I have had great concerns for some of my friends whom I love. I will not say that this is a cult or any such matter. I will just say that from much of my experience, there are a lot of warning signs. The first one is a huge sign. I have friends who have been appointed associate pastors over the small ministry. I know a lot of the believers who go there and there ministry positions there. The accountability and Checks and Balances are not there. This makes me nervous. A path seen before and I can see it heading in the same direction. It seems to have self appointed ministry leaders. Whom are they submitted to? Who is all of C3 submitted to? Do the head quarters of C3 know EVERYTHING that C3 of Sacramento are doing? I do not see an authority structure. It seems unstable. I do not see Mike Tate submitted to anyone. Who are the elders? If there are, who appointed them?
I just dont want to see those whom I love, who have come from RLC find false hope in this fellowship, only to be hurt all over again and ultimately have more of a JADED mind. Please keep me informed of any further information. I will check back form time to time.
To all who have read this post:
I would like to just say this plainly. I apologize for the implication that this church is off base. What was meant to be a thought or question, potentially came across to many as fact or truth. I would like to say that all of the questions that I posted above were answered by Mike Tate personally. He is the pastor of the church. It was my wrong doing to share what I shared without having all the questions answered first.
What did I discover in the conversation? He has great accountability and more checks and balances than I have seen in a long time. No leaders have been self appointed. He seems to have a REAL heart for God with a great understanding of religious garble. In fact, even in my skepticism of our Christian faith with so many wayward Pastors and leaders, I found myself trusting him. He has a lot of wisdom it seems, that are compiled with strong personal convictions of truth. I BELIEVE that he has good motives to love and lead people to FREEDOM in Christ. As for C3 in general, I do not have enough information to share objectively, but based on Mikes insight, it seems that they have something good happening.
Thank you all for forgiving and allowing me to repost.