C3 Parramatta Scandal (Part 5) Phil Pringle’s leadership – an unresolved mess

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C3 SCANDALS OVERVIEW

Phil Pringle and his cohorts continue to refuse to deal with issues that occured in the C3 Parramatta scandal 25 years ago. We are talking about two men that covered up pedophilia in the C3 Church movement.

C3 Global Scandals

The two pastors put into C3 leadership that showed lack of pastoral care, wisdom and responsibility in the C3 Penrith scandal are STILL in leadership positions today

These pastors are Gary Dench and Ian Treacy.

C3- Gary Dench Ian Treacy

Before reading on, we encourage viewers to read what we have covered on the C3 Penrith scandal so far. In this article we wish to publish an open letter that alleges that Pringle was informed of this sexual misconduct and did nothing about it. Nor did he deal with the C3 pastors in relation to the trials.

C3 Parramatta Scandal (Part 1)
C3 Parramatta Scandal (Part 2) – The cover-up scandal that Pringle refused to deal with…
C3 Parramatta Scandal (Part 3) Sex, Money, Power
C3 Parramatta Scandal (Part 4) Pringle regards pastors “gambling” worse than pastors defending a pedophile?

So our question is this: where are these men pastoring today?

More information has surfaced that Pringle knew of this situation and chose not to resolve it. From what has been disclosed to Pringle personally, Pringle did not drop C3 “Pastor” Gary Dench because of his handling of the paedophile scandal in C3 Parramatta. Nor did he drop “Pastor” Ian Treacy pastor involved in this issue.

Kerri Ferguson C3 Hillsong Brian Houston Phil Pringle

The below letter was a response to Phil Pringle slamming critics and mocking those that would go to the newspaper over Phil Pringle’s leadership. As you can see, this letter highlights Phil Pringle’s negligence over this situation.

AN OPEN LETTER TO MR. PHIL PRINGLE

I am one of those people who found it necessary to go to the media with a complaint about you when you failed to answer my concerns yourself. I am dumbfounded that you are not humbled and ashamed that any one in your congregation would feel it neccessary to seek assistance from outside the church as a result of YOUR failure to listen and assist them.

When it was discovered that TWO Pastors in one of your churches failed to attend to a plea for help by a child because he was being systematically raped by his father, (also a member of one of your churches) telling the child instead that “he must have led his father on” and “he should pray for forgiveness”, I requested that you intervene immediately on behalf of this child.

You, with all the care and concern you could muster only agreed to see me and the child AFTER we threatened to go to the media.

You refused to speak to us without your “legal adviser” being present. I didn’t see Christ setting that example in the Bible……………but then our Jesus had strength of character and faced up to hurting people without needing a “legal adviser”.

You didn’t even offer to PRAY for the child or his family, instead, packing us off out of your office as quickly as you could.

You offered NO counseling, NO assistance and NO prayer.

You refused to take action against these two Pastors telling me that you had no power to do anything. You even refused to instruct them to go to court and give evidence on behalf of the child when they refused a police request to do so. You said they “were a law unto themselves”!

However, some time later when you discovered that one of these Pastors had benefited from a lottery win by his wife, you took immediate action to stand him down. It seems, Mr. Pringle that someone winning a lottery is of greater concern to you than the rape of a child!

The other Pastor still oversees one of your church branches Mr. Pringle but then he never committed the dreadful sin of sharing a lottery win did he?

You never contacted the victim or the victim’s family after your meeting with them – not even to inquire about the child’s well-being.

Which of these actions, Mr. Pringle, mirrors what Christ would have done under the circumstances?

If the measure of the contempt in which you hold people is how many people they have on a Twitter account, you must have deep contempt for me Mr. Pringle, because I don’t even have a Twitter account.

You see, I am STILL too busy cleaning up the mess left by you and your Pastors to be bothered with such a thing.

That people can discover your deeds (they are well documented) and learn of your behaviour during these events and yet still sit in your church each week and follow your teachings is an indictment on every single one of them and their obedience to God when we are told to “test all things and hang on to that which is GOOD!”

Perhaps the desire to test all things and follow GOD’S INSTRUCTIONS might move some or any of your followers to require you to stand in church before me and answer for your behaviour in this matter, Mr. Pringle.

Or are the people in your churches just sycophantic sheep, more afraid of displeasing you than they are of pleasing our precious Lord and Saviour?

Of course Mr. Pringle, you tactic is to make fun of, or ridicule, the complainant in these matters. That has always been your way. Your Pastors referring to people as “nutters” whom they wish to discredit in order to deflect proper examination of events, is shameful and abhorrent.

But when will your “followers” begin to ask, “Is this how Christ would behave”?

I wonder if Jesus will say to me on the last Day, “Sorry, you can’t come in – you didn’t have a Twitter account!” I doubt it!

And I wonder, Mr. Pringle if Jesus will ask me why I had to go to the media about a problem in your church? I certainly hope so. I will be only too happy to tell Him!”


One thing we would like to highlight in this letter is the following:

“The other Pastor still oversees one of your church branches Mr. Pringle…”

This would be referring to Ian Treacy.

So where are Gary Dench and Ian Treacy today?

WHERE IS GARY DENCH NOW?

Gary Dench is STILL a pastor but is no longer part of the C3 movement.

On Parramatta Life Church Parramatta website, his bio reads:

Gary DenchGary Dench

Role: Pastor

Web:

Gary and Joyce are the senior leaders of Life Church International in Australia. They head the Parramatta congregation, a multi-ethnic church representing more than 30 nationalities, and believe God has a definite and specific plan for Parramatta. Gary and Joyce began their ministry in New Zealand in 1975. After 8 years of pastoring in New Zealand, they moved to Australia and pioneered Parramatta New Life Church (now called Life Church Parramatta). Gary’s dynamic, animated and biblically focused preaching inspires and empowers the congregation to live a life committed to God and challenges them to demonstrate his loving character through their own words and actions. Their dream is for the church to be a blessing to the local community; a hub where people can gather in unity and love; a haven of acceptance and forgiveness and a school to train, equip and release mission-minded people to share God’s message of hope and healing to the world.

Source: LifeChurch Parramatte, http://lifechurchparra.org.au/index.php?option=com_preachit&id=3&view=teacher&Itemid=0, (Accessed 21/12/2013-18/06/2015.)

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The issue is this: Why didn’t C3 Leadership either encourage Gary Dench to step down or resolve his past wrongs as best he can with his victims? Gary Dench says that his dream for their church is to “be a blessing to the local community; a hub where people can gather in unity and love; a haven of acceptance and forgiveness and a school to train, equip and release mission-minded people to share God’s message of hope and healing to the world”. Is this a lie?

And what did Gary Dench do between “8 years of pastoring in New Zealand” and pioneering in Australia “Parramatta New Life Church (now called Life Church Parramatta)”? As you can see in the above bio, Dench did not mention his involvement with C3 Church.

WHERE IS IAN TREACY NOW?

Believe it or not, Ian Treacy is still a C3 Pastor and “pastors” C3 Church Prospect.

The C3 Church Global website confirms that Ian Treacy is STILL a C3 pastor:

“Ian & Arlene Treacy

Church Details

Venue: Cnr Great Western Hwy & Blacktown Rd PROSPECT NSW 2148 Australia Service Times: 9.30am, 6.30pm”

Source: Prospect, http://www.c3churchglobal.com/church-detail/59, Accessed 02/03/2012.

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DomainTools tells us that Ian Treacy purchased the domain for his C3 Church Prospect on,

“Aug 4, 2012″

Source: DomainTools, c3Prospect.org.au Domain Report, http://domainreport.domaintools.com/c3prospect.org.au, (Accessed 21/12/2013.)

More information that Treacy oversees the C3 Prospect Church can be found here:

Domain Name:                c3prospect.org.au

Last Modified:                 11-Mar-2013 02:25:57 UTC

Registrar ID:                   TPP Wholesale

Registrar Name:              TPP Wholesale Pty Ltd

Status:                            ok

Registrant:                      Christian City Church Prospect

Registrant ID:                 ABN 61003881543

Eligibility Type:                Charity

Eligibility Name:              Christian City Church Prospect

Eligibility ID:                    ABN 61003881543

Registrant Contact ID:             DIT-640488

Registrant Contact Name:        Ian Treacy

Registrant Contact Email:        Visit whois.ausregistry.com.au for Web based WhoIs

Tech Contact ID:                 DIT-640490

Tech Contact Name:               Ian Treacy

Tech Contact Email:              Visit whois.ausregistry.com.au for Web based WhoIs

Name Server:                     ns1.mediatemple.net

Name Server:                     ns2.mediatemple.net

Source: DomainTools, c3Prospect.org.au Whois Record, http://whois.domaintools.com/c3prospect.org.au, (Accessed 21/12/2013.)

C3 Parramatta Scandal (Part 4) Pringle regards pastors “gambling” worse than pastors defending a pedophile?

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Although this scandal is old, this issue is important to analyse due to current events and behaviours we see in C3, Hillsong and the way they are governed.

This has been an ongoing series that has covered how a paedophilia scandal continued to snowball across the two biggest churches in Sydney.

C3 Parramatta Scandal (Part 1)
C3 Parramatta Scandal (Part 2) – The cover-up scandal that Pringle refused to deal with…
C3 Parramatta Scandal (Part 3) Sex, Money, Power

When reading the below news article, some people might think, “Well, what is CW on about? Pringle did sack Dench over the paedophilia issue didn’t he?”

No. Pringle did not.

This below news article’s first sentence was not accurate.

What makes this scandal so disgusting on Phil Pringle’s behalf was that he did not discipline Gary Dench for defending in court the pedophile and wife-beater Stephen Dent, Dench’s discipline came into play because… wait for it… Dench’s wife won the lottery.

Kerri Ferguson C3 Hillsong Brian Houston Phil Pringle

BACKGROUND

Phil Pringle did NOT take any action over the covering up of the paedophilia. Pringle blatantly REFUSED to take any action or censure pastors Gary Dench and Ian Treacy or instruct them to cooperate with the police.

Pringle’s response to the abused mother was that he couldn’t do anything about it stating, “Gary is a law unto himself.” Pringle never contacted the mother of the abused again.

The alleged suspension of Dench occurred over two years and three months later only when the matter of the lottery win became known in the church and co-incidentally after the affairs of this particular family became public when aired on the 60 Minutes news program.

The church did NOT take any action over this family’s matter and it was, (in our view), a cynical and manipulative exercise (even, it could be said, a lie) for Pringle and CCC to claim that Dench’s suspension was related directly to the sexual case.

Who’s best life?

That matter had all been raised with Pringle over two years previously.  The only way in which Dench’s suspension related to the sexual abuse was that it had been made public and Dench’s behaviour on national TV had brought embarrassment to the church. (See above – Parramatta Scandal (Part 2).)

According to Phil Pringle, why was gambling a greater sin than dealing with a pastor defending a pedophile and wife beater?

C3 Parramatta Scandal - Article 21-10-1990

Pastor Suspended

A SYDNEY clergyman has been suspended from church duties following a controversial court case when he admitted not telling police nor a parishioner that her son was being sexually abused by the boy’s stepfather.

The minister has also been asked to advise church officials what he intends to do with his wife’s share of an office lottery win – an even that has aroused controversy within the church and promoted a formal church policy on gambling.

A statement from Christian City Church International (CCCI) on Friday, said Pastor Gary Dench stepped down for three months to give him and his wife some time and space to clarify what actually took place and to resolve what will take place.

“Gary and Joyce Dench have stepped down from a position of responsibility within the church for a period of time so that the CCCI executive, the Westside Board and Gary and Joyce are all able together to clarify and resolve the situation.

“Their future ministry direction is also still yet to be finally resolved”.

The $50,000-a-year Castle Hill clergyman left on extended leave early this month, just after he and his wife returned from a two-week holiday overseas.

Discussed

A spokesman confirmed that Pastor Dench’s decision to step down followed discussions with church superiors and fellow directors.

He said t related to the sexual abuse case and “Gary’s position with the board and with the church”

“Not just Gary, but people in the congregation were hurt, by that,” he said, referring to the media reports of pastor Dench’s court evidence.

“The case raised questions, and there needs to be time for those to be clarified”.

Last month Pastor Dench testified in support of a former parishioner, ex-policeman  Stephen Dent, who had pleaded guilty to sexually abusing his (Dent’s) stepson. Pastor Dench admitted he had sent the boy home with his stepfather after he had run away, and that he had not told the boy’s mother, also a parishioner, of the alleged abuse.

He responded heatedly to cross-examination by Pat Barrett, and refused to reveal what Dent told him, claiming it as a secret of the confessional.

The spokesman said that the lottery issue was separate, but that it had sparked a detailed new policy.

“We’ve asked him to tell us where the money will be direct.”

A local church spokesman said that the lottery issue was part of the reason for the suspension for Pastor Dench’s duties.

Church members reported that the prize was thought to be $1 million, but the Sunday Telegraph has been unable to confirm the amount.

While the Denchs were overseas the CCI executive met and formalised a written policy opposing all forms of gambling by church officers.

The Denchs say Mrs Dench had not bought a Lotto ticket, but was given a staff payout from her office manager, who bought the ticket.

Source: Warren Owens, Pastor Suspended, Sunday Telegraph, Published 21/10/1990.

C3 Parramatta Scandal (Part 5) C3 Leadership – an unresolved mess

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C3 SCANDALS OVERVIEW

Phil Pringle and his cohorts continue to refuse to deal with issues that occured in the C3 Parramatta scandal 25 years ago. We are talking about two men that covered up pedophilia in the C3 Church movement.

C3 Global Scandals

The two pastors put into C3 leadership that showed lack of pastoral care, wisdom and responsibility in the C3 Penrith scandal are STILL in leadership positions today

These pastors are Gary Dench and Ian Treacy.

C3- Gary Dench Ian Treacy

Before reading on, we encourage viewers to read what we have covered on the C3 Penrith scandal so far. In this article we wish to publish an open letter that alleges that Pringle was informed of this sexual misconduct and did nothing about it. Nor did he deal with the C3 pastors in relation to the trials.

C3 Parramatta Scandal (Part 1)
C3 Parramatta Scandal (Part 2) – The cover-up scandal that Pringle refused to deal with…
C3 Parramatta Scandal (Part 3) Sex, Money, Power
C3 Parramatta Scandal (Part 4) Pringle regards pastors “gambling” worse than pastors defending a pedophile?

So our question is this: where are these men pastoring today?

More information has surfaced that Pringle knew of this situation and chose not to resolve it. From what has been disclosed to Pringle personally, Pringle did not drop C3 “Pastor” Gary Dench because of his handling of the paedophile scandal in C3 Parramatta. Nor did he drop “Pastor” Ian Treacy pastor involved in this issue.

Kerri Ferguson C3 Hillsong Brian Houston Phil Pringle

The below letter was a response to Phil Pringle slamming critics and mocking those that would go to the newspaper over Phil Pringle’s leadership. As you can see, this letter highlights Phil Pringle’s negligence over this situation.

AN OPEN LETTER TO MR. PHIL PRINGLE

I am one of those people who found it necessary to go to the media with a complaint about you when you failed to answer my concerns yourself. I am dumbfounded that you are not humbled and ashamed that any one in your congregation would feel it neccessary to seek assistance from outside the church as a result of YOUR failure to listen and assist them.

When it was discovered that TWO Pastors in one of your churches failed to attend to a plea for help by a child because he was being systematically raped by his father, (also a member of one of your churches) telling the child instead that “he must have led his father on” and “he should pray for forgiveness”, I requested that you intervene immediately on behalf of this child.

You, with all the care and concern you could muster only agreed to see me and the child AFTER we threatened to go to the media.

You refused to speak to us without your “legal adviser” being present. I didn’t see Christ setting that example in the Bible……………but then our Jesus had strength of character and faced up to hurting people without needing a “legal adviser”.

You didn’t even offer to PRAY for the child or his family, instead, packing us off out of your office as quickly as you could.

You offered NO counseling, NO assistance and NO prayer.

You refused to take action against these two Pastors telling me that you had no power to do anything. You even refused to instruct them to go to court and give evidence on behalf of the child when they refused a police request to do so. You said they “were a law unto themselves”!

However, some time later when you discovered that one of these Pastors had benefited from a lottery win by his wife, you took immediate action to stand him down. It seems, Mr. Pringle that someone winning a lottery is of greater concern to you than the rape of a child!

The other Pastor still oversees one of your church branches Mr. Pringle but then he never committed the dreadful sin of sharing a lottery win did he?

You never contacted the victim or the victim’s family after your meeting with them – not even to inquire about the child’s well-being.

Which of these actions, Mr. Pringle, mirrors what Christ would have done under the circumstances?

If the measure of the contempt in which you hold people is how many people they have on a Twitter account, you must have deep contempt for me Mr. Pringle, because I don’t even have a Twitter account.

You see, I am STILL too busy cleaning up the mess left by you and your Pastors to be bothered with such a thing.

That people can discover your deeds (they are well documented) and learn of your behaviour during these events and yet still sit in your church each week and follow your teachings is an indictment on every single one of them and their obedience to God when we are told to “test all things and hang on to that which is GOOD!”

Perhaps the desire to test all things and follow GOD’S INSTRUCTIONS might move some or any of your followers to require you to stand in church before me and answer for your behaviour in this matter, Mr. Pringle.

Or are the people in your churches just sycophantic sheep, more afraid of displeasing you than they are of pleasing our precious Lord and Saviour?

Of course Mr. Pringle, you tactic is to make fun of, or ridicule, the complainant in these matters. That has always been your way. Your Pastors referring to people as “nutters” whom they wish to discredit in order to deflect proper examination of events, is shameful and abhorrent.

But when will your “followers” begin to ask, “Is this how Christ would behave”?

I wonder if Jesus will say to me on the last Day, “Sorry, you can’t come in – you didn’t have a Twitter account!” I doubt it!

And I wonder, Mr. Pringle if Jesus will ask me why I had to go to the media about a problem in your church? I certainly hope so. I will be only too happy to tell Him!”

 

One thing we would like to highlight in this letter is the following:

“The other Pastor still oversees one of your church branches Mr. Pringle…”

This would be referring to Ian Treacy.

So where are Gary Dench and Ian Treacy today?

WHERE IS GARY DENCH NOW?

Gary Dench is STILL a pastor but is no longer part of the C3 movement.

On Parramatta Life Church Parramatta website, his bio reads:

Gary DenchGary Dench

Role: Pastor
Web:

Gary and Joyce are the senior leaders of Life Church International in Australia. They head the Parramatta congregation, a multi-ethnic church representing more than 30 nationalities, and believe God has a definite and specific plan for Parramatta. Gary and Joyce began their ministry in New Zealand in 1975. After 8 years of pastoring in New Zealand, they moved to Australia and pioneered Parramatta New Life Church (now called Life Church Parramatta). Gary’s dynamic, animated and biblically focused preaching inspires and empowers the congregation to live a life committed to God and challenges them to demonstrate his loving character through their own words and actions. Their dream is for the church to be a blessing to the local community; a hub where people can gather in unity and love; a haven of acceptance and forgiveness and a school to train, equip and release mission-minded people to share God’s message of hope and healing to the world.

Source: LifeChurch Parramatte, http://lifechurchparra.org.au/index.php?option=com_preachit&id=3&view=teacher&Itemid=0, (Accessed 21/12/2013-18/06/2015.)

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The issue is this: Why didn’t C3 Leadership either encourage Gary Dench to step down or resolve his past wrongs as best he can with his victims? Gary Dench says that his dream for their church is to “be a blessing to the local community; a hub where people can gather in unity and love; a haven of acceptance and forgiveness and a school to train, equip and release mission-minded people to share God’s message of hope and healing to the world”. Is this a lie?

And what did Gary Dench do between “8 years of pastoring in New Zealand” and pioneering in Australia “Parramatta New Life Church (now called Life Church Parramatta)”? As you can see in the above bio, Dench did not mention his involvement with C3 Church.

WHERE IS IAN TREACY NOW?

Believe it or not, Ian Treacy is still a C3 Pastor and “pastors” C3 Church Prospect.

The C3 Church Global website confirms that Ian Treacy is STILL a C3 pastor:

“Ian & Arlene Treacy
Church Details
Venue: Cnr Great Western Hwy & Blacktown Rd PROSPECT NSW 2148 Australia Service Times: 9.30am, 6.30pm”
Source: Prospect, http://www.c3churchglobal.com/church-detail/59, Accessed 02/03/2012.

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DomainTools tells us that Ian Treacy purchased the domain for his C3 Church Prospect on,

“Aug 4, 2012″

Source: DomainTools, c3Prospect.org.au Domain Report, http://domainreport.domaintools.com/c3prospect.org.au, (Accessed 21/12/2013.)

More information that Treacy oversees the C3 Prospect Church can be found here:

Domain Name:                c3prospect.org.au
Last Modified:                 11-Mar-2013 02:25:57 UTC
Registrar ID:                   TPP Wholesale
Registrar Name:              TPP Wholesale Pty Ltd
Status:                            ok

Registrant:                      Christian City Church Prospect
Registrant ID:                 ABN 61003881543
Eligibility Type:                Charity
Eligibility Name:              Christian City Church Prospect
Eligibility ID:                    ABN 61003881543

Registrant Contact ID:             DIT-640488
Registrant Contact Name:        Ian Treacy
Registrant Contact Email:        Visit whois.ausregistry.com.au for Web based WhoIs

Tech Contact ID:                 DIT-640490
Tech Contact Name:               Ian Treacy
Tech Contact Email:              Visit whois.ausregistry.com.au for Web based WhoIs

Name Server:                     ns1.mediatemple.net
Name Server:                     ns2.mediatemple.net

Source: DomainTools, c3Prospect.org.au Whois Record, http://whois.domaintools.com/c3prospect.org.au, (Accessed 21/12/2013.)

 

Thus sayeth the windbag

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Here is Phil Pringle supposedly prophesying on behalf of God at Presence Conference 2015. We know he reads our site. So we assume he is aware that we have exposed his false prophecies in the past.

We wonder if this is why his prophecy is so vague and absurd:

That wasn’t staged at all, was it? And that didn’t sound like an advert for Empowered 21 did it, with their focus also being on a second Pentecost, right?

This from the Empowered 21 website:

The Jerusalem 2015 Global Congress is a call to all believers from around the world to celebrate Pentecost in the land of Pentecost. The event will attract Spirit-empowered Christians from every continent to Jerusalem during the week of Pentecost to unite in faith for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

Spirit-empowered speakers include: Heath Adamson, national youth director for the Assemblies of God; Edwin Alvarez, founder and head pastor of Comunidad Apostolica Hosanna; Sol Arledge, Chief Operating Officer for the Assemblies of God; Dennis Balcombe, reverend of Revival Chinese Ministries International; Doug Beacham, presiding bishop of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church; Reinhard Bonnke, founder of Christ for All Nations; Jürgen Bühler, executive director of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem; Omar Cabrera, Jr., senior pastor and president of Vision de Futuro; Christine Caine, co-founder of the A21 Campaign; Morris Cerullo, founder Morris Cerullo World Evangelism; Ishmael Charles, bishop of the International Worship Center; Frank Chikane, president of Apostolic Faith Mission International; Anna Christiansen, co-founder of New Generation; Martin Clarke, founder of The Martin Clarke Group; Dave Donaldson, co-founder and director of global partnerships for Convoy of Hope; Cris Doornbos, CEO of David C Cook; Craig Dunnagan, senior vice president of music publishing and resource development for Integrity Media; Ingolf Ellssel, honorary chairman of the Pentecostal European Movement; Mark Entzminger, senior director for the Assemblies of God Children’s Ministries; Jeff Farmer, chair of the Pentecostal/ Charismatic Churches of North America; David Ferguson, author and developer of the Intimacy Therapy Model at Intimate Life Ministries; Becky Fischer, founder and director of Kids in Ministry International; John Francis, founder and pastor of Ruach City Church; Jentezen Franklin, senior pastor of Free Chapel; Claudio Freidzon, pastor of Rey de Reyes Church; Alton Garrison, assistant general superintendent for the Assemblies of God; Faytene Grasseschi, director of TheCRY Movement; Mart Green, founder of Mardel Christian and Education; Prince Guneratnam, chairman of Pentecostal World Fellowship; Tom Hess, pastor and president of Jerusalem House of Prayer for All Nations; Marilyn Hickey, founder of Marilyn Hickey Ministries; Wayne Hilsden, senior pastor of King of Kings Community Jerusalem; Al Hollingsworth, co-founder of BOSS Global Inc.; Larry Huch, founder and senior pastor of New Beginnings Church; Cindy Jacobs, co-founder of Generals International; Lawrence Khong, senior pastor of Faith Community Baptist Church; Daniel Kolenda, president and CEO of Christ for All Nations; Dennis Lindsay, president and CEO of Christ for the Nations; Ron Luce, founder of Teen Mania Ministries; Cash Luna, founder and senior pastor of Casa de Dios; Avi Mizrachi, executive director of Dugit Messianic Outreach Center; Chadwick Mohan, lead pastor of New Life Assembles of God; Tom Newman, founder and president of Impact Productions; Igor Nikitin, director of TBN Russia and TBN Shalom; Niko Njotorahardjo, senior pastor of Gereja Bethel Indonesia; Jerome Ocampo, co-founder of Jesus Revolution Now!; Opoku Onyinah, president of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council; Phil Pringle, founder and president of C3 Church International; Ray Ramirez, creative director of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem; Marcel Rebiai, director of The Community of Reconciliation; Gordon Robertson, CEO of the Christian Broadcasting Network; Samuel Rodríguez, Jr., president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference; Tim Ross, executive pastor of Gateway Church; Jack Sara, president of Bethlehem Bible College; Tim Smith, chief development officer of The Museum of the Bible; Gail Stathis, vice president and co-founder of EME Ministries; Robert Stearns, founder and executive director of Eagles¹ Wings; Steve Strang, CEO of Charisma Media; Greg Surratt, founding pastor of Seacoast Church; David Swarr, president and CEO of Davar Partners International; Vinson Synan, dean emeritus of the School of Divinity at Regent University; Tommy Tenney, founder of the God Chasers Network; David Wells, general superintendent of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada; Mark Williams, general overseer of the Church of God; Billy Wilson, president and global co-chair of Empowered21 as well as president of Oral Roberts University; Scott Wilson, senior pastor of Oaks Fellowship; George O. Wood, global co-chair of Empowered21, general superintendent for the Assemblies of God and chairman of the World Assemblies of God Fellowship; Amos Yong, professor of theology and missions at Fuller Theological Seminary.

Source: EMPOWERED21 ANNOUNCES MORE THAN 100 SPIRIT-EMPOWERED LEADERS TO SPEAK AT JERUSALEM 2015 GLOBAL CONGRESS, Empowerd 21, http://empowered21.com/2015/02/empowered21-announces-more-than-100-spirit-empowered-leaders-to-speak-at-jerusalem-2015-global-congress/, Accessed 11/06/2015.

Ponzi Pastor Playing Pea-and-Thimble with Building Fund Proceeds?

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Supporters of Kong Hee, (who is on trial with five of his colleagues on various charges pertaining to the alleged siphoning off of funds from CHC in Singapore), have long been maintaining that CHC suffered no financial loss, since bonds purchased from the company “Xtron” were fully redeemed.

Phil Pringle CHC Kong Hee Cover up

This naturally raises the question:

“From where, exactly, did Xtron obtain the funds to repay CHC, since Sun Ho’s foray into the music industry was a complete flop and her album was never released?”

The answer to this conundrum has been revealed in a post on the CHC confessions Facebook page, wherein a recent post had this to say:

“One of the mysteries of the trial is the accused insistence that CHC did not suffer any loss through all the sham bonds. Now the mystery is finally solved in City News’s own report:

http://www.citynews.sg/2015/04/city-harvest-trial-arla-and-sof-investments-not-sham-maintains-tan/

“Although Xtron had used part of the ARLA to buy up the bonds, Tan explained that it was still obligated to provide the corresponding value for which CHC had paid, which in this case was the use of venue for a pre-agreed length of time. Xtron, on its part, would service this obligation with the expected revenue that was to come from the US album sales.

In essence, AMAC and Xtron were legally bound to compensate CHC for what it had paid.”

But since there is [sic] no US album sales, Xtron won’t have the revenue to service the obligation and [at] some point in time CHC will either have to forgive the obligation or force Xtron into bankruptcy – [in] either case the money is gone.

The same with the SOF with AMAC. The money is gone. CHC can sue AMAC but it is not likely that it will ever recover the money.

So it is not true that CHC has not suffered any loss – it is just that they are kicking the can down the road and sooner or later will have to pay the piper.”

Source: CHC Confessions, CHC Confessions, Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/CHCConfessions/posts/1003161419703235, 07/05/2015. (Accessed 15/05/2015.)

So what has apparently transpired is that since Xtron was unable to repay CHC, those whose scheme had been discovered – and who were desperate to clear the bonds off the books – resorted to an accounting thimblerig.

They simply shoveled more of CHC’s money into Xtron, a portion of which funds Xtron promptly returned to CHC as a repayment of the bonds, including both capital and interest due. Thus the accused have allegedly paid themselves (that is, Xtron) money with which they have subsequently reimbursed themselves (that is, CHC) to falsely convey the impression that Xtron is a profitable business being run at arms-length from CHC, rather than a shell company whose sole purpose is to facilitate the defrauding of CHC members via sham transactions. This practice is known as “round-tripping”, and it is illegal. It is over this matter, among others, that some of the accused parties are now being quizzed in the Singaporean courts. Naturally enough, attempts were made to disguise the ruse: funds that were allegedly round-tripped were referred to by the acronym “ARLA”, which stands for “Advance Rental Licence Agreement” (CW’s take on that is that “A Really Lame Artifice” would have been far more apropos).

Of course, even a novice who knows nothing at all about such things as business or accounting would be able to understand that if a business spends buckets and buckets of money but fails to earn a profit, then a loss has been incurred and there will inevitably be financial pain as a result.

The salient question for C3 adherents is “Does Phil Pringle understand that?”

This is because if he does, one could be forgiven for wondering why he has continued to mindlessly repeat the “No money was lost” mantra when it has long been clear that although Sun Ho spent CHC’s money like water to live the high life in the U.S., she never showed a return to justify the so-called “investment”.

Maybe Phil really is unquestioningly gullible, and he actually believes that no money was lost. Perhaps he would prefer to refrain from inquiring too closely or pondering too deeply, given how uncomfortable the truth would be for him – after all, he is both mentor and friend to Kong Hee, and his own credibility and reputation are very much on the line here.

But supposing we all give Phil the benefit of the doubt, what about the fact that he is supposedly a man of God who has a hot-line to the Most High? Why wouldn’t God have given Phil a “word” regarding the facts surrounding this tawdry affair? How is it that God is allowing his golden-haired apostle to back himself into the tiniest of corners without giving him a heads-up, without even dropping so much as the smallest of hints? Has Phil Pringle become like King Saul? Has he really become estranged from the One whom he purports to represent, and on whose behalf he presumes to speak?

TO PHILIP A. PRINGLE

We know that you read the articles on this site, Phil, even though you have strictly forbidden your followers from doing so.

We also know from our reliable sources inside C3 that you have recently discussed a certain unrelated issue with your “leadership”, and that you explicitly told those same “leaders” that you were unable to broach the subject with the wider membership of your organisation – that the information you gave was for the “leaders’” edification only, and was not for general consumption.

Given that precedent, we would like to know this, Phil Pringle: how much do you really know about Kong Hee’s case?

Have the “leaders” in your movement been apprised of facts to which the tithing drones in the pews have not been made privy? Surely you wouldn’t behave in a deceptive manner, would you? After all, you have been referred to as “Australia’s Pope”; indeed, you yourself have invited people to see you as an angel, and you have even, in all humility, have told people to liken you to the Old Testament prophet Elijah.

It’s all very heady stuff, and quite compelling – there’s no way a man of your caliber, an exulted personage of unimpeachable integrity, would deliberately withhold pertinent information from your followers…. is there? (Particularly since some of those followers have been been inveigled into giving money to support Kong Hee’s legal battle).

If we’ve got the wrong end of the stick, please feel free to comment here and set us straight, Phil; we await your anointed explanation with great anticipation.

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Phil Pringle’s Kong Job At Presence 2014 (Part 1)
Phil Pringle’s Kong Job At Presence 2014 (Part 2) Hillsong “Stands” with C3 & CHC?
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C3 Presence Conference 2015 HeresyReel: Day 1 Session 4 – Phil Pringle

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This is one of a series of articles covering the absurdity preached at Presence Conference 2015. We are broadcasting these HeresyReels to discourage you from accepting the messages from the clearly false teachers invited to speak at these C3 Presence Conferences  –  remember, just because they are “popular” does not mean they are legitimate.

In each snippet reel, we have blacked out sections to represent a new section. If you do not want to watch the whole thing, please read the sections we summarise below. This means you may want to progress to that section in the video to save time.

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At Presence Conference 2015, Stephen Furtick preached first on opening night. Watch him here:

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DISCLAIMER: These are notes. Feel free to discuss or correct any errors you may see in the sections below. Furthermore, it is up to C3 to publish these sessions if people are insisting that we are taking “teachers” out of context. We were shut down by these types of “churches” on YouTube for putting up entire sermons so that people could see what was said in context. However, if you browse the content in these Presence Conference sessions it should be evident that there is lot of bible twisting. So please see the overall picture before accusing us of taking one snippet out of context.

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SECTION 1: Comments about how cool churches lack religious images. Plugs his daughters “PK (Pastors Kids) Session”). Plugs C3 merchandise and is showcasing his own painted cross. (2:10) Mocks critics after gaslighting people into buying his merchandise. (However, it appears he may be mocking his own C3 Constitution which states “You shall not use or allow the pulpit to be used to: a) promote commercial ventures; b) promote political beliefs; c) do anything of a lewd, corrupt or heretical nature; d) to vent personal needs, injustices, angers or business ventures.“)

SECTION 2: *PRINGLE’S SHEEPSKIN 1* Pringle says that just like Paul he wants to know nothing more than Christ and Him crucified (CAHC). If he does not focus on CAHC, Pringle rightly says that other knowledge fogs and clouds the message. Let’s use this statement agains the rest of his message. Is this true? Does his message reflect the idea that Phil Pringle only wants to know Christ and Him crucified? How much does he reveal how much he knows about CAHC? is that his focus?

“And I found that churches and Christians so easily get distracted from the one thing that really, really matters. Because it is an insult to your intelligence to be that simple. To think that it could be just about one man in the history of the world… And I am hear tonight to point you to none other than the Lord Jesus Christ as being the answer.”

And in the same breath shuts the kingdom of God in people’s faces by not preaching Christ crucified.

SECTION 3: *PRINGLE’S SHEEPSKIN 2*

“I gotta tell you, the Holy Spirit would be offended if we put Him at the center. He has come for one reason and that is to testify and to glorify and to magnify Jesus Christ. “

SECTION 4: Narcigetes the historical account of Elizabeth meeting Mary.

“Something leaps inside of you when you meet a person who is divinely destined to assist you in your assignment. Thirty years later, John and Jesus are doing something that will change the world.”

(Pringle is defaulting to preaching not Christ but YOU when in fact that scripture is about John the Baptist pointing his first witness (his mother) to Jesus. And no – Jesus and John were not attempting to change the world but to save the world.)

[Continued] “And if that relationship had been destroyed or damaged on the way through who knows what could have happened.

And that is blasphemy.

SECTION 5: Pringle reveals that his authority is in man not God:

“I am the person that I am today, not because of me but because of thousands of people. All these volunteers here. The heroes of this conference are the volunteers.”

This is not only revealing, it is also a lie. Those “thousands of people” are mainly C3 college students who are forced to serve the Presence Conference because their courses make Presence Conference compulsary to serve in. And we know first hand that Pringle is ropable if he does not get the professional standard he wants from certain students at his Presence Conference.

“They are the people who are in the carpark. They are out there doing there things and they’ve got something that leapt on the inside of them and say, “I want to be part of a divine purpose”.

This is a lie again. Some students are passing to complete their ministry training hours assessment. It’s also a blasphemous suggestion to convince people that your conference is part of God’s “divine purpose”. This is a type of teaching cults teach.

Then Pringle is preaching about you and your dreams and how to keep your dreams alive. (He is not preaching Christ and Him crucified.)

Notice: The ‘river’ is now people “flowing in our lives”. It is no longer the Spirit of God.

SECTION 6:

“Miracles are about to flow like a river in here in ten minutes. I would maybe have a hundred miracles on the inside of me tonight that are ready to be released. I literally feel them on the inside of me like – jumping around kinda saying, “Get to it! Get to it!”

“And if you are looking for a mira- I know this! There are couples here tonight who cannot have children. We’re going to pray for you and within twelve months, you’ll have children. You’ll have babies.”

Pringle deliberately drops pinkles:

“I’m not good at a lot of things but I’m good at that. I don’t know how to say that but I’ve got babies all over the world.”

SECTION 7: Describes unbiblical characteristics of Adam and Eve: “… human beings of God. Magnificently standing. Glorious. Clothed with light. Intelligence beyond any thought we could have. Living in sheer glory and presence of God.

SECTION 8: *PRINGLE’S SHEEPSKIN 3* Performs his recital gimmick to amp people up to get ready to receive from God. Musicians are rehearsed to psych crowds up to Pringle’s gimmick.

SECTION 9: Gets up women to pray for them to have babies. (Accidentally knocks cross off the platform.) 

SECTION 10: Randomly calls out to a middle aged woman (someone invisible person out there in the audience) to get her “very bad right hip” healed.

SECTION 11: Pringle encourages people to, “Come with me on a journey into the miraculous”.

“You’ll never find a God that performs ‘convenient miracles’ or even dignified ones.”

SECTION 12: Prophesies on a man saying “You will make a lot of money”. But God fails to communicate logically in this prophecy (see below).

Prophecy: “I see you in a room of politicians. You’re talking to them about passing laws… And in the name of Jesus, you’ll declare what he is showing you. And you will not be afraid to mention the name of Jesus. That name opens every door. That name is the door!”

“Babies. I pray for four babies in Jesus name.”

SECTION 13: Pringle parallels the woman on stage coming to himself to the women having an issue with blood coming to Jesus. It is interesting watching how Pringle wiggles out of the comparison he just made. (Would the Holy Spirit who is supposedly in Phil Pringle honestly say something so grossly out of line? Isn’t the Spirit meant to point people to Jesus – not Phil Pringle? Why is this the Phil Pringle show?)

SECTION 14: Pringle tries to rev crowd through irrational logic.

SECTION 15: Pringle says he wants people to raise their spiritual stamina and says that he wants people to see him as their own “personal spiritual trainer here”.

“There is a river in this room right here. If we just open up right here.”

What is this foggy teaching? Is he pointing people to Jesus or this people/dreamy/miracle-centered river? Or is he pointing people to the river of Phil Pringle where you can receive hundreds of miracles from his river?

SECTION 16: A woman he blows on gets overwhelmed, upset and can’t communicate why she’s crying out of control. Pringle tries to guess what on earth is wrong with her, says flimsy words and moves on.

SECTION 17: Prays over women, raises hands over her and talks about an operation she is going to receive on Monday and then declares “maybe not”. Declares healing over her. Casts out sickness and demons: “I rebuke every spirit out of this woman’s life. Get out! Loose her!”

SECTION 18: Asks young people to come up for healing if they have “problem with both [their] ankles ankles” (“more on the right one then the left one”). He says this person may have difficulty walking or running. Pringle tells them to quickly get up on the stage or he’ll move. Could the Holy Spirit be any more insensitive?

SECTION 19: Pringle gives us insight how he knows people are incredibly desperate to receive healings from incurable healings in his meetings.

“And some people have a problem with the supernatural and miracles. I don’t know why. Because it’s probably because you haven’t been sick yet with an incurable disease. It’s probably because you’re still pretty healthy. But if you’re sick, it really matters. These people have got a problem here.”

However, the people behind him have sore ankles. Harshly pushed people down with bad ankles and they seem to fall painfully fast. One girl who stays standing Pringle says to bash her ankles together to get healed and says, “You got about a twenty per cent miracle”.

So much for Pringle’s god performing “convenient miracles”.

Presence Conference 2015 HeresyReel: Opening Session – Stephen Furtick

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This is one of a series of articles covering the absurdity preached at Presence Conference 2015. We are broadcasting these HeresyReels to discourage people from accepting the messages from the clearly false teachers invited to speak at these C3 Presence Conferences – remember just because they are “popular” does not mean they are legitimate.

In each snippet real, we have blacked out sections to represent a new section. If you do not want to watch the whole thing, please read the section notes below. This means you may want to progress to that section in the video to save you time.

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At Presence Conference 2015, Stephen Furtick preached first on opening night. Watch him here:

[Click to Download]

DISCLAIMER: These are notes. Feel free to discuss or correct any errors you may see in the below sections. Furthermore, it is up to C3 to publish these sessions if people are insisting that we are taking “teachers” out of context. We were shut down by these types of “churches” on YouTube for putting up entire sermons so that people could see what was said in context. However, if you browse the content in these Presence Conference sessions it should be evident that there is lot of bible twisting. So please see the overall picture before accusing us of taking one snippet out of context.

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SECTION 1: Phil Pringle launches session into advertising Darlene Zschech’s latest album. Pringle alerts crowd to Darlene’s presence and says she will speak the next day on her fight with cancer. Phil plugs Chris Pringle session on Friday and says that his church helped with the recording of Darlene Zschech’s latest album.

SECTION 2: Pringle’s slip of the tongue. Says he wants Israel Houghton to sing a “party song for us” and then corrects himself. Note: A worship song is very different to a party song. Worship leaders are to lead us into worship and are not meant to sing for us. Says a lot about how Pringle sees worship in his services these days. Pringle flatterpuffs Houghton and hugs him awkwardly. “We could be bro’s.”

SECTION 3: Introduces Steven Furtick and lays out his classy accomplishments.

SECTION 4: Furtick rev’s crowd to shout how much they love Phil and Chris Pringle.

SECTION 5: Furtick gets everyone to say “We made it to the river” and hypes them up through repeating nonsensical mantras and concepts. (Notice he is capitalizing on the marketing ploy of the Holy Spirit in the Presence Conference “There is a river”.) Flatterpuffs band.

SECTION 6: Furtick flatterpuffs Pringle. Makes anacronym from PRINGLE:

  • Prophetic,
  • Revelatory,
  • Inspirations,
  • Nice,
  • Genius,
  • Life-giving,
  • Empower

“He is the man! He is the man which started 3 churches while you were having breakfast this morning.”

SECTION 7: Furtick flatterpuffs C3 Church Global and says he wants to “give honor to global network of [C3] churches.”

SECTION 8: *Important to note!* Furtick says his new favorite bible character is Jacob.(See Section 13.)

SECTION 9: Makes a questionable comment about Jacob being old and God being slack to an old man.

SECTION 10: Makes the Genesis account about you listening to Furtick.

SECTION 11: Narcigetes Isaac’s wife music. (Chewbacca baby) prayer.

SECTION 12: Narcigetes Esau to mean life will name you what you like but God doesn’t name you the way the world does.

SECTION 13: Furtick’s Diotrephes complex emerges. Creepiest moment in sermon. Furtick’s personal testimony is rather creepy. Audience laugh at one point thinking that Furtick is joking – but hush when Furtick discloses his creepy relationship with children and how they only want to hug him first to beat the other one. Reveals he thinks God wants him to have the most followers on Instagram? He says God asked him to ask everyone at Presence Conference: “What are you reaching for?”

SECTION 14: Narcigetes the bowl of soup to mean you have got to be careful what you get around with when you’re hungry.

SECTION 15: Butchers his Narcigesis: teaches that Jacob did not receive the blessing from Isaac but got it at the Jabbok “God can’t bless Jacob dressed like Esau!” But he got blessed by God through the means of Isaac’s blessing.

SECTION 16: Furtick narcigetes God wrestling Jacob and Jacob’s life again.

SECTION 17: “Touch somebody and say get grabbed.” Has some truth that God won’t let go of Jacob.

SECTION 18: Furtick narcigetes Jacob’s gifts to Esau.

SECTION 19: Furtick narcigetes Jacob’s expectations. Instead of meeting his brother he meets God to people at Presence. “Did you know you can meet God but never meet you?”

SECTION 20:. Narcigetes Gen 32:26 (NIV) about your dreams and visions. Isaac: “What’s your name?” God: “What’s your name?” I am Jacob. (Furtick’s confession: “I have multiple versions of me.”)

SECTION 21: “God loves frustrated Furtick. Jacked up. Messed up. He loves the real me. Yes he does.”

SECTION 22: “God likes me like this.” (Attempts to rev crowds again.) God gave Jacob a new name- “Aren’t you glad he’s given you a new one?”

SECTION 23: Israel means, “Triumphant with God?” Furtick attempts to narcigete the name Israel in his error.

SECTION 24: Furtick lies about what God says in this passage. God says nothing to Jacob about his potential. Furtick then attempts to narcigete his own mythology. God “came to not show who He he was but who Jacob was”.

SECTION 25: Jabbok supposedly means “emptying.” Narcigetes badly translated river name and tries to tie it into the theme of the Presence Conference, “There is a river”. Furtick proceeds to mangle Jesus’ words in John 4 and then narcigetes it to mean that people at Presence Conference need to “empty themselves” to be that river or to get in something bigger.

SECTION 26: Springboards into what God said to Moses to what God said to Furtick to go tell “Presence Conference. Thus becoming a prophet and saying absolutely nothing but hype.

Vision Builders 2014 Information

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The false doctrine on tithing is an illegal doctrine of the church; a legalistic heresy that is promoted by Prosperity Cults who do not rightly handle the different covenants between Ancient Israel and the covenant that God has made with New Testament believers.

Why tithing is not a Christian Doctrine (Part 1)

Unfortunately, the false tithing doctrine is taught in C3 among many other false doctrines. The result has caused serious hardships on individuals and families in the past.

Also, the most vulnerable in the C3 movement are open to financial exploitation. For example, we have warned our readers in the past how C3 offer poor (and potentially grave) advice to people who are struggling financially.

Vision Builders Phil Pringle C3

We have covered C3 pushing this poor financial directive onto its members in the past.

Vision Builders 2010 Magazine
Vision Builders 2011 Magazine
Vision Builders 2012 Brochure
Vision Builder 2013 Brochure

In 2014, C3 decided to broadcast the following instructions on their own myc3church.net website.

Can I give to Vision Builders instead of Tithing?
Vision Builders should be seen as giving ‘over and above’ the Tithe.

I am in significant debt, should I pay off my debts or give to Vision Builders?
If you are in ‘out of control’ debt, after your tithe the debt should be your  next priority. Reducing the debt to a manageable amount (or even clearing it completely) should be attempted as you also make a manageable gift to Vision Builders. Remember no amount is insignificant.

Here is the information in it’s proper context:

How To Be Part Of Vision Builders
ESSENTIAL INFO.

How can I join in prayer?

Pray for all our locations. That people would be drawn to come along, that they would meet Jesus Christ and be set free.

Pray for doors to open through Beyond and C3 Media. That people would be pointed to Jesus Christ through us meeting real needs, bringing hope and preaching the good news to the nations.

Pray for all the Vision Builders. That our Church would continue to be blessed to be a blessing and that we would see the Vision of Sydney, a city for Christ come to pass.

How can you be a part of Vision Builders in 2014?

1. Prayerfully consider the level of giving that you feel is appropriate for you, based on wisdom, prayer and faith. Remember, the philosophy of Vision Builders is equal sacrifice, not equal giving.

2. Make a formal commitment to give on a Vision Builders commitment card throughout June 2014. Alternatively, you can obtain a commitment card at any time from the Information Desk in the church foyer.

Choose your method of fulfillment:

Regular Payment: Making a regular weekly or monthly contribution is one of the most successful ways to fulfill your commitment.

Salary Sacrifice: You can arrange with your employer to make a deduction from your salary each pay before tax.

Direct Credit: This can be arranged through your employer or bank. Your bank can arrange regular transfers that occur automatically. You can also arrange regular payments via Internet Banking. Alternatively, you can choose to make a payment from money currently available or when you receive a work bonus, tax refund or sell an asset.

Online Donation: This is a popular way of giving. Simply visit our website at www.myc3church.net and click on the ‘Online Giving’ tab. Select the ‘Vision Builders’ field, complete the requested information and continue with ‘Next’.

Important Information:

Bank Details:
For use with salary sacrifice and direct transfers.
Account Name: C3 Vision Builders
BSB: 062127 Account Number: 10189658

Taxation Benefits:
All donations in excess of $2 given to C3 Vision Builders ABN 95 002 558 134 are tax deductible. The real cost of your contribution can therefore be significantly less than the amount donated, however please seek advice from your financial advisor. A Tax Receipt will be issued after the end of the Financial Year.

Other Funds:
A fund that does not have tax deductibility status has been set up for those who do not need or wish to take advantage of the taxation benefits. Money given to this Fund can be used for Vision Builder initiatives beyond the purpose approved by the Australian Taxation Office.

The Fund details are as follows:
All Campuses:
‘C3 Vision Builders – Non Deductible’
Please contact accounts@myc3church.net for the bank details.
Information is compliant with current Taxation rulings at time of going to print.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Vision Builders Program?
The Vision Builders Program is the overarching banner for our Rise & Build, Beyond and Media & Television Initiatives. Vision Builders is responsible for raising the finance needed to facilitate all of these areas of our Church Life.

Can I give to Vision Builders instead of Tithing?
Vision Builders should be seen as giving ‘over and above’ the Tithe.

What if I can’t fulfill my pledge?
Firstly, we encourage people to make realistic pledges. Having done that, we understand that sometimes events happen and for whatever reason people find difficulty in fulfilling their pledge within the timeframe. We suggest that you may still want to fulfill your pledge by breaking it down into smaller amounts over a longer period of time.

I am new to church, should I be giving to Vision Builders? If so, why?
There is no pressure for anyone to give to Vision Builders, nor is there any minimum requirement. New people who would like to give are most welcome, as is anyone who finds that our vision resonates with them.

I am in significant debt, should I pay off my debts or give to Vision Builders?
If you are in ‘out of control’ debt, after your tithe the debt should be your  next priority. Reducing the debt to a manageable amount (or even clearing it completely) should be attempted as you also make a manageable gift to Vision Builders. Remember no amount is insignificant.

Do you need my details? I wish to remain anonymous.
You may remain anonymous if you wish, and all the details of your giving will be kept confidential. However, you will not be able to claim tax deductibility for your giving as we will be unable to provide you with a record of your contribution, which you will need to submit to the Australian Tax Office.

How do we know where the money goes?
Funds are spent in accordance with the initiatives presented in this brochure and as updated during the year. All our accounts are independently audited annually to ensure compliance, and lodged with ASIC.

Source: Partner With Vision Builders, My C3 Church, http://www2.myc3church.net/vbpartners. (Accessed 02/05/2015.)

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NOTE: SCREEN GRAB TAKEN ON THE 02/05/2015.

There is a river: the one and only Phil Pringle.

On the first night of Presence 2015 (not the opening night), Phil Pringle had this to say about his upcoming Miracle Offering Session:

Rivers of living water refer to the river of salvation. But this salvation comes from Jesus Christ – not Phil Pringle. The only way it flows through us is by preaching the gospel of salvation under the power of the Holy Spirit.

How should we, as Christians, deal with his outrageous claims when considering these scriptures? Why is he asking people to give money to God so they receive the miracles to be found locked within Phil Pringle?

“Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”” John 4:10

“Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.” Isaiah 55:1

No longer on the wall: Pastor Philip Powell.

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“On your walls, O Jerusalem, I have set watchmen; all the day and all the night they shall never be silent. You who put the LORD in remembrance, take no rest..” Isaiah 62:6 

Churchwatcher - Philip Powell

We are deeply saddened to inform our readers that Pastor Philip Powell of Christian Witness Ministries has gone to be with his beloved Father in Heaven. He was one of the few faithful Pentecostal ministers we know, who dared stand against the onslaught of false teaching overwhelming Australian and New Zealand Christanity. May his work be remembered, cherished and used as a strong warning against the rising corruption coming against the body of Christ.

From Our Hearts at ChurchWatch

Philip Powell has served the body of Christ so faithfully throughout his life. He was a man who walked in exceptional integrity and was fueled by God’s Spirit and Truth, to seeing the Word of God go forth and to see people saved and transformed by the power of God. He was truly a teacher of the Truth; a shepherd for the defenseless, and God’s General in fighting against immorality, corruption and injustice in the Australian and New Zealand churches.

The scripture that comes to mind of Philip Powell is Jeremiah 20:9:

“If I say, “I will not mention him, or speak any more in his name,”
there is in my heart as it were a burning fire shut up in my bones,
and I am weary with holding it in, and I cannot.”

While pastors fell for the temptation to give assurances of peace when there was no peace decades earlier, Powell refused to back down from his biblical duty as a pastor and shepherd.

He had an unbridled fire in his bones that refused to die. It is inspiring to know that Philip Powell lived his life with conviction and strove to be a faithful witness and servant to the life of Jesus Christ.

In the past this pentecostal title of ‘General’ has been bestowed upon frauds. But we want to bestow the original ‘God’s General’ title on Philip Powell because a pastor such as this brought honour to traditional Pentecostal and AOG teachings and values. He fought to defend “the least of these”, and if it was not for his work, one has to wonder if Hillsong, the Australian AOG and the New Zealand AOG would have gotten away with covering up the scandal of pedophilia in their ranks for so long.

Amazingly, Powell fought his opponents with integrity intact. So much so, that corrupt ministers would fear him. He fought against the wicked teachings of men with God’s Truth and he has done an exceptional job bringing men with integrity together to fight against the many evils found in the church today.

He was not a man to compromise, unlike many Pentecostal and AOG ministers today. Instead, he was stubborn to the end and never backed down defending the truth, in light of God’s Word.

To serve, to know, and to work with Philip Powell has been a privilege for us.

It is our prayer that the Australian, New Zealand and the global church recognise the work of this tireless fighter and heed the biblical warning of the times we live in.

Our prayers are with you Kathleen in this time. You married an outstanding man who will be remembered around the world for his courageous work. May the life of your husband inspire other husbands and fathers to step up to the plate to defend and lay their life down for God’s flock.

R.I.P Philip Powell - A defender of the faith and a churchwatcher to be remembered.

R.I.P Philip Powell – A defender of the faith and a churchwatcher to be remembered.

This email was released from Christian Witness Ministries.

Christian Witness Ministries
Contending Earnestly for the Faith

An email received Sunday 26th April 2015 at 12:13pm from Brother Jeff Pitman.

Good Morning Brothers and Sisters

Greetings in the blessed name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

It is with blessed Hope I write this morning, to let you know that your friend and fellow pastor, Philip Lewis Powell has escaped his tent and has met with His Saviour over on the other Shore.

At 3:42am Brisbane Australia, this Lord’s Day, Sunday the 26th of April 2015, the call was given and Philip answered.

I know each of you held a place in Philip’s heart, as you worked with him as fellow Bond Slaves and errand boys, to bring Glory to God in the name of Jesus.

On Behalf of Kathleen and the Family (Powell and Pitman), Thank you for your continued prayer, friendship and labour in the Gospel.

The CWM family here and abroad, by God’s Grace, will continue to keep our hand on the plough, and not look back, until we all can be in the presence of our Saviour.

I look forward to hearing from you, as you are able, and will keep you updated on the Funeral arrangements here in Brisbane.

Please feel free to publicise this news as you see fit.

Every Blessing in Christ!

Jeff Pitman
(pastor)

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