13 Aug 2018

TCW Minute: Lessons from the Implosion at Willow Creek Church (Week of Aug. 13, 2018)

2018-08-17T13:36:19+00:00 Aug 13, 2018|

Lessons from the implosion at Willow Creek Church.  This is David Wheaton, host of The Christian Worldview.

Willow Creek in Chicago is one of the largest and most influential evangelical churches.  Founder and former senior pastor Bill Hybels innovated the “seeker sensitive” model of gearing church to non-believers or seekers.

An implosion took place this past week at Willow Creek with the entire board of elders and both lead pastors resigning amidst allegations of extra-marital sin […]

11 Aug 2018

TOPIC: Three Lessons from the Implosion of Bill Hybels and Willow Creek Church

2018-08-11T15:07:57+00:00 Aug 11, 2018|

“…if any man aspires to the office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do.  An overseer, then, must be above reproach…”
1 Tim. 3:1-2

The implosion is now complete for Bill Hybels and Willow Creek Church, the highly-influential mega-church in Chicago that Hybels founded and led for four decades.  However the consequences will be felt by those involved and the evangelical church at large for years to come.

This week the entire […]

14 Dec 2017

Topic: Women Teaching Men in Church—What’s the Big Deal?

2017-12-18T18:02:51+00:00 Dec 14, 2017|

Guest: Travis Allen, Pastor/Teacher, Grace Church, Greeley, CO

A woman must quietly receive instruction with entire submissiveness. But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet. For it was Adam who was first created, and then Eve. 1 Timothy 2:11-13

Bill Hybels has been the pastor of Willow Creek Community Church in suburban Chicago since he founded it in 1975. The church is arguably […]

27 Aug 2016

Church Leadership Training … According to Whom?

2016-11-29T19:02:14+00:00 Aug 27, 2016|

GUEST: Travis Allen, teaching pastor, Grace Church

“…whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave; just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”  —Jesus (Matthew 20:26-28)

“Leadership” is the latest trend in the American evangelical church.  Influential pastors such as Bill […]