RepositoryChurch of England Record Centre
Alt Ref NoNIE
Extent194 files
TitleNationwide Initiative on Evangelism (NIE)
DescriptionThis contains the papers of the NIE and these include files relating to the various predecessor influences which led up to its foundation, the minutes of its committees and working parties, papers relating to the 1980 Assembly There are also correspondence files with the Counties and London Boroughs as well as the denominations and organisations involved with the NIE.
AppraisalMaterial to be kept permanently
AccrualsNo further accruals expected
ArrangementThis has been arranged as follows:
NIE/1/1 - Deeds of Covenant
NIE/2/1 - NIE Council of Reference
NIE/2/2 - NIE Initiative Council
NIE/2/3 - NIE Initiative Committee
NIE/7/1 - Files re predecessor influences
NIE/7/2 - NIE Nottingham Assembly
NIE/7/3 - NIE dealings with Wales, Scotland and Ireland
NIE/7/4 - Contact and support
NIE/7/5 - Re the winding up and evaluaton of NIE
NIE/7/6 - Working Groups
NIE/7/7 - Projects
NIE/7/8 - Standard letters and circulars
NIE/9/1 - Correspondence re the work of the IC/COR
NIE/9/2 - Correspondence with the Counties
NIE/9/3 - Correspondence with the London Boroughs
NIE/9/4 - Correspondence with denominations
NIE/9/5 - Correspondence with organisations
NIE/10/1 - Literature and publicity
NIE/10/2 - Histories
NIE/10/3 - Copies of press releases
NIE/12/1 - Scrapbook of press-cuttings
NIE/12/2 - Photographs of members of IC
NIE/13/1 - Tapes of Nottingham Assembly
NIE/13/2 - Taped interviews of those involved
CreatorNameBritish Council of Churches
AdminHistoryIn 1976 the BCC DEA Board discussed a proposal which was to be presented to the BCC Assembly concerning a national effort in evangelism. In 1977, the BCC Assembly by a narrow vote commended this NIE to the churches. The initiative which had now become known as a Nationwide Initiative in Evangelism and was to stimulate rather than organise local evangelism was to cover all four nations and apparently also fitted in with the Methodist world-wide call to evangelsim, which was happening at that time. The DEA felt that an Assembly which was to be convened in 1980 would produce fresh evidence that it was appropriate to have an additional organisation for stimulating evangelism. In fact this was the beginning of the process which led to the winding up of the NIE in 1982. The NIE's functions were then taken over by the BCC's Standing Committee on Evangelism, which later became the Evangelism Committee.

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