According to an announcement at Wednesday night’s service (7/22/15), Sr. Pastor Steve Wingfield has been given a 6-month sabbatical. As of 8/2/15, no new information has been posted on fccf.org. Stanley DuBose announcement to congregation 7/26/15….

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You’ve seen the timeline and hopefully read some of the articles on this web site.  Here is the “unintended consequences” of covering up illicit activities in the church … a loss of revenue so severe that…

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H/T:  Washington Post By Lynh Bui and Emma Brown Child Sexual Abuse and Pornography at Judge Sylvania Woods Elementary School, Glenarden, Md Child sexual abuse can happen anywhere.  But, it is especially alarming when it happens…

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Steve Wingfield Returns to FCCF

Pardon the cliche, link-bait, title – this article describes exactly the opposite and should really be titled “How to Lose Members and Alienate a Congregation“. Let’s recap … we have an independent evangelical church that: Has…

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Reach-Win-Grow and the “I’m-All-In” financial campaign started a year ago at FCCF.  The campaign was given much fanfare and FCCF even held an “Influencers Event” were Pastor Wingfield explained the plan and the push for commitment…

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Does this headline and the facts fit a pattern? SUBWAY FRANCHISEE: “I told Subway about Jared Fogle’s interest in kids, and they did nothing“ By:  Hayley Peterson, Aug 27, 2015 Here are excerpts from a Business…

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First Christian Church - Charles Swindoll's Pastor Profile Series

Here are Charles Swindoll’s sermons on a pastor’s job profile as taken from his study of 2 Timothy. These are available on TuneIn.com. 8/17/15: Every Pastor’s Job Profile Part 1 Paul’s Swan Song: A Study of…

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Professor Doug Lay employment contract conditions, silence or quit

This document is significant for a couple reasons.  First, according to Doug Lay’s resignation letter, the school had not pushed for Lay’s removal.  Second, St. Louis Christian College leadership had stated to students that Professor Lay…

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This is worth the time to watch.    

The headline ripped straight from the RFT … Church Cites “Stress, Grief, and Fatigue” For Embattled Pastor Steve Wingfield’s Sabbatical By Danny Wicentowski Tue., Aug. 4 2015 at 9:12 AM After months of criticism, pastor Steve…

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Keeping track of what has transpired over the last few years and the loss of personnel can become confusing.  This chart lays out a time line from 2005 to 2015 that shows the month and year…

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This is a statement from Stan Dubose to the congregation 7-26-15 (11:00AM Service).   Skipped the lead-in comments at the beginning… statement begins at 00:40. “This morning I am here to report to you that our…

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This is the announcement made by Stan Dubose (elder vice chairman) concerning Steve Wingfield’s sabbatical.     It appears there is “no change in direction” of First Christian Church.  It will be “business as usual” according…

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Lawsuit

This is a link to the 3-24-15 Motion to Reduce Bond, filed in St. Louis County Circuit Court. This is a link to the Excerpts on Sentencing, 3-30-15, provided by the St. Louis County Circuit Court….

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Above Reproach 1 Timothy 3:2; Titus 1:6-7 He has an unquestionable character. His life is so consistent that it does not provide opportunities for disgrace or blame to be attached to it. Husband of one wife…

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Time to Study the Subject of Elders Here’s what the Bible says: 1 Timothy 3:1-7  (NIV) Qualifications for Overseers and Deacons 3 Here is a trustworthy saying: Whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task….

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Biblical Qualifications for Elders Archibald Alexander Allison Extracted from Ordained Servant vol. 3, no. 4 (October 1994) Exegesis of 1 Timothy 3:2—“blameless” Translation: “The overseer then must be blameless….” Structure: The apostle Paul begins this list…

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