Mars Hill Church, Seattle, announced today that it will be dissolving as a whole and each of its individual sites must decide what their next course will be. The options for the 13 sites are merge with another church, become independent churches or close the doors. According to Christianity Today, Mars Hill will dissolve by Jan. 1 in the following sequence: all properties will either be sold or the respective loans be taken on by individual churches, all staff will be released from employment and any excess funds will be gifted to the newly independent churches. Church spokesman Justin Dean said congregations won’t continue with the name Mars Hill, The News Tribune in Tacoma, Wash., reported.
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