It seems that Bill Hybels has had a change of heart about how ministry should be done and I find the following quote very interesting.
We made a mistake. What we should have done when people crossed the line of faith and become Christians, we should have started telling people and teaching people that they have to take responsibility to become â€˜self feeders.’ We should have gotten people, taught people, how to read their bible between service, how to do the spiritual practices much more aggressively on their own.
How good to see an admission of this from Bill Hybels. (Via JT)
Update (10/22/07): Phil Johnson checks in on the topic
Update (10/31/07): Bob Burney writes at TownHall.com A Shocking “Confession” from Willow Creek Community Church. He notes,
Please note that “rooted in Scripture” still follows “rethink,” “new insights” and “informed research.” Someone, it appears, still might not get it. Unless there is a return to simple biblical (and relevant) principles, a new faulty scheme will replace the existing one and another generation will follow along as the latest piper plays.