May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ

2 Thessalonians 3:5

 We have a steadfast God. His pursuit and love for us never fail. He never ceases. He transforms and renews us each day. Think back to the person you were before Jesus became a part of your life. He makes us a new creation; both immediately and faithfully over time. And as followers of Jesus we are called to this same kind of unwavering commitment. To share the hope of Jesus and His never-ending healing power to every heart and every home.


Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.

1 Corinthians 15:58

Our 2019 year-end fund, gives us an opportunity to join God’s ongoing work in our community and church. Our prayer is that every person who calls Willow Crystal Lake their home church will give $50 or more to our year-end fund. This kind of generosity–above and beyond our regular giving–will increase the momentum and life-changing impact God is desiring to have through our church and local partners.


STEADFAST Initiatives:

  • Refuge for Women: Bringing hope and healing to women entrapped and enslaved in the world of sex-trafficking.
  • Prison Ministry: Sharing the hope and love of Christ with those incarcerated in McHenry County Jail and their families.
  • Kids Hope: Investing time and resources toward at-risk kids in Crystal Lake’s Canterbury elementary school.
  • Spanish translation for Sunday services: Removing barriers for those in our Spanish-speaking community seeking to know and love God more deeply.
  • Crystal Lake Food Pantry: Providing tangible hope and help to those in our neighborhoods in their time of need.
  • Day-time and Overnight Warming Shelter: Making a warm and welcoming space for those needing safe shelter, support to rebuild, and the opportunity to start again.
  • Debt Reduction: Freeing our campus to keep in pace with God’s desired vision and impact for our church and region.


To reach our goal of 100% participation, there are 3 ways to give to

STEADFAST–2019 Year-End Fund:

• Sunday Offering: Designate “YEF” in the memo section of your check or write “YEF” on an envelope if giving cash.

• Online: Use Willow’s simple and secure online giving system to make an electronic donation. Click here to give. 

• Mobile: Via the Willow Creek app, or text “WCL” TO 77977. Follow the prompts, select “Steadfast/WCL Year-End Fund”.


All donations to Willow Crystal Lake’s 2019 Year-End Fund are tax-deductible.