Over the past few years the Newfrontiers family has been going through an exciting period of transition. This change culminated in a number of leaders being released to build their own apostolic teams. Which aim of these teams to furthering mission, church planting, strengthening of churches and raising up new leaders. The intention of this multiplication of apostolic teams is to continue to multiply mission amongst the Newfrontiers family.
One person has described this transition time as: “the sons are beginning to have families of their own!” One of these ‘sons’ is Jeremy Simpkins, who in 1999 along with his wife Ann, moved from the South Coast, where he had been an Elder at Kings Church Eastbourne, to the North East of England where he began to lead Jubilee Church Teesside. This was the start of what has developed into one of the new Newfrontiers apostolic teams…ChristCentral.
Not long after their move, Jeremy started to serve other local churches in the growing North East region. Then in 2004 these eight churches decided to have a weekend away together called “North”, which attracted 450 people. This is was known as North Camp, which in 2012 gathered nearly 2,500 people.
Over the last few years more and more churches across the North of the UK began looking to Jeremy for apostolic leadership, giving birth to Christ Central (then known as Newfrontiers North UK).
Devoted is a four-day festival run by ChristCentral. It is a not-to-be-missed opportunity for growing community through deepening relationships, non-stop fun and an exciting programme which offers something for everyone. Over the August bank holiday weekend thousands of people from all walks of life will gather at the Staffordshire Showground to encounter God and enjoy friendship together. So whatever your age and whatever your church, Devoted is for you and is an event not to be missed. Devoted is run by ChristCentral. It is for anyone and everyone who wishes to know Jesus more and build community with other churches.