Women at Willow South Barrington

Begin a journey of transformation with other women by building friendships and engaging in community together through our classes.  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.

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Tuesday Morning Bible Study

Book of Hebrews: Keeping Our Eyes on Jesus

Class begins September 10

Tuesdays • 9:30–11:30 a.m. (weekly)

Room: Waterfall 2

Teacher: Peggy Walding

Childcare available


In Jesus, the whole world received a complete picture of who God is -- what He's like and how He loves us. With His picture before our eyes, we can live faithfully -- and not only faithfully but also confidently. Whatever blessings we receive, whatever sufferings we endure, we can look forward to the life God promises. Why? Because we've already seen that life in Jesus. In this year-long class, around tables in community we will study Hebrews and receive the confidence we need for whatever hurdles we are facing today.

Purchase your book 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.

Wednesday Morning Bible Study

Joshua: The Battle Belongs to the Lord

Book: The Wiersbe Bible Study Series Joshua - Putting God’s Power To Work In your Life by Warren Wiersbe

Class begins September 11

Wednesday • 9:30–11:30 a.m. (weekly)

Room: Waterfall 2

Teacher: Patti Kulpinski

Childcare available


JOSHUA….a most fascinating book of the Bible! At one level it relates the story of an ancient Hebrew leader and the people he was called to lead into the Promised land. At another level it is the story of God, His faithfulness and the great expectations we can count on in our own lives, using the gifts and opportunities He offers us! Come study with us as see yourself in the wonder of these truths; encouraging us to stay strong in our faith while standing firm on His promises to us.

Purchase your book 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.

Working Women’s Bible Study

Study: Leadership Lessons in the lives of Deborah and Gideon from the Book of Judges

Class begins September 4

Wednesday • 7:30–8:30 p.m. (weekly)

Room: A3000


Unexpected accountability and authority. God has chosen people to serve Him in different ways. He has enlisted people from a variety of backgrounds. God called Moses at a burning bush in the desert. He called Samuel as a little child lying on his bed. He called David on a battlefield, Elijah in the courts of Ahab, Isaiah while confessing his sins in the temple, and Peter from a fishing boat on the Sea of Galilee.

The Working Women’s Bible Study is calling you to study with them this fall season as they study Lesson’s from of the life of Deborah a woman, a wife, and judge rise to a position of national leadership standing firmed with wisdom and courage with her impressive resume and gift from God. And Gideon least of the least called in the midst of asking a question. He was threshing out grain on the mountainside at Ophrah.

Moms with Teens

Book: Why Motherhood Matters: An Invitation to Purposeful Parenting by September McCarthy

Class begins September 12th

Thursdays • 9:30–11:30 a.m. (weekly)

Room: Waterfall 1

Teachers: Kathy Gregg and Sharon Schulze

Childcare available


“Do you ever wonder if your efforts as a mom make any difference?.. Mama, Your work has deep worth…Motherhood is an incredible labor of love – and in the scope of eternity, it matters more than you know…While every bit of us holds onto hope for a blessing in motherhood, it becomes a spiritual journey of giving back and letting go. Motherhood matters, because you matter. [God] created you for this.”

Whether you and your tween, teen, or emerging adult are succeeding or struggling, come as you are to experience a lifeline of grace and truth through relatable teaching and authentic community with moms who are in the midst of the journey with you.

Join us for a soul-filling fall semester at Moms with Teens as we grow in faith, understanding, and family influence through exploring the book Why Motherhood Matters: An Invitation to Purposeful Parenting by September McCarthy.

Purchase your book 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.

Sacred Journey

Book: Discernment, God’s Will and Living Jesus: Christian Discernment as a Way of Life by Larry Warner

Class begins September 12

Thursday • 9:30–11:30 a.m. (weekly)

Room: Waterfall 2

Teachers: Joan Kelley and Gail Donahue

Childcare available


You are being invited on an interactive adventure of faith that will help you become a “discerning person” rather than a “person who makes decisions.” We will be learning how to let go of certainty and control in exchange for a life of dependence, risk, faith and trust – the kind of life Jesus lived.

Each day we are making hundreds of decisions, consciously and subconsciously – decisions that form and shape our hearts and our lives and in truth prepare us to make the “big” decisions. There is a tendency to see discernment in terms of the big decisions of life, but our focus will be on discernment as a relational way of life. This book is designed to help you to walk with God through life, open and sensitive to the leading of God.

Come and discover how discernment can be a way of life in this spiritual formation focused class. Larry Warner’s book, Discernment, God's Will & Living Jesus: Christian Discernment as a Way of Life, 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 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.


Mothers of Preschoolers

Class begins September 6

Fridays • 9:30–11:30 a.m. (twice a month)

Room: Waterfall 2

Childcare available

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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.

Mothers of Elementary Students

Class begins September 13

Fridays • 9:30-11:30 a.m. (twice a month)

Room: Guest Central

Childcare available


Mothers of Elementary Students continues the vision of MOPS – to connect, encourage, and equip Moms of Elementary Students to love and serve our families with excellence, humility, and joy. Our class will provide moms with practical parenting tools, authentic small group discussions, and extra resources to help us raise our children on a solid foundation of wisdom and spiritual Truth. Join us every other Friday morning this fall as we learn and grow together.


Class begins September 14

Saturdays • 9–10:30 (weekly)

Room: B204

Teacher: AnnaMaria Mattey

Childcare available


Are you working full time? Raising kids? Trying to keep up with your full social calendar? Running all over while trying to keep yourself ‘presentable?’ In the midst of an incredibly busy season of life, are you also desiring to go deep in your relationship with God? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of those questions, then this class is for you! Cultivate is designed to help you grow into more of who God made you to be. Join us Saturday mornings as we hear a short teach on the fruits of the Spirit and dig into some creative ways to cultivate our faith; all while making new friendships and having some fun along the way!

Work Love Pray

Series: Developing The Leader Within You

Teacher: Kathryn Tack

Class begins August 17

Saturdays • 9–11 a.m. (twice a month)

Guest Central



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, the sessions offer thought-provoking mental, spiritual and professional foundational principles to apply in all areas of your life, while meeting and making great friends. “This group has exceeded my expectations and given a greater return on my investment then I initially imagined.” Pam Matson, Client Service Director.

Experience a taste of the Fall/Winter Developing the Leader Within You Series as Kathryn Tack, Executive Coach, presents the outline for Integrating your faith, work and relationships.

The most effective leaders are alike in one crucial way: they all have a high degree of Emotional Intelligence. It is the entry-level requirements for executive positions. How do you know you have it?

SEPTEMBER 21 - “Leading Sustainability of Inclusive Christian Values”
You will learn to take your leadership values and beliefs and discover methodology to integrate into business and organizational models.

Speaker: Patricia Asp, President/ Senior Advisor of Compass Executives / Former Executive at ServiceMaster, a fortune 100 global service company.

OCTOBER 5 - Fear, Worry, Anxiety and Anger – The Leader’s Ultimate Enemies
More than 40 million Americans have anxiety-related disorders. It’s tragic. What is God’s answer to fear, anxiety and worry?

OCTOBER 26 - How Successful Leaders Think
Discover the power you have in Christ to influence others.

NOVEMBER 2 - Women’s Leadership Panel – Slaying the Giants We Face as Leaders
Learn from contemporary “giant slayers” who encountered their own Goliaths of Doubt and Temptation as leaders.

NOVEMBER 16 - Discouragement and Loneliness – The Leader’s Emotional Agility

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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Upcoming Events

  • Moms with Teens: Why Motherhood Matters | Thursdays, Fall 2019

    November 14 @ 9:30 AM

  • Sacred Journey: Women's Daytime | Thursdays, Fall 2019

    November 14 @ 9:30 AM

  • Willow Creek South Barrington MOPS

    November 15 @ 9:30 AM

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