Terry Virgo reflects on the Newfrontiers transition

Newfrontiers, News, Terry Virgo, Together on a Mission
The start of it all In 1980 Terry Virgo was urged by a friend, Bryn Jones, speaker at our second Downs Bible Week, to draw together a team of men around him. Terry was beginning to travel widely within the UK from his base on the south coast, Seaford, and needed others to share the load and complement his ministry.     A team is formed [caption id="attachment_5249" align="alignleft" width="260"] L to R: David Holden, Richard Haydon Knowell, Henry Tyler, Ray Lowe, Alan Vincent, Terry Virgo, Nigel Ring[/caption] In September that year a team of seven met for the first time. A name was required; ‘Coastlands’ was agreed. The prophet Isaiah uses ‘coastlands’ to denote the ends of the earth, a reflection of our heart to fulfil the Great Commission. But,…
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Around the Newfrontiers apostolic spheres – Commission

Church Planting, Commission, News, Poor, Westpoint
  Days of Prayer I have recently had a chance to join yet another apostolic sphere of Newfrontiers, this time for a couple of days of prayer. What a joy! This pattern of prayer for leaders was established in the '80s by Terry Virgo and has been the engine room of much of the blessing that has been enjoyed both in and through the family of Newfrontiers churches for decades. I also took the opportunity to interview Guy Miller - see below. Around 120 leaders gathered in Bournemouth under Guy Miller’s leadership including leaders from Serbia, the Philippines and the Middle East. We were also joined on Skype by Mike Shore from Portugal who led us for a whole session in prayer for Portugal and Spain. It was exciting to…
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Church and Education in Nigeria

Cross-culture, Education, News, Nigeria
When Sam Amara, a lecturer in Hebrew and Greek languages in the Pentecostal International Bible Seminary in Nigeria, met Simon Pettit from Jubilee Church, Cape town in 1997 he gained a new understanding of the doctrine and practice of grace. As a result he planted a church, Riches of Grace, in Lagos. Recently I had the joy of hosting him in my home having last visited him in 2010. I was greatly encouraged to learn of the progress made in both the church and the school which he and his wife started, now numbering 70 children from 3-15. This interview will allow you to be as envisioned and informed as I have become over these days including some insights on some of the challenges faced by the church in that…
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News from some Newfrontiers’ apostolic spheres

Catalyst, David Devenish, Newfrontiers, News, Regions Beyond
Due to the growth that has taken place since Newfrontiers was re-expressed in 2011 as several apostolic spheres it has been difficult to keep in touch with the blessing of news from across the movement. When, from time to time I have published occasional news as I have become aware of it, this seems to have been appreciated. Now seems a good time to do so again since, at this time of year, several of the UK-based apostolic teams have events during a short school holiday. Catalyst Catalyst (Dave Devenish) has been at Stoneleigh with the Catalyst Festival. Click on the logo to see this short review video.   Regions Beyond Personally I was at the Norfolk Showground where Steve Oliver, who has recently relocated from Dubai, launched Fusion 2016.This is the first Regions…
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