Category: G

The Golden Compass

Phillip Pullman's novels draw heavily on gnostic ideas, and His Dark Materials trilogy (of which book one, The Golden Compass, was released as a movie) has been a subject of controversy, especially among Christians.

Encountering G12 – The Vision

Implementing G12 can bring drastic changes, virtually wiping out existing church structures and programs. Still, Castellanos virtually guarantees that any church that abandons its traditional approach and fully adopts the G12 vision will grow.

Encountering G12 – The Encounter

For many, the Encounter is the most controversial component of the entire G12 system. The effectiveness of the process depends, in part, on the element of mystery -- even secrecy; thus, in many cases, churches forbid those who have taken part in an Encounter weekend from telling others exactly what takes place. In Latin America, if someone asks a graduate how the Encounter was, he or she is instructed to simply say: It was tremendous. Given the number of disturbing reports we have received, it's not difficult to see why.