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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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Robert Smith Jr. on What To Do with ‘That’s Just Your Interpretation’

Robert Smith, Jr. shares briefly how to interpret Bible verses and passages properly, in their context. ...

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Nancy Guthrie on "What to Do When God's People Disappoint You"

Nancy Guthrie, one of my favorite Bible teachers, helps answer this difficult, even painful, question. What to Do When God's People Disappoint You from The Gospel Coalition on Vimeo....

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Week 29 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a QA from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's QA, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #29 Q.How can we be saved? A. Only by faith in Jesus Christ and in his substitutionary atoning death on the cross; so even though we are guilty of...

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John Rinehart: "What God Thinks about You"

We all want to know who we are. We seek and search and try to "find ourselves." Many of us have taken personality tests and other assessments. We learn that we are a lion, a beaver, an ENFP, an activator, a competitor, a high I, high D. But as helpful as those tests can be, have you ever stopped to ask, "What does God think about me? Who does he say that I am?" In all my...

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Bryan Chapell: "Quiet Time Doesn't Earn God's Grace"

How does your time in prayer and God's Word affect your relationship with God? In this short video (less than 5 minutes), Rev. Dr. Bryan Chapell helps us rightly understand this important relationship. ...

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Joseph - Our New Sermon Series

Few lives have experienced more stunning rejections and reversals than Joseph. His life provides a beautiful portrait of God's power to redeem even the darkest and most discouraging circumstances for his glory and the ultimate good of his people. Facing discouraging circumstances? Feeling rejected, even forgotten? Fearing that your world is about to come undone? Joseph...

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Week 28 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a QA from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's QA, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #28 Q.What happens after death to those not united to Christ by faith? A. At the day of judgment they will receive the fearful but just sentence o...

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Week 27 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a QA from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's QA, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #27 Q.Are all people, just as they were lost through Adam, saved through Christ? A. No, only those who are elected by God and united to Christ by ...

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