"Mark Driscoll Ministries recently purchased The Resurgence and all of its assets in a public auction by a law firm. We are excited to reestablish this site, but it will be some time before we are able to catalogue and determine what will happen with the content."
Looks like Mark Driscoll is planning a comeback in the New Year. The events page on the Pastor Mark Driscoll website lists two conferences at which he will be speaking in early 2016. Check out the screen shots below.
The question is, will Mark Driscoll be able to draw conference attendees this time or will there be a lot of empty seats?
The venue of the first conference, Trinity Fellowship, is a church that began in 1977. It has become a multi-site campus. Pastor Jimmy Evans has been the senior leader of Trinity for over 30 years. Here is information from the Zion website about speaker Mark Driscoll. (see screen shot)
The name of the second conference at which Driscoll will be speaking really caught our attention – The Most Excellent Way to Lead. It is a one-day conference that will take place at NewSpring Church, where one of Mark Driscoll's buddies, Perry Noble, pastors. The cost is $79. To get a $30 discount on the ticket price, all one has to do is provide proof that Noble's latest book entitled The Most Excellent Way to Lead, had been pre-ordered. Here are the event details (see screen shot below).
Oh yes! The best is yet to come according to Perry Noble, Steven Furtick, Mark Driscoll, and other recognizable individuals who will share the NewSpring stage. The piled up bodies under the Mars Hill bus will have a hard time believing that!
The conference purports to "transform your perspective on leadership and be equipped to lead in a way that cannot fail". The question is – will Driscoll be learning this from the other speakers or teaching it?
As most of our readers know, TheResurgence.com was an outgrowth of Mark Driscoll's teaching ministry at Mars Hill Church, which served as a repository of free resources. That is purportedly one of the reasons why Driscoll developed such a large following. The Resurgence then began publishing a series of books in partnership with Crossway (called Re:Lit).
In the wake of the Mark Driscoll debacle, The Resurgence website has been shut down; however, the following announcement has been posted over at the website (see screen shot below).
Now for those of you who still fondly call Driscoll "Big Papa D", here is a special video message from the Driscolls: A Christmas Thank You from Mark and Grace
Looks like RESURGENCE 2.0 may be coming in 2016. We will definitely keep you posted!