On March 11, 2007 the front page story in the Kansas City Star was Lax financial oversight riles some church followers. The article is about questions surrounding financial integrity, practices and oversight at First Family Church, located in southern Johnson County. I invite you to read the article.
First Family Church and the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection are located less than 2.5 miles apart in the southern part of the Kansas City metro area. There have been responses to the original article in both Letters to the Editor of the Kansas City Star and in the blogosphere. Some of these responses have been critical of mega churches in general and Resurrection in particular.
Although I recognize that it is difficult, my hope is to resist making, carrying or passing on stereotypes of any type concerning congregations, communities, people groups or individuals.