Advice on joining 'New Frontiers' youth group.

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hannahsm
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Hi,
One of my friends asked me to join a youth group at her church today who several of her friends go to. I am relatively keen to go as a way to socialise (my parents want me to stop hanging around in parks with 'bad crowds' lol) but i am a non religious. I have only recently become friends with this girl and dot want to get myself into any cult religion (haha) where I feel pressured to join. The denomination is called 'new frontiers', a form of christianity, and i have never heard of them so wondered if anyone could offer information on their beliefs ect?
Also if you were in my position, would you go?
Btw I am highly respectful of all faiths, but I dont want to go anywhere i am unwelcome.

Weird question soz.
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Have you been on their website? http://www.newfrontierstogether.org/ Some info on Wikip too... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newfrontiers

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Avoid like the plague, in my opinion. These kind of groups are nothing but indoctrination factories that prey on the young and feeble minded.
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(Original post by hannahsm)
Hi,
One of my friends asked me to join a youth group at her church today who several of her friends go to. I am relatively keen to go as a way to socialise (my parents want me to stop hanging around in parks with 'bad crowds' lol) but i am a non religious. I have only recently become friends with this girl and dot want to get myself into any cult religion (haha) where I feel pressured to join. The denomination is called 'new frontiers', a form of christianity, and i have never heard of them so wondered if anyone could offer information on their beliefs ect?
Also if you were in my position, would you go?
Btw I am highly respectful of all faiths, but I dont want to go anywhere i am unwelcome.

Weird question soz.
Taataa
Hello. I know this thread is over a month old, but I see you're still active on the site, so thought I'd give you another reply about New Frontiers by someone who's previously heard of them.

New Frontiers is a massive international network of churches that started in the 1960s. You might describe them a a very evangelical style of church and probably usually quite modern in how their services run when compared to more traditional Catholic and high Anglican services (which is generally the perception of what church is like to non-Christians). They also focus a lot on discipleship and developing people for leadership within the church.

Whilst this describes them, these things can also be found in common with loads of other churches, so is nothing particularly out of the ordinary these days.

I've never actually been to a New Frontiers church myself, though my church does have some connections with new frontiers, especially the guy who set the group up in the 1970s who used to attend my church before then. The biggest church in Brighton (Church of Christ the King, which recently featured on Songs of Praise) is part of the New Frontiers group and that is really popular with students.

I don't know if you went along to the youth group, but if you want to go along, I don't think there'd be anything to worry about and definitely worth seeing what it's like as you might find it interesting or enjoyable when meeting the new people there
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I know I'm a bit late to the party, 3 years n all, but stumbled across this. @greenlaner, wow that's quite a bold statement, considering your lack of knowledge in this area. I'd actually encourage you to look into it yourself, as I there is a lot more to it than you might think, that is on a historical, scientific and archeolgical level
To keep it short, incase you still are interested. I've been a part of this movement for 9 years, doing theology training, and I've been working in IT for 7 years. I'm 22 and not all Christians are weirdos looking to 'brain wash' you or whatever. It sounds like your friends want to spend more time with you, to get to know you better and include you with what they are doing because they love you
If you are looking at Christian movements, I'd say New Frontiers is a pretty solid one to go for, although there is a bit of variation on some of the less significant issues, as with all Christian denominations or movements.
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