Bill Hybels Resigns from Willow Creek
Megachurch pastor “accelerates” October retirement weeks after former colleagues went public with misconduct allegations.
at Willow Creek, where he pioneered new approaches to church life, Christian leadership, and ministry. the “Great Train Wreck,” when a key leader left the church after being
Bill Hybels Accused of Sexual Misconduct by Former Willow Creek Leaders
John and Nancy Ortberg, others confront megachurch with its own #MeToo moment. “The charges against me are false,” says Hybels of former friends’ “collusion.”
The former staff members say they still believe in the ministry of Willow Creek, but they fear the I hate the way these lies have affected the wider church community. “He changed my life.
Gleanings: March 2018
Important developments in the church and the world (as they appeared in our March issue).
Trump turns Obama's HHS into pro-life advocate. The Mennonite Church USA (MC USA) has lost its biggest 2015 to extend “grace, love, and forbearance” toward pastors and churches
Women Speak Up in #SilenceIsNotSpiritual Campaign
Leaders from Lynne Hybels to Jen Hatmaker want evangelical churches to take a more proactive position on behalf of victims.
The church, the place trauma everywhere—to the workplace, to school, to religion, to politics, all of Though many prominent Christian leaders and pastors have explicitly condemned the
Here’s What Happens When Christmas Falls on a Sunday
Just 1 in 10 churches will cancel worship services this December 25.
their example, according to LifeWay Research's phone survey of 1,000 Protestant senior pastors. [Editor's note: Chicago-area megachurch Willow Creek Community Church adjusts its
The Poverty Fighters' Bible
Six years later, 'When Helping Hurts' is still shaking up the church’s approach to charity.
a program called Faith & Finances, a basic church-based education She found that it “took on a life of its and founder of African Leadership and Reconciliation Ministry, offered another
Do Evangelicals Have Room for Prophets?
Canon Andrew White lives dangerously for God. Why we need more leaders like him.
vitality of the church, or any organization: a ministry, a college eventually become presidents, CEOs, editors, and lead pastors assume a When I imagine the prophetic church I think of
Faith in a Fallen Empire
Detroit's list of maladies is long. But some Christians' commitment to its renewal is longer.
Economic development—"from welfare to work"—is one of Life Changers' ministry pillars, and But Foster is contributing to Detroit's common good far beyond the church walls.
The Superman of Harlem: An Interview with Geoffrey Canada
The founder of the Harlem Children's Zone on why it takes a whole community to educate a child.
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Did Andy Stanley Really Mean Obama Is 'Pastor in Chief'?
The Atlanta megachurch pastor speaks about his pre-inauguration sermon and reaction to it.
by Mark Galli| January 25, 2013. Image: Willow Creek D/CH John's Episcopal Church in Washington, DC In the course of his Stanley, pastor of North Point Community Church, called the
50 Women You Should Know
We asked key leaders which Christian women are most profoundly shaping the evangelical church and North American society. This is who they picked.
She has written more than 20 books, including Augustine and the Limits of Politics (Notre Dame). Church Life and Ministry. Priscilla Shirer: Bible Teacher and Author.
Megachurches on the Defensive
Plus: The real "Lucy," Australia's churches respond to rioting, keeping Benny Hinn out of Fiji, and other stories from online sources around the world.
Protecting life by taking it away | Does God frown on the Church wants Hinn banned | A church group has started a campaign a dubious background, then it is up to the Ministry of Home
Promoting and Uniting European Evangelicals
Swimming against the current makes the European Evangelical Alliance's liaison to the E.U. feel alive.
Swimming against the current makes the European Evangelical Alliance's Is this when you got involved in politics? we are learning from the Willow Creek Community Church model.
Up & Comers, Part 2
have been very blessed by the ministry of Peter Alvin C. Bibbs, Sr., 34 Urban ministries director, Willow Creek Community Church. Chicago neighborhood to start a Young Life group and
Equal Opportunity Execution
Plus: Christians in Lebanon, Bill Hybels, and more articles from online sources around the world.
Church life: Church's urban mission lifts it to lofty heights | Loop skyscraper holds congregation whose 175-year-old goal of city ministry predates city (Chicago Tribune);
The Most Religious Kerry Speech Ever
Plus: The Bush Code, prominent Haitian pastor murdered, Remembering Patriarch of Alexandria Petros VII, and too many other stories from online sources around the world.
with abuse victims have been publicly identified and removed from ministry (The Boston Globe). Church life: from chairs, theater seats (The Decatur Daily, Ga.); Mega-church gets bigger
Goodbye Old-Fashioned Revival Hour. Hello 'safe for the whole family.' Meet the company that's transforming Christian radio.
Music is important in the life of the church and can inspire listeners than any other Christian broadcaster, redefining the ministry of Christian it was as much a victory for the church as for