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First there was American Idol, now American Pastor?

New Life Church recently held auditions for their next pastor. That’s right… “auditions.” Would you expect more from the church in America today? Check out this news video clip to see for yourself. The pastor in my previous post said there was no blueprint in the Bible about how a church should be. According to New Life Church, I guess there’s no blueprint in the Bible about selecting a shepherd of a church either.

Another very interesting morsel I found in the news clip was that after the former pastor fell from grace, (i.e. paying for sex with a homosexual prostitute and using methamphetamine), membership in the church dropped by 20% and contributions to the church dropped by 10%. Now I’m no math whiz, but something here doesn’t add up.

And by the way, in case you were wondering, the church website has officially announced that they’ve selected the pastor in the news clip as their new pastor to head their 14,000 member church. Maybe next time they can select a pastor by putting all the candidates on an island and putting them through rigorous tests, then allowing them to vote each other off the island.

P.S. For those of you wondering where Ted Haggard, the previous pastor of this church is today, click here.

2 comments on “First there was American Idol, now American Pastor?

  1. “…membership in the church dropped by 20% and contributions to the church dropped by 10%. Now I’m no math whiz, but something here doesn’t add up.”

    Just a quick aside; as a former church bookkeeper, I can comment on the fuzzy math. In the church I served it was common for departing members to continue giving until they had established themselves in a new church. Contributions might continue as long as a year from former members.

    Additionally, a very small percentage of members are often the heaviest donors. In my former church, 10% of the members provided the highest percentage of income. A lot of members gave little to none depending on their circumstances.

    I’m surprised this church only lost 20% of its members. That is frightening to me! What’s wrong with the rest of them?

  2. I agree with Marilyn, I am surprised that the church only lost 20% of it members.
    How do so many people continue worshipping on a foundation of lies?! Why not attend a smaller congregation where you can talk with and get to know the Pastor or serve instead of serving youself to the “American Pastor?” I mean how do you even “audition” for a Pastoral position anyway?
    It was foretold by a prophet a few years ago (can’t remember the name) that some of these “Mega-Churches” would be exposed.
    In the light of so many of these Churches recently bringing out the nasty and rubbing it into our faces; it’s obvious that they were true and are being fulfilled.
    May God help us.

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