Calvary Chapel Narcs for Jesus
Two readers commented about narcs today:
This is what got me thrown out of my CC. But it wasn’t an assistant pastor but rather another narc. I didn’t do anything wrong other than have an intelligent conversation with another brother in my own home when this narc over heard me make a comment about my ex CC pastor. It went from there to the home group leader to the assistant pastor to the senior Moses. This is very common in Moses Model churches. Don’t ever say a word about the Moses pastor, not even in your own home if there is any chance at all of a narc over hearing or else you may be disciplined as well.
once a cc guru says:
# 28 Don’t ever say a word about the Moses pastor, not even in your own home if there is any chance at all of a narc over hearing or else you may be disciplined as well….
Yep, that how the cc mafia works… you will be ex-communicated, shunned and dethroned from ministry faster than you can say, Brian Broderson!
The following is taken from: The Ministry of an Assisting Pastor, by Larry Taylor
20. Keep the Pastor Informed About Absolutely Everything—Be His Eyes and Ears, Be a Narc for Jesus
The Pastor needs to be told everything. He cannot oversee the ministry without data. Senior pastors hate surprises in their ministries. Tell the pastor all about the people in the congregation. Tell him what’s happening at meetings he doesn’t attend. Tell him how the Sunday School is going, what the youth group is doing, and the latest missionary efforts. Leave no stone unturned. Tell him everything.
Some ministries are so big that the Assisting Pastor doesn’t see or talk to the Pastor regularly. If that’s your case, write him letters. Pastor Chuck has far too much to do to talk to me every day on the phone or have me planted in his office when I should be out serving the people. So, I regularly write him a long letter, in which I tell him everything about the areas of ministry that I’m assisting him with. He needs input and data to make his decisions and oversee the ministry, so I give him as much input as I can. I inform him of everything. If something goes wrong, I want him to hear from me first. I want him to have all information in case he needs to make decisions about the ministry. I don’t expect an answer to the letters—it is just input from me to him.
Be the eyes and ears of the ministry. Listen to what people are saying. Pick up on the attitudes of the staff and leadership. Watch people to see who serves diligently and who goofs off. Be a narc for Jesus. Squeal on people. Narc on the guy who litters the parking lot. Tell the pastor everything. Absolutely everything.
UPDATE (by Alex): My friend Jeff (who I vouch for as a truth-teller) gave some first-person insight into Larry Taylor and The Ministry of an Assisting Pastor book we are discussing above. While I have seen the stuff Taylor espoused in practice in CC, I feel it’s important to clarify the facts according to a trusted source surrounding the situation which are here:
“First, Andrew, the Larry Taylor pamphlet was never commissioned by the church nor was it approved to use church funds to publish it. In fact, Chuck never desired it. Larry took funds from bible college revenues without permission and published it..just like his lovely book of poems. I had the personal blessing of destroying thousand of those suckers whenSteve Mays and Chuck fired Larry and we needed the space in the MHS bookstore for other materials people actually cared to read.”
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Did you notice “narcing” at your CC church? Is this appropriate? Is it Biblical? Do you find it intrusive or is it necessary? Let’s talk!