Prior to Official Launch, Mark Driscoll’s The Trinity Church Is on the Hook for $2.5 Million in Building Debt

Apparently Mark Driscoll's The Trinity Church will pay nearly $2.5 million for the Glass and Garden Church in Scottsdale, AZ. Although appraised at about ten times that amount, the church is making payments to the church on two loans.Read the Deed of Trust.All of the details are not here, but it looks like the church may not have put much up front but instead has promised to pay the full amount over time to the owner. If the church defaults, the Glass and Garden Church take over. … [Read more...]

Pastors School Is Coming to The Trinity Church in November

Want to know what to do this winter? Head to Scottsdale, AZ and go to Pastors School with Mark Driscoll, Jimmy Evans, Robert Morris, Brady Boyd and Jimmy WitcherPastors School with Jimmy Evans, Robert Morris & friends is coming to The Trinity Church Scottsdale in Novhttps://t.co/zGg7EsYFmz— Pastor Mark Driscoll (@PastorMark) July 10, 2016Watch:You too can build a healthy church in just three days. … [Read more...]

Plaintiffs Respond to Mark Driscoll’s and Sutton Turner’s Motions to Dismiss the RICO Suit: Not Enough Funds to Continue

Today, attorney Brian Fahling filed responses to the motions to dismiss the RICO lawsuit accusing Mark Driscoll and Sutton Turner of misuse of funds in their positions as pastors at the now defunct Mars Hill Church in Seattle.Bottom line: Because sufficient funds have not been raised to pursue the case, the suit was not served to Driscoll and Turner. Thus the plaintiffs do not object to dismissal without prejudice (the case could be tried later). Turner had requested the suit be dismissed … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll’s The Trinity Church Buys a Million Dollar Mid-Century Modern Home

If Driscoll and Co. paid the building's appraised value, they are one rich start up church.Here's the purchase announcement:Hey everyone! I have a really exciting announcement. We have officially purchased our historic church home in Scottsdale, Arizona!Every family needs a home, and this one is a wonderful fit for our church family.I am so thankful for all the hard work from the many volunteers that has already gone into getting this 50-year-old mid-century modern church home … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll Files Motion to Dismiss Racketeering Lawsuit

Claiming he has not been served, Mark Driscoll filed a motion to dismiss the racketeering lawsuit against him and former Mars Hill executive pastor Sutton Turner brought by former members of Mars Hill Church in Seattle. Two couples from the church allege misuse of funds.Like Turner's motion to dismiss, Driscoll appeals to rules of procedure requiring service of a lawsuit in 90 days. The essential claim of the motion is that the Jacobsens and Kildeas have abandoned the suit.Driscoll … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll’s Scottsdale Church to Launch August 7

Although a group of people has been meeting in Scottsdale, AZ for several weeks, the official launch of Mark Driscoll's The Trinity Church has been slated ("penciled in") for August 7, 2016.According to this video (click through to watch), the church still has to get some design elements in place. The plans sound pretty ambitious. It is not clear that the building isn't viewed as temporary. The building's "mid-century modern" style figures prominently in the "groovy" church. His launch … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll Takes On Anorexia, Might Be Demonic

Mark Driscoll's most recent video takes on the question: is anorexia a sinĀ (click the link to view the video)?The prompt for the video is a letter from a young woman who says she has struggled with anorexia for years. In her note, she asks Driscoll if anorexia is a sin.First, Driscoll expresses appropriate concern for the writer. I share that concern. Anorexia is a baffling condition. However, there are good treatment protocols and with competent help, those who struggle with it can find … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll’s Vision For The Trinity Church Is Big, Big, BIG

Mark Driscoll has a God-sized vision for The Trinity Church and you can find out what God has revealed to him this coming Sunday. One thing for sure, the Vision includes essential ministry tools like an Airstream trailer, a yellow fire truck, and mid-century modern chairs.Driscoll's vision is really big. Listen:The worship band should have this tune on the set list:  … [Read more...]