“…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 board and lead pastors announced they are all resigning as new allegations came out regarding Hybels’ extra-marital relationships.
Meanwhile, in the midst of all this, the Global Leadership Summit, the annual church leadership conference hosted at Willow Creek which reaches nearly half a million people worldwide, just took place. No doubt the world is saying, “The show must go on—there’s money to be made, influence to be had, and notoriety to be attained.”
In the last 30 years, there has been no greater influence than Bill Hybels and Willow Creek Church on evangelical churches worldwide. So what are some lessons Christians should take away from this implosion? Tune in to The Christian Worldview this weekend, as we discuss what the church and individual Christians should learn and apply.