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Celebrating 30 Years of God's Faithfulness

We're celebrating 30 years of God's faithfulness! Join us for worship at 9:00AM or 10:45AM on September 9th as we celebrate God's faithfulness to Willow Creek Church over 30 years of ministry. Dr. Steve Brown will be our special guest. He will preach at both services. At noon, we will enjoy a delicious luncheon. Be sure to wear your favorite team's jersey, and arrivehun...

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Albert Mohler: "How Can I Best Prepare Students to Live Their Faith out in Public Schools?"

From Ligonier Ministries: "Children face many challenges to their faith in school. How should parents and teachers respond? From our 2017 National Conference, Albert Mohler explains how and why we must teach young people to turn to the Word of God"[Video here]....

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Week 35 | 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 #35 Q. Since we are redeemed by grace alone, through faith alone, where does this faith come from?A. All the gifts we receive from Christ we receiv...

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Week 34 | 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 #34 Q. Since we are redeemed by grace alone, through Christ alone, must we still do good works and obey God's Word?A. Yes, because Christ, having r...

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Thomas Schreiner: "Beware Theological Dangers on Both Left and Right"

"Paul charges Timothy to 'guard the good deposit' (2 Tim. 1:14), which is the gospel of Jesus Christ. We're to remain vigilant in guarding the gospel because both the Scriptures and also church history remind us that many have swerved from the truth. Even a cursory reading of the New Testament reveals that upholding the truth and the purity of the gospel has been a challen...

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William Shishko: "The Order of Worship"

Many misunderstandings surround Christian worship today. This series of posts is taken from a publication entitled, Helps for Worship, and was produced by our sister denomination, the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. It offers biblical guidance on the subject of worship, and is reprinted with permission. "Let all things be done decently and in order." 1 Cor. 14:40 The word...

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Week 33 | 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 #33 Q. Should those who have faith in Christ seek their salvation through their own works, or anywhere else? A. No, they should not, as everything...

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Special Projects & Hurricane Preparedness Teams

The Willow Creek deacons are seeking team members to join them in caring for others, especially our most vulnerable members. This is especially important before and during hurricane season. If you have been gifted with abilities in any of the following areas, and are willing to serve with our deacons, please contact our church office directly (407-699-8211). a) Plumbingb...

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Wednesday Devotional - "Loving God, Hating Sin"

Jacob's initial attraction to his wife, Rachel, was powerful. The Bible describes her stunning beauty with the same Hebrew word used to describe the handsomeness of her son, Joseph. Good looks ran in the family. The author of the following verses refers to this, beginning in Genesis 39:6. 6 Now Joseph was well-built and handsome, 7 and after a while his master's wife to...

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Hearing God's Word During Your Workweek

The most public ministry of the Word typically occurs on Sunday mornings, during the worship service. As a minister of the gospel, it's my great privilege - along with other preachers approved by our elders - to preach God's Word to the family of God at Willow Creek. It's an awe-inspiring and humbling truth that, inasmuch as a sermon faithfully proclaims the Scriptures, Go...

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Jeff Christopherson: "Where Have All the Church Planters Gone?"

As part of our NEXT ministry vision, we sense God's leading to help plant new congregations in adjacent communities not presently served by a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. In this article, Jeff Christopherson shares why the key to effective, sustainable church planting involves local churches like Willow Creek....

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Week 32 | 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 #32 Q. What do justification and sanctification mean? A. Justification means our declared righteousness before God, made possible by Christ's deat...

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NEXT Vision Update - Officer Training

Part of our NEXT strategic vision rests on equipping and entrusting future leaders for Willow Creek Presbyterian Church.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 Willow Creek typically accepts nominations for new elder and deacon candidates in late fall. All nomine...

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