Sunday, March 05, 2006

Pastoral Letter

March 2006

To: The Calvary Board of Directors & Congregation

From: The Pastoral Staff serving as the elders and overseers of Calvary of Albuquerque (Acts 20:28)

We the pastoral staff are deeply grieved that recent
conflicts in our church have made their way into the court of public
opinion. We want to thank our Board for its continued willingness to
biblically resolve this matter and the open door that has been
consistently presented for reconciliation. As a pastoral staff it has
always been our desire that these and all other conflicts be resolved
in a biblical manner by all parties.

Matthew 18: 15-16 ìIf another believer? sins
against you, go privately and point out the fault. If the other person
listens and confesses it, you have won that person back. 16 But if you
are unsuccessful, take one or two others with you and go back again, so
that everything you say may be confirmed by two or three witnesses.

As a pastoral staff we believe strongly that the
current methods being used to resolve this conflict are not in
accordance with biblical mandates and are contributing to an atmosphere
of divisiveness in this community of believers.

Therefore we ask you, our brothers and sisters, in
the name of Christ to stand with us. Our prayer is that the parties who
have up until now refused to come together, drop all unbiblical methods
of resolving this conflict and seek biblical reconciliation and
restoration to the body of Christ.

We are calling for a time of church prayer and
fasting to wait for Godís direction.

There will be a church prayer meeting at the church
Sunday, March 5th from 7:00 to 8:00 PM for everyone who would like to

The Prayer Room at Calvary is open each weekday from
8:00 AM-5:00 PM and during all services.

May the world know that we who are called by the
name of Christ practice those very things we strongly preach!

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