Hybels, who founded the evangelical church based in South Barrington, could not immediately be reached for comment. Hybels stepped down nearly 11 months ago after spending more than 40 years leading the megachurch. He resigned in the wake of a Tribune investigation that revealed allegations of misconduct with women — including church employees — that spanned decades.
Indeed, in many instances a bad hire may be a fatal blow to an otherwise healthy church —stunting the growth of the church, discouraging the congregation, and draining precious time and resources. There should be a written job description for every paid position which should contain a description of the essential functions for the job and the requirements physical, spiritual, etc. A job description will also help during the employment relationship, annual reviews, and may protect the church in the case of termination.
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There are few bigger names in the evangelical world than Mr. Hybels, and few churches more influential than Willow Creek. Christians worldwide looked to it as a model of smart leadership. Some evangelical leaders, including those left at Willow Creek, now want to examine systemic problems — and look for lasting solutions.
Nonprofit leaders have an obligation to prevent, investigate, and address sexual harassment. Harassment can take place in nonprofit workplaces, and board rooms. Nonprofit organizations, and potentially board memberscan face legal liability for violations of state or federal laws that prohibit sexual harassment.
Thirty-five years later, Debbie Vasquez's voice trembled as she described her trauma to a group of Southern Baptist leaders. She was 14, she said, when she was first molested by her pastor in Sanger, a tiny prairie town an hour north of Dallas. It was the first of many assaults that Vasquez said destroyed her teenage years and, at 18, left her pregnant by the Southern Baptist pastor, a married man more than a dozen years older.
A safe and secure environment includes formal, written policy and procedures to help prevent the occurrence of abuse of harassment of any person. While it is unlikely that we can completely prevent every possibility of abuse, we can greatly reduce the risk by following this policy to provide a safe and supportive environment for all. It is the intention of FPCT, through its Safe Church Policy, to take action to prevent and correct behavior that is contrary to this policy.
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