The CCA Makes It Official
After prayer, much consideration, and a unanimous decision, Mike Rozell and Potter’s Field Ministries has been removed from the official list of affiliated Calvary Chapel pastors and churches. We find that the Potter’s Field form of discipleship training and methods of ministry are not compatible with the Calvary Chapel form of ministry taught to us by Pastor Chuck.
The CCA Council
That is the letter that was sent out to end Potters Field Ministries affiliation with the Calvary Chapel Association council.
It’s a fascinating piece for what it says and what it does not say…and it raises more questions than it answers.
What defines the “Calvary Chapel form of ministry taught by Pastor Chuck?”
Who decides on that?
What recently changed in PFM ministries to merit this… as Don McClure has been part of PFM for years?
Why doesn’t this letter include the allegations being made in emails and phones calls to pastors?
The most important question…if there is an issue with how PFM does ministry don’t those people who have children involved or may have children involved in the future have a right to know what they are?
That demonstrates the “Calvary Chapel form of ministry” to me…all the power and information is concentrated at the top of the food chain and is left there no matter the cost to the people in the pews.
We saw this in the Gospel For Asia scandal…some pastors distanced themselves from the organization but left their congregations guessing as to why.
Simply put…if this is all the information that will be “officially” distributed by the CCA council there is as much chance that this is nothing more than tyranny in action or a personal feud as there is that there are real problems with PFM.
The last question is whether the CCA affiliates will will be docile as usual and comply with the whims of the council…because they could be the next not to comply with the ghost of Chuck Smith.