Reformission Reflections from Confessions of a Reformission Rev. by Mark Driscoll.
Does the community surrounding your church or ministry view you warmly or coldly? Why?
Coldly, if at all. We do nothing for them in terms of social or educational benefit for them. All we try to do is evangelize them. That is in my mind, without question, the priority of the church to the community. But that is not the only thing the church should do to the community, or not exclusively evangelize but other than personal relationships, that is all we do as a church.
How well does your church or ministry take care of the pastor and his family? Are they paid well, respected, and encouraged? Is there anything else that should be done for them?
Our church takes care of our pastors. We are paid enough, we are respected, and we are somewhat encouraged, though there is not enough edifying and honest critique. There may be more done, but that should be asked to our pastors personally.
On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being poor and 10 being excellent, how well are people learning about Jesus from the Bible through the preaching and teaching in your church or ministry?
I think their learning about Jesus okay, maybe about a 7. I think the cross is sometimes left out and sometimes I leave out the exaltation or incarnation of Christ and its implications, though I’m still thinking through the details of the incarnation as a model of our mission.
Is your church or ministry led more like a congregational, senior pastor, Purpose-Driven, or emerging and missional ministry?
Somewhere between Senior Pastor and congregational models.
Are you personally in favor of an egalitarian, complementarian, or hierarchical view of women in ministry? What verses from Scripture do you have to support your position?
Complementarian view of women in ministry. The Scripture I support my position with is 1 Cor. 11 and 1 Tim. 2.
Is your church or ministry in favor of an egalitarian, complementarian, or hierarchical view of women in ministry?