Scottsdale, Arizona, Bible Church to open satellite location on site of now defunct TEC parish

Posted by Kendall Harmon

The site was the home of an Episcopal congregation that shut down last summer. Cathy Black, canon for administration for the Episcopal Diocese of Arizona, said the congregation had been struggling "for a while now."

"The financial support was lacking, and it never seemed to get off the ground" in its almost 50 years of existence.

The site includes a church building, a multipurpose building that was the original worship space, and a smaller building that could be used for offices.

"We are thrilled it has found a new life in the church business," Black said.

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Posted July 2, 2012 at 11:02 am [Printer Friendly] [Print w/ comments]

1. SC blu cat lady wrote:

Uh oh.  Canon Black must have not gotten the memo. Expect misconduct charges to be brought against Canon Black any day now.

July 2, 1:02 pm | [comment link]
2. David Keller wrote:

cat lady—I was thinking the exact same thing.

July 2, 2:42 pm | [comment link]
3. Already left wrote:

Since TEC doesn’t have much to do with the Bible, it looks like this move will not be in direct comflict with them (TEC).

July 2, 5:57 pm | [comment link]
4. MichaelA wrote:

It says it all - an Episcopal Church “unable to get off the ground” in 50 years, while an independent evangelical church nearby has an ASA of 6,500, and will send 200-300 members to start up the new church in TEC’s old building.

But then, perhaps it is understandable.  50 years ago is 1962.  That was right when +Pike of TEC was pushing rank heresy, and not being disciplined for it.  With such a prominent leader of the church undermining its fundamental teachings, is it any wonder that small TEC churches could not grow? How could the general public respect such a position?  And on it went, from Pike to Spong and many others.

KJS in her new budget reckons she is going to spend $2 Million on church growth.  That alone shows she has no idea how it is done.

July 2, 8:47 pm | [comment link]
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