Gains and losses
In recent weeks I have sought to give an overview of some of the apostolic spheres. The feedback has been very encouraging. People clearly seem to enjoy catching up with other members of the Newfrontiers family. So I was particularly delighted to learn recently that a new website has been launched.
The transition five years ago was essentially positive – to see Terry Virgo’s reflections on this go to my last blog – but it did also have some negative aspects. Particularly, ‘decentralisation’ and the necessary closure of the Magazine resulted in easy access to news from around the world substantially evaporating.
A hunger for news
This desire for information from across the spheres still existed in the hearts of many people who have enjoyed the international fellowship. So, I am sure that many will welcome this new site and I strongly commend it to you. (Nb I have not been personally involved and can take no credit. I am just passionate to help people to continue to pursue the on-going mission to advance the Kingdom).
Attractively designed, the site combines a brief history of Newfrontiers, starting with Terry’s own conversion in 1956, with a statement of the Values and Beliefs, access to resources and various news items. There is also news from around the spheres which I am sure will increase as the site develops further. In due course there are also plans for the site to provide details of churches so that visitors and people relocating can find a Newfrontiers church.
Nb By clicking on each heading below you will be taken to that part of the site
The timeline from 1956 gives the history marked out by events that took place; Terry’s own conversion, The Downs and Stoneleigh Bible Weeks, the formation of Terry’s first Apostolic Team, Leaders Conferences, the establishment of Apostolic Spheres, and so on.
Values and Beliefs
‘We are a group of apostolic leaders, who, together with our teams and churches, are united on global mission by core values and genuine relationship’
These are being outworked through
- Church Planting
- Training Leaders
- Equipping Apostolic Teams
- Ministry with the Poor
- Going to the Nations
The leaders are profiled and an explanation given of a ‘light touch’ (my words) coordinating group led by David Devenish to consider and promote those things that can produce greater benefit by being pursued together, such as occasional gatherings of these apostolically gifted men, sometimes with their teams and other leaders.
News is always popular! Here you will find news from across the spheres – an area that will give you great encouragement! I believe that weekly updates are planned.
There is a huge repository of resources to be found in this section. Audio and Video downloads, Books and so on. A real treasure trove. You can order resources direct from this part of the site.
So, I urge you to take some time to browse this site. It will be time well spent.