Is the Anthem “Family of Churches” Trying to Duplicate Sovereign Grace Ministries in Southern California? If so Will Anthem Allegedly Cover Up Child Sex Abuse as C.J. Mahaney has Allegedly Done?

In Southern California there is a group of Evangelical Free Churches known as the Anthem “Family of Churches.” They are Neo-Calvinist/Reformed, members of The Gospel Coalition and the brainchild of Matt Larson. Is this Anthem “Family of Churches” trying to duplicate themselves after C.J. Mahaney’s Sovereign Grace “Family of Churches?” If so my question is this…will the Anthem movement engage in child sex abuse cover up as C.J. Mahaney has allegedly done in Sovereign Grace?  
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What Matt Larson, Anthem Thousand Oaks, Anthem Ventura, and Anthem Camarillo can Learn from Taylor, Noel and Sovereign Grace Fairfax/SGM “Family of Churches”

This is the second of two posts related to the Anthem “Family of Churches” which exists in Southern California. Is this group of Evangelical Free Churches trying to duplicate Sovereign Grace Ministries? If that is Matt Larson’s goal then its time he become familiar with the stories of Taylor, Noel and Grizzly, Set Free and others from SGM Survivors. Continue reading

Practicing Discernment: Restored Church in San Diego, California

A post that will allow readers to practice discernment. Today I am putting up a church website of another Evangelical Free Church in San Diego, California called Restored Church which has two locations. I am asking for people to practice discernment and examine and study the website. I am setting the stage for a couple of posts in the next two weeks about EFCA West. Continue reading

Did Tim Sherreitt Theologically Hijack The Bridge of Newbury Park (Formerly Evangelical Free of Conejo Valley) When Steve Larson Left?

In the years of 2013 and 2014 a major transition took place at The Bridge in Newbury Park, California in the EFCA West. The founding pastor Steve Larson left and in his place eventually came Tim Sherreitt. This post asks the question…was The Bridge at Newberry Park theologically hijacked by Tim Sherreitt? Continue reading

Analyzing the Growth of Reformed Theology/Neo Calvinism in the Evangelical Free Church of America: EFCA West

Today I am rolling out the results of Neo-Calvinism/Reformed theology in the largest district of the Evangelical Free Church of America – EFCA West.  This is the fourth district I have undertaken as I work through this denomination. I believe in the end that I will be writing about the theological hijacking of a denomination. Continue reading

Analysis of EFCA West of the Evangelical Free Church of America

This is the analysis of the EFCA West. The EFCA West is the largest district of the Evangelical Free Church with 213 churches and led by Steve Highfill. EFCA West covers Central and Southern California, Idaho and Nevada. It covers all of Arizona, Utah and New Mexico. This post is the launching of coverage of the Evangelical Free in the western United States. Continue reading