I first met Grace, my wife and the mother of our five children, over 25 years ago in high school. I was pro-abortion. She was pro-life. We argued over the issue. I pretty much always won. I was wrong, but I was tough to debate with.
How a Megachurch Melts Down
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Jesus was a man who claimed to be God. Think on that for a minute. If that were true, how would it change the way you thought, felt, and lived this life? At Mars Hill, we believe that Jesus is God. We take him at his word. Because of this, everything we do is all about Jesus. We invite you to learn more about this man who is God and how you can find forgiveness and new life in him.
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Two years ago, Mars Hill Church was the third-fastest growing large church in the country. Thousands more connected with the church online, and Driscoll and his wife Grace wrote a guidebook titled Real Marriage that hit 1 on the New York Times best-seller list in January In hindsight, that year was the pinnacle for Mars Hill. Driscoll resigned a few weeks ago after a leave of absence that begin in August. Those congregations will have the option to become independent self-governing churches, merge with an existing church, or disband.
The teaching pastor was Rob Bell until December, when Bell transitioned into another ministry and was succeeded by his friend and fellow Mars Hill pastor Shane Hipps. In August , the church announced to its members that Kent Dobson, son of well-known church leader and speaker Ed Dobson , would assume the position of teaching pastor. Founded in February , the church's services, or "gatherings", were originally celebrated in a school gym in Wyoming, Michigan. Based on the idea that worship could be stripped down to its simplest form, it quickly grew in popularity.