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’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...]

Mark Driscoll’s The Trinity Church: Bouncy Houses, Matching Gifts, and a Late Summer Launch

After the first meeting of The Trinity Church, Mark Driscoll is moving full steam ahead toward the launch of the church in the late summer of this year.  According to Driscoll's most recent video update, The Trinity Church will launch in late summer with two services.Until then, Driscoll invited interested people to participate in the work parties at the church and give money. He disclosed that a donor made a matching grant of $50k. Driscoll also said that people are driving in from … [Read more...]

Sutton Turner Names Attorney and Responds to Mars Hill RICO Lawsuit

Sutton Turner's Seattle attorney has notified the court and Turner notified plaintiff's attorney that service would be accepted on the RICO lawsuit naming him and Mark Driscoll as defendants.* They are accused of running the church in a manner to financially benefit the leaders, especially Mark Driscoll.In response to the suit, Turner exclusively provided the following statement via email:For over a month, I have offered to meet with the Jacobsens and Kildeas. Unfortunately, they h … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll’s The Trinity Church Holds Open House Amid Protest

Four protesters and at least one news crew greeted Mark Driscoll's debut in Phoenix on Sunday evening.According to one protester, the police arrived to tell the picketers that the sidewalk was public property. On person on the scene estimated that about 40 cars were in the parking lot about 15 minutes before the service, some with Washington plates. Another thought more like 70 cars were in the lot by the beginning of the service.Driscoll was interviewed by Jeff Van Sant at … [Read more...]

Former Mars Hill Church Executive Pastor Sutton Turner Comments on RICO Lawsuit

Mark Driscoll and Sutton Turner are the defendants in a RICO lawsuit filed by two former Mars Hill Church couples. Driscoll recently spoke out and called the charges "false and malicious" and "without any merit."This morning, co-defendant in the suit -- former executive elder Sutton Turner -- responded to the matter on his blog.  About the suit, Turner said: As time has passed, I have watched the pursuit of legal actions by my brothers and sisters towards the Church and former leaders. I … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll Responds Briefly to RICO Lawsuit; He’s Talking to God but Apparently Not to His Former Members

Mark Driscoll has found his voice to respond briefly to Religion News Service about the RICO lawsuit. “Unfortunately, false and malicious allegations continue to be made against me,” Driscoll said in an email to RNS Thursday (March 3). “I’m certain that the most recent examples are without any merit.”“I remain focused and devoted to preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ, loving others, and praying for my enemies,” Driscoll said. I may never understand why this energy hasn't been spent on rea … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll Looking for a Meeting Place for The Trinity Church

Ho-hum.In a email sent to supporters today, Driscoll details what he is looking for in a meeting place:  Howdy everyone,I want to thank all of you who have been praying for and connecting with Mark Driscoll Ministries. I’m on the road teaching this week, but I look forward to returning home to catch some sun and spring training baseball games with my family.We are in the first steps of planting The Trinity Church in the greater Phoenix area. As we continue to make plans, m … [Read more...]