We work with UK-based churches, equipping and encouraging them to include engagement with science as part of their regular ministry and mission.
An Overview of Our Work
We believe that engaging with science in church is not an optional extra. Everyone has questions about science and faith, no matter who they are or where they come from. What’s more, in a 2018 survey, 30% of non-religious people and about 10% of Christians thought the church was ‘not compatible with science’ (World Vision/Barna, over 2,000 non-Christians and 1,000 Christians surveyed). How do we respond to that?
We are very aware that every church leader juggles competing demands for time and resources. So we provide advice, speakers, training and resources to help you engage with science in a ‘little and often’ way, including it in activities you are already running such as Sunday services or small groups.
To learn more about how churches can engage with science read our introductory article, Science and the Church, or watch or listen to this talk by Ruth Bancewicz.
Find out more in the about section; explore our resources for churches, especially Wonders of the Living World; connect with us or sign up for regular resource updates; check out upcoming events and be inspired by what other churches have been doing.
Our work with churches is funded by small grants, and a number of churches and individual donors. For more information about supporting this work financially, please email email@example.com.
I am really excited for people to explore God through questions. That is exactly the purpose of our THOUGHT event series and we couldn't run it without the Faraday team. They continue to support us in opening up questions of science and faith with credibility, authenticity and approachability.Louise Davis, Gallery Church, Birmingham
I have been delighted in recent years to see the way in which The Faraday Institute has enabled so many people to move beyond the clichéd stand-off between scientific knowing and the many other kinds of human knowing.The Rt Revd Prof N. T. Wright, St Andrews University, formerly Bishop of Durham
There is great value in equipping ordinary Christians to think through the issues and opportunities presented by science today, both biblically and practically. I hope that many church leaders will take advantage of the important work that The Faraday Institute is doing in this area.Mike Betts, founder of the Relational Mission family of churches (part of Newfrontiers)
The Faraday Institute has established itself as one of the most important resources for helping churches to engage with questions of science and religion through its publications, conferences, and speakers.Alister E. McGrath, Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion, University of Oxford
very practical...with easy takeaways for ministry in the local church…to hear people speak about their work in a manner that the non-scientific person could understand. This was brilliant.Faraday Church leaders course delegates
The question of how the doctrine of creation fits in with evolutionary biology is never going to go away. As science advances, society changes, and the Church grows, every generation raises new questions. This short book is the work of three professors from US-based Christian colleges: a biologist, a Biblical scholar and a theologian. Every […]
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