On the Weekends
We invite you to be our guest at a weekend service at Willow Creek South Barrington. Each service features compelling, biblical teaching; powerful music; creative elements utilizing the arts; fantastic programs for kids and students—and plenty of opportunities to get involved.
Current Series: New Math
Math doesn’t always come easy for all of us. Some of us look at equations and word problems and our eyes glaze over. We think back on a system of rote memorization, multiplication tables, and elaborate theorems and feel a sense of anxiety rise up in us.
For many of us, those same feelings arise when it comes to money, another system of numbers and rules that never quite adds up. Multiply our anxieties by the sheer volume of advice out there, and we can often feel like we come up a little short.
The Bible has a lot to say about money too, but its equations don’t always seem to calculate with the world around us. Instead of yet another list of restrictive rules and warnings or a “get it before it’s gone” mindset, God’s perspective on money offers us an invitation. It’s an invitation to release our vice-like grip on the little we feel we have, an invitation to become more of who God designed us to be, an invitation to step into a fullness, adventure, and freedom that promises to extend far beyond our finances.
The things God has to teach about money are different than all the other equations we might encounter because God is far less interested in the worth of our pocketbooks than in the totality of our hearts. He longs for us to align our lives to a wholly different underlying logic, a whole new way of looking at our finances, a whole new way of looking at our hearts... a whole new way of looking at everything. But the sum of it all is that we can find ourselves set free from anxiety and see our joy multiplied. It’s New Math.
MARCH 23/24 | ALBERT TATE
HEALTHY, WEALTHY, AND FOOLISH MARK 10:17-23
He has everything, youth, money, and a world of opportunity. When the rich, young ruler comes to Jesus, it appears as though every door is open to him, but Jesus can see that he’s living in a prison of his own choosing, his heart held fast by his fortune. How do we keep from letting money make a fool out of us?
Watch Willow Creek Messages
Willowcreek.tv brings the practical, biblical teaching and powerful worship of weekend and midweek services right to your screen.
View weekend services live from your TV, computer, or mobile device: 5:30 p.m., Saturdays; 9 & 11:15 a.m., Sundays.
Search through 2,500+ messages from weekend and midweek services—and view them any time you like
What to Expect
If you’re new to Willow Creek or are considering joining us for a service at one of our seven regional locations, we hope you’ll feel at home, even if you’ve never been to church before.
At our services, we present the ageless truths of the Bible in a compelling, easy-to-understand format—through drama, multimedia presentations, contemporary music and practical messages.
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.
With the multiple locations, the message of our service will be either video-streamed from our South Barrington location (on a 1-week delay) or taught live. Each worship service typically last about 75 minutes.
Willow Creek offers interpretation in Chinese, Korean, Polish, Spanish, and ASL during the 11:15 a.m. service. Click here to learn more.
We hope you’ll feel at home, even if you’ve never been to church before.
For kids & students
Willow places high value on your children. Check out our fantastic weekend programs for kids and students:
- Promiseland: For infants–grade 5 (5:30 p.m., Saturdays; 9 & 11:15 a.m., Sundays)
- Elevate: Grades 6–8 (5:15 p.m., Saturdays; 8:45 & 11:15 am., Sundays)
- Impact: Grades 9–12 (11:15 am., Sundays)
- Special Friends Kids (ages 4-12) & Special Friends Teens/Adults (13+) | Saturday 5:30 p.m., Sundays 9 & 11:15 a.m.
- For Parents: Learn more about our check-in process