Mark Driscoll in 2012: Lots Going On With Mars Hill Global

Once upon a time, Mars Hill Church leaders hosted by invitation only "vision breakfasts" for large donors. A former member taped one of the presentation made by Mark Driscoll about the various ministries of the church. This source sent a clip of Driscoll just as he began talking about Mars Hill Global. On May 10, 2012, Driscoll told the crowd: We're seeing a lot going on with Mars Hill Global. Lots of money coming in so we can translate the sermons into Spanish. We've gotten the Doctrine book … [Read more...]

Mars Hill Church Website Searchable Again; Global Fund Pages Restored

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After months of being blocked by robots.txt code that prohibited searching the Internet Archives, Mars Hill Church's website is now searchable again. About a year ago, the church blocked searches of archived pages. I was common for pages to disappear from the Mars Hill website shortly after I linked to that page. Now those pages should show up in searches of the archive.For instance, pages about the Global Fund frequently disappeared from the website after being posted here. They were not … [Read more...]

Mars Hill Military Mission and Mars Hill Global: When Two Became One

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When the two became one account, that is.As Mars Hill Church winds down, I am looking back through my notes and materials to see what other information might be relevant to the big picture. One part of the Mars Hill story that I haven't spent much time looking at is the Mars Hill Military Mission. I did some research on it months ago but didn't write about it. However, writing about Global earlier today reminded me of a connection between Mars Hill Global and the Military Mission. The … [Read more...]

Mark Driscoll on Mars Hill Global: The Global Mission Effort of Jesus Christ

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Recently a couple of commenters have questioned whether or not communications from Mars Hill Church left the impression that Mars Hill Global was the international missions ministry arm of Mars Hill Church.  The following video was made by Mark Driscoll to describe the changing brand of Mars Hill Global. Sutton Turner hoped to appeal to both Mars Hill members and people outside the church by recasting Mars Hill Global as the way the church participated in the world wide mission. Rather than … [Read more...]

Mars Hill Church Posts 2014 Annual Report; No Resolution of Global Fund

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Maintaining certain fictions until the end, Mars Hill leaders posted the 2014 annual report today.The section on Mars Hill Global and Mars Hill Go reflects what happened to Mars Hill Global after I reported on the tactics to promote missions but use Global Fund money to fund U.S. expansion.Between 2012 and May 2014, the Global Family was called the "Mars Hill Extended Family" and Mars Hill Go was marketed as the Mars Hill Global and the Global Fund.The annual report maintains an … [Read more...]

Washington Attorney General’s Office Responds to Complaints About Mars Hill Church

An unknown number of people have filed complaints with the Washington Attorney General's office regarding various aspects of Mars Hill Church's financial dealings. Two of them forwarded the responses received from the office. The first one describes an informal and voluntary process to bring together the consumer and the church. The second response gives no hint about the existence of an investigation. The first response describes a time frame for Mars Hill to reply to the AG's office.Bob … [Read more...]

Legal Fund Created to Address Grievances Against Mars Hill Church

Former Mars Hill Church deacon Rob Smith has created a GoFundMe account to fund legal action, if necessary, to address grievances against Mars Hill Church.  The grievances primarily involve the Global Fund and non-disclosure clauses signed by former employees. Despite many appeals to Mars Hill Church leadership to address several grievances, it now appears that it will be necessary to take legal action to see that these greivances are addressed. Donors, ex-members and members are preparing to pu … [Read more...]

Mars Hill Church Posts Financial Audit and Information About Salaries and Global Fund

Just a bit ago, Mars Hill Church posted their financial audit and a blog post about various financial questions. Probably the most interesting post is the one which provides the church's view of salaries and Global Fund. Here it is: Today we posted our most recent Financial Audit. As we have done for years, this information is available for you to review at the bottom of our stewardship page. As questions have arisen this past year around executive compensation and what we have traditionally c … [Read more...]


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