Over the past few years Newfrontiers has transitioned from one movement of churches, led by Terry Virgo, into several groups (sometimes called 'spheres'). Each of these groups have their own leaders and callings, but are still part of the same family.
As well as leading the Catalyst group of churches within Newfrontiers, David Devenish also leads what Newfrontiers continues to do together. In the video above, he explains how he was struck by the unity and shared purpose seen at a recent leaders' gathering in Turkey:
“Because we’ve been very conscious of becoming autonomous spheres, we’ve perhaps been less aware of the unity that there still is. Just recently we gathered in Istanbul all the leaders of the different spheres internationally…there was a fantastic sense of unity, new purpose, helping one another, working together."
It's exciting to hear that alongside the diversity and variety that now marks our family of churches, there is deep sense of unity and shared vision as well. Check out the video above for more from David, and if you're interested in what's going on elsewhere in Newfrontiers then the websites of the other UK-based spheres would be a great place to start.