Part of ChristCentral Churches (within Newfrontiers)
Firstly, click ChristCentral Churches for an overview of the vision and values of ChristCentral Churches (part of Newfrontiers).
We are an autonomous (or self-governing) church led by Giles Higgins, assisted by an eldership team. However we have found great benefit in being part of this family of churches. We officially became a Newfrontiers church in October 2001. In 2011, Newfrontiers multiplied into several Apostolic spheres/groups. TCF became part of one of these groups - ChristCentral Churches, led by Jeremy Simpkins.
All ChristCentral/Newfrontiers churches have broadly similar Biblical values because of the ministry of Terry Virgo, who led Newfrontiers from the beginning until 2011. This has helped us to build the church according to New Testament principles. In particular we endeavour to keep the Word of God central and be filled with the Holy Spirit. Newfrontiers hosted some exceptionally good conferences, training programmes and mission opportunities, from which TCF members have received much blessing and strengthening. ChristCentral Churches continue in similar fashion. More recently the main conferences that we have attended are Pursuing His Presence and Devoted.
We currently receive apostolic oversight from Nick Priggis (Hope Church, Shrewsbury) who leads the team serving ChristCentral Shropshire. Our leadership is particularly helped by his oversight. We are one of 5 ChristCentral churches in Shropshire. The other 4 churches in Shropshire are:
We gladly relate and are in partnership with these other churches and increasingly with the ChristCentral churches. We support and encourage each other in our mission to build strong local churches. We have been blessed and strengthened through participating in training, conferences and outreach. Also at different times, speakers from these other churches minister very effectively at TCF.