Willow Creek Association UK & Ireland

Making Your Dream a Reality Part 10 – Paul Bangs

Guest Blogger Paul Bangs is an evangelist, motivational speaker, business trainer and life coach. He kindly responded to our request to provide an inspirational series for the ‘Lead & Learn’ site. Over the GLS season, Paul will be sharing how we can make our dream a reality. The programme is inspired by John C Maxwell’s […]

The Highs and Lows of Leading an Arts & Worship Ministry Part 2

The Arts Roundtable: Five ministry leaders get together to discuss the highs and lows of leading an arts ministry Participants: Brian Petak, Fellowship Bible Church, Brentwood, Tennessee Butch Whitmire, Granger Community Church, Granger, Indiana Manuel Luz, Oak Hills Church, Folsom, California Amy Anderson, Eagle Brook Church, White Bear Lake, Minnesota Stan Durham, Fellowship of the […]

Developing a Strategic Plan

Notes from WCA’s Defining Moments: Developing a Strategic Plan – Revisited The first 20 years at Willow Creek: There was no formal strategic plan in place When the church first began, the whole plan was to lead people to Christ and grow them up As the years went by, the church grew and more sub-ministries […]

Working Relationships: Leaders and Managers

Notes from WCA’s Defining Moments: FAQs Posed to Seasoned Pastors “On our ministry teams we have both managers and leaders, each making important, different contributions. How can managers and leaders work together without one dominating the other and without driving each other crazy?” It is always going to be a dance – these are two […]

Depleted Leaders

Notes from a seminar session by Mindy Caliguire for Senior Pastors at Willow Creek: The most important qualification for leadership is the spiritual vitality and interior lives of the leaders, whatever their gifting. The current situation: a lot of leaders are depleted. They are not experiencing the life that they are inviting others into.  Can we […]