CCSPC 14 Day 3 Review
I will let others speak to Heitzig’s message…in my opinion he’s been disqualified from ministry for years and I’m simply not interested in hearing him lecture on anything spiritual.
Focht’s message was old school CC and it may have been helpful to someone with a vested interest in the affiliation.
The most eagerly awaited event on the schedule was a Q & A session on theology…a lot of pastors have questions about the theological direction of the movement post Pastor Chuck.
The chat was led by Don Stewart, who also has been disqualified from ministry (in my opinion) and who sorely needs a haircut.
They still have those questions as there was little theological discussion and no questions from outside the panel.
The closest to anything approaching an answer to those questions was when Brian Brodersen stated that there were no plans to change the eschatology or soteriology of the movement…and no women pastors.
There was a strong undercurrent through the conference of re affirming the doctrine of the pre-tribulational rapture of the church, though reports are that the new “Left Behind” movie screening was a bomb.
The most interesting thing about that panel discussion was when Brodersen told the assembled pastors that he had allowed the Murrieta conference center to be a temporary shelter for the refugee children that had been moved there from the border.
He was bold in his reasoning and in his decision…and I thank him publicly and loudly for his choice.
He closed the night with a message that encouraged pastors to focus on what God is doing through the Spirit instead of what on the enemy is doing.
“Turn off Fox News”.
Brodersen has grown into a formidable and respect worthy leader.
One gets the impression that he does not care what his opponents think or do…that he is comfortable with who he is and how God is leading him.
Chuck Smith put Brodersen through hell…and the lessons learned in that crucible are paying dividends today.
Not bad for a guy who ten years ago I wrote would be the assistant pastor in Boring, Oregon if he had married some one else…