Volunteering at Willow Crystal Lake

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See what God can do in and through you 

We believe that God has given each person a unique set of gifts, talents, and abilities that can make an impact in the church, community, and world. Volunteering gives us the opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus to others, to build relationships, and to draw closer to God. 

Meet with a Next Step Coach
Get personalized help in finding your ideal role

Not sure where to start? Can’t find what you’re looking for? Connect with a Next Step Coach who can help you identify your gifts and interests, and walk alongside you until you find a serving role you love. To begin a conversation about making a difference email Dawn to schedule a meeting with a Next Step Coach.

 

Discover Your Spiritual Gifts
Gain clarity on your spiritual gifts in a one-night class

Learn what Scripture teaches about spiritual gifts, grow in your understanding of spiritual gifts, and take a simple assessment to help you discern the gifts God has given you in this one-night, interactive class taught by Willow’s Connection & Serving team. Learn more about the next Spiritual Gifts Workshop here.

Top Serving Opportunities at Willow Crystal Lake

Café Team | Sundays before and after services

Welcome guests, food and drink prep

Email Dawn for details

Celebrate Recovery Café Team | Tuesday evenings

Café set-up; food and drink prep

Email Lisa for how you can help

Elevate Small Group Leaders | Sundays during the 9 a.m. service

Build relationships with middle school students, facilitate small group discussions and activities
(all materials and curriculum provided)

Email Hannah for more details

Food Pantry Team – 8.19 | 9.25 | 10.21 | 11.18 | 12.18 | 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Shifts available

Email Sandy for more information

Foster Care/Adoption Group | Saturdays

Host home + childcare team for monthly meetings

Email Rachele to learn more

Grief Support Co-Leaders

Co-facilitate table group discussions.

Email Donnalynn for more information

Habitat for Humanity

McHenry home building project.

Email Julie to for details about upcoming projects

Her Hope 

Walk alongside women affected by exploitation. 

Email Donna to learn about how you can make a difference.

Homeless Day Shelter – Beginning October 7 | 6:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Shifts available

Prepare and serve meals. Build relationships and provide skill development.

Email Julie to for more information

Homeless Overnight Shelter – Beginning 10.1 | 6:30 p.m. – 7 a.m. | Shifts available

Prepare and serve meals. Build relationships and provide skill development.

Email Julie to for more information

Info Bar Team | Before, during, and after services

Welcome, provide direction, and answer guests questions.

Email Emily about the team

Impact Small Group Leaders | Sundays during the 11 a.m. service

Build relationships with high school students, facilitate small group discussions and activities (all materials and curriculum provided).

Email Hannah for more details

For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function,so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.   Romans 12:4–5

Top Serving Opportunities at Willow Crystal Lake

Kids Hope USA – Invest your lunch hour 1 day a week

Make a lasting difference in the life of an at-risk child.

Contact Laura to serve with the Willow Team

Promiseland K–5 Small Group Leaders | Sundays during the 9 and 11 a.m. service

Build relationships with Promiseland kids, facilitate small group discussions and activities (all materials and curriculum provided)

Email John for more information

Traffic Team | Before and after Sunday services

Welcome guest and direct parking

 Email Emily for details

Willow Pioneers – 10.3 |11.7 | 12.5

In partnership with the Pioneer Center and many other area group homes, Willow Crystal Lake welcomes adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities into a meaningful gathering - including a light dinner, Bible study, worship and a craft. Meetings are the first Thursday of each month from 5–7 p.m. 

For more information email Rosi

Worship Team | Sunday during the 9 and 11 a.m. service

Participate in the band or vocal team–Electric guitar player, pianist, male vocalists.

Contact Marissa for more details