Mars Hill Church Pastor Grapples with Being Removed from Acts 29 Network Membership

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Since the Acts 29 Network removed Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church as members, Mars Hill members have had questions about the reasons for the action. It may be that the campus pastors have as many questions as the congregants have. Ryan Kearns is the Director of Community Groups at Mars Hill and is a pastor at the Bellevue campus. In this posting to the Community Group leaders, Kearns attempts to explain the Acts 29 action to questioners. In the image, two questioners are redacted but I can … [Read more...]

Compare Paul Tripp’s Explanation For His Resignation With The One Offered By Mars Hill Church’s BOAA

I first reported Paul Tripp's resignation from the Mars Hill Church Board of Advisors and Accountability on July 30.Then, after much speculation, on August 1, the church's weekly news email reported reasons for Tripp's resignation: Dr. Paul Tripp joined our Board of Advisors and Accountability in November 2013 and has been an immense help to our leaders over the past year. Dr. Tripp has extensive experience in discipleship and Biblical counseling. Earlier this month, we made the decision … [Read more...]

Local Seattle TV Coverage of Acts 29 Network’s Decision to Remove Mars Hill Church

First up, KOMO-TVKING-TV: … [Read more...]

Acts 29 Network Removes Co-founder Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church From Membership (UPDATED)

In a stunning move, the Acts 29 Network leadership has removed network co-founder and Mars Hill Church lead pastor Mark Driscoll from the organization's membership. I obtained a letter from several Acts 29 pastors which was sent to Driscoll and Mars Hill Church removing Driscoll and the church as members of the network, as well as calling on Driscoll to step down due to a pattern of complaints from Acts 29 pastors. Mark Driscoll was instrumental in founding the Acts 29 Network and has been … [Read more...]

Things I Learned Reading the Christianity Today Article on the Acts 29 (We’re Not Mark Driscoll Anymore) Network

Christianity Today's Joe Maxwell posted an extended interview today with Matt Chandler, leader of Acts 29 Network.  I learned a few things while reading it, and recommend you read it too.1. Acts 29 apparently does not want to be viewed as an extension of Mars Hill and Mark Driscoll - Former Mars Hill elder Tyler Powell told CT: "Here, we're our own entity," says Powell, North American assessment director. "We're not planting mini–Mars Hills or mini–Mark Driscolls. We're centrally located but … [Read more...]


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