Re: New Song City Central - Tacoma, WA
Date: July 07, 2009 10:15PM
I have been investigating this church for some time. Here are some things that I have found. City Central has changed their name and/or come under several different names. City Central, New Song, Revalesio Misistry, Clover Creek, The Crossing, Destiny Church, Timothy, City Central Records, Sozo, Business Compter Training Institute (BCTI Gig Harbor/Tacoma). They do not have a building (many churches don't). Have moved several times, using at least two other church buildings, and now located at the Tacoma Convention Center. It is in question as to why they left their other sites.
Catalyst is a "school" to teach "freedom". Please note this was targeted to those under 30. Brian Brennt and Mike Riches "Freedom Resource Manual" is a spin off from Neil T. Andersons "Freedom Papers". Both talk about the 7 steps of deliverance and the onion layering effect. You must peel away the layers of sin to truely be free.
Not only is there a teaching of generational sin, strongholds, insecurity, rebellion, disbelief, and religious spirits but many times what is normal Christian growth and maturing is blamed on demonic influence and possession; that a Christian can be demonicly possessed.
The church and its leaders are not to be questioned because they have spiritual authority. Having Spiritual Authority equates one with being an adult Christian. All others are children and need teaching. People are kept busy with classes, meetings, mentoring, descipling, being descipled. It is important to be part of a "Ministry". When someone first attends they are swarmed with friends which becomes a control mechanism, because they know if they leave the church they will loose all those friendships that have become so dear to them. People in the church are strongly discouraged from having contact with those who have left. There has also been reference to the church as "the" body of Christ.
This church also affiliates itself with other reputable organizations. YWAM, Youth for Christ, Young Life, Call2All. This gives the appearance of credibility.
I have much more. But for those with loved ones in this church, Pray for them to see the truth, Pray for all the people in the church because when something like this is revealed it can leave many broken people. Stay close to your loved ones. Do not give up. Keep contact of all kinds; phone, email, facebook, myspace, snail mail (they have your love in their hands), what ever it takes. Know your scripture. DO NOT PREACH. This will isolate you from them. Share all the good things God is doing in your life. Above all LOVE them, no matter what. And for myspacethirdbase, you gave your daughter a foundation and nothing can change that.