What Tim Jacobs is Advising EFCA West Churches in Preparing for Financial Challenges From the COVID-19 Recession

As the economic challenges mount in the Western United States, District Superintendent Tim Jacobs communicated how EFCA West churches can prepare. There are 260 EFCA West churches in this large EFCA District and this blog is curious as to how many will fold as a result of the COVID-19 recession. This post is looking at some of the economic issues unfolding in places like Nevada, Arizona and California and offers some additional advice to the EFCA encouraging additional planning as well. Continue reading

How Christ Community Church in the Kansas City Area is Responding to a Decline in Giving and the COVID-19 Recession

The COVID-19 pandemic is having an economic side that is being quite devastating for many communities across the United States. That also applies to many evangelical churches as well. Recently Christ Community Church an EFCA church in the Kansas City and Kansas area sent out an email to the congregation discussing the economic challenges the church is facing and how they place to face them. Continue reading

Harvest Bible Chapel’s Tax Problems at Two Chicagoland Properties – Including Aurura’s Possible Revoking of Tax-Exempt Status – Are Written About in the Daily Herald

Harvest Bible Chapel in Chicago were written about by the Daily Herald this past weekend. Two locations are in trouble over their taxes and at one church  an effort has started to remove its tax-exempt status. This blog still would like to see Harvest Bible Chapel be closed. Continue reading

Analysis of the Financial Audit of Harvest Bible Chapel and Concerns Which Exist

Harvest Bible Chapel released its financial audit on November 21, 2019. This post is an analysis of the audit. From IRS law that was broken to the question if money laundering took place at Harvest Bible Chapel. This is a disturbing report that could possibly be much stronger when you see the issues this blog raises about Wagenmaker & Oberly. In the end because of the current political climate that white evangelicals helped create, the IRS will not take any action and James MacDonald will walk and get away with these alleged financial crimes. Continue reading

The Harvest Bible Chapel Scandal is Much More Than James MacDonald

The Harvest Bible Chapel is much more than James MacDonald. And while James MacDonald is an issue this blog wants to point out that there are so many other components to the Harvest scandal. From mid-level church management the “Greg Bradshaws” of Harvest, to connections at Moody. This blog is hoping that others , while they talk about James MacDonald, will also spend more time resolving these other issues. Continue reading

Why a Lawsuit From Jerry Falwell Jr to Brandon Ambrosino for a Politico Article About Corruption at Liberty is Actually a Gift

Jerry Falwell Jr and Liberty University have obtained a lawfirm and are going to push back through a lawsuit against Brandon Ambrosino. Brandon published an article at Politico on September 9, 2019 that made some serious claims about financial misconduct and how Jerry Falwell Jr is personally benefiting from the school’s tax exempt status. This post recalls and revisits the Harvest Bible Chapel lawsuit against The Elephant’s Debt blog and Julie Roys which was eventually dropped. If a lawsuit is filed against Brandon Ambrosino then he can file a subpoena and obtain financial information about Liberty through discovery.    Continue reading