World magazine has a good article entitled Passing the Baton: How Mega-Ministries Grapple with a Founder’s Departure. The merger between Coral Ridge and New City is the focus of the article.
The odds are against us. But if God is for us, who cares about the odds! May this “succession” be a demonstration to the whole world that with God all things are possible and that this is Christ’s church and “the gates of hell cannot prevail against it.”
By the way, I’d like to give a “shout-out” to my good friend and Coral Ridge ruling elder, Skip Sigh, who get’s rightful credit for the picture. Skip, I’ll pay you later!