Venture of Faith—Part 2
Venture of Faith—Part 2

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  • 1) In the late 1960’s, Pastor Chuck Smith approached the door of his church and removed a sign reading, “no shoes allowed.” Angry and sad, Pastor Chuck desired to welcome streams of young people—mostly beaded, bearded, and barefooted—regardless of the counter-cultural individual’s hygiene or lifestyle.
  • 2) Pastor Chuck teamed up with his wife, Kay, and expressed his vision to impact the next generation for Christ. “We will love those kids and teach them God’s word,” Pastor Chuck said during a board meeting where he challenged the leaders of the fellowship, and independent church in Southern California simply called Calvary Chapel. “We will love these kids and teach them God’s Word,” Pastor Chuck said.
  • 3) James 2: 1-4 served as the foundation for Pastor Chuck launching the Jesus Movement. “My brethren, do not hold the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with partiality. For if there should come into your assembly a man with gold rings, in fine apparel, and there should also come in a poor man in filthy clothes… and you pay attention to the one wearing the fine clothes…have you not shown partiality among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts?”

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