The Potters Field Case: What Now?
We worry a lot here about the future of the church and especially about the young people who seem to be rejecting it en masse.
When these folks heal, we’re in better shape than I could have hoped for.
These were difficult and painful stories to tell and they told them with clarity, courage, and grace.
They didn’t exaggerate, they didn’t prevaricate, and they didn’t demand retribution.
They became the “church” for each other and they are caring for each other well in Jesus name.
They are the future of the church…and I’ll rest easier knowing that.
I have been humbled and honored to play a part in their story.
Going forward, there is a Calvary Chapel Association Conference next week in California.
This situation will be a topic of discussion and I’m hoping for a very clear statement from the CCA on Potters Field Ministries.
The Rozells and their leadership must step down and the program taken over by others or simply scrapped.
CCA churches can, and I believe will, continue to support the work overseas.
If the Rozells are allowed to continue,they will simply move to another denomination and start over…and the victims list will continue to grow.
Today, behind the scenes, there are systems and safe houses set up to assist anyone who wants to leave PFM to do so.
Other news outlets and concerned people are doing their own investigations into various aspects of the situation.
We will continue to post the survivors stories here as well as relevant news about the organization.
We’ll also be addressing the fundamental issues that allow this kind of abuse to happen and prosper.