Monday, September 30, 2013
Terry Virgo: elder statesman
This week, from 3rd - 5th October, we host Terry and Wendy Virgo for our Spirit-Filled Church conference. I thought it would be good to give people bit of a background on this remarkable couple.
Terry and Wendy are the founders of New Frontiers, a worldwide family of churches on mission together. They are from the UK and are currently based at Kings Church in London, which is led by his son. New Frontiers has planted nearly 700 churches across 60 countries.
Terry studied at London Bible College as a young man in the 60's , and during this time his spiritual journey was deeply influenced by Dr. Martin Lloyd Jones, whose quest to discover a sound theology of the Holy Spirit was almost unheard of in evangelical circles. Having been shaped by this experience, Terry became a fore-runner in the UK in planting churches with an empowered-evangelical ethos. More than three decades later, Terry has raised up and commissioned numerous younger apostolic leaders in his network, who are continuing the work of planting and establishing churches all over the world. His courageous, open-handed leadership has become a rare and remarkable model for many of us.
He has become something of an elder statesman to us. Both Terry and Wendy's commitment to the scriptures, grasp of the Gospel, hunger for the Spirit and love for the Body of Christ are a rare gift. Because we are aware that their travel to the USA is not guaranteed into the future, we wanted to make their ministry available to as many as possible for free.
Terry speaks at conferences internationally and hosts the annual Together on a Mission conference in the UK, which draws thousands of delegates from around the world. Here in the USA, he has developed close links with the Acts 29 movement of churches.
The conference is free, but we are asking people to register online anyway for the sake of administration. You can do that at our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/terryvirgoatsouthlands2013
An offering will be taken. Please join us.