In his second book, Confessions of a Reformission Rev., Driscoll provides a history of how Mars Hill Church began, while also throwing in a. Confessions of a Reformission Rev. has ratings and 93 reviews. Brett said: Mark Driscoll presents his vision for the Emerging Church. While this th. Confessions of a Reformission Rev.- Hard Lessons From an Emerging, Missional Church By Mark Driscoll (Zondervan, Grand Rapids, MI. ) Mark Driscoll is.

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Only a church planter could read this book, and come away feeling like Driscoll is telling their own story, but in a different city and context. Tracking numbers this way isn’t arrogant, it’s simply a way of categorizing the difficulties inherent in successive stages of church growth He also discusses issues of cessationism and continuationism, though not in those terms.

But, I wonder if he thinks this couple was hurt by what they were experiencing too?

It also makes me wonder what these people would say if given the chance. Aug 07, C. As soon as things get comfortable, it’s time to look for, or pray for, a new challenge to keep people focusse I was expecting to be shocked by this book, but perhaps we’re all Driscoll-desensitized now.

What I appreciate about Mark most of all is confedsions candor – his candor about the truth of the Gospel, his candor about the obedience that comes from faith, and his candor about who he is – good, bad, and in-between. Well, actually, I think I know some of the reasons why aa happens; that was a rhetorical remark.

If I was in such a size-ambitious church, I’d want to be told how expendible I was up front, so I would be careful not to invest my heart and time in something that I would be “expended” from at some future point just to make a bigger thing for the people in control. I was sort of creeped out at how many of these same things our church plant has struggled with.


Pastor Mark is always helpful in assessing where things are at, seeing where things should or could be and planning on getting there. He laments how much he “invested” in them, but does he recognize that this couple also invested several years of their lives with this church? Thus we have good reason to examine what we say and how we say it, for words are merely symptoms of what lies inside.

Confessions of a Reformission Rev. – Tim Challies

Driscoll’s writing is similar to his speaking, improvisational, humorous, witty, aa and sometimes thought provoking. I had mixed feelings about ‘Confessions. I don’t know why more churches don’t do this sort of thing. Jul 19, David rated it it was amazing. Confessionw a fellow church-planter, I know it is hard to say, “I should have done that differently,” but one of the reason’s that Mark’s church has thrived is that he has been willing to address his mistakes and avoid quiet a few early on.

Driscoll makes the point that there are reformission who want to make people followers of themselves and the church should be protected from them. An update would be super interesting given how much has happened since this book was published. A very enjoyable read.

How is it that some people are expendible and others aren’t? Dec 18, Sarah rated it did not like it.

Confessions of a Reformission Rev.: Hard Lessons from an Emerging Missional Church

He is a bit tamer than he was at first and there are some almost shocking things. Community Blog Partners Facebook Twitter. Mark Driscoll’s emerging, cnfessions church took a rocky road from its start in a hot, upstairs youth room with gold shag carpet to its current weekly attendance of thousands. In my imagination, however, I saw an entirely different church, one that did not have a beat-up old couch or a foosball table in the sanctuary.


It didn’t give me the answers I was hoping for, but it wasn’t supposed to.

Dec 30, Ryan Daniel rated it liked it. Dec 08, Ben rated it it was amazing. It is a stimulating behind-the-scenes look at this new generation of megachurches. Anyone looking to start a church plant would probably benefit from his stories – at least in giving perspective But he learned, and a lot of what he learned he includes in Confessions of a Reformission Rev. I wonder, though, how long his message will be heard as long as it is wrapped in a sometimes vulgar, always sarcastic, package.

Sadaphal rated it really liked it. Reaching Out Without Selling Out. Church Leaders, paid or unpaidlooking to learn from a very gifted and passionate leader.

Review: Confessions of a Reformission Rev.- Hard Lessons From an Emerging, Missional Church

I trust Mark Driscoll’s theology and church model so much I have entertained the thought of moving to Seattle just to attend his church. He has six books being released this year alone. Reformiseion has an entertaining and informal writing style that goes behind the scenes of how he and his church came to where they are now.