The International House of Prayer (IHOP) is a "charismatic Christian" organization based in Kansas City, Missouri. Founded and led by Mike Bickle, erstwhile pastor of the controversial, discredited "Kansas City Prophets."
December 22, 2023: IHOPKC is "formally and permanently" separating from founder Mike Bickle due to "level of inappropriate behavior."
The investigation is ongoing and expanding.
Theologically the Chinese sect Eastern Lightning -- also known as Church of Almighty God, or Lightning from the East -- is a cult of Christianity. The group, which uses countless names in its evangelism efforts, claims that Jesus has returned as a Chinese woman.
Twelve Tribes is a communal religious movement that believes it emulates the early Christian church. Theologically this group is a cult of Christianity. Sociologically it has many cult-like elements as well.
Youth With A Mission is an international, Christian missions "movement." It's "family of ministries" operates around the world. Yet YWAM has no headquarters, no Board of Directors, and no central leadership. It's missions are said to be "independent."
As MinistryWatch recently reported, YWAM's unique non-structured structure lacks the standard management, governance, and accountability functions that most ministries rely on to assess and address problems.
And problems there are. While YWAM does a lot of good work, there are ongoing reports of spiritual abuse. Not only that, but the 'movement' also has a troublesome theology.