Mars Hill Church began as a small gathering in Mark Driscoll’s home in 1996 and soon became one of the fastest-growing churches in the country. But the church that was praised just last year as one of the “Top Churches to Watch in America” has been the subject of much controversy lately, stemming primarily from its hyper-masculine, strongly opinionated founding pastor. The Puget Sound Business Journal recently ran an article stating that there are rumors of Mars Hill declaring bankruptcy (the Puget Sound region of Washington was home to several of the church’s locations). Even if such rumors are false, they are indicative of the dramatic decline in both popularity and organizational stability the church has seen in recent months. On January 1st, 2015, Mars Hill Church will officially dissolve. Continue reading What Can We Learn From the Mars Hill Shutdown?
Bible Study Magazine‘s most recent feature article “Bible Study Anywhere” is an easy read with some good insights for people wanting to develop good bible study habits.*
Like George Whitefield preaching in the fields of New England, Mark Driscoll is gathering a harvest of believers from the hard places of America’s most un-churched city. The rapid growth of Driscoll’s church and his unconventional style have placed him in limelight and gained him the attention of media outlets from the New York Times to CNN’s D.L. Hughley. “Bible Study Anywhere” takes readers behind-the-scenes of Pastor Driscoll’s evangelistic method and reveals connections between good Bible study and good evangelism. The article is short, about 4 pages of the magazine, but still manages to pack in some good ideas worth remark.
*This article is only available to subscribers of Bible Study Magazine.