Friday, 12 December 2008

Lessons from Willow Creek 1

One of the many highlights of my week at Willow Creek was to hear a day’s teaching by Gordon MacDonald.

During one session he talked about the questions people ask at different stages of life and presented a new framework toward understanding the concerns of each age group. I found this helpful as I think about those that I pastor, lead and counsel.

The questions are:

20’s - Am I noticed?

30’s - Can I really make this all work?

40’s - Is there something more?

50’s - Can I hold on?

60’s - Have I become obsolete?

70’s - Was it all worth it?

Many of you will have come across Gordon’s very helpful books. I would like to recommend to you his most recent – ‘A Resilient Life’.