Sexual abuse allegations surrounding Willow Creek’s former pastor and founder Bill Hybels, which led to his resignation in April 2018, along with the COVID-19 pandemic, has resulted in lower tithing numbers at the church.
According to The Roy’s Report, Willow Creek has been working on a reduced budget, which is half of 2019’s revenue, also reporting that weekly giving is still down 20 percent this year.
Willow Creek’s executive pastor Tim Stevens explained that last year’s giving is similar to 2021’s giving, sharing that “the reality is that a larger percentage of our giving happens at the end of the year.”
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