Sutton Turner: Big Churches Like Mars Hill Church Need Big Decision Makers

Former Mars Hill Church executive elder Sutton Turner has posted part two of his reflections (he posted part one yesterday) on the decision to commit church funds to buy Mark Driscoll's book Real Marriage on to the New York Times best-seller list.In this post, Turner takes credit for changing Mars Hill by-laws to include the Board of Advisors and Accountability. The BoAA consisted of three executive elders (Driscoll, Bruskas, and Turner) and four outsiders (various members at different … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll’s Leadership Coaching: Taking Up Where He Left Off

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Today, Mark Driscoll offered several former coaching videos on his website. These are videos he developed in 2011 with the offer of leadership coaching materials through The Resurgence website. This 2011 email gives the details.Above is an image of the email heading. The content is below: From Pastor Mark Driscoll:Being a leader is wonderfully complicated. Whether it’s leading in family, business, or ministry, leaders face particular challenges that make simultaneous joy and fru … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll Adds Leadership Coaching Videos to His Website

On the same day that Sutton Turner laments the broken decision making process at Mars Hill Church, Mark Driscoll has added leadership coaching videos to his website.Amid the controversy over Driscoll's interview at the summer Hillsong conferences, Driscoll has added recycled coaching content from his Mars Hill days.  So far Driscoll has not commented directly about leaving the church or the investigation that seemed to lead to his resignation.  … [Read more...]

Sutton Turner Talks About His Part in Mark Driscoll’s New York TImes Best Seller Plan

Former executive elder of Mars Hill Church Sutton Turner wrote today about his part in the ResultSource scheme to get Mark Driscoll's book Real Marriage on to the New York Times Best Seller list. The bottom line is that he is now saying he didn't agree with it.In addition to reflecting on the use of the consulting group ResultSource, Turner also addresses some of the same ground as he did in 2012 the executive elder memo I posted last year.Turner also confirms the essential contents of … [Read more...]

Petitioners Ask Hillsong to Reconsider Mark Driscoll Interview

Back in March, Brian Houston released a statement to me saying that Mark Driscoll would not speak at the Hillsong Conferences in London and Sydney but instead would be interviewed with his wife. While that move represents a diminished role at the conferences, the change is not good enough for UK resident Natalie Collins. She has started a petition asking Hillsong to remove Driscoll from the program.The petition begins:This is both disappointing and of great concern to many across the UK … [Read more...]

Update on the Lawsuit Against Mars Hill Church

Just a little while ago, an update appeared on the GoFundMe page designed to raise money for a lawsuit against Mars Hill Church. This campaign has ended. You can still help by clicking on the following link:http://www.gofundme.com/MarsHillLawsuitThanks to all who participated.Rob Smith The new page begins: It is time for Christians everywhere to stand up and say, "Enough!! We will no longer put up with pastors who reach for honor for themselves and who enrich themselves at the expense and ha … [Read more...]

The Mars Hill Church Mailing List Was Being Distributed By…John Doe?

Not really, but that was the name given to register Churchleaderslist.com. You'll remember that churchleaderslist.com was the website used to offer Mars Hill Church's The Resurgence mailing list to the public. Churchleaderslist.com was pulled from the web and from twitter after it was learned that the list still belonged to Mars Hill Church. Craig Gross who purchased and used the list told Christianity Today that former Mars Hill Church spokesperson Justin Dean had sold him the list and then … [Read more...]

ECFA Statement: Faith Christian Church Still Under Investigation

The Washington Post's Susan Svrluga posted a statement from the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability about their ongoing examination of Faith Christian Church. ECFA evaluates and accredits ministry organizations, including churches, only with regard to their compliance with our Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship. Occasionally we are presented with complaints or accusations about a member organization and while we do not automatically dismiss such concerns, the scope of our … [Read more...]


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