Head of global church-planting network removed over 'accusations of abusive leadership'
In a statement to Christianity Today magazine, the Acts 29 Board, headed by President Matt Chandler, said: "A little over two weeks ago, the Board of Acts 29 was made aware of some accusations of abusive leadership against our CEO Steve Timmis.
"The Board launched an investigation of these claims and found evidence that he should be transitioned out of the CEO role immediately. Where there needs to be reconciliation, we are prayerful and committed to seeking it."
Acts 29 was co-founded by Mark Driscoll, who was the pastor of megachurch Mars Hill before resigning in October 2014 following similar accusations of a coercive and bullying culture....
Acts 29, continues to lead a culture intimidation and corrective behavior. It‚Äôs practices are cult like. Gasping denominational leaders have accepted them into their fold will open arms. ( ie, SBC), My prayer is that the SBC stop the genuflecting to corporate studies on how to grow the church. Unless we repent and stop genuflecting the mini popes ( Greer, Moore, Mohler and the monolithic theolical seminaries embrace of cultural communism) ) the southern Baptist‚Äôs denomination will lose members, not to other churches but will become dechurched. Shame on them all.
Humility has become some what corrosive of late!!!
In these evil times of satanic liberalist groups springing up without the true Spirit of Christ within them we see more and more human failure.
Satan can achieve deterioration of the church by publicizing and demonstrating human failure and incompetence within the false witness churches.
Fallen society around us will perceive these events as the failure of religion rather than the collapse of an entirely mortal construction.
This is bad witness to society but will it have an effect on some weaker Christians??
Sadly many counterfeit "churches?" can be and have been dismantled by human defeat and delusion, bringing a negative 'witness' to that area.
2Cor 11:13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works."
Matt 7:15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing,"
Neil, you're quite right, very few churches recognize the Sabbath, the Shabbat is always on the Saturday‚Ěó but then Christ specifically pointed out that we are not enslaved to that.
I would recommend the sermon, the laws that we will pay attention to as Christians.
"Nowhere in the Old Testament is there any word that the Gentile nations ought to observe the sabbath , or keep the law. It was for the nation Israel. People come presenting supposed truth that will help us be more godly and will stem the tide of decadence around us. These are subtle forms to corrupt the sufficiency of Christ and His work accomplished in our lives."---Dr. Rugh http://tinysa.com/268399 (Legalism is Shadow, Christ is Substance)
"[We] need to focus far less on entrepreneurialism and skills and start taking character far more seriously."
Blogger "Captain Obvious" here doesn't get the Big Picture: Given the widespread contempt for or disregard of the Ten Commandments (Antinomianism). which is rarely taught systematically in even conservative churches owing to a misrepresentation of what "Legalism" is, it is no surprise that God is not feared and pragmatism rules. "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom."
Staff Writer wrote: .... Stephen Kneale, pastor of FIEC church Oldham Bethel in Greater Manchester, suggested on his blog¬†[ ]‚ėÜ https://tinyurl.com/ss3f29p that Acts 29 had been "more than a little careless" in failing to learn lessons from Discoll's downfall. He said the latest controversy pointed to the need for a return to "godly character" in church leadership. "[We] need to focus far less on entrepreneurialism and skills and start taking character far more seriously," he said.
excerpt from, "SA article"
‚ėÜThe article was good, and the Stephen Kneale blog was even better‚ĚóūüĎć