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

 

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.

 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP 1, 2, 3
7:30–9 P.M., FEBRUARY 27–APRIL 3
Learn the ins and ours of starting your own business. Web page development and filing the correct forms as a self-employed individual are two keys to success. Learn more here.



DISCOVER YOUR SPIRITUAL GIFTS
7 P.M., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10
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.

 

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

 

GROUP LIFE U | E3 WORKSHOPS 
7:00 P.M., FIRST WEDNESDAYS | ONGOING 
Be equipped, encouraged, and empowered while sharpening your small group leading skills in these collaborative and interactive experiences. Learn more here.

 

ONE-ON-ONE EMPLOYMENT COUNSELING
6:30–7:30 P.M., EVERY WEDNESDAY
Check in at the Care Center Welcome Desk for a pager and meet one-on-one with one of our expert human resource professionals to review your resume, interview skills, or whatever you need coaching on to land your next position!

 

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.

 

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.

The Relate Series: Do Life Better

RELATE: DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS
NAVIGATING HIGH-STAKES INTERACTIONS
7–9 P.M., WEDNESDAYS, MARCH  6, 13, 20
$15 registration fee (scholarships available)
Need to have a difficult conversation with a person important to you—or an important conversation with a difficult person? Gain tools to help you prepare for and navigate conversations that leave both parties satisfied—and actually improve your relationships. Register here.

 

RELATE: ORIGINS
WHEN YOUR PAST IS PRESENT
7–9 P.M., WEDNESDAY, MAY 1
$10 registration fee
Discover how your past affects your relationships today—and how to use both the good and painful parts of your story to improve your relationships. Register here.

Learn more about all RELATE workshops here.

Non-Wednesday Workshops 

 

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY
7 P.M., TUESDAY, MARCH 26
Financial Peace University provides biblically based, common-sense education and empowerment that gives hope to everyone – from the financially secure to the financially distressed. Learn more here.


RESTART COMMUNITY
6–9 P.M., TUESDAYS IN F280
The RESTART Community is for anyone needing a fresh start. Do you have some difficult things in your history like addiction, trauma, or incarceration? Are you wondering if there is a safe group for you that has people in it who can understand the messiness of your past? Re-entry into every day life can be daunting, but we are here to help! You are not alone. Engage in a weekly gathering that includes dinner, community and reflection on God's word. Meet others who understand these unique challenges and want to encourage and support your journey. Share your struggles, encourage others, and hear real-life stories of transformation. Learn more here.

PRISON, JAIL, & RE-ENTRY CONNECTION BREAKFAST
10 A.M.–12 P.M., FIRST SATURDAY OF EVERY MONTH IN B100
Learn about Willow's Prison, Jail and Re-entry Ministry, which serves those who are currently incarcerated, those with an incarcerated loved one and those who have come out of incarceration and wish to find a church home. Whether you'd like to volunteer in a prison or jail or are looking for re-entry support, you can engage in this monthly gathering to learn, be encouraged and address issues unique to this population. A light breakfast is served. No registration required. 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

  • Moms with Teens | Raising a Teen in a Contrary Culture (2019)

    March 21 @ 9:30 AM

  • Sacred Journey | A Space for Spiritual Transformation (Winter 2019)

    March 21 @ 9:30 AM

  • Freedom Workshop

    March 23 @ 9:00 AM

  • RESTART Community

    March 26 @ 6:00 PM

  • Financial Peace University

    March 26 @ 7:00 PM

  • One-on-one Employment Counseling

    March 27 @ 10:00 AM

  • HIRE-WAYS - Helping Individuals Return to Employment

    March 27 @ 5:00 PM

  • Recover

    March 27 @ 7:30 PM

  • Entrepreneurship & Small Business Development Phase 1, 2 & 3

    March 27 @ 7:30 PM

  • Entrepreneurship & Small Business Development Phase 1, 2 & 3

    March 27 @ 7:30 PM

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