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A Calvary Chapel Movement split has been announced publicly by Charisma Magazine. While this is no surprise to those who have followed the inner workings of the Calvary Chapel Movement before and after the death of Chuck Smith, the proof is in the open now for everyone to see. The announcement by Brian Brodersen of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa stated that he no longer would be part of the Calvary Chapel Association that was put in place to take over for Pastor Chuck Smith.
While Pastor Chuck Smith founded the Calvary Chapel Movement on sound biblical principles, the recent infiltration by those promoting postmodernism and ecumenical unity could not be covered up any longer. First, CCA indicated that they were no longer affiliated with Brian Brodersen. Second, Brodersen made the statement that he and CCCM were forming their own association.
Like the Titanic, warnings were given in advance of the coming division but were not heeded. Now while some scramble for life boats others seem to be going down with the ship, thinking all is well. This is another sad chapter in the history of Christianity.
November 7 - Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa Splits From Association, Citing Old Testament Prophet

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Calvary Chapel's Chuck Smith's son-in-law Brian Brodersen announced his resignation from the Calvary Chapel Association and founded a new association, the Calvary Chapel Global Network.  "'Can two people walk together without agreeing on the direction?' The implied answer is, no, they can't," Brodersen writes, citing the prophet Amos. Brodersen, the senior pastor of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa, says the pastors of the Calvary Chapel Association saw founder Smith as their common bond. Upon Smith's death, many members had different visions of where the denomination should go. Thus, Costa Mesa split from the CCA and is now part of the Calvary Chapel Global Network. 

"Doctrinally we are all in agreement with a few minor differences on a few secondary issues. No one has, in any way, deviated from historic biblical doctrine, or from what might be called Calvary's core values or from what we know as the Calvary Distinctives. Our areas of disagreement are NOT theological or doctrinal; they are more methodological and practical, yet they are real disagreements. These disagreements have not only hindered us from moving forward in the work of the kingdom of Christ, they have created confusion, contention and some division within the body of Christ," Brodersen writes.

"It is for these reasons that I have decided to resign my position as a member of the CCA Council. I do believe that this is the best way forward for us all. I maintain a love and close friendship with many of the CCA Council members and trust that we will continue, in many ways, to co-labor together for the kingdom. To some degree, this comes down to a difference of vision. The goal is the same—the glory of Christ and the furtherance of His kingdom on earth. But we differ on how we accomplish that goal," he continued. 

Oden Fong, the former director of the Calvary Chapel Association and current pastor of Poiema Fellowship, says the split is not unusual.  "It's ultimately a declaration that Calvary Chapel is not unified in vision as how to proceed together in ministry," Fong says. "If you study the church history, one can see that there have been many 'dividings' not necessarily 'divisions,' but dividings where people go separate ways. The dividing of Paul and Barnabas is an example." 



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