Uh, excuse me. I attended SOMA Northwest, and I have also heard many sermons from Mike V.Yes, spiritual parenting has been practiced.
Mike and Cyndi Villamor as well as Jeff and Kim Barnes have agreed to spiritually parent young people in the church. This is not mere mentoring. It's called SPIRITUAL PARENTING by them. One young woman who became a spiritual child of Mike and Cyndi, went against her real parents and did not complete college under the full-ride scholarship she had from a well-known private university in the Seattle area. Instead she quit her studies and began ministering at TP and attending SOMA instead. She married a guy and they live in Mike and Cyndi's basement of their new $400,000+ home, which they bought soon after a fundraising campaign for a new church building. (During this campaign they urged church members to sacrifice deeply for this building project.) The house of God has not been built yet, but Mike and Cyndi are living in their beautiful new home in the most exclusive neighborhood in the area. Does this sound like Tony influence to you?
Uh, Tony HIMSELF has spoken to the TP congregation about Covenant relationships
. I was there. He and Mike have such a relationship unless they have broken it off. Another member of the church tried to establish one with me, but I chose not to reciprocate or agree to it. YES, THIS DOES GO ON, or it has gone on.YES THEY ARE/HAVE BEEN affiliated with RLC.
The TP youth have gone down on short term missions on different occasions to minister with RLC. Tony came up to teach "intensives" when I was in SOMA. Mike had a special "Elijah room" in his home for Tony. Whoever said we've never been affiliated is either ignorant (and should not have been answering the questions) or is lying.NO ONE BUT LEADERSHIP knows how much money has exchanged hands between TP and RLC for SOMA-related stuff.
Did Tony come up to teach at his own expense? Or did SOMA NW pay his way? I don't know. I don't think that the person posting here did either.
Tony's FALSE TEACHINGS HAVE TAKEN ROOT.
For example, Mike is joining the New Apostolic Reformation, he teaches this doctrine of modern-day apostles in SOMA. Mike believes he is one of these modern-day apostles and is seeking to "possess the land" in Marysville and worldwide (thus, the change of name from Turning Point Community Church to Turning Point World Outreach Center)
Whoever posted the other information needs to be careful not to just put up denials because you can't stand to see your church brought into question. It's OK to question. It's good to question. Questions are not our enemy. They are our friend. Truth can stand up to questions. Lies cannot.
I received the following information from SOMA NorthWest
Here are some quick answers to a few of your questions:
Do we practice Spiritual Parenting? No.
Spiritual Covering, Discipleship, and Covenant Relationships? Not like it is taught and practiced at Radiant Life,
although there are teachings on these in the bible.
Pastor Mike did a year long teaching on Discipleship "Into the Nations" - becoming a disciple of Jesus.
You can probably hear some of the messages on the web.
We are in no way (never have been) affiliated with Radiant Life Church.
You asked: How much money has Turning Point given Tony for SOMA Sacramento? $0.
Thanks for the information!
Our concern is that these false teachings from Tony Cunningham need to stop immediately and it is good to see that they have not taken root in your school & church.
We will keep you in our prayers as you are dear brother and sisters in Christ.