Is Calvary Chapel going to become an “official” Denomination and ditch the “we’re a non-denomination” ruse?
Sources are telling me that CCOF (Calvary Chapel Outreach Fellowship or Calvary Chapel Office of Fellowship) the publicly perceived “accountability arm” and CC License and Dove doler outer that has Chuck Smith as President and close ties to Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa…is no more. “Dissolved” is the word they used.
I’ve sent correspondence to Brian Brodersen, Greg Laurie and some others to get confirmation. I might even call Chuck Smith at his home, but I think he’s screening his calls now 🙂
This story is getting very interesting. It seems the power struggle is intensifying, right when we get the news that Chuck’s Magic Jesus Powers have defeated the cancer within his body. The devil doesn’t stand a chance! I think Chuck might just have to be assimilated/taken up to heaven or whatever much like Elijah or Enoch…because he sure won’t die fast enough for some in CC Land who want to take over.
The word from sources is this: A Board, separate from Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, has formed…and “it” will become the Official Calvary Chapel Denomination. The Board includes Greg Laurie, Skip Heitzig and a total of “4 to 5” CC Big Wigs.
According to sources, CCCM will be a separate CC with no power over the new Denom. It will be just another Calvary Chapel…and sources say Brian and Cheryl Brodersen get Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa…but not until Chuck croaks (or is assimilated/taken up to heaven in a chariot…though nowadays, it will probably be a nice cadillac like the one he was given by a non-member member…oh wait, it was a member, CCCM has membership…it’s all the other CC’s that don’t. Sorry, I get confused sometimes).
Brian Brodersen, however, is a little chippy about all this (according to the same sources)…and has already launched the Calvary Church Planting Network which seems to be doling out Doves left and right, but under the authority of CCOF and CCCM according to its website.
It will be interesting to see how this shakes out…and how soon the “official” word from Costa Mecca comes down from on high.
Chuck Smith, Brian Brodersen, Greg Laurie, Skip “I Skip My Fiduciary Responsibility and Telling the Truth” Heitzig…what say you gentle souls? What the heck is going on in Camp Calvary Chapel?