Classes & Workshops at Willow

Workshops and classes at Willow Creek help you grow holistically, in specific areas of your life. Whether you're navigating a difficult season, seeking to learn more about God or the Bible, looking for help in a practical area of your life, or pursuing new skills that help your relational world thrive, you'll find dedicated teachers and insightful content that will equip you to do life better.

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Willow South Barrington offers workshops and classes to help you grow in your relationships—with God, with others, and even with yourself. Dive deeper into your faith, find support through difficult seasons, or grow in practical skills like stewarding your finances or doing relationships better.

While you are engaged in any of the classes, workshops, or teachings at Midweek Willow South Barrington, your kids can grow in what they believe about God, Jesus, and the Bible through Awana and Midweek for Kids. Learn more here.

Wednesday Workshops

WORKING WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY
7:30 P.M. | ONGOING
Gather with other working women to study God’s word and learn how to apply it in your life and work. Learn more here

JOB-SEEKER INTENSIVES
7:30 P.M., WEDNESDAYS, SEP 5–OCT 17
Master the elements of a successful job search, and hear from human-resource professionals on current best practices for finding a job that fits your skills and interests. Learn more here.

DISCOVER YOUR SPIRITUAL GIFTS
7:30 P.M., WEDNESDAYS, SEP 12 & OCT 3
Discover and deploy the unique spiritual gifts, talents, and passions that God gave you to use for the sake of the church and the world. Learn more here

REBUILD | FINDING LIFE AFTER LOSS
7:30 P.M., WEDNESDAYS, SEP 12–NOV 14
Find comfort, hope, and helpful tools for healing after a significant loss—such as the death of a loved one, divorce, stillbirth, infertility, or miscarriage—in this workshop. Learn more here. 

ALPHA | EXPLORE THE BASICS OF CHRISTIANITY
7:30–9:30 P.M., WEDNESDAYS, SEP 19–NOV 11
Anyone curious about faith, Christianity or the church can explore these topics at Alpha, a series of weekly classes offering dinner, a brief talk, and casual conversation around tables with people from all walks of life. Share your thoughts and ask your hardest questions. Learn more here.

RESTORE | HOPE WHEN MARRIAGE IS HARD.
8:30 A.M.–12:30 P.M., SATURDAY, SEP 22 • 7–9 P.M., WEDNESDAYS, SEP 26–NOV 14
Resolve nagging issues, heal from wounds that feel unsolvable, outsmart patterns that keep you stuck, and reconnect with your spouse in a way that fosters healing, growth, and intimacy in your marriage. Led by therapists, pastors, and trained facilitators. Learn more here.

COMPUTER SKILLS: LEARN TO CODE
7:30 P.M., WEDNESDAYS, SEP 26–OCT 31
Learn to Code is a brand-new class designed to offer noticeable results in your computer skills. But if you still need to learn to type or learn Word or Excel, join us anyway and we’ll point you to valuable free on-line tutorial resources. Learn more here.

GETTING READY FOR MARRIAGE
WEDNESDAYS, OCT 10, 17 & 24
In this workshop, couples will learn the values from scripture that we believe are the foundation of building a lasting marriage. Learn more here.

ANTI-HUMAN TRAFFICKING MINISTRY FAIR
7:30–8:30 P.M., WEDNESDAY OCT 17
Learn about some of our anti-human trafficking partners and help us pack gifts to be given to women served by these ministries.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP 1, 2, 3
7:30 P.M., WEDNESDAYS, OCT 24–DEC 5
Learn the ins and outs of starting your own business—including web development and how to file the correct forms, to set you and your business up for success. Learn more here.

SPECIAL FRIENDS GROUP (AGES 13 AND OLDER)
7:30–9 P.M., ONGOING
Teens and adults with intellectual disabilities build community and learn from God’s Word. 1:5 volunteer to participant ratio. Support workers are welcome to come with those who do well with a lower ratio. All are welcome to join us for dinner at 6 p.m. and worship at 7 p.m. Learn more here.

RECOVER | REDEEM YOUR PAST. RECLAIM YOUR FUTURE.
7:30 P.M., WEDNESDAYS, ONGOING
Journey through RECOVER’s four-stage curriculum—Anchor, Compass, Navigate, and Explore—and experience powerful teaching and confidential small groups to help you move toward healthy relationships, healing, and sobriety. No registration needed. Just show up! Learn more here.

HIRE-WAYS | HELPING INDIVIDUALS RETURN TO EMPLOYMENT
5 P.M., WEDNESDAYS, ONGOING
Statistically, people who have a support network find new jobs in half the time of those who don’t. Join this weekly group that provides encouragement, structure, helpful tips, and accountability in your job hunt. Learn more here.

Non-Wednesday Workshops

BUDGETING MADE EASY
7–9 P.M., MONDAYS, OCT 8
Feeling overwhelmed with your bills? This two-hour workshop offered each month can help you create a realistic plan for your money. Learn which bills to pay first and how to craft a plan that works for your unique situation. Learn more here.

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY
7–8:30 P.M., TUESDAYS, SEP 11
Financial Peace University is a 9-week class that provides biblically based, common-sense education and empowerment to break the chains of debt and have peace regarding your finances. Learn more here.

COLLEGE PLANNING 101
7–8:30 P.M., MONDAY, SEP 17
College is one of the biggest financial challenges that families face today. If you want to learn the best ways to plan for this major expense, don’t miss this 90 minute workshop! Learn more here.

BUILDING STRONGER MARRIAGES
7–9 P.M., FRIDAYS, OCT 5 & NOV 2
This monthly marriage enrichment workshop with teaching AND group discussion is a great way to build skills into any season of marriage. Learn more here.

ESSENTIALS OF ESTATE PLANNING
7–8:30 P.M., MONDAY, OCT 15
If you haven’t updated your legacy documents in the last five years, then this workshop is for you. Hear from an attorney and financial advisor to better understand the importance of wills, trusts, probate, preparing heirs, powers of attorney, charitable-giving strategies, and lowering your tax burden. Learn more here.

LOVE MOVES US
7 P.M., OCT 27
This gathering for families in the adoption, foster care, and Safe Families community provides support through the challenges of unconventional parenting. Email [email protected] to learn more.

WORK, LOVE, PRAY | GATHERING FOR PROFESSIONAL WOMEN
9 A.M., TWO SATURDAYS/MONTH
At this bi-weekly gathering, you’ll get connected with other women who are facing the inter-locking challenges of simultaneously keeping faith, work, and family relationships healthy. Learn more here.

 

Women's Daytime Classes

Women’s Daytime Classes offer 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. Classes are held on various weekdays from 9:30–11:30 a.m. Note: Childcare is available for a nominal fee via pre-registrationView all classes here.

Upcoming Classes & Workshops at South Barrington

  • Tuesday Bible Study | James: A Faith That Works

    September 25 @ 9:30 AM

  • RESTART Bible Study (Prison, Jail & Re-entry)

    September 25 @ 6:00 PM

  • Wednesday Women's Bible Study | Philippians: Choose Joy

    September 26 @ 9:30 AM

  • One-on-one Employment Counseling

    September 26 @ 10:00 AM

  • HIRE-WAYS - Helping Individuals Return to Employment

    September 26 @ 5:00 PM

  • Child Grief Support Fall 2018

    September 26 @ 7:00 PM

  • Recover

    September 26 @ 7:30 PM

  • Computer Skills: Learn to Code

    September 26 @ 7:30 PM

  • Job Seeker Workshops: Tips and Tools for Securing a Job

    September 26 @ 7:30 PM

  • Working Women's Bible Study | 2 Samuel

    September 26 @ 7:30 PM

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