Today Acts 29 announced that Mark Driscoll has stepped down as President of their church planting network. Matt Chandler is now president, and Acts 29 headquarters will move from Seattle to Dallas.
These men are good friends of mine, brothers and co-laborers in our gospel calling. However the answer to “What will Sojourn do now that Acts 29 is in transition?” is “Nothing different.” Several months ago Acts 29 sent us out with their blessing, as we partnered with several sister churches to launch our own church planting initiative, Sojourn Network.
Sojourn’s vision for church planting has begun to crystalize around a particular set of philosophical values and practices. We want to multiply a particular kind of DNA and plant churches that are carriers of that theological and philosophical vision. This is not to presume that our particular “recipe” is more pure or better than anyone else’s. Rather, it’s born out of the realization that with our particular leadership skills, our particular vision, and the resources before us, we are most likely to succeed when we invest our resources towards this vision.
I’m honored to have served with Mark Driscoll, Matt Chandler and everyone within Acts 29. I expect to continue serving and contending for the faith alongside them for many years, if God wills.