Newfrontiers and Catalyst
The emergence of new churches made-up of Christians who were open to the activity of the Holy Spirit in the late 1970s and early 1980s saw a group called Newfrontiers formed under the leadership of Terry Virgo based in Brighton. Over a thirty-year period this movement grew significantly to comprise over 800 churches world-wide.
Recently Terry has handed over responsibility to a new generation of leaders. Newfrontiers in the UK has evolved into 5 different apostolic “spheres”, networks of churches that are overseen by a recognised apostolic leader and are connected on the basis of relationship.
We are joined with 75 or so UK churches in Catalyst, a network of churches, working together to make disciples. It is led by David Devenish who is based in Woodside Church Bedford.
We work particularly closely with Martyn Dunsford who leads a thriving church in Hedge End, Southampton. Connecting into apostolic mission oversees through David and Martyn links us to other parts of the world where we are looking to help see churches planted and leaders raised-up. Along with Catalyst churches locally, including Lewes, Uckfield and Heathfield, we receive oversight and input from Andy Johnston who is based in Southampton.
Every year the Catalyst churches from around the UK gather up to 4000 people for a festival of worship, Bible teaching and the arts in the Midlands.
Cry - Care and Relief for the Young
CRY aims to rescue and restore children and young people broken by poverty, oppression, exclusion and abuse. We pleased that this is one of the projects we support. Read more at cry.org.uk
Through friendship and financial support, we connect with this new church in Munich in Bavaria, Southern Germany. Munich is one of the fastest growing cities in Germany and this church is aiming to share Jesus' love and build a multi-cultural and outward looking expression of God's care in their community. gatewaychurch.de
Evangelical Alliance - the largest and oldest body representing the UK's two million evangelical Christians, helping Christians listen to, and be heard by, the government, media and society.
We support activities of Crowborough and Rotherfield Churches together, including hosting the monthly Catch the Wind prayer meeting.
Join us at Catch the Wind every second Saturday at 9am at The Oasis. Praying for our town and area.