Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Following the Glory Cloud to Bethel Church

One of my students recently finished a wonderful honors thesis on Bethel Church in Redding, California. My student traveled to California last summer to conduct interviews with some of the leaders of the church and to observe the worship services at Bethel. She then analyzed the organizational structure of the church, showing that under the leadership of Bill Johnson and Kris Vallotton, Bethel has instituted several structures, including a School for Supernatural Ministry, "the glory cloud," "healing rooms," "Sozo," and "Treasure Hunts" in order to foster continual spiritual revival and prevent the church from religious laxity. Our hope is that she will be able to publish this original thesis.

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