There’s risk in pointing out to the world one 15-second snippet of a 30-minute teaching. There’s more risk when that teaching comes forth from a specific community rooted in a specific geographic location with a specific history. And there’s even more risk when that community is often criticized either fairly or unfairly.
That being said, there are some people who are genuinely curious about what kind of place Mars Hill (Grandville) is. The teaching from yesterday by an elder, David Livermore, gives an excellent, albeit brief, peek into what’s going on amidst the Mars Hill Community.
“Mars Hill is not first and foremost an edgy, cool, hip, trendy church. Mars Hill is not first and foremost about Rob Bell. Mars Hill is not first and foremost about our wonderful staff or our faithful volunteers. It’s not first and foremost about some great guest speaker that we might have come in. It’s first and foremost about Jesus. Last I checked Jesus is still on the throne. Jesus is still working here. Jesus still has good things for us to be about.”
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