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Mars Hill Church in Ballard.

Mars Hill Church ‘dissolves’ to establish independent churches

Earlier today Pastor Dave Bruskas of Mars Hill Church announced that the Mars Hill Church organization will be disbanding with hopes of establishing 13 locally managed, independent churches.

Bruskas said that the existing Mars Hill Church organization will be “dissolved” along with the church’s business affairs. They hope to be finished with the dismantling by January 1st of 2015.

“Following much prayer and lengthy discussion with Mars Hill’s leadership, the board of Mars Hill has concluded that rather than remaining a centralized multi-site church with video-led teaching distributed to multiple locations, the best future for each of our existing local churches is for them to become autonomous self-governed entities,” said Bruskas.

Potentially, each of the campuses will become “new churches,” led by the current Lead Pastors and elders. The leadership of each church will assume financial status of each property, including loans if they exist -- contingent on approval of loan lenders -– or the properties will be sold.

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