Attendance was good and more importantly, those in attendance remarked that there was something of a renewal of the original spirit of Calvary Chapel present in the gathering.
What happens now?
Here’s a better question.
What happens to the Calvary Global Network if Brodersen dies or is incapacitated?
The question of succession that haunts many CC’s today is built into the framework of CGN.
At this juncture it seems to be a one man show, run from one mans church, using that churches resources.
What happens when that one man goes down?
This brings up the most frequently asked question I’ve received over the last couple of months…where is the accountability mechanism for CGN?
The answer is the same as it’s always been in Calvary Chapel…if it doesn’t exist at the local level, it doesn’t exist at all.
There will be no oversight of local churches…from the website;
“Because CGN is not an association and churches will not affiliate with CGN, we do not have a formal affiliation process, overseers, regions, or regional directors. All church disciplinary issues that might arise among the churches within the network will be dealt with through their own local leaders. CGN will never involve itself in (or take responsibility for) matters pertaining to any local church.”
Granted, in CGN as a corporation, there’s not much to be accountable for, although some pastors have asked about where the money from conferences goes.
It’s my understanding that Brodersen has a board, but no one knows who is on it.
Perhaps now that the split is written in stone (and it is) we will see CGN take on more definition and structure.
Right now there is too much ambiguity…and CC pastors are not known for their love of ambiguity…or succession plans that don’t include kin.