Local Church & Community

Local churches are microcosms of society, called to be salt and light, and walking in God’s ways in every area of life. How can relational churches thrive with a mission to transform their communities?

Featured: Shining in the Sun

A resource for people who are committed to seeing the good news of Jesus make a deep and lasting difference to every aspect of their cities.

It introduces three biblical themes that can inform Christian social engagement. The kingdom of God, the creation-fall-redemption worldview and biblical law expressed in relational terms are shown to offer complementary narratives for transformation. The simple metaphor of salt and light is then translated into a strategy for individual believers, local churches and Christian organisations to work together to make a lasting impact in their city.

Cambridge Papers

Pitfalls in combatting persecution

  Summary A great number of Western Christians have laudably invested their time, money, and energy to confront the massive global ...

Integration, assimilation and British values

 Invested citizenship and 21st century ‘belonging’   Summary This paper proposes a new approach to citizenship in the UK. It tracks the ...

Peacebuilding and the ending of apartheid

    'Whatever the reasons, when forgiveness happens it is always a miracle of grace. The obstacles in its way are immense.' - Miroslav Volf ...

Videos

Church buildings reflect the theology of those who built them. What seems central - is it the altar for sacraments, the pulpit for preaching or the stage for the worship band? Yet our church buildings have a much deeper story to tell and a significant role to play in the communities around them. In this event we reflect theologically on church buildings and explore the opportunities as well as challenges which they bring.

This online panel discussion features architect and Cambridge Paper author, Nigel Walter, Dr Dee Dyas (Director, Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture at the University of York), Bishop John Inge (author of A Christian Theology of Place) and Dr Anne Dawtry (Archdeacon of Halifax).

Reimagining Church Buildings: Panel Discussion

Church buildings reflect the theology of those who built them. What seems central - is it the altar for sacraments, the pulpit for preaching or the stage for the worship band? Yet ...

German version of the Jubilee Centre/CPFE film 'Safe Haven? Responding to Europe's Refugee/migration crisis'.

Clic here for more information

Ein sicherer Hafen? Europas Fluchtlingskrise wartet auf Antwort

German version of the Jubilee Centre/CPFE film 'Safe Haven? Responding to Europe's Refugee/migration crisis'. Clic here for more information

A film by Jubilee Centre/CPFE setting out the main issues surrounding the refugee crisis, priorities for public policy and options for Christians to make a difference.

Click here for more details on the issues and ideas in the film.

Safe Haven? Responding to the European Refugee/Migration Crisis

A film by Jubilee Centre/CPFE setting out the main issues surrounding the refugee crisis, priorities for public policy and options for Christians to make a difference. Click here ...

Podcasts

From our 2011 Big Society and the Church conference, Dr Daniel Strange, author of the Jubilee Centre's 2005 Cambridge Paper 'Co-belligerence and common grace' and lecturer in Culture, Religion and Public Theology at Oak Hill Theological College considers whether the 'Big Society' is the right sort of opportunity for the Church.

Podcasts
Christian involvement in the Big Society: a means to what end?

From our 2011 Big Society and the Church conference, Dr Daniel Strange, author of the Jubilee Centre's 2005 Cambridge Paper 'Co-belligerence and common grace' and lecturer in ...

A talk given to the General Assembly of the European Evangelical Alliance in Northampton, October 2014. 

It was one talk in a series put together by Jubilee Centre for the conference theme, 'Relationships: the DNA of the Church, the Evangelical Alliance and its Mission'.

Podcasts
Relational Evangelism

A talk given to the General Assembly of the European Evangelical Alliance in Northampton, October 2014.  It was one talk in a series put together by Jubilee Centre for the ...

In this second of two talks, pastor Gordon Dalzell asks what we need to do in order to build relational churches and considers the impact of church life on social reform.

Podcasts
More on Building a Relational Church

In this second of two talks, pastor Gordon Dalzell asks what we need to do in order to build relational churches and considers the impact of church life on social reform.

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Building relational economies for financial stability, economic justice and social cohesion.

Local Church & Community

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How can relational churches thrive with a mission to transform their communities?

Worldview & Ideologies

Worldview & Ideologies

Reconsidering our fundamental beliefs and assumptions about the world.

Politics & Government

Politics & Government

How do we encourage politics for the common good?

Arts & Popular Culture

Arts & Popular Culture

Making room for artists to challenge the way we see God and the world.

Welfare

Welfare

How can we rethink welfare as more than just a political issue?

Environment

Environment

Today’s environmental issues are theological and relational at heart.

Family & Sexual Ethics

Family & Sexual Ethics

How do we strengthen the basic unit of society: the extended family?

Science & Technology

Science & Technology

How can science and technology serve true human flourishing?

Economy & Business

Economy & Business

Building relational economies for financial stability, economic justice and social cohesion.

Local Church & Community

Local Church & Community

How can relational churches thrive with a mission to transform their communities?

Worldview & Ideologies

Worldview & Ideologies

Reconsidering our fundamental beliefs and assumptions about the world.

Politics & Government

Politics & Government

How do we encourage politics for the common good?

Arts & Popular Culture

Arts & Popular Culture

Making room for artists to challenge the way we see God and the world.

Welfare

Welfare

How can we rethink welfare as more than just a political issue?

Environment

Environment

Today’s environmental issues are theological and relational at heart.

Family & Sexual Ethics

Family & Sexual Ethics

How do we strengthen the basic unit of society: the extended family?

Science & Technology

Science & Technology

How can science and technology serve true human flourishing?

Economy & Business

Economy & Business

Building relational economies for financial stability, economic justice and social cohesion.

Local Church & Community

Local Church & Community

How can relational churches thrive with a mission to transform their communities?