Celebration of Hope 2023

Immeasurably More

During Celebration of Hope, we celebrate the ways churches around the world are fighting poverty and injustice. As we lean in and open our hearts and hands, we believe God will do immeasurably more than we could ever imagine. Come hear the stories of hope and transformation from our partners—then roll up your sleeves and help fill 1 million envelopes of seeds that will bring food and income to families in Africa.

On the Weekends

During weekend services, we’ll hear stories and teaching from God’s Word about the power of pursuing a life of compassion and justice. To learn more about weekends and find a service near you, click the button below.

  • April 23: Oscar Muriu, Nairobi Chapel | Moved by Love
  • April 30: Megan Marshman, Teaching Pastor | Moved to Action
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Pack seeds, change lives:

April 27–April 30

Did you know spending 90 minutes filling seed envelopes could provide thousands of pounds of food and a sustainable source of income to families in South Africa and Zambia? Gather your friends and families to help fill one million envelopes of seeds, supporting 200,000 families.

Register now at the location and time that works for you:

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Stories From Our Partners

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When you give to Celebration of Hope, you directly fuel the impact of our partners in their communities. Every gift—from $1 to $10,000—makes a difference. Our goal is that 100% of our congregation would make a sacrificial gift so that we can hit our goal of raising $1.5 million! Giving opens April 23.

Three ways to give:

  • Online | Click here and select “Celebration of Hope” in the dropdown.
  • In person | Drop a check with “Celebration of Hope” in the memo line in the offering box at any Willow location.
  • By mail | Mail a check with “Celebration of Hope” in the memo line to 67 Algonquin Rd. South Barrington, IL.

The Impact of Giving

Because you gave in 2022…

  • 7,594 kids received access to education
  • 150 million pounds of fruits and veggies grown through seed packs.
  • 127,774 people now have greater access to clean water and 33 deep wells were drilled.
  • 2,513 pastors received leadership training.
  • 17,991 people received financial help through microloans and savings groups and 200,000 eggs were produced to provide sustainable income for families.
  • 196 latrines and toilets were built to prevent the spread of disease.
  • 2,186 churches were the hope of the world through our partner networks!

We believe God wants do immeasurably more in 2023:

Here are some examples of how your gift can make a tangible difference:

Education | $500 provides 50 students with uniforms in Cambodia

Food Security | $5000 builds 10 shade net gardens for vegetables to flourish in South Africa

Clean Water | $9000 establishes a deep borewell in South Africa, Zambia, or Malawi to provide clean water

Leadership Development | $55 trains a pastor in holistic, sustainable, ministry to fight poverty & injustice in Dominican Republic

Economic Development | $20 provides a laying hen and a bag of feed for a family in Latin America

Health | $1000 constructs 3 eco-stoves for families in El Salvador to combat the health risk of smoke inhalation from cooking

Refugees | $150 equips two refugees to be missionaries wherever they are resettled


Our Partners

The Global Compassion & Justice ministry fights poverty and injustice in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East through partnerships with locally-run organizations and networks of churches united by a common goal to serve their communities together in Christ. Discover how your generosity and service can help support and encourage local churches to amplify their impact in their communities…

Learn from God’s Word

When you open God’s Word, you quickly see His heart of compassion and justice. God doesn’t want to simply bring peace and joy in Heaven—He wants to bring restoration on Earth as it is in Heaven. Subscribe to the Daily Devotional and deepen your faith and understanding of God’s mission to transform our world.

Learn with your Small Group

One of the best ways to expand your worldview is in relationships with others. Over the next few weeks, spend time sharing your learnings and questions in your small group.  Click here to receive the weekly group guides.

Plan a time to visit the lobby at your campus with your small group and tour to learn more about the local church around the world. View small group lobby guides here.

Not in a small group? Find a small group here.