(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.
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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.
(RNS) — Several publishers have suspended printing books by former Willow Creek Community Church pastor Bill Hybels as the Chicago-area megachurch he founded more than 40 years ago investigates allegations of his inappropriate behavior toward women.
SOUTH BARRINGTON, Ill. (RNS) – The elders of Willow Creek Community Church are pledging to renew their investigation of the church’s former pastor, Bill Hybels, as more allegations of inappropriate conduct with women surface.
(USA Today) — The founder of Willow Creek Community Church near Chicago has been dogged in recent years by a series of investigations into claims of inappropriate behavior with female staffers and congregants.
(RNS) — Why we overlook the immorality of both.
(RNS) — The senior pastor of one of the nation's largest megachurches has been the subject of inquiries into allegations of inappropriate behavior with women in his congregation and on its staff.
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