Saturday 1 January 2011

Kiwis cast out

It seems the New Zealand UCG has just imploded with Obergruppenführer Jeff Caudle and his lieutenants, Art Verschoor and Andre van Belkum, all being defrocked.

From the way things are being worded it seems they were pushed rather than joyfully embracing the bungy jump. Tough luck guys. Not a great way to start the new year.

As far as I know that's the entire Kiwi church stripped of its ministers.

Meanwhile, out in East Texas, Ken Treybig has posted this update on his website.

Things are in a state of change right now as many fellow elders and I begin planning for a new organization. A temporary name was chosen to get started, Church of God, a Worldwide Association, to convey the fact that local congregations around the world are wanting to join with those formed in the United States.

An organizational conference is being planned for January 9-11, 2011 in Louisville, KY. At that meeting everything (including the name) are "on the table" as we discuss how we will be organized, whether we want to use a different Church of God name, and as we do preliminary work on planning for Feast sites, preteen and teen camps, and focus on our mission of how to preach the gospel and to teach and care for those God calls. A website is under construction at the following URL:

A temporary name that's up for further discussion? Well, I could think of a few really appropriate suggestions...

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