Sorry, it was Squareone who was wondering why the leaders do what they do, not Clive. Sorry!
No probs rensil.
Incidentally, just the other day I was talking to someone who attends one of the satellite branches of SMC who mentioned in passing that a particular young girl, who used to regularly attend the branch services and go to the conferences for many years, no longer attends SMC, and is now going to a different church in the area.
Her parents far as I know, never were SMC members or attended any services, but clearly they were ok with her attending and spending lots of time with the SMC and its local members.
One can surmise that just maybe her parents had been taking note of all the issues raised on this forum and finally decided that they were no longer comfortable with the present arrangement and made her change churches.
On the other hand of course, maybe she simply found a different church in the area that she actually liked more than SMC. Maybe contacts with someone in another church has finally dispelled all her fears drilled into her by SMC about the "other evangelical churches".
Reminds me also of the time many years ago I heard a recording of a SMC pastor speak to their greenock or glasgow congregation about how she wouldn't want to be in any other church rather than "here". How "special" it was.
Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 08/30/2012 07:57PM by Clive.