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 February 4

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.

Wednesday Morning Bible Study

Joshua: The Battle Belongs to the Lord

Book: The Wiersbe Bible Study Series Matthew – Be Loyal by Warren Wiersbe

Class begins February 5

Wednesday • 9:30–11:30 a.m. (weekly)

Room: Waterfall 2

Teacher: Patti Kulpinski

Childcare available


More info coming soon!

Moms with Teens

Book: Growing With by Kara Powell and Steven Argue

Class begins February 6

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.

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 January 24

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 January 31

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 winter as we learn and grow together.


Class begins February 8

Saturdays • 9–10:30 (weekly)

Room: B204

Teacher: AnnaMaria Mattey

Childcare available


Are you working full time? 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 learn about cultivating God’s love in our lives; 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 January 18

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.