Hands are the tools God uses to put His love into action. Hands turn an idea into a reality and unleash God’s compassion in tangible ways to those who need it most.
When we join hands for a common good, there’s no limit to what God can accomplish in our broken world.
Celebration of Hope - Seed Packing
Pack Seeds, Save Lives
May 2 and 3 – multiple shifts available
Help us fill 100,000 vegetable seed packs for family gardens in El Salvador and Zambia. Each seed pack can grow up to 1,000 pounds of vegetables, providing families with fresh food and a source of income generated from surplus produce sales. Willow Crystal Lake partners with local churches that distribute the seed packs to those in greatest need.
Seed packing is a fun, meaningful activity that family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers can enjoy together. Each volunteer shift is just two hours long, and children over the age of five are welcome to serve alongside a parent.
Global Leadership Summit 2015
August 6 and 7, 2015
We are excited that our campus will be hosting the 2015 Global Leadership Summit!
Springhill Summer Day Camp
July 20-24, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
This summer give your kids, incoming 1st graders through incoming 5th graders, an adventure they will remember. Each day kids participate in large group sessions, small group Bible teaching, as well as fun things like a climbing wall, water slides, rope ladders, giant swings, paint ball target games, crafts and a bungee trampoline.
Willow Creek 5K Run/Walk
Saturday, April 25, 2015
As part of this year's Celebration of Hope, runners and walkers from all Willow sites gather to fight hunger! Proceeds from each runner’s registration will be used to provide chickens for families in Africa and Latin America, giving them an ongoing source of eggs.
Register by Wednesday, April 22 to receive a free t-shirt.
Lifetree Café in Crystal Lake
Tuesdays, 7-8 p.m.
Conscious Cup, 5005 Northwest Highway, Crystal Lake
Saturday, 7-8 p.m.
Willow Crystal Lake, 220 Exchange Drive, 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.
April 14 and 18 – How Do I Know What God Wants Me to Do?
April 21 and 25 – Inside the Gun Debate
April 28 and May 2 - Isolated and Alone: Imprisoned in Iran
May 5 and 9 - What Makes Relationships Tick?
For more information about weekly topics, check out Lifetreecafe.com.
Next Steps to Belong, Grow and Serve
Jumpstart your faith by reading through the book of Luke, the third of four accounts in the Bible about the birth, ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Each monring, we will send you an email with a reading, some questions to consider, and a prayer to close your time.
Mondays, April 13 - May 18, 7-9 p.m.
Too many of us have invested ourselves into relationships that left us deeply wounded. We've been abandoned or taken advantage of, and left with little to show for what we've given. We've lost our sense of security and personal value in the process. And what's worse, we tend to either repeat the same mistakes of judgment over and over . . . Or else lock the doors of our hearts entirely and throw away the key.
This 6-week workshop utilizes DVD teachings and curriculum from Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend offer solid guidance for making safe choices in relationships.
May 12, 9-11 a.m.
When we come together to worship and learn, God will do amazing things in our lives. The Gathering gives women the opportunity to go deeper in their relationship with Christ, while connecting with others.
Free childcare is available for children, 6 weeks to age 5. Registration closes for childcare May 5.
Tuesday, May 26, 7 p.m.
April 19, 9 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
Come discover the vision and heart of Willow Crystal Lake. We'll have great food and you'll have an opportunity to meet some of the team. All those attending will recieve a special gift.
Mondays, April 13-27, 7-9 p.m.
What are the crucial ways you can love and parent your tweens and teens so they are equipped to move through the roadblocks of life? The Parenting Generation iY is a 3 weeks workshop based on parenting Tim Elmore's book Generaiton iY: Our Last Chance to Save Their Future.
April 18, 5:30-7 p.m.
At Willow Crystal Lake people serve in all kinds of ministries that make a difference in our church, in our community and in our world. In this class you can learn to better understand your personality, work on identifying your calling as part of the local church, and find the ministry role that best fits your gifts, calling and passion.
Promiseland is available for children during this class.