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 by Hybels.
While there is plenty to discern about the unbiblical seeker model and its huge impact on churches, the first lesson is to pray for all involved and “take heed that we do not fall”.
And then tune in this weekend for another topic that will sharpen your worldview.