Friday, July 13, 2012

PastorMark TV "What's Next for Me" in March, Church Update in June


http://pastormark.tv/2012/03/28/what-is-next-for-me
From Mark Driscoll's update "What's Next for Me" from March 28, 2012 at Pastor Mark TV


... Literally, it seems everything is flourishing.


... Going forward, I will be preaching on Sundays at Mars Hill Downtown Bellevue where my friend Pastor Thomas Hurst will continue as the lead pastor overseeing the mission on the Eastside. 

We believe that the greater Seattle region has a massive growth opportunity, and so I want to devote the upcoming years to helping grow that church, as well as Mars Hill Sammamish with Pastor Alex Ghioni, and plant other churches around them.  


Thankfully, Mars Hill Ballard is doing very well under the leadership of Pastor Bill Clem, and the other churches on the west side of the city are doing so well it frees me up to focus some energies on the Eastside

So as of March 28, 2012 everything seemed to be flourishing, according to Driscoll.
As of June 10, 2012 what did this flourishing look like? What does Mars Hill Ballard doing so well it frees Driscoll up to focus energies on the Eastside and move live preaching there? 


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hhb3erNZbX0&feature=endscreen&NR=1

http://marshill.com/media/the-seven/missional-in-philadelphia-didnt-give-up-or-give-in


Estimated 42% of adults attending MH gave

                              the weekly loss          % adults who gave
Rainier Valley            -$3.39                      27%
Portland                   -$3.74                      42%
Federal Way             -$4.71                      42%
Ballard                     -$4.81                       41%
Everett                    -$5.73                       45%
Bellevue                   -$6.14                       54%  
Albequerque             -$7.16                       38%
Downtown               -$8.29                      24%
Olympia                   -$8.35                       59%
Orange County         -$8.65                       32%
Sammamish              -$9.75                      64%
West Seattle              -$11.55                    66%
U District                  -$11.82                    29%  
Shoreline                   -$18.02                    67%  



Budget Update
                              past          present      future
Weekly giving
per adult                 $30.25       $30.25      $35.00
Church costs         -$14.20      -$11.82     -$10.00
facilities costs        -$12.37      -$8.81       -$10.00
central costs         -$22.69       -$16.07     -$10.00
projects
investments
expansion              -$3.60        -$0.99       -$3.50

Margin/Loss         -$22.61         -$7.44      $1.50

So was this the situation about which Driscoll wrote "Literally, it seems everything is flourishing"?

What did Driscoll mean by saying that the churches on the West side were doing well? Let's consider these just as candidates for being campuses on the west side.  Does this look like a set of campuses on the west side of the Seattle area that are doing well?


                               weekly loss           % of adults who give
Ballard                     -$4.81                   41%
Downtown              -$8.29                   24%
West Seattle            -$11.55                  66%
U District                -$11.82                  29%  
Shoreline                 -$18.02                  67%


Yet in March 28, 2012 Driscoll wrote " ...and the other churches on the west side of the city are doing so well it frees me up to focus some energies on the Eastside."  

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