Trx Exercises a church changes its name
The mega church shakeout continues at soon to dissolve Mars Hill Church, with one congregation in Washington setting out under a new name and another in California closing its doors.
Suspension Training And the lone remaining executive elder, one of a trio who ran the church under Lead Pastor Mark Driscoll, is decamping to become lead pastor at Mars Hill Albuquerque.
Trx Training The Mars Hill Olympia church is going independent and will reconstitute itself as Harbor Church as of Jan.1, 2015, Pastor Seth Winterhalter explained in a video that the church will need the agreement of its bank. In announcing its dissolution, Mars Hill told congregations they could become independent churches taking over loans and debt or disband, or combine with other churches.
"Bruskas' church, City on a Hill, was the first out of state church to join Mars Hill: Looks like he is going home," Throckmorton wrote on Sunday. Matthais Haeusel, pastor at Mars Hill Ballard, delivered the main sermon.
Trx Workouts The Seattle based Mars Hill grew in 18 years to be a mega church with an estimated 12 13,000 people attending its services each week, often watching Driscoll on giant video screens. It grew to 15 campuses in five states, and created a Mars Hill Global Fund with the ostensible goal of "planting" churches in Ethiopia and India.
But the church came crashing down:Ex elders charged Driscoll with running an intimidating and hostile workplace. Former members staged a Sunday morning picket line outside Mars Hill Bellevue. The Lead Pastor faced plagiarism charges.
It was revealed that Mars Hill hired a firm, using church money, to artificially pump sales of Driscoll's book "Real Marriage" to get it onto The New York Times bestseller list.