Women's Classes at Willow South Barrington
These 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., and will begin the week of February 5. Note: Childcare is available for a nominal fee via pre-registration.
Working Women’s Bible Study, Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.
How can we, as Christian women, keep our focus and sustain our passion when reading the Bible? Sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. What’s more, a lack of time, emotionally driven approaches, and past frustrations can erode our resolve to keep growing in our knowledge of Scripture. The Wednesday Night Working Women's Bible Study offers a clear and concise plan to help women go deeper in their study of Scripture. This semester we'll study 2 Samuel, which will equip you to engage God’s Word in a way that trains your mind and transforms your heart.
Teacher: Sheila Siggal
Work Love Pray | A Gathering for Professional Women, Saturdays
In a world where women are called on to do so much, the challenge of keeping our faith, work, and family relationships healthy can seem impossible! At this bi-weekly Saturday morning gathering for professional women, you'll get connected with other women who are facing similar challenges. You can grow in confidence, build ever-deepening redemptive relationships, and get equipped to better integrate your faith and work. We'll have coffee! Teacher: Kathryn Tack, Executive Director and Executive Coach with the John Maxwell Team.
This Winter, we will continue our series on developing the leader within you.
January 19 - Living the Dash Revisited
What are lessons learned in your 2018 Dash and how will you develop the leader within You?
February 9 - Why Leaders Lose Their Way | The Hazards of Leadership Development
There are distinctive destructive behaviors that tend to take root in the leader’s journey. Learn how to avoid them by know what they are.
February 23 - The Five Levels of Leadership
Your influence as a leader will develop in stages. Learn the road map to follow to be a more influential leader for Christ.
March 16 - Priorities
Jesus always had time for the Father. So, should you. Margins are the key.
March 30 – Women’s Leadership Panel
Learn from leaders who are navigating integrating their work, love and prayer.
April 13 - Character | The Heart of Your Leadership
What is the most difficult task any leader faces? Without a doubt, it is leading ourselves. Discover your authentic leadership.
April 27 – Live Your Values
Identify your values, principles and ethical boundaries before you make life’s most critical decisions.
May 4 - The Extra Plus in Leadership: Attitude
May 18 - The Indispensable Quality of Leadership: Vision
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), Fridays at 9:30 a.m.
MOPS encourages, equips, and helps women become better moms. MOPS International connects mothers all over the world to a community of women right in their own neighborhoods, who meet together to laugh, cry, and embrace the journey of parenting infants and preschoolers.
Willow's MOPS groups are a safe place for women to be authentic with their successes and their struggles; to be better equipped in the vital roles they play; and to find their identity by journeying alongside one another. MOPS meets at Willow's South Barrington campus on select Friday mornings, September through May. Childcare is available via registration.
Learn more and register here.
Additional Daytime Classes
Tuesday Morning Bible Study
Psalms: "Lord, Teach Us to Pray"
Broaden and deepen your understanding and experience of prayer by following the examples from our spiritual ancestors. The Psalms teach us how to express our hearts to God and invite us into a lifelong conversation.
Purchase your book Psalms (LifeChange) now through Seeds and receive it in class on the first day! Early pick up is also available through Seeds. Your book purchase is discounted and Seeds members will also receive rewards points.
Teacher: Peggy Walding
Wednesday Morning Bible Study
Romans: Celebrating the Good News
What is the ‘good news’ of Jesus Christ and why do people need to hear it? Once heard, what relevance does it have to everyday life and what difference does it make for the future? This study will help you answer these questions as we explore the letter Paul wrote to the believers in Rome nearly 2000 years ago.
Purchase your book Romans: Celebrating the Good News now through Seeds and receive it in class on the first day! Early pick up is also available through Seeds. Your book purchase is discounted and Seeds members will also receive rewards points.
Teacher: Patti Kulpinski
Thursday Morning Classes
Sacred Journey | A Space for Transformation
Invitations of all kinds pound away at the coastlines of the soul with a transforming force. Some of these invitations we strongly desire and some we do not seek. God is also sending us invitations in the midst of our lives--to rest, weep, wait, remember, listen, forgive, pray.
Learning how to attend responsively to God’s invitations leads us into wholeness, freedom and transformation. Jesus continually invites us to come close, to draw near and follow him via these pathways of grace, healing and joy. Exploring these divine invitations can lead us toward restoration and growth, as well as shape us into the people God longs for us to be.
Come and discover the power of accepting God’s many invitations in this spiritual formation focused class. Adele Calhoun’s book, Invitations from God, will be our guide. Our class time will include spiritual practices, teaching, individual guided solitude and small group discussion aimed at helping you grow deeper in your spiritual life. We look forward to having you!
Purchase your book Invitations from God now through Seeds and receive it in class on the first day! Early pick up is also available through Seeds. Your book purchase is discounted and Seeds members will also receive rewards points.
Teachers: Joan Kelley & Gail Donahue
Moms with Teens | Raising a Teen in a Contrary Culture
"Without question, parents have said they are glad they don't have to be raised in the current adolescent culture. The problem is, [our] teens do!...Understanding the influences a teen must deal with today calls for a new way of parental engagement and a shift in parenting styles." Join us for a skill-building Spring semester at Moms With Teens as we grow in faith, understanding, and family influence through exploring the book Raising Teens in a Contrary Culture by Mark Gregston.
Purchase your book Raising Teens in a Contrary Culture now through Seeds and receive it in class on the first day! Early pick up is also available through Seeds. Your book purchase is discounted and Seeds members will also receive rewards points. Click here to buy now!
Teachers: Kathy Gregg & Sharon Schulze