the implications of the Three-Tier system on church services. John is then joined by three church leaders who share their plans for Christmas outreach under coronavirus restrictions: Kathryn Jackson (Cornerstone Church, Nottingham), Mike Kendall (St Neots Evangelical Church), and Neil Tallamy (Baglan Community Church). Jonathan Carswell also gives a presentation of Christmas resources available for church leaders to use in their outreach this year. You can watch this webinar, and access further resources, on the FIEC website.
This webinar aims to help church leaders in Wales think through church ministry during the coronavirus lockdown, and to hear what some churches are currently doing. The webinar is hosted by Jonathan Thomas, pastor of Cornerstone Evangelical Church in Abergavenny. He is joined by FIEC National Director John Stevens to look through the current coronavirus guidelines for Wales, and three church leaders in Wales to share what ministry currently looks like in their churches: Jonny Raine (Pontrhydyrun Baptist Church), Tim Gill (Newtown Evangelical Church), and Dafydd Cunningham (Ebenezer Baptist Church). You can access further resources for this webinar on the FIEC website.
The focus of this Leadership in Lockdown webinar is to look at how churches in Scotland have fared over the past six months. Paul Rees, pastor at Charlotte Chapel, Edinburgh, opens with a reflection from God's word, before FIEC's Scotland and the North of England Director Andy Hunter goes through a survey of Scottish churches conducted over the past six months. This is followed by three church leaders in Scotland who share the experiences and plans at their churches and the leadership challenges faced: Greig Ferguson, Yoker Evangelical Church, Glasgow; Peter Fullerton, Refuge Church, Glasgow; Alan McKnight, Harper Church, Glasgow. You can watch this webinar and download further resources on the FIEC website.
How can we serve our churches well when coronavirus restrictions mean we can't sing in corporate worship? The theme of this Leadership in Lockdown webinar is corporate worship in our churches when we can't sing. FIEC's National Director John Stevens gives a brief update on the latest coronavirus guidance. Then Adrian Reynolds, one of FIEC's Associate National Directors, introduces three presentations on how to serve our churches in corporate worship under the current coronavirus restrictions. He is joined by musicians and church leaders: Andrew McKenna, Associate Minister at Christ Church Banstead and part of the national team of Music Ministry UK; Aaron Johnson, Pastor at Springwood Church; Phil Moore, Director of Ministry for Youth and Music at Cornerstone Church. You can watch this webinar and access further resources on the FIEC website.
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