Willow Creek continues to evolve, adapting and learning continually in order to achieve their goal: The mission of Willow Creek Community Church is to turn irreligious people into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. One early modification was seeker small groups, as some seekers found small group fellowship more effective than the seeker sensitive worship. Randy Frazee was brought in as a teaching pastor along with the neighborhood focus he pioneered as the connecting church; this ministry in local geographical neighborhoods strengthened the sense of interactive community for members with each other and with their lost neighbors. Willow Creek members began to become servant leaders in their local communities and neighborhoods.
NOTE (my response)
The quote is from Major League Disciple Making: An Overview of the Best Research on the Cell Church, an online course developed for the Institute for Discipleship at www.BeADisciple.com in 2009. Course materials, including these lectures, can be downloaded here: http://www.disciplewalk.com/IFD_MLD_Class_Links.html
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