Trinity of Schullers Out at Crystal Cathedral

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Sheila Schuller Coleman's announcement Sunday that she was stepping down as senior pastor from the Crystal Cathedral brought to a close a weekend in which her family appears to have severed ties with the iconic Garden Grove-based megachurch. 

She made the announcement during Sunday services, a day after her father, Rev. Robert H. Schuller, and his wife, Arvella, reportedly resigned from the board over failed negotiations related to finances and intellectual copyright matters.

Schuller Coleman said she would be ministering at a new location, and a new ministry called Hope Center of Christ

Robert and Arvella Schuller said in a statement that they support their daughter, but would not be moving with Schuller Coleman to the new location or worshipping at the Crystal Cathedral. 

"How we will express ourselves in worship remains up in the air," they said. 

At www.hopercenteroc.org, Schuller Coleman says she will make the move with the choir, the worship team and the congregation, as well as her brother-in-law, Jim Penner, who recently got axed from his role as executive producer of the "Hour of Power", the church's TV ministry.  

She expects to make an announcement about the new location in a few days.
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RICH ASLESON
RICH ASLESON

POSSIBILLITY THINKING IS A JOKE. CHURCHS SHOULD TEACH THE BIBLE AND ONLY THE BIBLE!! WITCH THE CC AND THE HOUR OF POWER NEVER HAS ,THEY ARE NOT A CHRISTIAN CHURCH!!!

Danielle Russell
Danielle Russell

Hi ocweekly! Shuller began with the a popular message for his time but, as Christians grew in biblical knowledge, his message was seen as man-centered and not bible-centered. His empire had to come to an end. He also made the mistake of going into debt to expand his empire, something the bible speaks against. It's a lesson for all Christians. Judge the messenger by the message they preach but watch how the messenger handles money. This goes for all faiths.

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Bill P
Bill P

 When the Crystal Cathedral drifted from it's core message of Possibility Thinking wrapped in tradtional worship to an evangelical lean to the right with that gawdawful "praise band" cacaphony it cheapened what had been a classy place of worship where all felt welcome to a place with nothing to distinguish itself from dime a dozen bible thumping organizations. The Senior Schuller appeared a bit bewildered in recent years not the spell-binding orator that grew this church to its glory days. My best to Robert and Arvella and to Sheila Coleman as well. I hope the current board is smart enough to move on now also and let the Diocese of Orange take possession of the property so that they may proceed to make the adjustments necessary for Roman Catholic Liturgical Worship.

Bill T.
Bill T.

The nepotism didn't ring alarm belss because ....., oh, because Trinity was more of a family owned business than an actual palce of worship. It's called a "flock" because that's what you fleece, evidently.

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