Promiseland at Willow

Promiseland helps kids from birth to 5th grade explore, wonder, and belong so they can know and follow Jesus.

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Welcome to Promiseland!

As the kids’ ministry for infants through 5th grade, we want every child who steps through our doors to feel loved and accepted. 

We have three awesome Promiseland services, starting at 5:15 p.m. Saturday, and 8:45 & 11 a.m. Sunday.

We know you probably have a million and two questions. What do I bring? Where do I go? What will my child do while in Promiseland? Let us help. Check out our FAQs to the right! 

If you have general questions about Promiseland, please call (224) 512-1270 or email [email protected]


The Family Gratitude Journey

Download Your FREE Family Gratitude Journey

If you want to spend November cultivating true gratitude as a family, we’re here to help!  Our free Family Gratitude Journey is a digital toolkit designed to help families with elementary-aged kids grow in noticing goodness, expressing thankfulness for the people in your lives, and practicing gratitude in hard things.

The Family Gratitude Journey includes:

  • A prep page and calendar to help you plan when your family will do each element
  • 3 Bible Memory Verse printables to learn scripture together
  • 3 Family Chat Guides – Dive into the Bible memory verses about thankfulness, so that you can talk about what that verse means and how to live it out together. Family Chats also include an activity that you can do together to start living more gratefully right away.
  • Kid Cards that let you share your love and gratitude for your child in a fun way
  • BONUS: A set of 12 Thanksgiving Day gratitude conversation starters.


Frequently-Asked Questions

If you have an infant or toddler, you can bring a diaper, their pacifier, and a bottle or sippy cup. For a 2 year old, please just bring a diaper. For kids age 3 and up—nothing at all!

We always have extra diapers and clean, dry clothes as well, so don’t worry if you forget!

On your first visit, we’ll walk you through check-in. We will need the following personal information: parent/legal guardian names, children’s names and birthdates, address, phone number and any special instructions (allergies, special needs) for each child. This information is entered into our Promiseland database to help maintain our secure check-in system.

No, you don’t need to register ahead. Our team will be ready to help you check in and find your room when you arrive.

We’d love to meet you at Starting Place, right inside our D Entrance. Then we can get your child registered and walk you to their Promiseland room.

Promiseland opens at 5:15 p.m. on Saturday, and 8:45 & 11 a.m. on Sunday. You’ll return to pick-up your child right after the worship services have ended.

Of course! Just mention that you would like to visit your child’s room at check in, and we’ll get you your very own guest nametag.

Kids play together, connect with friends in a Small Group, sing, explore the Bible, and talk together about how the day’s lesson connects with their everyday life.

We have a safe and fun space designed just for birth to 12 months. Infants enjoy a 1:2 ratio of leaders to babies, and the rooms are full of baby-oriented toys. If your infant needs to sleep, there are cribs for them. We have a fridge for breastmilk and bottle warmers. If you can, label their items with their name before you come.

Your child’s safety is important to us, and we have many elements all working together to keep every child safe: all volunteers are screened through government-run background checks; volunteers receive ongoing training about child safety; and we maintain a thorough safety protocol throughout the hour, including a security tag system for check in and pick up. We also have a paging system if we need to reach you during the service.

Each visit your child is assigned a unique alpha-numeric code, printed on their nametag and your pick-up tag. If we need you during the service for any reason, that code will appear in the bottom right of the screens in all service-viewing locations.

If you see your child’s code, that’s your cue to come back to their room. Don’t worry about ducking out of service—people totally understand!

Promiseland is a nut-free space, and snacks (offered to kids from Age 2-Pre-K) are also gluten free. If we are serving any special food items, you will be notified at check in.

If your child uses an epi pen, please bring it in a labeled bag for us, and it will remain with a trained volunteer through the entire service.

Ask us! Email [email protected].

There are so many ways you can help make kids feel loved and accepted in Promiseland, so we’d love to talk to you personally to find the right fit! Contact [email protected].

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Get involved!

Volunteers make Promiseland come to life each week! There are so many ways you can help make kids feel loved and accepted in Promiseland, so we’d love to talk to you personally to find the right fit! You might be a future small group leader, greeter, security team member, actor, musician, teacher, production member, tech operator—and we would love to have you join us.

Email at [email protected] to get more information.

Promiseland Meeting Times

5:30 p.m.

9 & 11:15 a.m.

(847) 765-5000
[email protected]
67 Algonquin Rd
South Barrington, IL 60010
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