Reset Your View on Humanity
This weekend, Senior Pastor Bill Hybels and Teaching Pastor Steve Carter welcome Chicago Bears Linebacker Sam Acho and Bears Chairman George McCaskey for a service that will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and explore ways to bring racial healing to our city and world.
Sam is no stranger to Willow Creek. He fuels his faith and fosters community as part of the South Lake congregation and takes that experience into the locker room, onto the field, and into some of the most divided places in our city.
For two years in a row, Sam was the Bears' nominee for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, given to players who make a positive impact in their communities. Sam has sought to bring racial healing to Chicago, going on ride-alongs with police officers to help build bridges and shed light on the experience of being African American in Chicago.
More recently, Sam invited George on the ride-alongs, broadening George's understanding of some of Chicago's conflicts. Watch a video interview with George as he shares his experiences, the change in his heart, and how he resolved to be a continual learner.
The service will also feature a message from Bill that honors the life and legacy of Dr. King. Come reset your view on humanity, expand your heart and understanding of the issues we still face today, and discover tangible ways you can be an agent for racial healing in our world.