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The NEW Willow Creek 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.

Coming Up at Willow

Check out what's happening the rest of this year!

A Note From Steve

A weekly update from Steve Gillen

Baptism Weekend - November 16/17

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

Gaither Christmas Homecoming Tour

A Note From Steve

A weekly update from Steve Gillen

Elder Update: Servant Leadership

An Update from the Willow Creek Elder Board

A Note From Steve

A weekly update from Steve Gillen

Using brokenness to declare hope

Why playgrounds?

Can a playground save a life, bring hope, change the future of a community?

A beautiful world

A Note From Steve

A weekly update from Steve Gillen

Trunk-or-Treat

Maximize both candy collection and fun—and get more mileage out of that costume—at trunk-or-treat! Decorate your trunk and pass out candy, or bring your kids to enjoy this family-friendly event.

New job, new hope

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.

Elder Update: Willow Creek's Values

An Update from the Willow Creek Elder Board

A Note From Steve

A weekly update from Steve Gillen

Unpacking Us & The Me in We

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

Find your people at GroupLaunch

GroupLaunch has helped more than 750 people connect with others in their neighborhoods or seasons of life to form small groups that cultivate relationships and spiritual growth...

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.

Elder Update: Senior Pastor Search

An Update from the Willow Creek Elder Board

A life forever changed in Zambia

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

Ministry Highlight: PADS

A Note From Steve

A weekly update from Steve Gillen

I owe my life

How Alpha ushered in hope during a time of despair

Two ingredients for growth

Discover the two ingredients for growth and step into new opportunities to develop you.

Ministry Highlight: Unseen service, transformed lives

Each week, more than 200 people lift up prayer requests that have been submitted online, interceding on behalf of those in need...

A Note from Steve

A weekly update from Steve Gillen

Willow Creek Huntley Grand Opening

The grand opening of the new Willow Creek Huntley location is Sunday, September 8!

Get out of the way

The Student Impact staff senses that God is doing a new thing in the lives of teenagers—one that requires staff and volunteers to get out of the way.

A Note From Steve

A weekly update from Steve Gillen

Ministry Highlight: Rebuilding after a loss

When you experience a loss—of a loved one or pregnancy—where do you turn? Pain and loneliness can often come in the wake of a loss, but hope and healing are possible.

Burdens Made Lighter

The power of community found in the women's daytime classes

Watch Party: Bears vs. Packers

Let’s kick-off the football season opener with a Bears vs. Packers watch party in the new Atrium. Enjoy food, games, giveaways, and, of course, football, on the big screen. 6:40 p.m., Thursday, September 5.

Women's Daytime Classes

Join other women for large-group teaching and small-group discussion on a range of Bible, parenting, and topical issues for women of all ages and stages of spiritual growth.

Ministry Highlight: Creating a sacred space

A Note From Steve

A weekly update from Steve Gillen

A place to be you

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

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.

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.

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!

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