Now the megachurch may have a ChurchToo problem, one that pits cofounder Bill Hybels against some of his longtime friends. A group of former pastors and staff members has accused Hybels of a pattern of sexual harassment and misconduct , the Chicago Tribune reported tonight. The group includes John and Nancy Ortberg, well-known pastors and authors who are both former teaching pastors at Willow Creek and longtime friends of Bill and Lynne Hybels. There still to this day is not evidence of misconduct on my part. The fact that they have been dredged up now and assembled in a calculated way demonstrates the determination of this group to do as much damage as they possibly can. Nancy Beach, a former teaching pastor, told the Tribune that she traveled to Europe with Hybels in and that he asked her to stay a few extra days.
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Most of the books we read are business books with a Christian theme. His church has grown to be one of the largest churches in the country. My local church had the pleasure of having Bill Hybels speak a few months back.
Not only does Bill have a passion for the local church but also a passion for business and mentorship. Hybels has lead Willow Creek Church for over three decades grow from just a few to over 25, in weekly attendance. In this book, Bill Hybels talks about 76 Axioms leadership proverbs that helped him to grow the church and also mentor hundreds of pastors and business leaders. Each chapter is only pages long, so you can just fly through the book, but I found it was better to read 10 or so axioms a day so it gives you time to digest the principles.
The book hits on almost every topic in business from hiring, firing, team building, inspiring change, etc. I thought the book was very well written and could be enjoyed by a churchgoer or non-churchgoer. The MicroCapClub was created and founded by Ian Cassel as a way to share ideas and to learn from other seasoned like-minded micro cap investors.
Axiom: Powerful Leadership Proverbs
In a interview with the Chicago Tribune , he pointed to an experience at a Wisconsin summer camp as a teenager that crystallized his understanding and personal embrace of Christian belief. Hybels was captivated with the vision and abandoned his business aspirations for ministry. After youth waited in line to be led to Christ in a service in May , Hybels and other leaders began dreaming of forming a new church. One hundred and twenty-five people attended the service. The rent and other costs were paid for with 1, baskets of tomatoes, sold door-to-door by teenagers. Hybels spoke on "New Beginnings.
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