Prayer for Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church

driscoll_1Acts 29 Network, a church planting network which was co-founder by Mark Driscoll, has made the decision to remove Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church from membership in the network.  According to the network site, Driscoll and the elders of the Mars Hill Church, where Driscoll serves as lead pastor, have been informed of the decision, along with the reasons for the removal.

It is our conviction that the nature of the accusations against Mark, most of which have been confirmed by him, make it untenable and unhelpful to keep Mark and Mars Hill in our network. In taking this action, our prayer is that it will encourage the leadership of Mars Hill to respond in a distinctive and godly manner so that the name of Christ will not continue to be dishonored. —Source

What does all this mean for Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church?  A network that he helped found has removed him and his church, even calling on him to step down and seek help.

For the sake of Christ and the church he purchased with his own blood and is preparing for glory, pastor Mark Driscoll and the Mars Hill Church are in need of our prayers, so that the name of Christ will continue to be honored everywhere.

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6 Responses to Prayer for Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill Church

  1. nwroadrat says:

    This is not a surprise to me. Dealing with some of the Mars Hill leadership has been at times a ‘learning’ experience for many I know. Having personally experienced the contentious behavior and borderline bullying changes your outlook on many things. While this has nothing to do with Acts 29 issues, there’s probably more waiting to happen. It doesn’t bring me any satisfaction to share this.

  2. Simon says:

    I don’t get it. What specifically did Driscoll do to get himself and his church expelled?

    • TC Robinson says:

      Simon, a number of controversies that the leadership has concluded continue to bring dishonor to the name of Christ.

      • Simon says:

        Ok, so this is a pattern of behavior that the others thought was inappropriate for a minister and the ministry. But still, I wonder what was the final straw. Something must have brought it to a head.

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