Members of Mark Driscoll’s board have released a letter that they sent to church elders after church planting network Acts 29 removed co-founder Driscoll and Mars Hill Church from its organization. The letter suggests that Acts 29 did not inform Driscoll or the Mars Hill board that the networking organization would be distancing itself from Mars Hill prior to making the announcement to the public on Friday (Aug. 8).
The letter says that the board members were “deeply saddened” with Act 29’s decision, especially because they felt they were “making real progress in addressing the serious reconciliation and unhealthy culture issues that have been a part of Mars Hill Church for way too long.”
The letter reads continues, “...no one from Acts 29 contacted Larry Osborne of our board prior to this decision. And perhaps most significantly, Pastor Mark was not personally contacted by the A29 board prior to receiving this announcement…”
“My counsel to you is to not become bitter or angry. Continue to pray for all involved. Continue to love and lead the people God has brought to your churches. They need a pastor right now, and God has given them you!”
Publication date: August 12, 2014