Pastors Marcus Bieschke, Dave Smith, and team welcome you to Willow Crystal Lake Sunday services. Each service features compelling, biblical teaching; progressive music; creative elements utilizing the arts; fantastic programs for kids and students—and plenty of opportunities to get involved.
Journey Through Philippians
Journey Through Philippians is an immersive 4-week Bible-engagement experience. Sunday messages are supplemented with age-specific books, daily podcasts, and videos filmed on-site in Philippi. This series is designed to help people of all ages hear God's Word in a fresh new way through this unified study.
Journey Through Philippians will take a look into the book of the Bible named Philippians. Originally written as a letter to a group of Jesus-followers in Philippi by Paul, his letter speaks to us even today about what it means to follow Jesus and live out His counter-cultural example in the world around us.
Having started his career as a Jewish scholar, Paul was initially in strong opposition to Jesus, His message, and His followers. After an incredible conversion experience where he encountered a risen Jesus, Paul is believed to later have been an artisan tentmaker by trade. He used his network of fellow artisans to build community and in turn share the gospel of Jesus. It is through community and love that Paul built churches throughout the first-century world.
Limited copies of the Journey Through Philippians book are available for purchase at the Resource Center in the Atrium. Electronic books, podcasts, daily devotionals and more are available for free at willowjourney.org.
To view Willow Crystal Lake's archived messages visit our YouTube channel here.
What to Expect
If you’re new to Willow Crystal Lake we hope you’ll feel welcomed and at home, even if you’ve never been to church before. Familiarize yourself with our building before you visit through our virtual tour, generously donated by someone in our community. In the tour you can view our main Auditorium where services are held, our Student Auditorium where middle school and high school students gather, and our Promiseland area where infants through elementary-aged kids enjoy fun environments with engaging teaching.
At our services, we present the ageless truths of the Bible in a compelling, easy-to-understand format—through spoken word, multimedia presentations, progressive music, and practical messages. We work to create environments and experiences where you can encounter God in the midst of your life.
Dress casually and come as you are. Whether you’re a spiritual seeker who’s just starting to ask questions about God, or you already have a mature relationship with Christ, you will find a home here at Willow Crystal Lake.
Sundays at 9 and 11 a.m.
We'd Love to Meet You
We know getting connected in a new church can feel overwhelming. We'd love to help. On any given Sunday look for our team at the Info Bar or the New Here? Desk, located by each of our entrances. They are are ready to answer your questions and show you around.
You can check out all we have to offer here.
Kids & Students
Willow Crystal Lake places high value on your children. Check out our fantastic weekend programs for kids and students:
PROMISELAND: 6 weeks old–grade 5
ELEVATE: Grades 6–8 (Sundays at 9 a.m.)
STUDENT IMPACT: Grades 9–12 (Sundays at 11 a.m.)
SPECIAL FRIENDS: Kids and teens with special needs