Adrian Reynolds, FIEC Head of National Ministries, leads a discussion on Independency.
FIEC is the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches and includes a network of more than 600 Independent churches across England, Scotland, and Wales. So, what makes an Independent church different to any other church? Is there a biblical case for being an Independent church? What does Independency look like in practice?
To discuss these questions and other aspects of Independent ecclesiology, Adrian is joined by Phil Topham, FIEC Executive Director, and John Stevens, FIEC National Director.
0:00 – Introduction
0:26 – What is an Independent church?
4:10 – Independency in practice
6:12 – Differences in Independent churches
9:05 – Independency in church history
14:51 – What backgrounds to Independent churches comes from?
17:02 – The biblical case for Independency
21:51 – The downsides to Independency
27:19 – External and internal credibility for leadership
You can watch a video of this discussion, and access further resources, on the FIEC website.