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  • Jason (Follower of Judah Smith) As a Spiritual Leader
    • Donnie Cruz (Login Donnie.Cruz)
      Posted Feb 21, 2015 3:58 PM

      Posted by "Guardian of the Old Path" (February 18 2015, 11:58 AM):
      As for Jason - There seems to be limited information website posting staff, leadership, beliefs, etc...Not sure how they have structured their leadership or what the makeup of their service is at this point. I would imagine it lends itself to community church stylings. However, the times I have driven by on Sunday mornings the parking lot continues to fill up. I spoke to one source saying their numbers have been in excess of 200 and reaching over 250 at times. I do know that there were not 200+ that left Madison to follow. So, if those numbers are accurate, this shows growth from somewhere. This doesn't surprise me. If you know anything about him while at Madison, he knows how to lead (even if it was not in the direction like or approved of by most, please don't misunderstand me in saying I agree with his doctrinal stances but that doesn't negate his ability to lead people, even if it's wrong) and his approach to both to the community will be one that makes the non church goer comfortable. We shall see where all this leads long term.

      It appears that Jason's and Chris Lindsey's church website is "under construction." I click and it shows as a "defaultsite" with a message: "This domain name has just been registered."

      We've been discussing Jason as a Judah Smith follower. It appears that Jason is determined to be the leader of his group as he has identified himself as "Pastor" and "Minister." He seems to differentiate these as separate roles. If he is also other than the "minister," we can only assume that the group's makeup is that of a one-man-elder/pastor leadership; and that would mean Jason Shepherd is the "shepherd" of the group. (I was under the impression that he was defiant [not submissive to the elders] at the time of his resignation/dismissal.)

      As a "natural" leader, it is possible that his following may not be so after the initial excitement over some new "development."

      I would also attribute the seemingly successful campaign to his "Worship Minister," Chris Lindsey. If you link to: -- you will see:

      (1) A display of Chris and his "worship" team performing -- something similar to what we witnessed on stage at Madison from week to week.

      (2) This image:


      All that to say how much more comfortable it is to be an "entertaining worship seeker" than a "truth seeker." There is a difference.
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