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What We Do


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

Keep it Simple


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.

Chicago,
Illinois

How we do community


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.

Welcome to Willow

Welcome to Willow is an experience for anyone who wants to learn more about who we are as a church family and how to get connected. You'll meet our pastors, hear firsthand about how God is working in and through our community, and discover how God might be inviting you to take a next step in your spiritual journey.
Join a Group

During increased times of isolation when safe spaces to process, grow, and learn are hard to come by, groups provide a space for you to get to know others and walk through life together! Together, you can celebrate the joys of life, weather the storms together,and become who God made you to be.
Volunteer

One of the easiest ways we can love others is through volunteering. Whether in guest services, groups, our kids & student programs, or through our compassion & justice partners, you can find a way to use your passions, talents, and gifts to bless others.
Experience the rhythms of faith

Rooted is a 10-week discipleship experience where you’ll learn foundational Christian beliefs, read stories from the global church, and practice spiritual rhythms for daily life that will carry well beyond the set experience.

Whether you have a small group already or are looking to join one, you’ll experience Rooted in community and learn from the lives and stories of others. Daily devotionals, reflection questions, and prayer prompts will equip you to spend time with God, then you’ll meet weekly with your group to share and grow together.

Kids & Students

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.

Get help

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.

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Ways to experience Willow


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!

Other ways to check us out
WillowCreek.TV

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.

On Demand

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!

Current Series
Love Like Jesus
October 2–November 6

The world often asks us to choose sides: it’s either left or right, pro or anti, for you or against you. But just as we are faced with these decisions to determine our position, Jesus was challenged with the same: What commandment is the greatest? Who is my neighbor? Who is the greatest in the Kingdom? The law says to stone the woman; what do you say?

When you study His answers, you realize He chose a third option: love. 

This Sunday, we begin a two-part series, Love Like Jesus, where we’ll learn from Micah 6:8 to adopt a posture like Christ when we’re often asked to take a position. Together, let’s act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly so that the world will see there’s more to life than choosing sides.

Attend weekends to learn from God’s Word, then discover easy ways to put your faith into action.
Meet Our Team

Willow is led by a team of pastors who are passionate about helping people take next steps in their faith. Our teaching pastors work together to unpack the Bible each week during services our campus pastors provide support and presence to their local communities; and our ministry pastors help create opportunities for you and your family to connect, grow, and serve.

Dave Dummitt - Senior Pastor