Megachurches

Hillsong Interim Pastor Addresses Lawsuit Against Church; Brian Houston Preaches Comeback Sermon at Seattle Church

"On the same weekend that former Hillsong Church global senior pastor Brian Houston preached his first sermon since his resignation, Hillsong’s interim pastor Phil Dooley publicly responded to a lawsuit against the global megachurch, which was filed by a former employee who alleged that Hillsong misled donors and evaded taxes." - C.Leaders

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A Conflict of Visions: Comparing Rick Warren’s SBC Speech and Juan Sanchez’s Convention Sermon

"I have in mind Rick Warren’s brief address Tuesday from the floor of the convention and Juan Sanchez’ convention sermon Wednesday. These two messages represented two different, competing visions of ministry and the local church." - 9 Marks

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Tim Keller reflects on 'design deficits' in megachurches: 'Poor places for formation and pastoral care'

"In a lengthy Facebook post, the 71-year-old pastor shared his thoughts on megachurches to explain why the New York City-based church he founded...decided to split into three congregations following his retirement." - CPost

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‘Heartbroken’ Hillsong Phoenix Pastor Says Church Will Split From Global Network

"The move... comes less than a week after Hillsong founder Brian Houston resigned as Global Senior Pastor. Houston faces misconduct complaints, as have pastors at Hillsong New York City and Hillsong Dallas (which is now shuttered)." - C.Leaders

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Hillsong Reveals Investigations Around Brian Houston

"The board of directors of Hillsong, the global megachurch and music empire co-founded by Australian pastor Brian Houston, released a statement Friday addressing two complaints about Houston, including an accusation that the married pastor had spent time alone in a hotel room with a woman in 2019." - C.Today

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Ontario’s Most Influential Pastor Resigns Following Abuse Investigation

"Anabaptist Bruxy Cavey preached 'Jesus over religion' and drew record crowds of Canadians who were put off by traditional church. Now they’re reckoning with their former leader’s misconduct." - CToday

More at RNS: Bruxy Cavey’s former megachurch debates allegations: Sex abuse or an affair? and 

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