Friday, April 18, 2008

Shake Up At Willow Creek

Dorsey first made me aware of the big changes going on at Willow Creek. This is a huge deal. So many churches these days have pretty much borrowed the formula from them, while others out right stole every little thing they have done, and based their entire church structure on the Willow Creek method by having them be entirely seeker sensitive. Ummm, that's great, but what happens to them after they come in and start attending regularly? How will they grow if their church is meant only to get people in the door? That's the problem Willow found. Sure people were getting in the door and perhaps getting connected, but they weren't maturing. You may have numbers, but that can only do so much if the body stays immature. It makes me respect them all the more for realizing their mistakes. So the next question is will churches learn from these mistakes? I am sure there are a lot who will. As for the others? One can hope they will learn and grow in maturity.


posted by Out Of Jersey | 8:07 PM


Blogger jasdye said...

yeah, it seemed to me that it was a bigger hype than it turned out to be. for the most part, the model is the same as it's always been, just now w/ modifications.

4:54 AM  
Blogger The Cubicle Reverend said...

Still, I can't tell you the last time a church actually admitted they got it wrong.

5:28 AM  

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