The Mars Hill organization will soon cease to exist, as church leaders have decided to “dissolve” the multi-site organization and allow its churches to become independent.
Christianity Today reports that the transition will be completed by New Year’s Day.
Dave Bruskas, the primary teaching pastor at Mars Hill announced on Sunday (Nov 2), "Rather than remaining a centralized multi-site church with video-led teaching distributed to multiple locations, the best future for each of our existing local churches is for them to become autonomous self-governed entities. This means that each of our locations has an opportunity to become a new church, rooted in the best of what Mars Hill has been in the past, and independently led and run by its own local elder teams."
The Mars Hill organization was founded in 1996 and planted 15 churches to be affiliated with the original Seattle church; of the 15 planted congregations, 13 remain.
The churches can now become independent, merge with another existing church, or disband.
This decision to dissolve the name and Mars Hill organization come after former senior pastor Mark Driscoll resigned from his position.
Publication date: November 3, 2014