‚ÄúEach year 3,500 churches die. Most of these churches are liberal churches or from traditional denominations,‚Äù remarked Pastor Mark Driscoll. Mark Driscoll is the Pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, Washington, where the congregation consists primarily of people in their twenties and thirties. As many churches across the country die, Mars Hill has grown from 12 people to over 3,000 in the last six years in ‚Äúone of the least churched cities,‚Äù comments Pastor Driscoll. ‚ÄúMany of the dying churches don’t know how to reach out to non-Christians in ways that reflect the lives of people today. If changes aren’t made, a church will lose future generations.‚Äù Driscoll’s call is for churches to speak to the culture without losing the hard truths of the Bible. Full Article >
(This is an article I wrote published in the San Diego Reader November 18, 2004 Volume 33 / Number 47)