Conservative Christian Fellowship

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Conservative Christian Fellowship
Full name Conservative Christian Fellowship
Short name CCF
Executive Director Gareth Wallace
Founded 1990
Headquarters Conservative Campaign HQ
4 Matthew Parker Street, London, SW1H 9HQ, England
Groups CCF Membership
Ideology Conservatism
Economic liberalism
British unionism
Christian democracy
Political position Centre-right
National affiliation Conservative Party
Website
christian-conservatives.org.uk


The Conservative Christian Fellowship (CCF) is an organisation working within the British Conservative Party. Established in 1990 by Tim Montgomerie and Conservative MP David Burrowes, while they were students at Exeter University,[1] the organisation supports Christians in the Conservative Party and represents the party to the Christian world. It's purpose is to be a bridge between the Christian world and the Conservative Party.

The Mission of the CCF is to:

  • bridge the Christian world and Conservatives
  • inspire Christians to go into public life and equip them when they get there
  • be "salt and light" in British politics.[1]

The fellowship organises events and meetings for the Party and its supporters around the UK, including Listening to Britain's Churches events, monthly Prayers for the Nation in Parliament and local group meetings. It is also an active participant in the cross-party group Christians in Politics.

Organisation

The Fellowship's headquarters are at Conservative Campaign Headquarters in Westminster,[2] but it is funded solely by its supporters.[3]

The Fellowship is governed by a board of trustees and currently has four staff members, as well as interns and volunteers.

The CCFs previous Executive Directors include Tim Montgomerie, Paul Woolley, Elizabeth Berridge and Colin Bloom.

As of September 2015 CCF's trustees were:[4]

IMPACT Leadership Course

The IMPACT Leadership in Life Course is a CCF training program designed for Christians with passion for political engagement at every level. It is designed to be accessible for those in full-time work.

The course runs over 10-month program which spreads across seven Saturdays and three residential weekends.

Topics included

  • Developing a Biblical Worldview
  • Communication and Public Speaking
  • Leadership
  • Campaigning
  • Faith and Justice
  • International Diplomacy
  • Graduation & Making a Global Impact

Objectives of the course

  • To equip the delegate with Biblical teaching to develop his/her Christian Worldview
  • To facilitate the delegate's personal development as a leader in politics
  • To provide the delegate with excellent opportunities for networking, peer support and experience with Christian leaders in government.

For more information visit https://www.christian-conservatives.org.uk/impact-course

References

  1. ^ a b CCF About Us Archived 2014-11-19 at Archive.is, accessed 13-2-2012.
  2. ^ Contact Us, page, CCF website Archived 2012-08-04 at Archive.is, accessed 13-2-2012.
  3. ^ "Terms and Conditions", page, CCF website, accessed 13-2-2012.
  4. ^ "CCF Trustees". Conservative Christian Fellowship. Retrieved 8 July 2012. 

External links

  • CCF Website
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