Poor Jonathan McNair, the bumbling dude just cannot seem to get a break! Snicker, snicker.... Everything he seems to touch lately falls apart. From wrecking marriages and ripping apart families to the dumbing down and closure of Living "University". It's not a pretty picture for Michael Germano either. He has now presided over the closure of THREE COG colleges, Ambassador College Pasadena, Ambassador University Big Sandy and Living University Charlotte. Though I doubt this was as much his problem than the self-serving elitists above him who thought they knew more than he did.
LCG is shutting down it's LU and rebranding its self as Living Education. Wut?
Those remaining LU students will graduate this late spring and then the new and improved LCG's educational branch will start in the fall. McNair was flown into HQ to plan this awe-inspiring new phase for the work. In January he wrote:
The goal of our new “Living Education” team is to continue to assist our members and ministry by providing a roadmap of “focus points” over the course of the year. Our new format, however, will be designed to be available to all members. Stay tuned for more information about how to register and participate!LCG was excited that ALL church members would now have access to the greatest educational process the world has ever seen. (Afterall, no true education can be found OUTSIDE of the CHurch fo God movement.) This is much the same situation that happened when HWA threw his royal hissy-fit in the 1978 and shut down the Pasadena campus and reopened it as a Bible College. True Values would be recaptured, the train set back on the track and the glorious word of God would reign supreme. Toot that horn! The train is back on track again!
It seems that the LCG graduating youth have not flocked to get a "living" education. LCG is appealing to its members to sign up for classes this fail.
One thing you have to hand to Germano is that he knew what kind of classes the students needed to get a "fairly" balanced education, even while having to play around with LCG's doctrinal beliefs. With Jonathan McNair at the reins now, many LCG feel that will no longer be the case. Many have written about how much this is a waste of more tithe money and another opportunity to keep Mcnair employed.
Some things never change in the Church of God.