One of the comments made by Pyjamas6, back in 2010 caused me concern. He said "People are always leaving our church, and I am very sad for them, because I know there’s nothing else worth going to in our town, but it’s up to them."
Sorry, CovLass, that does look arrogant stated like that, doesn't it? I am certainly not saying either that our church is the best in the town - I often say it is not necessarily so - or that others are not good churches, so I shouldn't have phrased it like that. Some of the things I value in our church is the freedom of worship, the strong desire to see the Holy Spirit working during meetings, and the knowledge that the elders are never going to keep on doing something "because we've always done it" but will seek the leading of the Holy Spirit in everything. OK, that can go wrong, but that's where checks and balances are important. So what makes me sad is when people have experienced that and then leave, because I know they won't find it in other churches in the town, excellent 'though some of them are.
The rest of what you wrote is totally contrary to Newfrontiers values, so I wonder where were the checks and balances, the accountability to others? The only thing is that men do need special encouragement to be brought into many churches, but it was over the top if your report is accurate.