Willow Creek Community Church
Selling Out the House of God?, Part 1
Bill Hybels answers critics of the seeker-church movement.
The Man Behind the Megachurch
There would be no Willow Creek—no small groups, no women in leadership, no passion for service—without Gilbert Bilezikian.
Willow Creek's Place in History
It turns out that the church that made seeker-sensitive a part of our vocabulary is not as revolutionary as its critics have said.
- Christian Celebrity Isn’t a Problem to Fix, But an Eye to Gouge OutKatelyn Beaty’s critique of evangelical fame-worship is wise but overly tame.
- Willow Creek Cuts Staff Budget by $6.5 MillionDuring the pandemic, just a couple years after Bill Hybels’s resignation, attendance at the Chicago-area megachurch fell by half.
- The Rise and Fall of Mars HillEpisode 2|54minBoomers, The Big Sort, and Really, Really Big ChurchesPost-war suburban church expansion charted a course that Mars Hill would follow.
- Willow Creek Announces New Senior PastorMichigan megachurch pastor David Dummitt, a Wheaton College graduate, will start this June.
- Willow Creek and Harvest Struggle to Move OnThe departures of Bill Hybels and James MacDonald leave churches waiting for new leadership and hoping to rebuild trust.
- After Bill Hybels, Willow Creek Still Searching for a SuccessorAfter months of delays in the process, the church’s interim pastor announces plans to resign.
- Willow Creek Confirms Abuse Allegations Against Gilbert Bilezikian“Dr. B,” an egalitarian leader and mentor to Bill Hybels, continued teaching at church for years after elders learned of his misconduct.
- Can Willow Creek Find Closure After Bill Hybels?The elders: There is “a fracture in our church marked by disbelief, confusion, fear, and hurt.”
- Willow Creek Investigation: Allegations Against Bill Hybels Are CredibleIndependent Advisory Group releases report backing claims of pastor's “sexually inappropriate words and actions.”
- Here’s Who Willow Creek Chose to Investigate Bill HybelsIndependent advisory group of four evangelical leaders—two women and two men—hope to complete work by early 2019.