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.

 

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.

 

ALPHA | EXPLORE THE BASICS OF CHRISTIANITY
7 P.M., WEDNESDAYS, JANUARY 24–MARCH 21
Anyone curious about faith or Christianity can explore both at Alpha, a series of classes offering dinner, a brief talk, and casual conversation around tables. Share your thoughts, and ask your hardest questions. Learn more here.


GETTING READY FOR MARRIAGE
7 P.M., WEDNESDAYS, JANUARY 17, 24, 31
If you’re in a serious dating relationship and wondering if marriage is the next step for your future, this workshop is for you. Through large-group teaching and couple discussion, explore your relationship’s strengths and your growth areas while unpacking topics that will help you build a solid foundation for your marriage. Learn more here.


THE MARRIAGE COURSE
7 P.M., WEDNESDAYS, FEBRUARY 7–MARCH 21
This video-based workshop helps you and your spouse turn an ordinary marriage into a thriving one through practical skills bathed in Christian principles. A small registration fee covers materials and refreshments. Register here.

 

BUILDING STRONGER MARRIAGES
7 P.M., FRIDAYS, FEBRUARY 23, MARCH 16, APRIL 23, MAY 18
This monthly Friday night workshop explores the four most common vices of marriage—sex, money, addictions, and lack of forgiveness. Small-group discussion based on your season of marriage, along with large-group teaching, helps couples dig deeper into their marriage relationships. Childcare provided. Learn more here.

 

DISCOVER YOUR SPIRITUAL GIFTS
7:30 P.M., JANUARY 24 OR FEBRUARY 21
Discover your spiritual gifts, and how you can make a difference in our church, community, and world. Learn more here.

 

RACIAL JUSTICE & RECONCILIATION
7:30 P.M., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17
Join Willow Mosaic after Martin Luther King Jr. weekend for a deeper dive into racial justice and reconciliation. Learn more here.

Additional Workshops

RECOVER | REDEEM YOUR PAST. RECLAIM YOUR FUTURE.
7:30 P.M. | ONGOING
The powerful teaching and confidential small groups in Willow’s recovery program help you move toward healing, healthy relationships, and sobriety. Learn more here.


REBUILD | FINDING LIFE AFTER LOSS
7 P.M. | JANUARY 24–MARCH 21
Find comfort, hope, and practical tools to help you grieve a significant loss—such as the death of a loved one, divorce, stillbirth, infertility, or miscarriage. Learn more here.


RESTORE | RECONNECT WITH YOUR SPOUSE AND TACKLE TOUGH ISSUES TOGETHER
9 A.M.–4 P.M., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3
Resolve nagging issues, 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.


RELATE | RIGHT-SIZING THE GAP: WHAT TO DO WHEN RELATIONSHIPS DISAPPOINT
7 P.M., TUESDAYS. JANUARY 30, FEBRUARY 6 & 13
Gain practical tools for improving relationships that disappoint, and learn how to narrow the gap between you and the other person. Learn more here.

 

Financial Workshops

BUDGETING MADE EASY
7 P.M., FEBRUARY 12
Creating a written plan for your finances can seem overwhelming—but creating a workable budget is the most important step to financial freedom. Learn which bills to pay first, how to pay off debt quickly, and how to gain peace about the future of your finances. Learn more here.


FINANCIAL RESOLUTIONS
7 P.M., TUESDAYS, JANUARY 23–MARCH 20
Did increased spending around the holidays leave you behind financially? Create a plan to get back on track—and start 2018 with a new financial reality. This four-hour workshop gives you tools to better understand your expenses and empowers you to have greater intentionality with future spending. Learn more here.


FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY
7 P.M. | MONDAY, DEC 4
Financial Peace University is a biblically based, common-sense financial education class. Taught by financial expert Dave Ramsey, this nine-session, video-based workshop helps you learn how to eliminate debt, save for retirement, and live your life with financial freedom. Cost is $95 per household. Learn more here.


COLLEGE PLANNING 101
7 P.M., MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19
College is one of the biggest financial challenges that families face today. In this one-night workshop designed for parents and students to take together, learn practical steps to pay for college while avoiding student loans. 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-registration. View all classes here.

Upcoming Classes & Workshops at South Barrington

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

    January 23 @ 6:00 PM

  • Financial Peace University

    January 23 @ 7:00 PM

  • New Year, New You!

    January 24 @ 9:30 AM

  • HIRE-WAYS - Helping Individuals Return to Employment

    January 24 @ 5:30 PM

  • Child Grief Support Winter 2018

    January 24 @ 7:00 PM

  • Recover

    January 24 @ 7:30 PM

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

    January 24 @ 7:30 PM

  • Care Center Cooking Class

    January 25 @ 5:30 PM

  • Willow Creek South Barrington MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers)

    January 26 @ 9:30 AM

  • Work, Love, Pray: Practical Wisdom for Working Women

    January 27 @ 9:00 AM

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