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Did Willow Say "Seeker-Sensitive" Doesn't Work?

Have you read any of these statements about Willow Creek's REVEAL report?

  • World magazine; November 10, 2007: “‘We made a mistake’. Bill Hybels…on a study that showed the Willow Creek model had not produced spiritually mature Christians."
  • Bob Burney, Townhall; October 30, 2007: “The report reveals that what they’ve been doing for these many years and what they’ve taught millions of others to do is not producing solid disciples of Jesus Christ…Numbers, yes, but not disciples….”
  • H.B. London, The Pastor’s Weekly Briefing; November 9, 2007: “Hybels goes on to say ‘If you simply want a crowd, the “seeker sensitive” model produces results. If you want solid, sincere, mature followers of Christ, it’s a bust.”

According to a recent statement put out by Willow Creek, these statements contain partial or false information. In fact, the final one by H.B. London was completely false and Focus on the Family has agreed to print a retraction.

Download reveal_facts_statement.doc

Read my earlier post about the REVEAL report here.

Find out more about the REVEAL study here or track with their blog here.