Two weeks after its flamboyant pastor resigned under fire, Mars Hill Church announced Friday that it was essentially dissolving and urged its local branches to become independent churches.
Church officials said they plan to sell Mars Hill’s buildings and other assets and use the proceeds to pay off its staff before letting them go, according to a post on its website. What money remains, church leaders said, would be used to help existing churches reorganize as independent operations.
People should stop being “sheep”. If people read about the origins of the three main religions they might not follow people like Mark Driscoll so quickly and easily. FYI by the the three I mean Judaism, Christianity and followers of the religion of Islam.
It took 18 years to build Mars Hill and then it went from being the darling of the New York Times to disbanded in a little under a year. What is amazing is how fast the money vanished; the article makes it sound as if they can’t make the final payroll. I imagine a forensic accountant will need to be brought in to sort through the mess that is left behind. I sincerely hope that Mark Driscoll did not receive any type of payout when he left.