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The Seattle-based megachurch officially dissolves at the end of the year and the individual campuses still meeting become independant churches. In his sermon via pre-recorded video, Warren said, “Let me suggest this: number one, refuse to be bitter about what’s happened. If you hold onto bitterness you’ll only hurting yourself. Bitterness prolongs the pain.”
Pastor Rick Warren encouraged the congregation at Mars Hill Church during its final Sunday service to trust Jesus and give grace to its leaders, including Mark Driscoll, who resigned from the church as its founding and lead pastor amid much controversy in October.