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Goodbye, Mars Hill: Mark Driscoll's Multisite Empire Will Sell Properties and Dissolve

(UPDATED) New Year begins with 11 independent congregations taking on new names.
Goodbye, Mars Hill: Mark Driscoll's Multisite Empire Will Sell Properties and Dissolve
Image: Screenshot of Mars Hill Church location map
Mars Hill's Seattle-area campuses

Update (January 6): Eleven former Mars Hill congregations—nine in Washington, one in Oregon, and one in New Mexico—have adopted new names and began independant operations at the start of the year, according to the church's plan to shutter the multisite organization.

Mars Hill Church updated its website with a timeline of its history, concluding with this entry for 2015:

LOCAL CHURCHES, LOCAL MISSION… 11 NEWLY INDEPENDENT CHURCHES With her final breath, Mars Hill gave birth to 11 newly independent churches where, by God’s grace, the gospel will continue to be preached, his name will be glorified, and thousands will be saved by Jesus.

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Marking its own Reformation Day of sorts, Mars Hill Church will dissolve Mark Driscoll's multisite network and let each of its remaining 13 churches go their own way.

Founded in 1996, the Seattle-based megachurch planted 15 satellite sites across five states, its passion for creating new churches further evidenced ...

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