I will never be considered a prolific blogger. In fact, the last post I made was in October of 2017 when I joyfully shared that Willow Creek Community Church selected Heather Larson and Steve Carter to replace founding pastor Bill Hybels as he planned to enter a new season in his life and ministry.
Approximately six months later, accusations surfaced surrounding sinful behaviors that spanned a number of decades. In April Bill resigned, and recently all of Willow’s elders and key top leaders resigned.
Anne+i love Willow Creek … we were part of that community of faith for twenty years. We still have family and friends who are “Creekers.”
The purpose of this post is a simple request. Will you pray? Pray for God’s grace, favor, and continued healing for all the women who courageously came forward to share their stories. Pray for those who were violated, discounted, gossiped, and slandered. Also, pray for Willow Creek’s leaders and members, that they stay humble and teachable; pray Willow leaders continue to look for opportunities to apologize as needed, and to right any wrongs. Lastly, pray this difficult time provides opportunities for everyone involved to advance in intimacy with God—thanks