Mark Driscoll

I know many people consider him contraversial, but Mark Driscoll is seriously one of my online mentors. I've learned so much through his sermons and online training. For those of you who don't know, Mark is the pastor of the Mars Hill Church in Seattle. He is very conservative theologically but very progressive in his delivery and style.

This is a video he put together for a recent church planting conference. It was well-received by the attendees, but Bill Hybels voiced concern because it didn't discuss women church planters. The conference leaders were going to give a DVD copy to all of the attendees, but decided not to in order to keep the contraversy from going. It's good stuff, though. Here it is.


Keith Fletcher said...

Jeff, I too enjoy the online ministry of Mark Driscoll. I've listened to several of his podcasted sermons while hiking. I saw this video a week or so ago and think he makes some very good points. Too bad Hybels put it down publicly.

Jeff Myers said...

Keith - Yeah, I'm not sure why Hybels would do that. I know he has females as members of his pastoral staff and I know that Driscoll is pretty male-centric in his approach to ministry. It's just the world we live in, I guess. Church is going through some pretty dramatic changes so it's hard for leaders not to criticize each other. We certainly see it on a denominational level as well.