Tuesday, March 13, 2012

When bad becomes worse...

Without comment...

"This is the last Sunday we will be worshiping in this building," Pastor Sheila Schuller Coleman told congregants during an emotional 11 a.m. service in the famous Crystal Cathedral.  Her father, founder of the Hour of Power, Robert Schuller, also resigned from the board and has left.  The future of the group is uncertain but it is not waiting until the deadline imposed by the sale of the campus to the Orange County Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church.  Instead, the tearful goodbyes were said this Sunday past...

Read it all here...  or here....  

"Hour of Power” is currently showing re-runs while the production is on hold.

After the pastor's surprise announcement, the Rev. Bill Bennett assured congregants that Crystal Cathedral Ministries would hold services next Sunday.  "The congregation can basically stay where they wish to stay," Bennett said later.

He said the church would revert to what he called a more "traditional" style of service, with hymns and music. It is unknown who will take over as senior pastor. The church was sold to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange in February for $57.5 million, and the ministry has three years to find a new home.


Pastor Sheila discusses the future of our ministry now that escrow has closed from Crystal Cathedral Ministries on Vimeo.



5 comments:

John said...

A sign of the failure of the shepherds to tend to the needs of the sheep and lambs of the flock in order for their own gain?

Anonymous said...

Robert Schuller is 85 years and his
ministry was never about the gospel
of Jesus Christ. He said that sin
was a word that depresses people
and preferred the word mistake.
Schuller was a disciple of Norman
Vincent Peale and the power of
positive thinking. The Lord will
not bless a ministry that simply
ignores the Biblical message of law
and gospel.

Anonymous said...

Is Joel Osteen a disciple of Schuller? The power of positive thinking. Where have I heard that before........


~~Cafeteria Lutheran

Anonymous said...

How can non-denominational seeker congregations continue to afford to pay the mortgage on such huge buildings? I would wager that the Crystal Cathedral is the first of many to overextend itself.

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