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HighRoad Riders: What will God do next?

This summer, the HighRoad Riders ministry took a ride up to Wisconsin, where too much ice cream ended up making a lasting connection.

Shattered by suicide–and finding a place to heal

On the Weekends: GOAT

The greatest of all time. Someone considered to be the best in their field. Each week we'll look at the powerful and unorthodox life of Jesus to see how we can model our lives after someone who wasn't just great, but was the greatest of all time.

Finding Hope for the Long Haul

He was not just living out a prison sentence; he was preparing for what God would ultimately do through his life.

Humility: The Antidote to Pride and Self-Contempt

Work at Willow!

We're building six core teams to provide direction and support to all seven Willow Creek locations—and we need team leaders. Check out our open positions to see if one is right for you!

In-Person Gathering Update

We have anxiously awaited the day when we could fling wide our doors, but as we have studied the situation and prayerfully sought wisdom, we have made the difficult decision to postpone any large, indoor in-person gatherings at our facilities until 2021. Learn more here.

Deeper into Philippians

Thoughts on Joy

I am discovering joy requires a shift in focus, and simply focusing on having more joy might not cut it.

Global Leadership Summit 2020: August 6/7

Your leadership matters...and it matters now more than ever. How are you using it?

A Note from Matt

Saying Goodbye

A scattered church can be a powerful church

While we cannot gather as a large group on campus, we can meet in smaller groups online and in homes, apartments, and even parking lots. We can experience church in a new way—perhaps one that will spread God’s word more powerfully than we could imagine.

Exciting news!

Shawn Williams has joined the Willow staff as the new South Barrington Campus Pastor.

Does asset allocation work during a volatile market?

A Note from Dave

A note from Dave regarding the Paycheck Protection Program.

Mental Health Resources

5 Ways to Know the Difference Between a Useful and Frivolous Purchase

Join us online!

While we can't meet in person, that doesn't mean we are taking a break from church! We offer live-streamed services from all our locations each weekend—and have resources for kids and students as well!

When Father's Day is Hard

A prayer of lament

Express Gratitude for your Dad!

This year, we’re invited to reflect on everything about our dad that is beautiful, true, and good.

Prayer Vigil for Black Lives: Digital Reflection

Real Talk: A Conversation about Racism

A Note from Dave

Resources to Combat Racism

Every human being has dignity, worth, and immeasurable value and is made in the image of God. And while it is easy for many of us to assume that racism is only demonstrated in horrific acts, we must follow the way of Jesus who challenged us to deal with the logs in our own eyes before attempting to remove the specks from the eyes of others. We pray this list of resources helps you grow in your understanding.

The Narrow Road

Reflections on Racism in America

Helping Our Kids Name Grief and Gratitude

6 Freelancing Opportunities to Pursue From Home

A Step-by-Step Guide to Gratitude this Mother's Day

When Mother's Day is Hard

Front Row Concert Series

Exciting News!

Investing in a Down Market

Should you invest, or wait? Gain some practical advice for navigating a bear market.

Celebrating Earth Day

Kids and Students

We are excited to welcome Dave Dummitt as our new senior pastor!

Welcome, Dave!

We’re thrilled to share that our Elder Board has selected Dave Dummitt as our new Senior Pastor! We can't wait to welcome him into the Willow family.

Get Connected at Willow

Steps to Reopen

Black History Month: Briley's Story

As we near the end of Black History Month, we’re excited to introduce you to some members of our church family and learn how they celebrate in their own words.

Celebrating Black History: The Baez Family

February is Black History Month! Learn how people in our church family celebrate.

A Note From Steve

A weekly update from Steve Gillen

Learnings from Colombia

After spending a couple months in Colombia, here are three things I learned that will bless your life.

All the guilt—what now?

What do you do when you find yourself faced with your own failure? Do you run? Hide? Cover it up?

New to Willow?

Welcome to Willow! Check out some ways to get connected.

Hope in Vuhehli

How a local church network is bringing life-saving resources to an area desperate for them

Download the Willow App

Download the new Willow Creek App today—and watch messages live and on-demand, discover the right next steps for you, and dive into a library of content to help you grow. Available in the Apple Store and on GooglePlay.

A Note From Steve

A weekly update from Steve Gillen

A Note From Steve

A weekly update from Steve Gillen

A Note From Steve

A weekly update from Steve Gillen

Using brokenness to declare hope

A Note From Steve

A weekly update from Steve Gillen

A Note From Steve

A weekly update from Steve Gillen

Ministry Highlight: Putting faith into practice

What started as an experimental service has transformed into a place where the Willow community can experience the unforced rhythms of grace through practice-based experiences.

A Note From Steve

A weekly update from Steve Gillen

Work at Willow

We are looking to hire exceptional men and women who are hungry to grow holistically—in their spiritual, relational, and physical lives— and to help our 150+ ministries thrive. With your unique gifts, talents, and passions, where might you be a fantastic fit on our staff team?

Financial Health Checklist

Most of us can identify if we're physically healthy, but how do we know if we're financially healthy? Check out this post by the Stewardship Ministry for tips on improving your financial health!

A Note from Steve

A weekly update from Steve Gillen

21 Days of Prayer

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Ministry Highlight: Putting faith into practice

What started as an experimental service has transformed into a place where the Willow community can experience the unforced rhythms of grace through practice-based experiences.

A life forever changed in Zambia

How a Student Impact trip to Zambia opened one student's eyes to the grandeur of God

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