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Ministry Highlight: Serving by helping others serve

Over the last few months, a team of serving volunteers passionate about connecting people with...

Posture that changes worship

Introducing See the Serve: A hands-on volunteer event for the whole church

A Note From Steve

A weekly update from Steve Gillen

Ministry Highlight: Grand re-opening of the Atrium & Harvest Food Court

For the past several months, the Atrium has undergone its first significant remodel in decades [...]

Coming August 17: Test-drive before you buy

Introducing See the Serve: A hands-on volunteer event for the whole church

A Note From Steve

A weekly update from Steve Gillen

Tying the Knot Without Getting Tied To Debt

Few decisions we make in life are similar to the importance of whowe marry. That being said, heavy financial decisions often come with weddings, and without doing plenty of research, it can feel like navigating a jungle without a map.

See The Serve • August 17-30

Shadow a current volunteer in dozens of ministries during See the Serve! Test drive what happens during a typical serve in a ministry passion of yours. Opportunities available August 17–30.

A Note From Steve

A weekly update from Steve Gillen

Global Leadership Summit 2019

Where leaders converge to change the world

Tauren Wells at Willow South Lake • Oct 19 at 7pm

Saturday, Oct 19 at 7pm

Ministry Highlight: 2019 Sandblast Summer Camp Reacp

More than 1,100 high-school students and their leaders attended Sandblast, Student Impact’s summer camp, last weekend—and 47 of them were brand-new to Willow. Through your generosity, every student who applied for a scholarship received the funding they needed to attend camp.

A Note From Steve

A weekly update from Steve Gillen

We Are Here

We Are Here, an 11-week series, focuses on four characteristics that uniquely represent us as a church: serving, worship, prayer, and sharing (evangelism). [...]

A Note From Steve

A weekly update from Steve Gillen

Elder-Led Worship & Reflection Service

Join us on Tuesday, July 23 at 7 p.m. in the Lakeside auditorium of the South Barrington campus for an Elder-led Worship & Reflection Service. During this service our Elders will share more on reconciliation, their vision for the future, and the gospel-centered hope that anchors our church.

Elder Update and Worship & Reflection Service

An Update from the Willow Creek Elder Board

Five Months in the Making—And Worth It!

Special Friends presents Cinderella this weekend!

A Note From Steve

A weekly update from Steve Gillen

Build Your Legacy: Volunteer with Kids & Students

Make a difference that lasts for generations by investing your time in any of our four programs for kids and students: Promiseland, Special Friends, Elevate, and Student Impact. Text “KIDS” to 69922.

Three Bad Habits of otherwise successful people

No matter how successful we are, we can always learn new tricks for being better stewards of God’s resources. Here are 3 bad habits of otherwise successful people!

Three Words That Describe the Midweek Vibe

Transformational. Authentic. Casual.

A Note From Steve

A weekly update from Steve Gillen

Ministry Highlight: Willow Women’s Summer Book Club

More than 200 women gathered in the Activity Center to kick off the first Willow Women’s Summer Book Club. Joining together for a time of worship, a short message from Ashlee Eiland, and plenty of fun, they dove into Fervent by Priscilla Shirer.

A Note From Steve

A weekly update from Steve Gillen

Grateful for Freedom—And Ready to Celebrate!

Note: Buildings are closed at all Willow Creek campuses through July 5 in honor of the holiday. No Midweek services, workshops, classes, or kids’ programs. Offices open 9 a.m., Monday, July 8. Midweek resumes its regular schedule on July 10.

Special Friends Presents Cinderella • July 20/21

Each year, Special Friends at Willow Creek performs a musical for the Willow community, putting the kids & students incredible abilities on display. Join us on July 20 and 21 during our normal weekend service times for this year's production, Cinderella! Admission is free!

Eight Summer Save-the-Dates You Can’t Miss

Mark your calendars for these summer sizzlers!

A Note From Steve

A weekly update from Steve Gillen

In A Word: Dave Piazza's Story

From Dropkick Murphy’s “Amazing Grace” to Baptism...

Ministry Highlight: Care Center

A peak into some of the amazing things happening at Willow!

Heaven meets earth in two tangible ways this weekend

Two physical ways we follow Christ: Baptism & Communion

A Note From Steve

A weekly update from Steve Gillen

July 6 & 7: David Crowder at Willow Creek

We're excited to have Grammy nominated, singer and songwriter, David Crowder return to lead a powerful time of worship at all three services, July 6 & 7.

Summer At Willow

June & July

A Note From Steve

A weekly update from Steve Gillen

“Big Stairs” and new Promiseland check-in open this weekend

This weekend, June 8/9, marked the opening of the “Big Stairs,” a new, giant staircase that leads to the third floor from the Atrium at Willow Creek’s South Barrington campus. And with the opening comes an improved check-in flow for Promiseland students in grades 2–5.

Last chance to register for Collide 2019: June 16

Parents! Elevate’s summer camp for students in grades 6–8 is a fantastic place for your son or daughter to deepen friendships—with their friends and leaders, and with God. Spots still available. Register now! Collide: June 28–30 Registration closes at midnight, June 16.

Elder Update: June 7, 2019

An Update from the Willow Creek Elder Board

Register for the Global Leadership Summit

August 8-9, 2019 | Global Leadership Network has offered special pricing for Willow Creek attendees to attend The Global Leadership Summit.

Baptism Weekend - June 22/23

If you’re ready to make your faith public, attend a short informational meeting to discover if Baptism is your best next step.

A Note From Steve

A weekly update from Steve Gillen

Get ready for Summer Fest 2019!

A Weekly Update from Willow Creek

7 Ways To Maximize Your Vacation While Minimizing Expenses

In A Word: The Cassidy Vu Story

Cassidy Vu grew up in an interfaith family, with a Buddhist dad and Catholic mom. But as a young woman and a nurse-in-training, she wrestled to know what faith meant to her.

A Note From Steve

A weekly update from Steve Gillen

Students say goodbye to one community and hello to a new group of friends

A Weekly Update from Willow Creek

Elder Update: May 24, 2019

An Update from the Willow Creek Elder Board

A Note From Steve

A weekly update from Steve Gillen

Summer Alpha

Alpha's a series of nine interactive evenings designed for anyone who's curious about faith or the big-picture questions of life.

Natalia's Story

During May, we celebrate Asian-American and Pacific Islander month, and we will have an opportunity to Learn from a few members of our family. I invite you to Listen, Learn, Love, and allow these compelling stories to shape your perspective as our hearts grow togethe

My Faith Story

During May, we celebrate Asian-American and Pacific Islander month, and we will have an opportunity to Learn from a few members of our family. I invite you to Listen, Learn, Love, and allow these compelling stories to shape your perspective as our hearts grow togethe

Summer Fest: June 8 & 9

It's a weekend party packed with games, carnival rides, food, and activities for all ages at Willow Creek Community Church. Enjoy carnival rides, jump around in an inflatable, devour delicious bites from some of the area's best food trucks, or relax and take in a movie on our giant screen.

Is borrowing money really a big deal?

A Note From Steve

A weekly update from Steve Gillen

One Big Happy

A weekly update from Steve Gillen

Elder Update: Governance Review

An Update from the Willow Creek Elder Board

One Big Happy...?!

A Weekly Update from Willow Creek

One Big Happy...?!

This May and June, we'll dive into One Big Happy, a teaching series that unpacks the challenges facing our families and relationships today. 

Could you use a good laugh?

A Weekly Update from Willow Creek

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