Friday, August 01, 2014

August 2014 is here but maybe not necessarily the Mars Hill Jesus festival

For those keeping track of this, Mars Hill has mentioned that once again they beat budget.  But they've generally managed to beat budget every year with announcements often flowing from Mark Driscoll or someone else about how this last year was the best year ever.  Well, this year's been more full of "trying season" or "learning season".  But there's a more practical consideration.  MH beat budget but there were still layoffs and there's something else to ask about.

Mars Hill Schools might still be going forward but what happened to that planned Jesus Festival?
By: Pastor Sutton Turner
Posted: Jan 13, 2014

In August we have the Jesus Festival, an outdoor event in Seattle that will boldly proclaim the name of Jesus and clearly announce the good news of grace. We are praying for a work of the Spirit that would lead many, many people to Jesus that day.
The link would have been  ...

It's 404 error with that link.  The date may not have been one to save in the end.  This looks like another reference from Mark Driscoll to the Jesus Festival from later in 2013.
... A door opens up to what is new. At Mars Hill, God has opened some crazy awesome doors of opportunity that could make 2014 the biggest year we’ve ever had with some of the greatest investments we’ve ever made. To get us ready to walk through that door next year, we are finishing this year by opening the book of Malachi.

... Jesus Festival: On August 22, we’ll host our first-ever Jesus Festival at Marymoor Park near Seattle. Everyone at Mars Hill churches far and near is invited for this unique opportunity to grow together and evangelize within the surrounding community. Fun for kids, music, gospel preaching, baptisms, and good times at no charge because it’s always good to practice for the kingdom with a party!
  • Mars Hill Global: In 2014, we plan to support 20 additional church planters in Ethiopia, and 10 additional church planters in India—73 overall, for a legacy that extends beyond our own congregation and country.

  • Wenatchee The Hatchet has published material posted by Turner elsewhere that seemed to refer to the maybe-not-happening festival over here.

    1 comment:

    Diomedes said...

    WtH - the festival was cancelled shortly after the Results Source news broke. I recall hearing of the cancellation via my community group at the time.