(RNS) — The resignation comes after revelations that Ortberg allowed a volunteer who had admitted being attracted to children to continue working with kids at the church and in the community.
(RNS) — The vast majority of religious organizations listed in the data received between $150,000 and $300,000, but at least two dozen religious organizations received the highest amount of dollars, between $5 million and $10 million.
(RNS) — Dave Dummitt is Willow Creek’s first full-time senior pastor since founding pastor Bill Hybels retired early and his successors resigned over the church’s handling of the allegations against him.
(RNS) — Pastor and author Eugene Cho talked to Religion News Service about a better way for Christians to engage politics in a contentious election year and discussed his new book, 'Thou Shalt Not Be A Jerk.'
CHICAGO (RNS) — Wheaton College has rescinded the title of professor emeritus from Gilbert Bilezikian after an investigation into the longtime professor of New Testament turned up new allegations of ‘inappropriate and unprofessional conduct.’
CHICAGO (RNS) — Elders have released the final two senior pastor candidates they were considering to replace founding pastor Bill Hybels, who retired early in 2018 amid allegations of sexual misconduct and abuse of power.
CHICAGO (RNS) — Willow Creek Community Church confirmed that a mentor of former pastor Bill Hybels has been accused of sexual misconduct.
(RNS) — The recent job description posted for Willow Creek Community Church’s new head pastor is little more than a repetition of the reshaped pastoral role defined by and embodied in Bill Hybels.
SOUTH BARRINGTON, Ill. (RNS) — Not everybody is convinced that reconciliation may be possible at this point — or wise.
CHICAGO (RNS) — In what they said would be their last public statement about the allegations of sexual misconduct against founding pastor Bill Hybels that have torn apart Willow Creek Community Church, the church’s elders called on Hybels to repent and the church to gather for a service of worship and reflection.
SOUTH BARRINGTON, Ill. (RNS) — Christmas always has been a time of celebration at Willow Creek Community Church, and this year has been no exception. But there also are reminders this has been no ordinary year at Willow Creek.
CHICAGO (RNS) — As a summer of new allegations against founding pastor Bill Hybels, of resignations and apologies and plans, draws to a close, the once-promising future of Willow Creek Community Church appears uncertain.
CHICAGO (RNS) — Jo Anne Lyon and Leith Anderson will co-chair the council, called the Willow Creek Independent Advisory Group, according to an announcement Tuesday (Sept. 18) posted on the Willow Creek Association’s website.
CHICAGO (RNS) — Carter is speaking out now for the first time since he left Willow Creek about his decision to quit, the questions he still has for the church and his mixed feelings about founding pastor Bill Hybels.
(RNS) — We must see the recent fall of pastors as an opportunity to have a new conversation about power in the American evangelical church.
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