“If you want to leave a legacy, attach your wealth and power to a movement” -Bill Hybels
Today Bill Hybels took the stage with other leaders for Movement Day in New York City with 700+ leaders from 40 U.S. cities and 17 countries. Movement Day is facilitated by the New York City Leadership Center in collaboration with Redeemer City to City and Go2 Church Planting Ministries. The objective: education to leaders about new trends related to cities and collaboration on new ways to reach and renew metropolitan communities. Movement Day founder, Dr. Mac Pier, said, "Today is only the beginning...we want to define: (a) where we are in our various efforts to plant churches, mentor youth, reach campuses, unite for prayer, (b) and to ask the question where do we want to be in a year, three years, and five years. Today is inspiring, but will be much more than that--together we will create a Missiological Standard for what we want to see God do in our respective cities."
After hearing from plenary speakers Tim Keller, Ray Bakke, and Brenda Salter McNeil, Bill Hybels’ challenge to the crowd was based on the life and biblical story of the remarkable, God-honoring King Hezekiah. Here are a few sound bites from Bill's message:
"If you want a meaningful and lasting spiritual legacy, attach it to a movement!"
"Any movement must start by a leader with his face pressed to the ground. followers must see it, know it, experience it."
“Young leaders, what will be remembered about your life 25, 50, 75 years after you're gone?”
"Movement leaders need to layout their challenges before the Lord."
Later this afternoon he'll speak again--on the topic of "Creating a Culture of Encouragement for Marketplace Leaders and Pastors."
By: Steve Bell
Executive Vice President, Willow Creek Association