Terry Virgo did a very good job of explaining what was happening within Newfrontiers in this blog series here
The Future of Newfrontiers
And as Andrew Wilson expresses well, it is really important to counter the myths and explain that Newfrontiers is not breaking up
Yet there are big challenges ahead. The challenges I forsee are numerous, and four of specific concern to me are:
1) What about Churches who don't feel they "fit" into the new teams being developed? As in, if your primary relationships were with people who are no longer in a driving seat, how do you transition?
2) What happens when there is missional / theological divergence amongst teams?
3) How does a family co-ordinate its independent lives? What bits do we still do together?
4) What does it mean for some of the massive Churches who may feel they have lots of gifts within themselves and are therefore less reliant on external relationships?
This whole process is going to require a lot of prayer, a lot of grace and a lot of humility from people as they seek to find where they fit into the future.