Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Warren Throckmorton: Paul Tripp announces reason for resignation from MH BoAA, posts comparison of PT & Van Skaik/Osborne on behalf of BoAA


After some silence regarding the resignation, Paul Tripp has explained why he resigned from the Mars Hill Board of Advisors and Accountability.



Mars Hill BoAA Statement

I love the gospel of Jesus Christ. I love the church of Jesus Christ. I love pastors. I love working with churches to help them form a leadership culture that is shaped by the same grace that is at the center of the message that they preach.

It's because of this love that I accepted the position on Mars Hill Church's BoAA. But it became clear to me that a distant, external accountability board can never work well because it isn't a firsthand witness to the ongoing life and ministry of the church.

Such a board at best can provide financial accountability, but it will find it very difficult to provide the kind of hands-on spiritual direction and protection that every Christian pastor needs. Unwittingly what happens is that the external accountability board becomes an inadequate replacement for a biblically functioning internal elder board that is the way God designed his church to be lead and pastors to be guided and protected.

So, since I knew that I could not be the kind of help that I would like to be through the vehicle of the BoAA, I resigned from that position.

I would still love to see the leadership community of Mars Hill Church become itself a culture of grace and I am still willing to help, but not through the means of a board that will never be able to do what it was designed to do.

For Throckmorton's back to back presentation of Tripp's explanation for his resignation and Michael Van Skaik/Larry Osborne's explanation you can visit the link below.


Now the consultation explanation provided previously by members of the BoAA could still be happening but perhaps Tripp can address that at some point down the road as well.

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