Friday, January 17, 2014

Malachi at MH, part 2: not counting but spotting the one out of sixty-four

December 01, 2013
http://marshill.com/media/malachi-living-for-a-legacy/where-is-my-honor
http://marshill.com/en/transcript/malachi-living-for-a-legacy/where-is-my-honor

MALACHI: LIVING FOR A LEGACY
WHERE IS MY HONOR?
Tracking What Leaders Give

Where your treasure is, your heart is. And God looks down and says, “This isn’t just cheap; this is evil.” And it starts with church leaders, and so let me talk real plainly. Many churches don’t even track the giving of the leaders, and then the leaders are encouraging the people to be generous, but nobody’s checking to see if the leaders are generous. I would say that’s evil.

Now, I’m not going through checking every single leader, but I’m making sure that every leader, particularly those on paid staff and eldership, give. Out of the 64 elders, 63 are generous. One, not sure about, we’ll follow up with. Sometimes there are extenuating circumstances; something happened. We don’t want to be legalistic about this, but we do want to say, “Before we ask anybody to do anything, we want to make sure that the leaders are setting a good example.”

One out of sixty-four elders, eh?  Not that Driscoll's personally going through checking every single leader, there's probably a department for that. :)

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Now, I’m not going through checking every single leader, but I’m making sure that every leader, particularly those on paid staff and eldership, give.

Cult.

Anonymous said...

...even in leadership on this church...

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YE3FHMTAWHY

..and then there were 63

Anonymous said...

" ....but I’m making sure that every leader, particularly those on paid staff and eldership, give."

So are those 64 also looking at whether Driscoll is giving in relationship to his earnings?

Hardly!

This is a one way street. Nobody likely has any idea how much Driscoll earns as he hides behind trusts and book royalties earned by various related entities.

But.... he is making sure every other elder is giving.

Mars Hill will be in a much healthier place when there is mutual accountability amongst its elders.

Anonymous said...

"Mars Hill will be in a much healthier place when there is mutual accountability amongst its elders."

How nostalgic of you!
But you cannot 'put the genie back in the bottle.'

Anonymous said...

There's no mutual accountability. Despite what Mark says, he has no accountability. He oversees and can fire Bruskas and Turner, but the only ones that Mark has to answer too are the board of accountability which is made up of men who are not even members of the church or living within proximity to Driscoll.

On a semi-related note, Matt Johnson has now joined the ranks of the "former Mars Hill staff/pastors." No idea if he was the one that wasn't giving...

Anonymous said...

Matt Johnson?
Off the bus?
Apparently: http://marshill.com/pastors

Wenatchee the Hatchet said...

Was previously alerted to that absence and have been waiting to post about it to provide some space for some activity that isn't blogging.