In 2008 four members of the Alpha Board invited interested people to join and pray for a spirit filled revival in the Catholic Church. Four weeks later we were moved by the Holy Spirit to form a community and in May 2009 we called ourselves New Springtime Community and chose the buttercup, a symbol of springtime as our logo.
New Springtime is a community who actively respond to the great commission of Jesus and the Catholic Church’s call for a New Evangelisation.
We do this through gatherings, teachings, prayer, worship and courses. We will, with the help of the Holy Spirit, engage in evangelisation ourselves, as well as teaching, training and equipping others who also desire to evangelise those who have not yet developed an intimate personal relations with Jesus as their Lord and Saviour.
Fostering unity of mind and heart and resolving conflicts as soon as they arise
Rooting our activities in the word of God, regular periods of personal and communal prayer, faith sharing and celebration of the Eucharist
Accepting into the community, members of other churches who share our vision
Being willing to contribute, according to our ability, to the financial needs of the community
Cooperating with the local church, especially with bishops, priests and other religious leaders.
Provide our own members with appropriate training in various aspects of the new evangelisation
Contribute to the formation of clergy – with a view to facilitating effective evangelisation in their parishes
Put on practical courses that will teach lay people about the nature, motives and means of engaging in the new evangelisation
Conduct an annual Summer School
Conduct research that would progress the new evangelisation – and publish written and electronic resource materials
Encourage intercessors to pray on our behalf that we maybe delivered from all evil and empowered to proclaim the Good News effectively.Fostering unity of mind and heart and resolving conflicts as soon as they arise
Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion – it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.