Wayne Cordeiro

New Hope Christian Fellowship

New Hope Christian College


Abbreviation keys: New Apostolic Reformation (NAR), Emerging Church (EC),

World Christian Gathering on Indigenous People (WGCIP), Word Of Faith (WOF), Church Growth (CG).

Notes by Sandy Simpson indicated by (Sandy Note).




Wayne Cordeiro is the founding pastor of New Hope Christian Fellowship in Honolulu, Hawaii with over 11,500 in weekend attendance. 



New Hope is known for redeeming the arts and technology.



(Sandy Note) Let’s be realistic. How can you “redeem” arts and technology?  This is stated because they want to be able to do hula in many services because people want entertainment but how can you redeem something that was and still is dedicated to a false god, Pele?  Did Elijah “redeem” the dance done around the altar on Mt. Carmel? Galatians 3:14 He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit. Redemption is for human beings who put their faith in Jesus Christ and are born again.


He currently serves on the Board of Directors of New Hope Christian College (soon to be New Hope University). 



(Sandy Note) Wayne received a BA from his own college! I wonder, will he be getting an MA when they add a master’s program J


Pastor Wayne Cordeiro - Founder of NHCC Hawai'i and Instructor, Alumnus Eugene Bible College, B.A., New Hope Christian College


Pastor Wayne also spearheaded New Hope International, the church planting and church growth arm of New Hope. Emerging leaders are groomed, trained and mentored to plant churches as close as Peal City and as far away as China. New Hope International supports 108 church plants and planted 5 additional churches in 2012.



The Hawaii Pastors Roundtable is an organization of Senior Pastors, Lead Priests, Denominational Leaders, and CEO’s of Christian non-profits all serving in Hawaii.



(Sandy Note) Wayne is listed on Hawaii Pastor’s Roundtable along with many false teachers and Catholic priests.  You will notice there that many of the pastors are New Hope. Wayne also established the New Hope Christian College, soon to be NHU.  New Hope Christian College has a "spiritual formation" department in line with the accreditation requirements of the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE).  ABHE requires schools that wish to be accredited to include Spiritual Formation within the school’s infrastructure.  "Spiritual formation" is a contemplative spirituality program of the Emerging Church. You cannot be spiritually formed by mystical exercises.  The Bible says that Christians are first “formed” when they put their faith in Jesus Christ as a result of hearing the Gospel (Gal. 4) and then the Spirit continues to bring them to maturity through the study of the written Word (2 Tim. 2:15) … not emptying your mind, not doing yoga, not walking a labyrinth, not repeating words in order to enter a trance state, not venerating images, not saying the Rosary, etc.

(http://www.newhope.edu/index.php/static/studentlife, http://www.newhope.edu/alumni/, http://www.newhope.edu/index.php/blog/.../foursquare-denomination3, http://www.newhope.edu/library/wp-content/.../2013-New-Books-Jan-Feb.pdf)


Books, CDs & Book Reviews


A few quotes from Cordeiro’s “Dream Releasers”:


Everybody has...A dream.


His dream placed intentionally inside you is like a seed. Within that seed's protective shell is contained all the latent possibilities of producing an expansive orchard or a great forest. It holds the ability to feed a city. It can yield warmth in winter or it can produce houses for new fami­lies. But unless that potential is recognized and released, it remains richly unproductive, helplessly filled with hope and powerfully impotent. But once discovered, it becomes a honing device, an invisible guide that navigates us through the precarious pas­sages of life. (p.27)


(Sandy Note) Without being born again the seed that is inside of every person is potential for hell based on the law of sin and death (Rom. 8:2).  This is an example of Schullerism, and Robert was obviously someone Cordeiro emulates.


You are never given a  dream without also being given the power to make it true - RICHARD BACH


But dreams fly and no more powerful dream exists than the one God has placed in your heart. Remember what Jesus did with 12 ragtag ruffians from Galilee? Common, everyday, unpretentious fishermen-but after three-and-a-half years, they would change the world. Jesus saw something in these upstarts that they couldn't see for themselves. Soon their divinely deposited dreams came alive and the entire world took notice.


(Sandy Note) Of course God saw their potential where they could not.  Why then is Wayne calling people to see their own potential?  He needs to call them to repentance and salvation instead.


Within the pages you are about to read lie the keys to the transformation of our families, churches and nations. So let me issue a caution: What you are about to behold will revolutionize your life. I know, because it did mine. God has placed within each of us a divine treasure that He wants to release. When those riches see the light of day, people will see the power and the plan of God. But first we have to adjust our eyes.


(Sandy Note) First, the Gospel is not really presented in this book so how can people be transformed without it?  Second, these are grand claims.  These claims belong to God and His Word not Wayne.


Imagination Rules the world - NAPOLEON BONAPARTE


Otherwise we devalue the treasure within. Why? Because the value is intrinsic to the gem, regardless of what anyone may think. Don't make the mistake of confusing the jewelry box for the jewelry! That's precisely the mistake too many of us make. We look at what we are, while God looks at what we can be. - He knows our true value because He put it there.  And we release that potential only when we begin to see things His way.


(Sandy Note) So do we see things God’s way by reading Wayne’s book or do we see things God’s way when His Holy Spirit convicts us of sin and we realize we are sinners and need the Savior?


Your Untapped Potential


I wonder-Do you realize what's inside you? Each of us carries a treasure in our earthen vessel. God designed these riches to be discovered and displayed to reveal His glory, not ours. Potential includes: Untapped power, Unfulfilled dreams, Unwrapped gifts, Undeveloped talent, Available energy, Unused success, All you can become, All you want to do. Before Jeremiah took his first breath, God already had destined him in His design room to be a prophet to Israel (JER.1:5, NIV),


(Sandy Note) “Earthen vessels” mentioned in 2 Corinthians 4:6-8 is about the work of God to redeem us, thereby making us light and salt.  It is not about our potential but about God’s work.


You and I are no different. God knew what we were to become before we made our grand entrance on the delivery table. Think of it this way: He created us long before He produced us. And in the fullness of His timing, He crammed a seed full of potential into our souls and delicately placed us in our mother's womb.  His Works were finished from the foundation of the world. HEBREWS 4: 3  When God imagined trees, He first developed them in His design room. Then He crushed them, put them into tiny seeds and planted them in the soil. In one seed is contained Jesus came as a Dream Releaser. And that's why He summons us to follow Him, not only into salvation, but also into His image. Seeing things from His perspective will expand our hearts and our vision far beyond any­thing we have known.


(Sandy Note) What good is it to mention salvation, albeit making it seem secondary, without explaining to people what it is?


God has filled every one of us with a treasure that this generation desperately needs. That fortune is wrapped up inside-and the question is, Will the grave­yard inherit your wealth? Will you rob this generation of your dreams? Will you deprive this generation and the next by taking the God-given treas­ure inside of you to the cemetery?


Jesus was the master Dream Releaser.


Yet Jesus refused to discard Peter as a sham or see him as just another cocky fisherman. He refused to give up on His impetuous follower. The Lord knew that in this frail container lay hidden the leader of the Early Church. Dormant within this foot­-swallowing braggart, the master saw the books of First and Second Peter. Inside, lost under the rubble of denials, lay the main pillar of the Book of Acts. Jesus saw Peter, not as he was, but as what he could be.


(Sandy Notes) Jesus called Peter so it is not like Peter volunteered on his own.  Also Peter is not the Rock upon which the Church is built … Jesus is (Matt. 16:18).  Every commentator worth their salt agrees that the Rock in this passage is speaking of Jesus Christ, the Foundation (1 Cor. 3:11) and Cornerstone (Acts 4:11).


Some time earlier, Jesus had painted Peter's true identity, the figure He had seen in His Father's divine design room: "And now I'm going to tell you who you are, really are. You are Peter, a rock. This is the rock on which I will put together my church, a church so expansive with energy that not even the gates of hell will be able to keep it out" (Matt. 16:18, THE MESSAGE).


(Sandy Note) Is Peter the one the church is built on? No. Notice Cordeiro also quotes from the Message, not a legitimate Bible translation but an Emerging Church commentary.


When God imagined trees, He first developed them in His design room. Then He crushed them, put them into tiny seeds and planted them in the soil. In one seed is contained p.60


(Sandy Note) Unless Wayne is going to claim this book is a work of fiction, this idea is not to be found in the Bible.


The richest of Ecuador spot on the face of the earth cannot be found in the diamond mines of South Africa or the Inca gold caches. It is not in the oil fields of Saudi Arabia nor in the uranium excavations of the Balkjns. Neither is it in the mineral deposits of the Dead plot of land on this planet is in your very own neighborhood. You might even have passed byit this morning. It's the cemetery. That's right! The grave­yard is the wealthiest place in all of creation. Beneath those rectangular pieces of sod lie countless unsung melodies and unwritten poems. The grassy plots overflow with brilliant ideas that could have trans­formed entire communities, rehabilitated the lost and borne hope to the weary. Our burial grounds reek with unattained successes and unrealized dreams. Sometimes I walk through graveyards and speculate how many unfulfilled promises and untapped dreams lie dormant under my feet. I ponder the many lives that fell short of God's intended purpose.


(Sandy Note) Shouldn’t he rather be sad about the fact that unbelievers are going to hell because this is the tripe they were exposed to with Oprah Winfrey instead of hearing the Gospel which would have changed their destiny?  He then explains …


I wonder - What are you carrying inside of you right now? You contain ideas and dreams of what you can be for God-we all do. Hidden inside your heart, strapped tight to the starting blocks, is the class you are supposed to lead or the preschool you yearn to start. Locked with­in is the book you hope to write but hesitate for fear it will remain unread. Waiting in your dreams is the pow­erful ministry you are meant to pioneer but have never launched because you feel anxious about being a woman in a man's world Too many go to their graves with their potential trapped inside. If we could harness the unused power from one graveyard alone, we could change the world! But, of course, we can't. We can tap only the potential of the living. So long as breath remains in our lungs, untapped potential lies inside us, waiting to be released. P. 62


By now, you have seen the power of a single dream. By now you understand the value of potential unleashed and you realize the devastating waste of potential untapped. P.63


(Sandy Note) Apart from the fact this is a regurgitation of Robert Schuller’s “positive thinking” and Rick Warren’s “purpose driven” ideas there is no “untapped potential” in an unregenerate person in an eternal sense except the seed of sin and death (Rom. 8:2).  They may succeed in life but they will not be doing what God wants and, after death, will be regretting that the Gospel was not shared with them by the likes of Cordeiro.  Instead they got a bunch of pop psychology and New Thought platitudes that mean absolutely nothing in an eternal sense.  Matthew 16:26 What good will it be for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul? Or what can anyone give in exchange for their soul?


Jesus never pursued a modus operandi aimed at fulfilling His own dreams. He didn't come to meet the needs of a few Galileans or even a nation of Jews. He didn't see one seed; He saw millions of orchards. He didn't see one tree, He saw His creation filled with vegetation-all awaiting a few skilled garden­ers who could release the potential of His seeds and bid them blossom and grow. Jesus came as a Dream Releaser. And that's why He summons us to follow Him, not only into salvation, but also into His image. Seeing things from His perspective will expand our hearts and our vision far beyond any­thing we have known. P. 64


(Sandy Note) God does not dream, because if He did He would have to sleep and He never sleeps (Heb. 4:13).  But everything is made by Him and FOR HIM (Rom. 11:36, Col. 1:16).  So is Cordeiro one of those “skilled gardeners”?  What about the Apostles?  Oh, I forgot.  He has been named by some NAR advocates “the apostle to Hawaii”.  Salvation is a different biblical concept than being created in the image of God.  We need salvation to have our spirit reborn which is made in the image of God but corrupted and damned by sin.  The first birth is not enough.  We need to second birth in order to be reconciled to God.  Salvation is not a minor part of the human experience, it is THE main thing needed for people to become part of God’s Kingdom plans.  To see things from God’s perspective we do not look within but we study the Bible, which New Hope doesn’t seem to do that much, and they also do not really preach the full Gospel message.


Cordeiro says: Jesus was the master Dream Releaser.” P.80


(Sandy Note) There is nothing in the Bible stating this or even close to it. A full review of this book will be published soon by Mike Oppenheimer.


(Sandy Note) Two of Wayne’s books are on the reading list at Healing Rooms Ministries.  (http://healingrooms.com/shoppingcart/brands/Wayne-Cordeiro.html) Healing Rooms is dealt with in this article: 


Healing Rooms by Mike Oppenheimer, Let Us Reason Ministries, 9/25/07 - The unbiblical and exaggerated history of John G. Lake and his Healing Rooms which has been revived in our time by Cal Pierce.  Read Part 1 - Swimming in Lake Exaggeration, Part 2 - Reviving the Revival of John Lake?, Part 3 - The Healing Rooms Today. Part 4 - Faith Healing - Good intentions, false theology & Part 5 - Was Spokane ever the healthiest city in America or the World?


(Sandy Note) Leadership Network Advance features Cordeiro’ book Culture Shift by pastors Robert Lewis and Wayne Cordeiro on this page: (http://www2.pursuantgroup.com/leadnet/advance/nov05s2a.htm) Brian McLaren (EC) is another featured author there.


A New Kind of Christian, Brian McLaren's fictional-but-realistic dialogue between a pastor and his daughter's high-school science teacher, continues to be the top-selling book in Leadership Network's publishing history--behind only Bob Buford's Halftime-related works. McLaren's sequel, The Story We Find Ourselves In, also is in the top five. 


(Sandy Note) Leadership Network is headed by Bob Buford who worked for Peter Drucker, one of Rick Warren’s mentors whose materials Warren used to create Saddleback.


Bob Buford is chairman of the board of The Buford Foundation/Leadership Network and, until the sale of his company in July 1999, served as chairman of the board and CEO of Buford Television, Inc., a family-owned business that started with a single ABC affiliate in Tyler, Texas, in the early fifties, and grew to a network of cable systems across the country. A classic entrepreneur, Bob has authored four books - HalfTimeGame Plan, Stuck in Halftime (Zondervan), and Finishing Well (Integrity). Bob was the founder and initial chairman of the board of the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management, now Leader to Leader Institute.  He and his wife Linda make their home in Dallas, Texas. (http://leadnet.org/about/staff-info/bobbuford)


(Sandy Note) Bill Hybels interviews Wayne Cordeiro on CD:


Defining Moments - The Leader's Inner World - Bill Hybels and Jim Mellado with Wayne Cordeiro - See more at: http://www.willowcreek.org.uk/resource.php?r=754#sthash.2URZU2Ks.dpuf

The Leader's Inner World  is just one of many Defining Moments audio journals available from WCA. 

How is your inner world? This month's Defining Moments was strategically selected to help you prepare for the busy ministry season ahead. Bill Hybels and Jim Mellado revisit Wayne Cordeiro's classic Summit talk "Dead Leader Running". Following a brief excerpt from the talk, Bill and Jim go deeper on the topic, identifying the sources of burnout and the questions that leaders must address in creating a replenishment strategy. Defining Moments is a tool sure to contribute to the personal growth of church leaders, their congregations and the communities they serve. - See more at: http://www.willowcreek.org.uk/resource.php?r=754#sthash.2URZU2Ks.dpuf


Church Growth Connections


The Tactical Role of Pragmatism in Church Transformation


Rick Warren’s Purpose Driven Church and Purpose-Driven Life seem fairly innocuous upon cursory examination. His books have been at the top of the nation’s best seller lists for months. Churches across America are jumping onto the 40-day bandwagon, incorporating the Purpose-Driven model into their church structure. On the surface “purpose” doesn’t seem like such a bad idea. God has a “purpose” for every life, great or small. A local church should come to understand God’s “purpose” for its existence. The common definition of “purpose” once meant intention, aim, resolution or determination. This isn’t what it means anymore.


“Purpose-Driven” is the tip of a massive iceberg. The context in which to properly place the Purpose-Driven format is within a much larger initiative to transform local churches worldwide. “Seeker-sensitive” churches, Bill HybelsWillowcreek model, The Connecting Church (Randy Frazee), Robert Lewis (The Church of Irresistible Influence), Perimeter Church of Atlanta (The Prevailing Church), and others too numerous to mention all build upon the basic underlying principles for church restructuring. This monograph will focus exclusively on the foundations of Rick Warren’s (Saddleback Church) Purpose-Driven model, but keep in mind that the other church models as proposed by Lyle Schaller, C. Peter Wagner, Carl George, Leonard Sweet, Eddie Gibbs, Wayne Cordeiro, Wolfgang Simson, Elmer Towns, Bob Buford, Jack Dennison, Stanley Grenz and many others basically come out of the same mold. This pattern is also known as the “postmodern” church. (The Pied Pipers Of Purpose by Lynn D. Leslie, Sarah H. Leslie and Susan J. Conway, http://www.crossroad.to/articles2/007/discernment/pied_pipers_of_purpose.htm)


From Rick Warren’s Twitter: Wayne Cordeiro, godly and brilliant Pastor of Hawaii will fly in and preach for me this weekend. Thanks dear friend! All services. (https://twitter.com/RickWarren/status/251103187111641088)

On Bill Hybel’s radio program:

Bill Hybels and Jim Mellado with Wayne Cordeiro: How is your inner world? This month's Defining Moments was strategically selected to help you prepare for the busy ministry season ahead. Bill Hybels and Jim Mellado revisit Wayne Cordiero's classic Summit talk "Dead Leader Running" (which we posted in its entirety earlier this week). Following a brief excerpt from the talk, Bill and Jim go deeper on the topic, identifying the sources of burnout and the questions that leaders must address in creating a replenishment strategy. (https://www.willowcreek.com/membership/defining_moments.asp)

2013 Exponential conference – Speakers:  Francis Chan, Craig Groeschel, Wayne Cordeiro, Jim Putman, Larry Osborne, Alan and Deb Hirsch, Mike Breen, John Burke, Jo Saxton, Chris Hodges, Randy Frazzee, Jen Hatmaker, Dave Ferguson, Andy Hawthorne, and others to you. (http://www.exponential.org/webcast/) About: Our team is sold out to church planting, multiplication, and seeing an acceleration of apostolic movements in our generation.  We have extensive experience in church planting and love serving church multipliers.  We are a decentralized, frugal team with most of us either part-time or volunteering our time. (https://www.exponential.org/about/leadership/)

(Sandy Note) So this movement is combining, by their own admission, church growth and New Apostolic. Wayne Cordeiro is listed on the leadership resources page at Willow Creek along with these other Emerging Church/Church Growth people:

Bill Hybels, John Ortberg, Nancy Beach, Rob Bell, Andy Stanley, Wayne Cordiero, Erwin McManus. (http://www.willowcreek.com/wca_index.asp?section=video)

(Sandy Note) Interesting that Wayne seems to have no problem being mentioned with Rob Bell under Willow Creek resources even though he allegedly disagreed with on Bell’s treatment of hell.

Wayne Cordiero, NHCC president, is a close friend of Francis Chan, who has recently written his own book (Erasing Hell) in response to Bell. (http://medievalmind.blogspot.com/2011/07/rob-bell-crypto-covenanter.html)

(Sandy Note) Wayne Cordeiro has long been associated and known as a church growth guru in the mold of Rick Warren and others.

This monograph will focus exclusively on the foundations of Rick Warren’s (Saddleback Church) Purpose-Driven model, but keep in mind that the other church models as proposed by Lyle Schaller, C. Peter Wagner, Carl George, Leonard Sweet, Eddie Gibbs, Wayne Cordeiro, Wolfgang Simson, Elmer Towns, Bob Buford, Jack Dennison, Stanley Grenz and many others basically come out of the same mold. This pattern is also known as the “postmodern” church.  The various terminologies are often the subject of debates, so for the objectives of this document the transformative prototype will generically be referred to as “Purpose-Driven.” (“Purpose-Driven” has been trademarked by Rick Warren.) (http://www.crossroad.to/articles2/04/pied_pipers_of_purpose.htm)


Emerging Church


New Hope Oahu is not just a church, it’s a classroom for emerging church planters like Trevor Drinen. The School of Church Planters program led by NHI enables Trevor to grow through leading. Trevor's lab assignments are the midweek services with 600 people and the overflow tent on weekends for 1,000 people. (http://www.enewhope.org/content/newsletters/templates/nhi/nhi-tables.html)


Robert Schuller Connections


Today I went to a “Get Motivated” Seminar at the Neal Blaisdell Center in Honolulu. So many highlights to the seminar with tons of wonderful notes that filled the workbook of my heart. But I want to share some inspirational thoughts and quotes that moved my heart from eagerness to motivated! Dr. Robert Schuller: “Think! Focus, don’t get distracted!” (Posted by Rod Shimabukuro in Leadership, Volunteers, on New Hope web site, http://blogs.enewhope.org/equippingthoughts/category/volunteers/page/5/)


(Sandy Note) Robert Schuller (one of the fathers of “possibility thinking”) has been one of the speakers brought in by HIM on whose board and faculty sit New Hope pastors.


New Hope Bookstore


Books on Journaling (http://store.lifejournal.cc/journaling.aspx)

Dream Releasers by Wayne Cordeiro (http://store.lifejournal.cc/dreamreleasers.aspx)


New Hope Promotion of Cleansing Stream


The fastest growing Church on the Island of Oahu is New Hope Christian Fellowship affiliated with the Foursquare denomination. New Hope is also listed as one of the fastest growing churches in the nation. They have implemented the seeker friendly model for Church and they want everyone (that is all of their 6,500 people) to go through the Cleansing Stream. Pastor Mark Hovland is the head of the Cleansing Stream ministry in their Church.  (http://www.letusreason.org/curren21.htm)


(Sandy Note) Some excellent articles have been written showing the unbiblical teachings of the newest wind of doctrine to hit the "Church" called "Cleansing Stream".  Read  The Cleansing Stream - Warning! Contaminated Water! by Tom Launder, 8/00.  Also please read Is Jesus Cleansing His Church With "Cleansing Stream"? by Mike Oppenheimer, 8/00  This program was mandated at New Hope churches on this island, and is being used all over the place.  But what Cleansing Stream fails to deal with is the victory we already have over sin and death through Jesus Christ. (http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/howto.html)


HIM (Hawaiian Island Ministries)


(Sandy Note) Wayne Cordeiro is listed on the faculty of HIM. 


Hawaiian Islands Ministries has had the privilege of engaging many gifted teachers in delivering our curricula.



(Sandy Note) But notice all the false teachers that HIM is bringing into the islands (and these as just the ones I know about):

Tony Campolo (Mystycism and other aberrant teachings)

David Yongghi Cho (Eastern Mysticism mixed with Christianity, one of the fathers of WOF)

Charles Colson (Dominionist)
Wayne Cordeiro

Larry Crabb
David Crowder

Jim Cymbala

Richard Foster (Renovare, EC)


Louie Giglio (NAR)
Bill Hybels (CG, EC)


Brennan Manning (Catholic. EC)

Erwin McManus (Catholic, EC)
Beth Moore (Promotes EC)

Ralph Moore (Hope Chapel, EC, Osteen)
Richard Mouw (Fuller President, Fuller has supported all the apostate movements)

Robert Schuller (Father of WOF)

Ed Silvoso (NAR)

Lee Strobel (NAR)
Bruce Wilkinson (Domionist)



(Sandy Note) Notice a New Hope pastor is on the Board of HIM:


Brandon Ahu is the assistant pastor at New Hope Metro in Honolulu



(Sandy Note) Notice the 2012 “Life In The Spirit” HIM conference featured:


Sandy Millar (Toronto Blessing), former vicar of Holy Trinity Brompton (HTB) and Emmy Wilson, curate at Holy Trinity Brompton, London, England. 



(Sandy Note) Millar was responsible for spreading the “slain in the spirit” Toronto “Blessing” all over England and finally to the US and Brownsville via Steve Hill. (http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/pensacola.html#shill)


NAR/Transformations Hawaii


Those involved in united in prayer --Francis Oda (NAR), Cal Chinen (NAR), Art Supulveda (Word Of Faith) and James Morroco (NAR)

(with others) may be trying to self fulfill Cindy Jacobs(NAR) prophecy who claimed the Lord told her that Hawaii would be the first entirely

Christian state - everyone would be saved. On Hawaii’s TBN program Ed Silvoso (NAR) said, “Hawaii has been prophesied by reliable

prophets that it will be the first Christian state in the union. I believe that” (January 31, 2005 TBN Hawaii, Cal Chinen interview). Virginia

Domligan (NAR) of the Prayer Center of the Pacific (NAR) stated, “Over ten years ago, under the divine unction of the Holy Spirit, Cindy

Jacobs of Generals Int’l stood on a platform at Aloha Stadium and declared that the State of Hawaii would become the FIRST Christianized state in the U.S.! This is the will of God for Hawaii!” 

(http:// www.letusreason.org/Popteac32.htm & http://letusreason.org/Latrain57.htm) 

(Sandy Note) Wayne Cordeiro was very visibly involved in the promotion of the Transformations Hawaii prayer effort. He was featured on a TV ad promoting it along with the above mentioned pastors, some Catholic priests and the head pastor of CCKM.  They were all shown hugging each other at the end of the TV ad.

Conferences – Guilt by participation


World Leaders ConferenceWayne Cordeiro will be a speaker in 2014 along with the following:

Tony Blair (Globalist)

Cokie Roberts

Ken Blanchard (EC)

Tony Dungy

Patrick Lencioni

Henry Cloud

Craig Groeschel

Erwin McManus (Catholic new ager)

James Blanchard

Mark Floyd

Bill Hybels (CG/EC)

Tim Sanders

Tom Mullins

Laurie Beth Jones



(Sandy Note) Note the presence of a number of Emerging Church leaders as well as Tony Blair, a globalist.


Twelve ConferenceWayne Cordeiro was a speaker in 2013 along with: Steve Furtick (EC), Rick Warren (Dominionist), Bill Hybels (CG/EC), Brian Houston (Hillsong/NAR) and others.



(Sandy Note) Emerging Church promotion in “The Nines” conference:


In relation to this article and the upcoming radio program on Thursday, September 9th on CrossTalk, it is worth noting that on the same day, Leadership Network (the launchers of the 1990s emerging church movement) is presenting an online, digital “conference” called The Nines featuring 100 evangelical pastors and leaders, some of whom are Rick Warren (Dominionist/EC), Dan Kimball (EC), Francis Chan (NAR), Wayne Cordeiro, Andy Crouch (Christianity Today, TBN, WOF), Bill Easum, Jonathan Falwell, Miles McPherson, Larry Osborne, Ed Stetzer, Thom Rainer (LifeWay Books),and Leonard Sweet (EC).



Wayne Cordeiro who wrote The Dream Releasers is one of the guest speakers at the Elephant Room 2 Conference (http://living4hisglory.wordpress.com/tag/wayne-cordeiro/)


(Sandy Note) Here is the promo for his talk there: http://vimeo.com/34004705 Other speakers included Oneness Pentecostal T.D. Jakes. 


T.D. Jakes (Oneness Pentecostal), Mark Driscoll (EC) (facilitator) (http://solasisters.blogspot.com/2011/09/elephant-room-2-features-trinity-denier.html)


And he does the same thing in some ways with the guests he has at his Willow Creek Leadership Summits. By that I mean, he features men who really have no reason and no right to train leadership inside the Body of Christ. Some of them are disqualified by their endorsements or by the fact that they aren’t even saved themselves! What business do they have to train pastors and leaders inside the church? Leadership Summit 2006 was attended by more than 70,000 Christian leaders, in over 130 locations and, yes, was promoted by some churches affiliated with the FGBC who have joined the WCA!


Past Summit teachers have included New Ager Ken Blanchard, Word/Faith minister TD Jakes and this year’s Summit 2006 featured the regular Ivy League grad business coaches and management consultants, standard fare for willow creek. This year’s teachers included Pastor Wayne Cordeiro from the island I lived for 20 years, Oahu, Hawaii. He is the epitome of the seeker friendly paradigm pastor and has a huge church. He has promoted a dangerous therapy program called Cleansing Stream, featured church produced programs recommending local churches with women pastors and recently took a short sabbatical to a monastery complete with vows of silence. He suffered from anxiety attack and sought psychiatric help. Many find his vulnerability refreshing but is this really the type of leader we need to train us. It appears he has some serious issues of his own to deal with. He has also spoken with some of the locally worst false teachers imaginable. (this info from the article; “Burnout a Reality for many in Clergy” (Source), Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Sunday, Aug. 20,2006). 



World Christian Gathering On Indigenous People Movement


As we stood at the edge of Hale-ma'uma'u Crater, singing praises to 'Io (Jehovah/Savior), thoughts of what took place 171 years earlier on that very ground, were on the minds of all who came. Included in our present celebration were prayers of thanksgiving and intercession for Hawaii. In 1824 Chiefess Kapiolani (not to be confused with Queen Kapiolani) made that same trek from Kona to the volcano - by foot. It took her two months. Many had tried to convince her not to go. But she felt compelled by God, as if on a divine mission. This true Hawaiian story is not unlike Elijah and his confrontation with Baal, described in 1 Kings 18. After this event at Kilauea, many Hawaiians - including Kahunas (ancient Hawaiian priests) of Pele, believed in Jesus, as the Christ - 'Io. {See article on the Hula, this issue}. Included in our present celebration were prayers of thanksgiving and intercession for Hawaii. There was also special music by Leon Siu and friends, and hulas by young Hawaiian Christians, telling of the historical event. As the crowd disbursed joyfully about three hours later, there was a strong sense of having participated in a very significant event in Hawaii's spiritual history. I'm soooo glad I went!! Later in the day the celebration continued at "The Gathering Place" (Hilo New Hope).  'Io - Jehovah God- is indeed alive and well in Hawaii nei. (http://across.co.nz/articles.'Io.html) (http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/acalltothenations.html)


(Sandy Note) New Hope in Hilo has been involved with the WCGIP/Aloha Ke Akua false teachings for years. Wayne Cordeiro interviewed Daniel Kikawa (WCGIP) on his New Hope TV show at least once. 


“Connecting Point” – Hawaii’s Godly Origins KIKU @ 6:30 pm & OC16 @ 10:30 pm “Perpetuated in Righteousness” author Daniel Kikawa & musician Kawika Kahiapo share a shocking revelation: the earliest Hawaiians worshipped the God of the Bible. Tune in & see for yourself!




(Sandy Note: See the full transcript of this show here:


"... this Christian concept of god ... is really something that was here (in Hawaii) from the very beginning"-Wayne Cordeiro, transcript of Connecting Point television interview of Daniel Kikawa by Wayne Cordeiro, July 15, 2005 (http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/Cordeiro-Kikawa Connecting Point 7-15-05.html)


Roman Catholicism


(Sandy Note) On a tour Wayne conducted called “The Footsteps of Paul 2012” when visiting Rome there were some very friendly statements made about the Catholic religion.


We greet the new day in a city nicknamed Caput Mundi (Capital of the World) and The Eternal City, not only because Rome has always been the hub of art, education, high culture and politics in the western world, but because it is also a spiritual capital and a powerful center of pilgrimage. … Our guide will lead us to St. Peter’s Basilica which has the largest interior of any Christian church in the world and which has been described as the reason Rome is still the center of the civilized world. … Today, if the Pope is in residence, we will attend the weekly Papal Audience. … There we will learn about the Scala Sancta (Holy Stairs). Tradition has it that these steps, said to be the staircase leading once to the praetorium of Pilate at Jerusalem, are sanctified by the footsteps of Jesus Christ. Martin Luther made a point of ascending them when call by the Pope to Rome.



New Hope “Core Values” Statement


(Sandy Note) No statement of Faith or core doctrines on the New Hope church site just like other Purpose Driven churches who are apparently afraid to alienate people.


Point 1: We Believe that every person, Christian and non-Christian alike, is valuable to God and to His Kingdom. (http://www.enewhope.org/aboutus/corevalues/) 


(Sandy Note) Non-Christians are destined for hell and are not a part of God’s Kingdom (Rev. 21:8) But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”


Point 3: We Believe that a simple presentation of Jesus Christ in creative ways will impact and transform lives. Relating to our culture through redeeming the arts while remaining true to the Scriptures is a balance we will always keep. This allows us to present the Gospel in such a way that reaches the heart. (http://www.enewhope.org/aboutus/corevalues/) 


(Sandy Note) “Redeeming the arts” is not a part of the Gospel.  This simply gives them license to do hula, which is a dance to Pele, in order to entertain people and draw them in.  Our job is not to entertain people, satisfy their itching ears with stories, and provide mocha lattes.  New Hope Honolulu looks like a circus with tents set up outside where people cannot even get into the building and there is a gigantic TV screen there so they can watch Wayne, not only outside of the main building but at all the other church branches as well.  If they are so interested in “doing church as a team” which it their second “core values” point, why is Wayne so front and center all the time and the pastors of the other branches simply seem to be facilitators for him?


Point 4: In Keeping with the Great Commandment, we believe every member should commit to a lifestyle of consistent spiritual growth with honest accountability. (http://www.enewhope.org/aboutus/corevalues/)  


(Sandy Note) This is a bunch of bunk as many people have left smaller churches because their lifestyles were being challenged to hide out at NH because no one ever asks them about their lives apparently.  Not only that but they had one lady on their staff who was designated as a missionary while she was getting a divorce from her husband and shacking up with another man.

Cordeiro Quotes

“Prayer is thinking deeply about something in the presence of God.” ― Wayne Cordeiro, Leading on Empty: Refilling Your Tank and Renewing Your Passion

(Sandy Note) Sadly this is not the biblical definition of prayer.  1 Timothy 2:1 I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— Prayer is more than thinking deeply, it is petitioning, praying, interceding and thanking God.  Praying is active not a passive activity “in the presence of God”.

“We don't forget that we are Christians. We forget that we are human, and that one oversight alone can debilitate the potential of our future.” ― Wayne Cordeiro, Leading on Empty: Refilling Your Tank and Renewing Your Passion

(Sandy Note) I think he has this backwards.  The problem is that people forget they are Christians and about their witness and seem to never forget their natural carnal state.


“The Lord never said, 'Build a big church,' ... God said to me, 'Build big people, not a big church.' I remember him saying that. He was speaking to me about the motives of my heart. I knew he wanted me to do something solid in Hawaii.” (http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/344766.Wayne_Cordeiro)


(Sandy Note) I have a real hard time believing this.  That is because his goal was always to have the biggest church in HI and he began with about 1500 people in his first service culled from Hope Chapels, who I am told were not happy about it at that time. (http://thinkexist.com/quotes/wayne_cordeiro/)


Futurist Alvin Toffler wrote that “the illiterate of the twenty-first century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.” That is our task as a church as well. In order to continue ministering to a changing society, we must continually adapt and change. Likewise, in order to be the people God wants us to be, we must continue to learn, unlearn and relearn.- Wayne Cordeiro, The Irresistable Church,  page 78.



(Sandy Note) Depends on what we are to “unlearn”.  It sounds like he is talking about becoming postmodern to reach a postmodern generation and leaving behind absolute truth.  I say this because he is very much involved in EC whose leaders say this over and over again until they have brainwashed their followers.  Brian McLaren’s big introduction of the EC included a series on getting “Off The Map” which can only refer to the Bible.