The Incredible Shrinking Way. Once upon a time, The Way Int. bragged about how fast it was growing, and all the real estate and airplanes it was buying. Now, it brags about how much it is shrinking and how many assets it is selling. This article spells out its change in numbers and attitude.
Lawsuit Filed Against The Way Int, Martindale Resigns Presidency!Former Way Corps and staff members Paul and Fern Allen filed suit against TWI for breach of contract, assault, intentional affliction of emotional distress, fraud, defamation, conspiracy and racketeering. If there's nothing to the suit, as TWI says, then why Martindale resign only two weeks later? Here's the most comprehensive and detailed description of the events and the lawsuit available
TWI Settles Lawsuitfiled by Paul and Frances Allen, which charged TWI leadership with sexual assault, conspiracy, fraud, etc; Waydale.com web site closes.
"The Way 'Robot Corps'"- Way leadership controls even the most minute details of the lives of the Corps and staff. This legalism makes everyone in the Way pecking order not leaders, but rule enforcers. How can the Corps lead when they aren't even trusted to lead their own lives?
What is it like to be part of a Way Disciple Outreach Group? The Life Style of a Way Disciple
from the inside includes extensive quotes from the Disciples' handbook and report forms.
Spotlights their isolation, fear, control by leaders, de-emphasis on Jesus Christ, and paltry results.
"Rev. Martindale's Foul Mouth" "TWI Loses Big on Rome City Sale" "The Way Tree is Splintering" "Sweeping Changes in The Way International" "There's No Grace in The Way International" "Martindale's Worst Actions are Only Following Wierwille's Lead" "Fear in the Hearts of The Way Remnant" "Why Were You 'Mark and Avoid?'" "Challenge to Pres. Martindale" "Who's Talking-- God or L. C. Martindale?" "Ex-Way Leader Convicted of Crimes Committed While in TWI" "The Way Purges Ranks" "The Closing of The Way International" "The Way is In 'Decline' Say Way Leaders" "Rome City Campus for Sale" "What's Wrong with This Picture?"
"Rev. Martindale's Foul Mouth"- The Word of God tells us to use wholesome speech. So why does Martindale have such a foul mouth-- even in Bible teachings which children hear?
"TWI Loses Big on Rome City Sale"- TWI just sold the Rome City Campus for a loss. TWI teaches prosperity-- and yet lost millions on Rome City and Emporia..
"The Way Tree is Splintering"- describes the early years of TWI's decline and divisions.
"Sweeping Changes in The Way International"- describes many of the radical changes Martindale has made since he began trying to reduce Wierwille's influence and remake TWI in his own image.
"There's No Grace in The Way International"-- TWI says it's in the grace administration, but acts like the most extreme of Pharisees.
"Martindale's Worst Actions are Only Following Wierwille's Lead"-- Many ex-Wayers wish they could go back to "the good old days" before Martindale wrecked TWI. What they don't realize is that even the worst of Martindale's actions-- M&A, misuse of women, etc, were all modeled and practiced by VPW.
"Fear in the Hearts of The Way Remnant"-- TWI teaches against fear, yet instills it in its followers. Martindale contradicts his teaching on "expansion" of the church with his "remnant" ideas.
"Why Were You 'Mark and Avoid?'"-- Ex-Wayers reveal how aggressively Way leadership treats its own people.
"Challenge to Pres. Martindale"-- Martindale was so upset about local newspaper articles which criticized aspects of TWI that he blasted critics during a Sunday Night Service. We challenge him to respond in a more mature manner instead. And...
"Who's Talking-- God or L. C. Martindale?"
"Ex-Way Leader Convicted of Crimes Committed While in TWI"-- Articles from the Denver Post on Rick Panyard's adultery and conviction on fraud-related crimes.
"The Way Purges Ranks"-- Hundreds of Way followers have been "purged, marked and avoided" as The Way cleans house.
"The Closing of The Way International"-- TWI is trying to close its doors to anyone who doesn't seem to be 100% committed to obeying its president.
"The Way is In 'Decline' Say Way Leaders"-- TWI's numbers are declining, says The Way Magazine, and numbers of Disciples and Corps aren't even a shadow of the Ambassadors and Corps in the old days.
"Rome City Campus for Sale"-- TWI is still cutting back. Emporia was sold, now Rome City is on the block, too. Huge Losses of Followers prompt a "New Way Corps Structure"
"What's Wrong with This Picture?"-- Recap on the sale of The Way College of Emporia.
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