What Can We Learn from the Fall of Mars Hill Church?



On the latest episode of the For The Church Podcast, I talk with Miles Rohde, lead pastor of Redemption Spokane, which began as the Mars Hill Spokane campus prior to the fall of that ministry empire. We talk about some of the Mars Hill fault-lines, including:

– pastoral plurality without true parity

– workaholism

– lust for bigness

– spirit of competition

– problems with celebrity pastors

– difficulties with video venues

. . . and also what good might’ve come from the fall of this influential ministry movement and what the average church leader can learn from the collapse today.

Check out Episode 6 for this great conversation.

Previous episodes:

Episode 1 featuring Matt Chandler on mission, sermon prep, and multi-site ministry.

Episode 2 featuring Matt Boswell on songwriting, why hymns matter, and more.

Episode 3 featuring Jared Wilson on avoiding ministry burnout.

Episode 4 featuring Jonathan Leeman on church discipline and meaningful membership.

Episode 5 featuring Owen Strachan on Rod Dreher’s The Benedict Option.

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