Former Mars Hill Pastors Request Mediation After Scandal
Carrie DedrickReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2014 Mar 21
Former pastors of Mars Hill Church are requesting that current church leaders begin a mediation program for repentance regarding Mark Driscoll’s recent wrongdoing. Pastor Mark Driscoll was accused of plagiarism in his new book, as well cheating a spot on the New York Times bestseller list.
Driscoll reportedly hired the firm RealSource, Inc. to disguise purchases of the books bought by Mars Hill Church.
The group of 20 former pastors addressed the Mars Hill Board of Advisers and Board of Accountability with their concerns. Driscoll remains a member of both boards.
I would (as would countless former leaders from Mars Hill Church) like to see pastor Mark Driscoll publicly acknowledge that he has seen the charges, that they are true and that he will take whatever time and attention is needed to intentionally deal with the charges, which may entail a short sabbatical from work to focus on this.”
Kraft also believes the Driscoll needs to publicly address that he committed a sin and repent.
The pastors agree that the church should hire experts in conflict resolution to offer guidance in the mediation process.