Matt 18:16 But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. 17 If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church.
One on the purposes of this site is to have a forum where the questions that many of us have can in the wake of the firing, trials, call for shunning and subsequent defense of the elders can be asked an answered. This forum is open to Christians only. As with Holy Communion served at Mars Hill each Sunday, your participation implies that you are a part of the church. It is not our desire that this be a discussion that non-Christians participate in.
This is also a forum to talk about the new by-laws that were adopted that reflect the so-called new philosophy of leadership that is now being pushed. Because we church members are required to agree with the new by-laws (according to the new by-laws) it is essential that we clearly understand them.
It is desired that this site be a place where we can openly and safely discuss matters that are of concern. We have not had an honest discussion on these matters. The elders have shut down any opportunity for this. They have chosen instead to force members to meet one by one.
Recently the elders are trying to discover who various posters of various blogs and thoughts are. Due to the unlikelyhood that you would be fairly treated you do not have to identify who you are in this discussion. You may if you wish. If you choose not to we understand. The elders are very unhappy with those that post in blogland. They are ok with the beams in their eyes like Pastor Mark’s anger, temper, lies, slander, libel, heavyhanded firings and stiff-necked posture despite many calling him to repent. But they are not ok with you posting here.
So we understand if you post anonymously.