Those who are wondering about the Calvary Chapel Association’s announcement of a split from CC Costa Mesa and its pastor, Brian Brodersen, must understand that this has been coming for several years now. For instance, one of the many reasons that Calvary Chapel pastors were upset about the new direction taken by Brian Brodersen and […]
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Calvary Chapel Association Announces Complete Separation from Brian and Cheryl Brodersen, CC Costa Mesa, and the CC “Global Network”
The following letter was sent worldwide today, Nov. 28, to all 1,600 Calvary Chapel Pastors by the Calvary Chapel Association. November 28, 2016 Calvary Chapel Pastors, Pastor Chuck Smith chose a group of men to lead the Calvary Chapel movement after his passing. The Calvary Chapel Association Council was a plan he reiterated on numerous […]
Calvary Chapel Association: Ready to move on?
It’s been a tough few weeks for the Calvary Chapel movement. Many are now asking themselves, among other things, if their churches need to find a new name to call themselves. Mark Jeffries over at Emergent Watch has been following last week’s Brian Brodersen split from the Calvary Chapel Association, noting that Brodersen’s Calvary Chapel […]
Calvary Chapel’s Brian Brodersen instructs pastors to “Tone it down” for youth
The Calvary Chapel Association has promised all 1,600 of its churches around the world an international meeting next year to address concerns about its future direction. That’s in direct response to a growing chorus of concerns from pastors around the drastic departure from Scripture and from Calvary’s doctrinal distinctives spearheaded by Costa Mesa pastor Brian […]
Calvary Chapel: Another Wave Of The Spirit Or A Wave Of Deception?
It was my absolute pleasure to finally meet Roger Oakland at this year’s Great Lakes Prophecy Conference in Appleton Wisconsin over the weekend. Roger and many other excellent speakers gathered at the same Calvary Chapel church that I reported has separated from the Calvary Chapel Association in Costa Mesa, Calif., due to the rampant red […]
Greg Laurie, Calvary Chapel, and New Catholic National Shrine for Marian Apparitions
If it seems like we’re “hitting hard” on Calvary Chapels and Pastor Greg Laurie, I can assure readers that we’re not out to attack anyone. But Laurie’s actions as of late have crossed over from mildly concerning to five-alarm status. Especially for the Calvary Chapel pastors who are sitting on the fence over whether to […]
Fed up with false teaching: Calvary Chapel church says “So Long” to the CC Association
A Calvary Chapel pastor who warned of false teachings and apostate movements seeping into the Calvary Chapel organization has been removed from his regional leadership position, and is now removing his local congregation out of the Calvary Chapel Association altogether. Pastor Dwight Douville of Calvary Chapel Appleton Wisconsin was informed last month that he was […]
Calvary Chapel Leader Exhibiting Cult-Like Mentality
Watch out for a highly unbiblical teaching that has wormed its way into the visible Church: Vision-casting. If what you’re about to hear is taught in the church you attend, it may be time to high-tail it out of there and start looking for another church. Jeff Maples writes: Pulpit & Pen is no stranger […]
Calvary Chapel, Bill Hybels, and Jesuit Mysticism
Roger Oakland of Understand the Times International says that Calvary Chapel has a new found connection with Bill Hybels, one of the architects of the seeker-sensitive movement. Oakland wonders how big of an impact this union will have. There’s a program Willow Creek implemented by Bill Hybels’ son-in-law Aaron Niequist called The Practice that Oakland sees as “the epitome […]
Calvary Chapel Pastor Posts Photo Standing With New Age Advocate Roma Downey
Many people are concerned with the direction evangelist Greg Laurie is taking the church, and rightly so, as you will see in Lighthouse Trails’ report: Lighthouse Trails reader sent this photo (see below) to us today. It is a picture of Calvary Chapel pastor Greg Laurie, standing with Roma Downey and Mark Burnett and was […]