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Gather | Grow | Groups | Serve

GATHER

Begins December 28/29
NEW SERIES: ALL THE THINGS

Being human is messy. We may be fearless one moment and afraid The next. We celebrate, and we mourn. Sometimes we shout for joy, sometimes in frustration. In the Psalms, we find a safe place to bring all the things we feel and face. Over the next few weeks, we will lay aside our pretend personas and be our authentic selves with one another and, above all, with God.

5:30 p.m., Saturdays; 9 & 11:15 a.m., Sundays • Learn more here.


January 10
WILLOW NIGHT OUT

Feeling cooped up this winter? Enjoy a fun night out with the Willow community at the Sears Center for a Windy City Bulls game.

Learn more and get tickets: here.


Infant–Grade 5
PROMISELAND

As the kids’ ministry for infants through grade 5, we want every child who steps through our doors to feel loved and accepted. We have three awesome Promiseland services during our 5:30 p.m. service on Saturday night, and our 9 & 11:15 a.m. services on Sunday.

Learn more here.

Grades 6–8
ELEVATE

January series, We are INFLUENCERS

In a world full of people trying to gain influence, how do you know if you really have it? By following the example of Timothy and words from Paul our Jr. High students will see this January that they are not too young to be an influence in their generation. Join us back at Elevate on January 4/5.  Learn more here.

Save the Date, Pineapple Mayhem

Elevate’s biggest party of the year is back, Friday, March 6. Save the date now for your jr. higher!


Grades 9–12
IMPACT

Blast is Student Impact’s annual winter camp, where students will engage in worship, biblical teaching, time in small groups and larger groups based on the high school you attend or the area you live, and different community building activities.

Blast is January 24–26. Learn more and register here.

GROW

Daily, Monday–Friday
DAILY DEVOTIONALS

Sign up to receive our daily devotional emails to deepen your time with God. Each day includes a Scripture reading, questions to reflect on, and a guided prayer.

Sign up and learn more here.


Begins January 7
THE RELATE PODCAST: NEW YEAR, NEW YOU?

On January 7, we launch Season 3 of the Relate Podcast, New Year, New You?, where we explore why we make—and often don’t keep—New Years’ resolutions. Discover how the most powerful thing we can do is learn to love ourselves and cultivate healthy change throughout each stage of life.

Catch up on Seasons 1 and 2: here or wherever you get your podcasts.

GROUPS

Ongoing
JOIN A SMALL GROUP

We believe life is better together—that it’s less about what happens and more about who walks through it with you. Join a small group of people in your neighborhood or life stage, and discover how impactful community can be.

Use the online Group Finder here.


Begin this January
WOMEN'S DAYTIME CLASSES

Begin a journey of transformation with other women by building friendships and engaging in community together through classes that offer large-group teaching and small-group discussion.

Learn more here.

SERVE

Ongoing
DISCOVER YOUR SERVING SWEET SPOT

We believe that God made you uniquely special and that you have something great to offer our world. Use your gifts, talents, and passions to serve others in our church and community.

Use our online Serve Finder tool, or set up a time to talk with a serving coach here.


SERVE WITH YOUR FAMILY IN THE CARE CENTER

Volunteer in the Care Center with your kids and cultivate a heart for helping others. You can serve with children as young as five in the food pantry, clothing store, or Kids Zone

Learn more here.