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Women's Ministry Leadership Team

At Willow Creek, we're gradually building a women's ministry leadership team to help oversee the strengthening of our ministry to women of all ages, as well as to serve alongside our elders and deacons in caring for our church family. This team will help us offer great studies, times of fellowship, better integration with existing ministries (for instance, MOPS - Mothers o...

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Officer Nomination and Election Process


On Sunday, February 7th, Willow Creek Church will elect its newest class of officers - specifically, elders and deacons. You might be wondering how a church like Willow Creek equips and entrusts its ordained leadership. Here is a brief outline of the process. Nomination Every year, Willow Creek will accept nominations for new elder and deacon candidates. All nominees wil...

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Christ Hold Fast Conference coming to Willow Creek!


Next month, Willow Creek Church will host the Christ Hold Fast Conference. This excellent gathering will feature our friends Steve Brown, Elyse Fitpatrick, Jessica Thompson, David Zahl, and many more - all devoted to the glorious and scandalous news of God's grace to prodigals. It's going to be a great time! I'd love to see as many Willow Creek members and friends there! ...

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PK Recommends: "Saving Grace: Daily Devotions from Jack Miller"

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I had a meeting yesterday with two friends. Over coffee, we talked about the gospel and how desperately our exhausted world needs the good news of God's inexhaustible grace. More specifically, we spoke about how easily we can forget the newsness of life that is now ours in Christ by grace. We default to living in fear, out of our former identity - rather than resting in ou...

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What is Epiphany?


Today, January 6th, marks Epiphany on the Christian liturgical calendar. Our Roman Catholic and Orthodox friends are familiar with this day of celebration, but we Reformed Protestants are usually less so. The following is a brief description of the day from Joan Huyser-Honig at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship: In Christian tradition, Epiphany marks the miraculou...

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