Traumatized Willow Creek Megachurch Turns Corner, Asks Ex-Pastor Bill Hybels to ‘Repent’ of Sexual Misconduct

Christian Broadcasting Network

July 31, 2019

By Emily Jones

Willow Creek Community Church in Chicago is calling on their founding pastor Bill Hybels to “repent” after repeated allegations of sexual misconduct forced him to resign from decades of ministry.

“God has blessed Willow Creek Community Church to have a profound impact for His kingdom. Bill Hybels served and contributed to Willow for more than 40 years. Simultaneously, unchecked sin and intimidating behavior resulted in harm that is still felt in this present day. Christ died to free us from the power of sin. It is in that spirit that we appeal to Bill to reflect on his years in ministry, repent where necessary, and seek to live out the ministry of reconciliation,” Willow Creek’s new elder board said in a recent statement.…

An Independent Advisory Group investigated the claims of “sexually inappropriate words and actions” brought against Hybels and found them to be credible in a 17-page report released in March.

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