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.

 

JOB-SEEKER WORKSHOPS
7:30–9 P.M., JANUARY 9–FEBRUARY 20
Master the elements of conducing a successful job search. Hear from human resource professionals and industry experts on current best practices to find a job that fits your skills and interests. No registration required. Learn more here. 

 

COMPUTER SKILLS: WEB FUNDAMENTALS
7:30–9 P.M., FEBRUARY 6–MARCH 6
Web Fundamentals is a brand-new class designed to offer noticeable results in your computer skills. Dive into understanding HTML, CSS, Graphics, JavaScript, Database, IT Careers and more! No registration needed. Learn more here.


REBUILD: LIFE AFTER LOSS
7:30–9 P.M., FEBRUARY 20–MAY 8 (NO MEETINGS ON MARCH 27 OR APRIL 17)
$15 registration fee (scholarships available)
When you're grieving the death of a loved one, a divorce, or pregnancy loss, where can you turn? REBUILD workshops offer comfort, hope, and practical tools for healing. This ten-week workshop is offered twice a year (winter/spring and fall). Learn more here.

 

CHILD GRIEF
7–9 P.M., FEBRUARY 20–MAY 8 (NO MEETINGS ON MARCH 27 OR APRIL 17)
Kids tend to grieve differently from adults. This nine-week program, offered at Willow South Barrington in conjunction with REBUILD, helps kids (kindergarten–grade 6) who are grieving the death of a parent, sibling, close relative, or friend. 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.

 

INTIMACY & CONNECTION: OUTSMART THE TRAPS THAT CAN SABOTAGE YOUR RELATIONSHIP
8:30 A.M.–12:30 P.M., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16
7–9 P.M., WEDNESDAYS, FEBRUARY 20–APRIL 10
(NO MEETING ON MARCH 27)We are all created for deep, lasting connection in marriage. Yet couples can get stuck in patterns that sabotage their relationship. Find the lifelines you need to avoid these pitfalls and build a safe, intimate bond with your spouse. 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, APRIL 24
$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 RESOLUTIONS
9 A.M., SATURDAY, JANUARY 19
Wanting to start 2019 with a new Financial Reality? This 6-hour workshop will give you the tools to understand your expenses and how to have greater intentionality with future spending. Learn more here.

BUDGETING MADE EASY
7 P.M., MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11
Not sure how to keep track of your monthly bills? Whether you are struggling or soaring, we are all called to manage God’s resources well. Invest a couple hours in this area and gain clarity about where your finances are going. Learn more here.


COLLEGE PLANNING 101

7–8:30 P.M., MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18
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!

FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY
7 P.M., TUESDAY, MARCH 19
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

  • College Planning 101

    February 18 @ 7:00 PM

  • Tuesday Women's Bible Study | Psalms: "Lord, Teach Us to Pray"

    February 19 @ 9:30 AM

  • RESTART Community

    February 19 @ 6:00 PM

  • Wednesday Women's Bible Study | Romans: Celebrating the Good News (Winter 2019)

    February 20 @ 9:30 AM

  • One-on-one Employment Counseling

    February 20 @ 10:00 AM

  • HIRE-WAYS - Helping Individuals Return to Employment

    February 20 @ 5:00 PM

  • Child Grief Support Spring 2019

    February 20 @ 7:00 PM

  • Recover

    February 20 @ 7:30 PM

  • Computer Skills: Web Fundamentals

    February 20 @ 7:30 PM

  • Working Women's Bible Study | 2 Samuel

    February 20 @ 7:30 PM

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