About Headway Ireland

Headway Ireland is …

a movement of Methodists committed to prayer for revival and witness to the evangelical faith.

Headway Ireland is …

A movement of Methodism in Ireland associated with Methodist Evangelicals Together in Britain. (MET)

The aims of the movement are …

  • Headway Ireland attempts to maintain traditional Wesleyan Faith, but stating it in modern language
  • We are committed to support of our Connexional priorities by encouraging personal involvement in Church programmes
  • We encourage debate on controversial issues arising from the grappling of faith with developing trends in society
  • Our contribution will be based on our belief in the inspiration and reliability of the Bible as the Word of God
  • Where disagreement surfaces in the Church we pray fro grace to apply the Spirit of 1 Corinthians 13.

Its Basis of Faith …

Is that of the Evangelical Alliance emphasising the full and final authority of the scripture in the life of the believer and of the church.

Its Particular Emphasis …

Is the Methodist understanding of salvation as expressed in the “four alls”.

  • All people need to be saved
  • All people can be saved
  • All people may know they are saved
  • All people can be saved to the uttermost

Headway Ireland is …

Totally at one with these aims, basis and emphasis but is organized locally.

Basis of Faith

  • Evangelical Christians accept the revelation of the triune God given in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments and confess the historic faith of the Gospel therein set forth. They here assert doctrines which they regard as crucial to the understanding of the faith, and which should issue in mutual love, practical Christian service and evangelical concern
  • The sovereignty and grace of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit in creation, providence, revelation, redemption and final judgement
  • The divine inspiration of The Holy Scriptures and its consequent trustworthiness and supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct
  • The universal sinfulness and guilt of fallen man, making him subject to God’s wrath and condemnation
  • The substitutionary sacrifice of the incarnate Son of God as the sole and all sufficient ground of redemption from the guilt and power of sin, and from its eternal consequences
  • The justification of the sinner solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ crucified and risen from the dead
  • The illuminating, regenerating, indwelling and sanctifying work of God the Holy Spirit
  • The priesthood of all believers, who form the universal Church, the Body of which Christ is the Head and which is committed by His command to the proclamation of the Gospel throughout the world
  • The expectation of the personal, visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ in power and glory.

Headway Ireland Membership

Membership of Headway is open to any member of the Methodist Church who is in sympathy with the aims and basis of the movement. Associate membership is open to those not members of the Methodist Church. Further information can be obtained from the secretary.

Membership Subscriptions are;

  • £25 for individuals and couples
  • £20 for those who are retired
  • £15 for Associate members
  • Free for theological students

Subscriptions fall due on the 1st January each year and membership is for a calendar year.