Former Mars Hill Church Members Protest Mark Driscoll’s Appearance at Gold Creek Community Church This Sunday

Thursday evening I posted a notice that Mark Driscoll is slated to be the mystery speaker tomorrow at Gold Creek Community Church in Mill Creek WA. Driscoll's return to the Seattle preaching stage will not go unnoticed by some former members of his former church. See below: For Immediate ReleasePublic Demonstration Protesting Mark Driscoll in the PulpitMill Creek, Washington, May 17, 2015Gold Creek Community Church in Mill Creek, Washington has invited Mark Driscoll to preach in all … [Read more...]

This Sunday Gold Creek Community Church Plans to Host Guest Speaker Mark Driscoll

Repurpose Gold Creek

According to sources in the know, this Sunday Mark Driscoll will speak at all three services at the Mill Creek campus of Gold Creek Community Church on RePurpose.Last Sunday, a public announcement was made about a guest speaker who has been called one of the top 25 most popular preachers. The pastor also negatively referred to "sour milk" Christians as those who might not want to see Mr. Popular in the pulpit.I called the church to ask for confirmation and was told the church is not … [Read more...]

Transcript of Mark Driscoll’s Speech at the Thrive Leadership Conference 2015

Many have asked if a transcript exists of Mark Driscoll's remarks at the Thrive Leadership Conference on May 1. It does now and is available here. The audio is below.The conference appearance triggered a petition directed at Bayside Church and pastor Ray Johnson. To my knowledge, there has been no response from Bayside to former Mars Hill members.  … [Read more...]

Sutton Turner Talks Mars Hill Global; Financial Information Omitted at Lawyers’ Request

Sutton Turner provides his side of the Mars Hill Global story in a lengthy blog post today.The omission of financial information is puzzling. For instance, Turner says: In 2014 alone, Mars Hill gave $X to support efforts in Ethiopia and India. This is over X times what was given toward all non-US church planting from 2009-2011.* See the quote below from the Mars Hill Church FAQ web page in 2014**: He addresses the confusion surrounding messaging on Global and honored the request of … [Read more...]

Audio of Mark Driscoll’s Speech at Thrive 2015 Leadership Conference

The audio of Mark Driscoll's speech at the Thrive 2015 Leadership Conference is now available on You Tube. Listen:Wenatchee the Hatchet has commented on the irony of Driscoll's reference to the "struck shepherd."Driscoll identifies the conflict as being an 8 year conflict that recently went public. He must be referring to the 2007 firing of Petry and Meyers.See related posts on his speech there, audience reaction, and a former Mars Hill attender reaction to it.  … [Read more...]

Pastor James Miller on the Re-emergence of Mark Driscoll

Pastor James Miller was in attendance today when Mark Driscoll took the stage at the Thrive Leadership Conference. Miller gives a close account of what Driscoll said and then provides reactions. It seems to me that Miller makes some good sense.First, Miller says Driscoll spent some of his time talking about how hard 2014 was. Then he talked about how he had come to forgive those who struck the shepherd. According to Miller, Driscoll said God spoke to him. Referring to Driscoll, Miller … [Read more...]

Social Media React to Mark Driscoll’s Return to the Stage at Thrive 2015 Conference (VIDEO)

UPDATE: For video of the end of Driscoll's talk, scroll to the bottom. Here is an account from someone who was in attendance. So far, from the accounts I have seen, it appears that Driscoll focused on how he has forgiven those who he believes wronged him.Supporting my impression is this eyewitness account from Pastor James Miller................................... In the late morning in California, former Mars Hill Church pastor Mark Driscoll took the stage at the 2015 Thrive … [Read more...]

Why Sutton Turner Left Mars Hill Church

Today, in a blog post, Sutton Turner explains why he left Mars Hill Church.If I understand this story correctly some of the people who are still involved in legacy churches were involved in this matter. Furthermore, my sources tell me that at least one of those involved in this matter opposed the 21 pastors who brought charges. It may seem via Turner's description that the challenge came from those who opposed Driscoll. My information is contrary to that.In any case, apparently Turner … [Read more...]


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