A very basic summation of the Arise Church idiocy from April 3 through to today.
I was stoked seeing several publications crediting David and linking to Webworm. About time! But I agree and hope it’s not just to cover their backs.
Anyway, thanks again David. Yesterday was a great day!!!
Wow. TVNZ are running the story tonight. I think this cat is well and truly out of the bag. David seems to be getting a lot of credit ( or are they just trying to hide behind him??) wait for the resignations now.
Thanks for laying it all out. I look forward to seeing an infographic of exactly this in the weekend paper not crediting David.
And now the Charity Services are looking into the status of Arise (Note the well deserved credit given to David):
Hey David looks like the church has produced a roadmap on the pathfinding report and its outcomes. They have already missed the deadline on a number of tasks and dates (I know shocking). Reading through it it looks like alot of waffle. The church's page online still has Pastor John at front and centre with his wife. Really is bit of a joke how things have gone. They are saying they will appoint a new board in April 2023 when the current boards term ends. Ofcourse they could just resign now but that would mean actual accountability.
On the subject of churches it looks like City Impact Church Pastors Peter Mortlock and wife Bev have moved into being "founding pastors" instead of Lead Pastors since July 2022. Now lead pastors are Joe and Racquel Manase.
The church also has courses and mentions marriage and parenting. Hopefully this is more progressive then the anti queer messages that has come out from Pastor Peter. The concerning part in the outline of the courses is that it mentions that PS Clare "she addresses some of the lies in culture that tell us how to parent and presents what the Bible says our roles as parents are". Hopefully a better church than what has been before.
John Cameron is a slimeball eh?
Great work, David!
Buckett Law has produced an interesting article on the Arise Church from an employment law perspective. Part of the motivation for these is to find new clients, but even taking this into account, it does highlight some of the legal risks that Arise Church is exposed to.