I do not see anything amiss with WELS, Missouri, and the Little Sect overtly doing what they have been doing covertly for decades - working together. They teach the same false doctrine from Schuller, Fuller, Peale, Cho, and Driscoll.
Fuller began as a non-Confessional and mildly conservative seminary for Evangelical. The school quickly became Barthian, Pentecostal, and Growthy. Recently a Fuller faculty member has endorsed Bell's atheistic book. Bell has a big church and graduated from Fuller, so he is OK with many.
Meanwhile, Mark and Avoid Jeske represents the same occultic and Enthusiastic doctrine as Cho.
Readers now have enough statements, sound doctrine and toxic teaching, to connect the dots in their so-called Lutheran sect. Read the posts below and compare them to what has been happening, without correction, for the last few decades.
People like wolf-preaching, so they prefer hirelings and wolves rather than shepherds.
From the Church and Change websty, which is still operating, of course:
History of Church and Change
In 1995, a group of about 10-12 men gathered at Wisconsin Lutheran College to discuss current methods of sharing Jesus which were commonly being used in the WELS at that time. Many at the first meeting felt that those methods of sharing Jesus were not “keeping up with” the rate of change in society. The message of the Bible was not, therefore, penetrating society very well.
In 1998 two men who had attended the first meeting planned a Church and Change conference in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The next year there was a second conference in Green Bay. About 20 people attended each year.
In May 2001, WELS Perish Services applied for and received a Forward in Christ grant to conduct a three-year pilot program to address the issues surfaced by the previous two Church and Change conferences. The three-year pilot program was designed to be a grassroots gathering of individuals who were pioneering new innovative methods of sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with a changing culture.