Soma Church Clarifies Relationship With Mars Hill Bellevue

Amid questions about how Mars Hill Church is going to dissolve, Mars Hill Bellevue (now doing business as Bellevue Church) has announced that it will affiliate with Soma Tacoma.  The move has raised many questions among Mars Hill folk, and apparently among Soma people as well. The following communication was sent to Soma Churches nationally about the move to replant Mars Hill Bellevue as a Soma Church. The note is from Todd Morr, school coordinator and deacon at Soma Tacoma (did I mention that … [Read more...]

Has Mark Driscoll’s Verdict Already Been Decided?

A key to broad acceptance of whatever decision is made regarding charges against Mark Driscoll by the Mars Hill Board of Advisors and Accountability is the perception that the BOAA is objective. In light of remarks by BOAA chair Matt Rogers and reported in the Seattle Times yesterday, some former Mars Hill leaders are questioning the BOAA's objectivity. Rogers told the Seattle Times:“The hard part is that some of what’s out there is true, and he’s owned it and apologized for it and is trying … [Read more...]

Someone Tell Matt Rogers That the Investigation of Mark Driscoll Isn’t Over

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Craig Welch of the Seattle Times has an lengthy article on Mars Hill Church that provides a nice summary of the events since November, 2013. In his reporting, Welch got an interview with Matt Rogers, newly tapped chair of the Mars Hill Board of Advisors and Accountability. Even though Rogers and the BOAA passed off the investigation of Driscoll's charges to the recently created Board of Elders, Rogers seems to know the facts about Driscoll. He told Welch:“The hard part is that some of what’s … [Read more...]

Is Matt Rogers the Newest Member of the Mars Hill Church Board of Advisors and Accountability?

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I have this information from a three credible sources but I am having a hard time believing it.Sources inside Mars Hill Church tell me that it was announced in a meeting of Bellevue community group leaders that Bellevue volunteer elder Matt Rogers has been appointed to the Board of Advisors and Accountability.If Rogers was added as an "independent member" then his name will be added to Michael Van Skaik and Larry Osborne as men who will examine the charges against Mark Driscoll. If … [Read more...]

Former Mars Hill Church Staffer Speaks Out

Earlier today, I posted volunteer pastor Matt Rogers' note in response to the Mars Hill Church demonstration. Not long after I received Rogers' commentary, I received the following email. Clearly Rogers likes where he is and thinks people should just trust their leaders.  The following person left Mars Hill within the last two years and is not yet comfortable being named in print. However, I have verification of the person's identity. It is hard to believe that Mr. Rogers and this person are … [Read more...]

Trust Me: Mars Hill Church Pastor to Congregation About Sunday’s Demonstration

Matt Rogers is a volunteer pastor at Mars Hill Bellevue. Bellevue is where the ex-member demonstration was held on Sunday morning. I have obtained a copy of a response to the demonstration which is attributed to Rev. Rogers and posted on The City, Mars Hill's private church discussion and media center. Other than the title, I am going to post this reply without comment. I am interested to hear reader reactions.From Pastor Matt Rogers: This past Sunday outside our building about 60 … [Read more...]


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