The West Coast CCA Conference
While the Calvary Global Network struggles with defining who they are, this group knows exactly who they are, or who they want to be.
This is the “Chuck Smith Re-Parenting Conference” where old men who traded in their own dysfunctional families for the myth of “Papa Chuck” come to preserve his ways and his name…as they define what those ways were, whether true or not.
These are the true believers, the ones who preach chapter by chapter, verse by verse through Numbers and Leviticus, the ones who preach the pre tribulational rapture of the church, then have conferences about the pre tribulational rapture of the church, those who do not drink or chew or go with girls that do…these are the men of the Moses Model and the Calvary Chapel Distinctives.
More than anything else, these are the leaders who failed to wrest away Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa from Brian Brodersen, the losers in the war for ultimate prominence in their non denominational denomination.
They will invoke the founders name and pray for his ailing widow because without wrapping themselves in his mantle they are mere mortals, simply power hungry schismatics who took their toys and went home.
They will spout again how their organization was Smith’s idea and that they were his hand picked men.
The rank and file will believe the myth because they must… “Pastor Chuck” was their pastor too, even if they only shook hands with him one at another conference back when the sides were one.
Things will go on as they always have…until they don’t.
For one more year, these leaders will ignore both age and irrelevance to celebrate themselves and what once was…but time has a way of catching up with all of us.
Time is on the other side of this split…if it’s on either side at all.