To finish up the year in style, we've collected some of the things the Alliance got up to in 2016...
We made sure you know we're for you…
Watch and join us as we seek to unite the UK Church in mission and advocacy.
We celebrated our 170th birthday.
Just in case you missed it (you probably didn't), we turned 170 in 2016. We celebrated God's faithfulness throughout the year with a special edition of idea magazine, a service of celebration in London, and a very big cake.
The Evangelical Alliance Scotland launched the Scottish Public Leader programme
November saw the launch of the Scottish Public Leader programme, designed to bring together a group of emerging Scottish public leaders from different contexts for an eight month journey of equipping events, mentoring and interaction with senior public leaders from across Scotland.
We launched the Great Commission website
Lots of you have explored greatcommission.co.uk and are loving the evangelism resources we've gathered there. Launching this brilliant hub has been one of the Alliance's highlights of the year.
We didn't tell you how to vote...
...we just wanted to make sure that, as Christians, you all felt equipped and informed to vote. This year we produced an edition of idea which focused on the EU referendum, held events in Scotland, and a convened the London mayoral candidates for a hustings event.
Evangelical Alliance Wales joined Facebook…
100 days for 100 years was launched in Northern Ireland
We wanted you to Speak Up
Along with the Lawyer's Christian Fellowship, we published Speak Up to help Christians better understand the freedoms we have to share the gospel in our workplaces. Even the prime minister thought it was a good idea.
We FINALLY joined Instagram
We said a "see you later" and a "hello"…
Our brilliant director of finance and operations, Helen Calder, moved on after 17 years of service here at the Alliance. The brave soul stepping up to fill her shoes is Emrys Jones, and we're so pleased to have him with us.
And in other news...
We drank in #solidaritea with millions of others as the nation was gripped by The Archer's domestic abuse story line, and prayed for all those affected by issues around abuse.
We held a McMillan coffee morning in memory of our much-missed head of HR, Marine McKenzie, who died of cancer this year.
We celebrated our team here at the Alliance with a summer tea party.