Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Finally Some News

I received this e-mail as a follow-up to our Discussions at Glacier View Ranch last October:

From: Roger Walter [mailto:rw@theadventure.org]
Sent: Monday, June 20, 2005 7:45 AM
To:
Subject: Announcing: Church Planting/Leadership Conference

Hey all, this is just a brief note to let you know of something that’s coming up this fall. This isn’t a high-tech announcement, but we wanted to get something before your eyes before more time slipped by. The Adventure has been asked by the Rocky Mountain Conference and the Mid-America Union to host a Church Planting/Leadership Conference October 5-8 right here in beautiful Colorado. Things are happening pretty fast, but this will be an exciting time that is coming together. This is simply an introduction and an invitation to come.

At The Adventure, we just believe that the hope of the world is the local church and that we need more churches for more hope. Mark it in your calendar and come on out to Colorado – October 5-8. More information will be coming soon to an email box, or mailbox near you….

Make a Difference!

Roger Walter
Lead Pastor/Head Coach of The Adventure

Monday, June 20, 2005

A Different Perspective

The people at Former Adventist Fellowship Forum claim they have seen through Ron Gladden and his Mission Catalyst Network. They have done the analysis - looked at the requirements that pastors sign off on the SDA Fundamental Beliefs on a yearly basis, seen how MCN uses the writings of Ellen G. White, see how MCN is still teaching soul-sleep, annihilationism, and the Sabbath - and they have concluded...

ONLY THE STRUCTURE HAS CHANGED!

While some within the organized church are howling that MCN might not be doctrinally pure, those outside the church are howling because it's just what it claims to be: "Same Cart, New Wheels"

In fact, many of them have insinuated that all of this is just a clever ploy to reach more of the world with the exact same Seventh-day Adventist message! One decried how MCN is just going to be another way "to attract members to the SDA church and its beliefs."

Maybe this woman's sentiment sums it up best: "The bottom line is that they still will believe the 27 fundamental beliefs." And if you don't think that's enough, try reading Project Sunlight again.