Mars Hill has a tremendous problem.
They’ve seen phenominal growth in numbers… in fact they’ve grown 50% in the past year (over 5,000 people).
That includes a 12% increase in attendance SINCE LAST WEEK.
SINCE LAST WEEK.
Church-wide… they are at 82% capacity during 36 weekend services at 14 different locations.
Jesus has definitely stepped on the gas.
Add to that, 551 small groups (with 60 new groups added this month).
Whether you’re a fan of Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill or not… something big is happening there.
And the stress and pressure from a pure administrative side must be extremely difficult.
How about today, instead of criticism and uttering things that make us sound like jealous idiots, we actually take time to thank God for what he is doing at Mars Hill and other churches across the country.
The big churches, the tiny churches.
The churches with imperfect leaders and flawed followers.
The churches that are growing gangbusters and those that are fighting for existence.
For your church; and mine.
For yourself as a leader; and the guy down the street also entrusted with God’s children.
Let’s pray for those for whom God has ‘stepped on the gas’. And if we’re on empty, let’s pray that God would fill us and that we’ll be ready when and IF he decides to gun it a little.
Just a few thoughts today…