Relational Resources at Willow Crystal Lake

We all go through challenging times, transitions, relational pain, and difficult seasons of life. At some time or another, everyone needs a little help.

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Helping you navigate life, no matter what the circumstance.

Care Pastors provide emotional and spiritual support to those who are struggling and need to experience the presence of Christ. The Care Pastor team ministers in various ways including: encouragement and prayer after services; responding to phone calls on the Care Pastor line; hospital and nursing home visitation; one-on-one short term shepherding; and pastoral appointments. To connect with this ministry call our confidential line at (224) 512-2150 x1. You may also visit with a Care Pastor after each Sunday service near the front of the Main Auditorium stage.

The Benevolence Ministry at Willow Crystal Lake serves those whose lives have been broken emotionally, financially, or medically. We assess each individual need and provide appropriate and necessary resources, counseling, and referrals within our church and local community. To connect with this ministry call our confidential line at (224) 512-2150 extension 2.

Contact: Donnalynn Collings, Director of Care & Equipping (224) 512–1287

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Support groups: providing a safe place to be heard, encouraged, and supported

Willow Crystal Lake's Support Groups provide a safe place to be heard, encouraged, and supported—a place where you can heal and grow.

Grief Support: Find hope and healing during a season of loss. 

Men's Recovery L.I.F.E. Group: Living in Freedom Everyday: Married or single men seeking spiritual guidance in their quest for sexual purity

Men's Recovery Group: Support and spiritual growth for men struggling with chemical addiction, codependency, and relational issues 

Marriage Mentoring: for couples

Family Life Workshops

You do not have to be a Willow Creek attender or even a Christian to participate in our workshops. There is a path to healthy families that is common to all people, regardless of their beliefs. We base our teaching on Biblical principles that lead to insight and self-examination in the context of a safe, caring, and non-judgmental community. To see all we have to offer click here