Community Groups at Willow Chicago

Find your circle in the city.

Select a Willow Creek Location

At Willow Chicago, we believe that true spiritual growth happens best in environments of authentic community, and that Community Groups are the best places to discover such environments — spaces designed to help you truly connect with others and grow in your faith.

Our Community Groups are committed to being:

  • Intentional: Meeting together at least twice a month

  • Relational: A place where you can connect and share with a group of 8-12 people

  • Transformational: Growth in your relationship with God and others through scripture, prayer, sharing and serving

To learn more about Community Life at Willow Chicago email Rick Wood or email the group leader directly.


River North | Sundays 5 p.m. 

Leader: Donna Bernsee ([email protected])


South Loop: Next Level Discipleship | 1st & 3rd Thursdays 6 p.m.

Leader: Valarie Rand ([email protected])


South Loop: Bible Study | Saturdays 10 a.m.

Leader: Shelly Frey ([email protected])


South Loop | Wednesdays 6:30 p.m.

Leader: Ticole Miller ([email protected])


South Loop | Saturdays 10 a.m.

Leader: Sha Calhoun ([email protected])


Single Moms | Wednesdays 6:30 p.m.

Leader: Marie Sarmiento (s[email protected]), Erin Overly ([email protected])


Oak Park | Tuesday 7 p.m.

Leader: Gwen Watkins ([email protected])


South Loop | Wednesdays 7:15 p.m.

Leader: Dave Spiegler ([email protected])

South Loop: Next Level Discipleship | Tuesdays 7:30 p.m. 

Leader: Jack Spani ([email protected])


Northside | Wednesdays 7:30 p.m.

Leaders: Rick & Karen Wood ([email protected])

Loop | Mondays 7:30 p.m.

Leader: Arda Kohlamian ([email protected])


Global | Sundays 4 p.m.

Leaders: Rick & Karen Wood ([email protected])



South Loop | Tuesdays 7 p.m. 

Leaders: Mike ([email protected]) & Kim Gingerich ([email protected])

South Loop | Tuesdays 7 p.m.

Leaders: Dirk & Sherri McCoy ([email protected]), Miriam & Phil Clifford ([email protected])

Streeterville | Wednesdays 7 p.m.

Leaders: Glenn & Cindy Strycker ([email protected])


Young Families | Sundays 8 p.m.

Leaders: Herman & Tiffanie Waterford ([email protected])


Young Families | Thursdays 8 p.m.

Leaders: Joe and Katie Ibatuan ([email protected])

Lakeview: Women | Wednesdays 7 p.m.

Leader: Jen Himes ([email protected])


South Loop: Women | Wednesdays 6:30 p.m.

Leader: Caitlyn Stone ([email protected])


West Loop: Co-Ed | Wednesdays 6:30 p.m.

Leaders: Daniel Lee, Adriel Fred, Carol Lipari (wednightaxis.loop[email protected])


South Loop: Co-Ed | Saturdays 10 a.m.

Leader: Devin Gatling ([email protected])




Faith & Work: Old Town | Tuesdays 7 p.m.

Leaders: Tonya Rice ([email protected]), Shelly Frey ([email protected])


African Immigrants Couples Group: Rogers Park | 2nd Saturdays 4 p.m.

Leader: Jean Claude Bahanuzi ([email protected])

Running Group | Various times
Leader: Kimberly Frey ([email protected])