Regular Attender - Ballard 2008-2013

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Which describes your role at Mars Hill?

Regular Attender

What Mars Hill location(s) did you attend?


What years were you involved / attending?

2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

How did you first hear about Mars Hill?

My spouse attended

What was the circumstance of your first time attending Mars HIll?

Spouse was happy to take me to this awesome church

What were your first impressions?

Wow.  Very different from Methodist upbringing.

Why was Mars Hill your church home?

Because Mark Driscoll preached the Word of God like I'd never heard it preached.

What about your time at Mars Hill has had a positive impact on you?

I still hear some of the songs in my head and miss singing them with the congregation. I loved worshipping with others like me.  People who wore jeans.  Peasant Princess taught me about marriage.  I learned to be strong in my convictions even though the whole country is moving in an opposite direction what my beliefs are.  I won't give in to popular opinion even if it costs me my job.  

What about your time at Mars Hill has had a negative impact on you?

Seeing how people jumped on the bandwagon when the negative stories were being fed to the newspapers.  Even "friends" who we knew were lying or embellishing their stories so they could be a part of the "hate Driscoll" trend.  

What would you like to have changed about Mars Hill?

The whole book thing left a bad taste in my mouth.  Other than that I never had a problem with Mars Hill.

Which describes you?

I left Mars Hill prior to closure.

Please describe why you left Mars Hill and what that experience was like.

I left because I could no longer worship with the wolves.  Felt great to be away from them.

How would you describe the reason for Mars Hill's closure to an outsider.

The Devil won this round.

What's changed for you since your time at Mars Hill came to an end?

I no longer believe in an organized religion.  I do believe that the Devil is very pervasive in the hearts of good people.  I am sickened by the people who have sold their souls to see their names in print.  

I absolutely believe the things Driscoll has repented for actually happened.  So I am heartened to see a man who was so visible go out and tell people that he sinned and then publicly repent for that sin.  Since nobody else can forgive him, I do.

Please write anything else you'd like to add.

I am left with a lot of anger at the people who have gone on a witch hunt for Driscoll, and driven him out of Seattle with their hatred disguised as compassion.  Yet.  I know someone who was hurt when he left and I know she wan't hateful, and she was genuinely bewildered when he stepped down.  So, there were some good people caught in the crossfire.  Hope all the anti-Driscoll people are so very happy now.