Love God, love people, and change the world. We believe the life and lessons of Jesus aren’t just good advice, but are Good News for us here and now.
Jesus challenged religious systems, lifted up the outcast, gave value to the overlooked, healed the hurting, and redefined who and how we are to love. And while we won’t get it perfect, we want to follow Him in doing the same.
God sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.
1 John 4:9
As a church, we are all about following Jesus and know there’s no end to that journey—we’re more about becoming than arriving.
We are committed to becoming a multi-generational, multi-ethnic, multiplying movement of Christ followers, equipping and empowering our kids and students to not only be the church of tomorrow, but the church of today.
At Willow getting connected in community is important. Let’s get to know each other so we can be the church together and express our faith in a meaningful way.
Being a kid is fun—but also has its challenges (especially in our digital age). Our programs for kids and students provide a place where they can bring it all—their joys, worries, hopes, questions, and fears—and learn about a God who loves them and has a plan for their lives. We’re committed to helping young people take their next steps with Jesus through relationships within small groups so they, too, can love God, love people, and change the world.
We all experience seasons of challenge, difficulty, or sorrow. Whether you’re in need of emotional or tangible support, our pastors, staff, and volunteers are ready to listen, learn, and help you find a way forward.
At Willow, everything we do has one thing in common: we do it together—with God and with each other. Our locations across Chicagoland are always open to you and our online and on-demand services provide a great way to see what we’re about!
Each Sunday while we gather to worship, learn, and connect at our Willow locations, our online community meets to do the same! Check out WillowCreek.TV to experience a Willow service from home or on the go.
We believe the Bible gives us a glimpse into who God is and provides wisdom and insight into what it means to follow Jesus. Check out our on-demand teaching library to find a topic or passage you want to learn more about!
We’ve all heard stories about Jesus’ birth: Mary’s miraculous pregnancy, Joseph’s plans to leave, the journey on the donkey ending in the Savior of the world being born amongst the animals. They were visited by shepherds and magi who all heard the news from the heavens. But what if it’s true? What if God became man in the midst of darkness, uncertainty, and chaos to show His love and kindness? Take a closer look at the Christmas story and see the intentionality with which God came down—then discover what it could mean for you today.