Spiritual Abuse within NewFrontiers
In 2004 I resigned from senior leadership of a church affiliated to NewFrontiers,
formerly known as New Frontiers International. It was easily the worst experience
in my life.
I know other people who have been through this or similar, but I was surprised at the dearth of accounts of something which I'm sure was not an isolated incident. It was my lack of success in Googling for news that prompted this page.
I made some later additions to that blog at a different address, now archived here .
After seven years of silence, in 2011, following the departure from NewFrontiers of one of the key people involved in these events, several individuals involved approached me and apologised for their part in the events of 2004. Others conspicuously did not. As of April 2011, NewFrontiers as an organisation had not acknowledged its role or responsibility in these events.
For those wishing to dig deeper, some links are to be found on the "links" page on the left menu.
I believe that there are good people within NewFrontiers and I am not in a position to judge individuals' hearts and
consciences. I believe many are self-deluded and/or both victims and perpetrators of
institutional bad practice which is almost impossible to see unless you are outside it. The apostle Paul was able
to rejoice wherever he saw the Gospel preached whatever the motives, but didn't seem to think
that meant he should not speak out against what he saw see as wrong. I try to strike the same balance.
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