Willow Creek is a name known to all pastors….well most pastors. It was described by a friend of mine as Disneyland for pastors! We’ll see for ourselves shortly. This is the Global Leadership Summit and is an international event. We’ve been invited to attend as a guest of Willow Creek Canada.
Congregational ministry is still our great love and to see if there are tools that can be used to strengthen it is important.
I’ve also just picked up a copy of Os Guinness’ book “the last christian on earth” (2010) and while the title doesn’t give it the appeal of an encouraging book about ministry I am looking forward to the insights gained.
We’ve been using the “lifecycle of a church” with congregations to help them understand the normal life of a congregation and to address the reasons for decline. It is always interesting to me to see the leadership of a congregation light up as they work through this exercise.