This blog post from us is intended to alleviate any confusion. As a
clarification, we have not sued any churches and have no plans to sue any
churches. We have not sent any similar letters to any other "Mars Hill"
churches, and we are not planning on asking any church with "Mars Hill" in their
name to change their name.
In light of the above if your church, or the church of someone you know, has been approached by anyone from Mars Hill since October 22, 2011 with a request that you change your name ask them when and if they changed their mind about this statement. As a clarification, since we blogged about the subject of name, trademark and logo associated with Mars Hill a month ago it seemed useful to set out clearly what Mars Hill said they had not done and did not plan to do, just in case Mars Hill might have done something that could be understood as a reversal of the publicly announced stance they decided to take back in October 2011.
Since the "Clarification" has no by-line or credited author then, in lieu of an actual name to back up the reliability of the above-quoted statement made by Mars Hill last year, questions could conceivably get run by Justin Dean, currently overseeing public relations, communications, and social media for Mars Hill. Not that Wenatchee The Hatchet actually has any questions on this subject ... but you might. Dean has had a public role in clarifying previously unclear communication such was what took place in the disciplinary case of a former member named Andrew. We'll let you go look up that Slate article yourself, though. This blog post from us is intended to alleviate any confusion.