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  • Upcoming Events

    We would love to have you join us at any one of our 3-weekend services or one of the upcoming events listed below. If you don't see what you are looking for contact Dawn at 224.512.1737 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it "> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

    • Super Bowl Weekend

      February 6, 5:30 p.m. 

      February 7, 9 and 10:45 a.m. 

      Kick-off your Super Bowl celebration at Willow Crystal Lake. 13-year professional football player, Cleveland Browns' quarterback, and former Chicago Bears' quarterback, Josh McCown will be our special guest. 

      McCown will be available on Saturday evening after service to sign autographs.

      After services on both Saturday and Sunday, there will be games, activities, free food and photo booths for the entire family to enjoy. 

      Help us stock the Crystal Lake Food Pantry by bringing a can of chili. 



    • Mother and Son Night Out

      February 12, 6:30–8 p.m. 

      Looking for a great opportunity to spend some quality time with your son, grandson or nephew? Come out to the Mom and Son Night Out– enjoy dinner and 's'mores, and then visit the Archery Range, the Art Lab, and the Board Game Cafe! 


    • Father Daughter Date Night

      February 19, 20, 26 and 27, 6–9 p.m. 

      Take this opportunity to dress up and enjoy a special evening at Willow’s Father Daughter Date Night. There are 4 nights to choose from each evening includes dinner, dancing, dessert, and a framed keepsake photo of you and your daughter.

      Father Daughter Date Night will be held at Stonegate Banquet Centre, Hoffman Estates. The cost is $45 for dads and $30 for each daughter.

      Registration opens December 1 and closes February 17. Space is limited. 


      Learn More

    • Marriage Retreat

      February 5 and 6

      Do you want to grow stronger in your marriage relationship? Join us at the Marriage Retreat and learn practical ways to connect with your spouse and deepen your relationship. 


    • 2016 Global Leadership Summit

      August 11 and 12, 2016

      We are excited that our campus will be hosting the 2016 Global Leadership Summit! 


      Learn More

      For questions contact Pam,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

    • Lifetree Cafe

      Tuesdays, 7-8 p.m.

      The Pointe, 5650 NW Highway, Crystal Lake

      Each week Lifetree Café welcomes people from all walks of life into a safe place to explore how life and faith intersect. The Lifetree Café experience features video elements, the sharing of real stories, friendly conversation and time to build relationships.

      There is no cost to attend this gathering. Complimentary refreshments are served. To learn more contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

      For more information about weekly topics, check out Lifetreecafe.com.

  • Next Steps to Belong, Grow and Serve

    We are committed to walking alongside you and your family in your faith journey. If you don't see what you are looking for consider meeting with a Next Step Coach who can help you choose the blend of groups, serving opportunities, events, classes and workshops that are best for you! To get started, stop by the Information Center on the weekend (next to Café 220 in the Atrium) or contact Dawn at 224.512.1737 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

    • Bring it Home Weekly Email

      Receive the new Bring it Home email series – a weekly email delivered to your inbox every Sunday afternoon – helping you and your family go deeper with what you are learning on the weekend.
      At the start of each week, you will receive an email with three opportunities to guide your reading and prayer time with your family, small group, or in your own personal time with God. Each will contain a reading from the Bible, questions to consider, and a prayer to close your time.


    • Baptism

      March 5, 5:30 p.m. and March 6, 9 and 10:45 a.m. 

      Baptism is an opportunity to go public with your faith, identify with and follow the example of Christ, and mark your spiritual journey. If you haven't yet made this declaration, we hope you will participate in any of our 3 services. 


    • Nominate an Elder

      Willow Creek is led by a board of Elders that are nominated by those who call Willow Creek their church home. The Elders are responsible for spiritually guiding the church and providing oversight. Please review Elder qualifications before submitting a nomination.


    • Advance Team

      Join the Advance Team, a group of early adopters committed to Willow Crystal Lake's God given vision to move into our new permanent home so that we can have an even greater impact on our region. 

      Subscribe here to receive emails, updates, and invitations to upcoming meetings and gatherings. 



    • Premarital Class: Two to One

      January 22 and 23

      Two to One pre-marital workshop is designed for couples seriously considering marriage and want to prepare well to begin their married life. Learn how your personality, family, and history impact the way you interact in your relationship.


    • Financial Peace University

      Wednesdays, January 27 – March 23, 6:30–8:30 p.m. 

      Financial Peace University is a 9-week life-changing program that empowers and teaches you how to make the right money decisions to achieve your financial goals. The average family pays off $3,500 in debt and saves $2,700, while learning lessons on developing a spending plan, saving for retirement and college and eliminating debt. 


    • Alpha: Exploring Life and Faith

      Thursday, January 21 – March 24, 6:30–8:45 p.m. 

      If you are new to faith, you grew up a Christian, or still exploring what it means to follow Christ, we encourage you to check out Alpha. This 10–week interactive class is a great way to explore the basics of the Christian faith in a friendly, relaxed environment. 


    • Marriage

      Creating an Uncommon Marriage 

      Sunday, February 14, 10:45 a.m. – Noon, Room 107

      Founded on one of the key principles in Tony and Lauren Dungy's book Uncommon Marriage this workshop will introduce you to fun and meaningful ways to make time for one another, learn about your spouse's passions and interests, and stay connected as a team! Come enjoy Valentine treats and a chance to win prizes. 


      Marriage Mentoring

      All marriages need support and encouragement to be successful. Our marriage mentoring program offers couples in every season of life and opportunity to connect with experienced mentors in a safe environment. 

      Please complete the registration questionnaire HERE. We will contact you once you both spouses complete the registration questionnaire. 

    • Women

      We exist to help women of all ages grow closer to God while building deep and meaningful relationships with others. If you would like to know what classes, Bible studies, small groups and events are available register for our Women's Ministry Updates. 


    • Men

      Men's Breakfast: Saturday, February 20, 8:30– 10 a.m. 

      A gathering of men of all ages who want to grow in their relationship with Christ and build relationships with other guys. For more information and to register, contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

      Men's Fraternity: Tuesdays, September 15 – February 16, 7–9 p.m. 

      The Great Adventure provides men with an encouraging experience that explores how to live lives of authentic manhood as modeled by Jesus Christ.The Tuesday evening gathering will include biblical teaching and small group interaction, equipping men in the great adventure of noble manhood. Men are invited to join at any time throughout the year. 


    • Compassion & Justice

      To learn more about Willow Crystal Lake Compassion & Justice ministries subscribe to the Compassion & Justice Updates. 


    • Tell us your story

      Take a moment to tell us how God has been in at work in your life through the people and ministries of Willow Crystal Lake. 

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Campus Information

Weekend Services
5:30 p.m., Saturdays
9 and 10:45 a.m., Sundays
Services held at:
220 Exchange Drive, Suite A
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
(224) 512-1737
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Lead Pastor Marcus Bieschke


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