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.
(RNS) — To identify as Christians is to inevitably involve ourselves in a deeply human story — a long story of the church, marked by redemption and beauty and marred by violence and catastrophic failure.
CHICAGO (RNS) — The Willow Creek Independent Advisory Group released its findings in a report posted online Thursday (Feb. 28) by Willow Creek Community Church in the Chicago area.
CHICAGO (RNS) — The Willow Creek Association published a series of videos titled "Ministry and #MeToo" online Wednesday (Jan. 30), nine months after founder Bill Hybels stepped down amid allegations he acted sexually inappropriately with women at the Chicago-area evangelical megachurch he also had started, Willow Creek Community Church.
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) — The Billy Graham Center at Wheaton College will host a one-day evangelical gathering around the topic of sexual abuse this week on the campus of the evangelical Christian school. Some worry it won't go far enough.
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) What Willow Creek and all Christian communities need in our #MeToo /#ChurchToo moment is a sober reckoning with power, including how to mitigate its subtle lure in churches led by magnetic men.
SOUTH BARRINGTON, Ill. (RNS) — Just one night before, church leaders had stood on the same stage to announce that their lead pastor and elder board were stepping down to give the church a 'fresh start.'
CHICAGO (RNS) — ‘We exhort Bill (Hybels) to acknowledge his sin and publicly apologize,’ said elder Missy Rasmussen.
(RNS) — You can have all the clever innovations, seeker-friendly methods and oversight structures in the world, but trouble will catch up with you if you’re afraid to hold a leader accountable.
CHICAGO (RNS) — Steve Carter is the most recent person to distance himself from Willow Creek Community Church as allegations against its founder, Bill Hybels, come to light.
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