Today we talked about the Emergent church and how it is now Converging. If you missed that interview with Herescope’s Sarah Leslie, you will want to download it and listen. If you listen to just ONE podcast on Stand Up For The Truth, this is it.
With that in mind, you’ll be able to understand better what I am about to share from today’s CONVERGE Church Planting Monthly Newsletter. CONVERGE’s Pastor Ed Stetzer is one of the big names in the Leadership Network system put together by Bob Buford and his mentor, Peter Drucker. (Drucker also mentored Rick Warren and Bill Hybels, among many others, in order to create a transforming church system.)
Stetzer is keynoting this year’s EXPONENTIAL conference at Saddleback Church, and a key “Church Planter,” responsible for planting the kind of church that will lead us into a globalized system like lambs to the slaughter.
It’s THAT serious.
I am sharing today the newsletter I received. Please understand the language used in this newsletter sounds very enticing and innocent – the good of which will help people with their felt needs. These churches are planted for goats, not sheep. You’ll almost never hear the full Gospel preached or repentance for sins mentioned in these churches. If you don’t know the dangerous deception that invented the words “Missional,” Transformational,” “Spiritual Formation” and the unbiblical Church Growth model, you will definitely want to start your research with the podcast and articles in that link I shared above. The related articles at the bottom of this post (after the newsletter) will also help.
- Emergent Church finally shows its real intentions! (standupforthetruth.com)
- Emerging towards convergence (standupforthetruth.com)
- Missional DiscipleSHIFTers: The next new thing (standupforthetruth.com)
- May 24, 2013 Friendly Seeker Churches (newjerusalemcoming.wordpress.com)
- FOLLOW UP on Brian McLaren’s Plea for Money – Wants to Re-Organize the Emerging Church Movement (lighthousetrailsresearch.com)