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Kings of Israel - Session 2 (Slides and Notes)

I enjoyed the second session of our new Kings of Israel men's ministry Bible study tonight. For those that could not attend, or for those who might like to review, I've included the slides and notes here. If you'd like to join our study, all are welcome and you can join anytime. Visit our men's ministry page for the upcoming schedule....

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Week 50 | Scripture and Catechism

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #49Q. What does Christ's resurrection mean for us?A. Christ triumphed over sin and death by being physically resurrected, so that all...

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Kings of Israel - Session 1 (Slides and Notes)

I enjoyed the first session of our new Kings of Israel men's ministry Bible study tonight. For those that could not attend, or for those who might like to review, I've included the slides and notes here.  If you'd like to join our study, all are welcome and you can join anytime. Visit our men's ministry page for the upcoming schedule. ...

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Week 48 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #48 Q. What is the church? A. God chooses and preserves for himself a community elected for eternal life and united by faith, who love, ...

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Week 47 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #47 Q. Does the Lord’s Supper add anything to Christ’s atoning work? A. No, Christ died once for all. The Lord’s Suppe...

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Advent at Willow Creek Church

We would love to have you join us for worship at Willow Creek, this holiday season! This year, it's our joy to welcome Dr. Steve Brown and Dr. Richard Pratt. You won't want to miss their encouraging messages on the hope and love of Jesus.  Since Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday this year, we have cancelled our morning service. Instead, join us at 3PM or 5PM for Chri...

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Week 46 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #46 Q. What is the Lord's Supper? A. Christ commanded all Christians to eat bread and to drink from the cup in thankful remembrance of h...

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Week 45 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #45 Q. Is baptism with water the washing away of sin itself? A. No, only the blood of Christ and the renewal of the Holy Spirit can clea...

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Week 44 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #44 Q. What is baptism? A. Baptism is the washing with water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; it signifies and s...

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Week 43 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #43 Q. What are the sacraments or ordinances? A. The sacraments or ordinances given by God and instituted by Christ, namely baptism and ...

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Week 42 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #42 Q. How is the Word of God to be read and heard?  A. With diligence, preparation, and prayer; so that we may accept it with fait...

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Week 41 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below:New City Catechism #41Q. What is the Lord's Prayer?A. Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, 
your will be done, on earth as it is i...

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Week 40 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below:New City Catechism #40Q. Why should we pray?The whole Word of God directs and inspires us in what we should pray, including the prayer Jesus himself taught us....

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Week 39 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #39 Q. With what attitude should we pray? A. With love, perseverance, and gratefulness; in humble submission to God’s will, kn...

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Week 38 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #38 Q. What is prayer?A. Prayer is pouring out our hearts to God in praise, petition, confession of sin, and thanksgiving. Scriptur...

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Week 37 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #37 Q. How does the Holy Spirit help us?A. The Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin, comforts us, guides us, gives us spiritual gifts and t...

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We Have a New Information Assistant!

I'm so excited to announce that Krista Duff is joining our staff on a part-time basis! She is our brand new Information Assistant. If you know Krista, you know that she is a wonderful and strategic addition to the Willow Creek Church staff. For years, Krista's been one of our most faithful volunteers, assisting us with technology and worship arts. She'll be doing the same...

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Week 36 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #36 Q. What do we believe about the Holy Spirit?A. That he is God, coeternal with the Father and the Son, and that God grants h...

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We have a new Director of Children's Ministries!

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If you’re part of the Willow Creek Church family, you know how special Drew Taylor is to us. Drew began his ministry at Willow Creek as an intern from nearby Reformed Theological Seminary. Serving within our children’s ministry, God eventually developed Drew into its director, a position he held for several years. Earlier this year, our elders called Drew to t...

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Week 35 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, 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...

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Week 34 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, 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 ...

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RAPID Bowl-a-Thon - September 23rd!

The staff of Willow Creek Church encourages you and your family to consider supporting RAPID (Reliable Advocacy for People with Intellectual Disabilities) at its largest annual fundraiser: the RAPID Bowl-a-Thon!  For more information, here is the event flyer! ...

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Week 33 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, 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 ...

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Week 32 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, 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 ...

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Week 31 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #31 Q. What do we believe by true faith?  A. Everything taught to us in the gospel. The Apostles’ Creed expresses what we bel...

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Week 30 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #30 Q. What is faith in Jesus Christ? A. Faith in Jesus Christ is acknowledging the truth of everything that God has revealed in his Wor...

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Care Ministries at Willow Creek

Our Minister of Member Care, Jeff Smith, has done a wonderful work in encouraging and equipping a brand new team of care givers at Willow Creek Church. On behalf of our church family, these newly commissioned team members will work alongside our elders, deacons, and women's ministry leaders in leading our care efforts among members of our congregation and community.  ...

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Family Skate Night - August 2nd!

Invite your friends and neighbors to join us on August 2nd (6:30-8:30PM) at Semoran Skateway (670 Cassel Creek Blvd. in Casselberry, FL) for a fun filled evening of skating. Cost: $6/skater, payable at the door. All children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, contact Pastor Drew Tayor....

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2017 Women's Escapade

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Steve Brown to Preach Sunday, July 23!

This Sunday, Dr. Steve Brown will be our guest as he preaches a message entitled, "The Silence of God" from Deuteronomy 29:29. Make plans now to join us for worship at 10AM this Sunday (July 23rd)! Who is Steve Brown? Born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina. Received a B.A. in Philosophy and Religion from High Point College, High Point, North Carolina. Received an...

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Week 29 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, 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 ...

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Welcome Our New Director of Music

Our Session (Board of Elders) sent the following note to our church family earlier today. What great news!  Dear Willow Creek Church Family:We are writing to inform you of our decision to appoint Jeremy Birdsall as our new Director of Music Ministries. We are very excited to have Jeremy and his wife, Lynn, join and strengthen the ministry of Willow Creek Church.&nb...

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Week 28 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, 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...

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Week 27 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, 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 unit...

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Week 26 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #26 Q. What else does Christ's death redeem? A. Christ’s death is the beginning of the redemption and renewal of every part o...

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Week 25 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #25 Q. Does Christ's death mean all our sins can be forgiven? A. Yes, because Christ’s death on the cross fully paid the penalty f...

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Week 24 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #24 Q. Why was it necessary for Christ, the Redeemer, to die? A. Since death is the punishment for sin, Christ died willingly in our pla...

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Week 23 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #23 Q. What must the Redeemer be truly God? A. That because of his divine nature his obedience and suffering would be perfect and e...

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Week 22 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #22 Q. What must the Redeemer be truly human? A. That in human nature he might on our behalf perfectly obey the whole law and suffe...

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Week 21 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #21 Q. What sort of Redeemer is needed to bring us back to God? A. One who is truly human and also truly God. Scripture Memory Ver...

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Week 20 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #20 Q. Who is the Redeemer? A. The only Redeemer is the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, in whom God became man and bore ...

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Week 19 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #19 Q. Is there any way to escape punishment and be brought back into God’s favor?A. Yes, to satisfy his justice, God him...

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Week 18 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #18 Q. Will God allow our disobedience and idolatry to go unpunished? A. No, every sin is against the sovereignty, holiness,...

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Save the Date! Men's Adventure Trip

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Save the Date! Women's Escapade

Save the Date for this year's Women's Escapade! October 6-8, 2017Bilmar Beach Resort in Treasure Island, FL Details to follow! We just want to make sure it is on your calendars!...

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Emergency Procedure Training on May 7th

On Sunday, May 7th Seminole County law enforcement officers will visit Willow Creek to conduct free Emergency Procedure Training. This training will help us remain prepared in the case of an emergency situation. Everyone is invited and encouraged to stay after service and attend the training. After the training, attendees are invited to meet up at Sonny's for lunch and...

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Week 17 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #17 Q. What is idolatry?A. Idolatry is trusting in created things rather than the Creator for our hope and happiness, significance...

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Week 16 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #16 Q. What is sin?A. Sin is rejecting or ignoring God in the world he created, rebelling against him by living without reference ...

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Week 15 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #15 Q. Since no one can keep the law, what is its purpose?A. That we may know the holy nature and will of God, and the sinful natu...

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Week 14 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #14 Q. Did God create us unable to keep his law?A. No, but because of the disobedience of our first parents, Adam and Eve, all of ...

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Week 13 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #13 Q. Can anyone keep the law of God perfectly? A. Since the fall, no mere human has been able to keep the law of God perfe...

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What is the Grace Encounter Conference?

Willow Creek Church is a congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. We are a Reformed and Presbyterian church, one affirming the historic, orthodox creeds of Christianity, as well as the Westminster Confession of Faith. Our partner and co-sponsor for the Grace Encounter Conference, Christian Family Worship Center, is a Full Gospel Baptist church. Needless to say, ...

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Week 12 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #12 Q. What does God require in the ninth and tenth commandments? A. Ninth, that we do not lie or deceive, but speak the tru...

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Week 11 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below:New City Catechism #11Q. What does God require in the sixth, seventh, and eighth commandments?A. Sixth, that we do not hurt, or hate, or be hostile...

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Join Us for the Grace Encounter Conference!

As you might already know, Pastor Jerry Parries of the Christian Family Worship Center and I, along with our churches, are coming together to host the Grace Encounter Conference (March 15-17, 2017), at Willow Creek Church in Winter Springs, FL. We’d love for you to be part of this inaugural conference! The Grace Encounter Conference will be a unique gathering. Jer...

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Week 10 | New City Catechism and Scripture Memory

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #10 Q. What does God require in the fourth and fifth commandments? A. Fourth, that on the Sabbath day we spend time in publi...

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Week 9 | New City Catechism and Scripture Memory

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #9 Q. What does God require in the first, second, and third commandments? A. First, that we know and trust God as the only t...

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Week 8 | New City Catechism and Scripture Memory

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below:New City Catechism #8Q. What is the law of God stated in the Ten Commandments?A. You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for you...

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Week 7 | New City Catechism and Scripture Memory

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #7 Q. What does the law of God require?A. Personal, perfect, and perpetual obedience; that we love God with all our heart, soul, m...

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Volunteer at the Grace Encounter Conference!

Willow Creek Family: we need you! We're looking for volunteers for our upcoming Grace Encounter Conference, hosted in partnership with Christian Family Worship Center and Pastor Jerry Parries. Volunteer spaces are limited so sign up soon! Once we confirm your spot, you'll be able to attend the conference for free! Apply to be a Grace Encounter Conference volunteer here...

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An Invitation to the Grace Encounter Conference

Dear Friends: It’s very easy to view our nation’s current ideological and cultural divisions as occasions for hopelessness, not opportunities for healing. The seemingly endless stream of bad news flowing over social media and through our televisions threatens to overwhelm us like a torrent. Mean-spirited and polarizing rhetoric pushes at us like waves and pul...

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Steve Brown to Preach at Willow Creek on February 12th!

We are delighted to welcome Dr. Steve Brown to the pulpit of Willow Creek Church several times a year. His next visit with us will be on Sunday, February 12th! Please mark your calendars and make plans to join us. Willow Creek Church worships at 10AM every Sunday.  About Dr. Steve Brown Born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina. Received a B.A. in Philosophy an...

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Week 5 | New City Catechism and Scripture Memory

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #5 Q. What else did God create?A. God created all things by his powerful Word, and all his creation was very good; everything flou...

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Week 3 | New City Catechism and Scripture Memory

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below:New City Catechism #3Q. How many persons are there in God?A. There are three persons in the one true and living God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spi...

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Join us for Scout Sunday on February 5th!

The Boy Scouts of America designates the Sunday that falls before February 8 (Scouting Anniversary Day) as Scout Sunday, which is the primary date to recognize the contributions of young people and adults to Scouting. With that in mind, Willow Creek Church will observe Scout Sunday during worship on February 5th (10AM). Several of our scouts will assist in worship, servin...

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Pastor Jerry Parries to Preach at Willow Creek on February 26!

Pastor Jerry Q. Parries is a dynamic leader with an ability to present God’s Word with encouragement and empowerment. Ordained under the leadership of Bishop Paul S Morton, he delivers God’s truth with an exceptional blend of inspiration, humor, and promotion of love. Along with me, Pastor Jerry will be hosting the Grace Encounter Conference at Willow Creek Ch...

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! God's blessings to you and yours as we enter 2017 together! It's the start of a new year at Willow Creek Church! We love you and are exceedingly grateful that God led you to Willow Creek! Thank you for being a part of our church family! Please join me in earnest prayer for our ministry in 2017! Exciting opportunities abound - opportunities to invite all ...

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Week 1 | New City Catechism and Scripture

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #1 Q. What is our only hope in life and death?A. That we are not our own but belong, body and soul, both in life and death, to ...

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Meet David McCulloch, Ministry Apprentice

We're so excited and grateful to welcome two new ministry apprentices to Willow Creek Church. Last week, we introduced you to Benjamin Schultz. This week, allow me to introduce my old friend from Pittsburgh, David McCulloch. David was part of my youth ministry years ago, and I could not be more thankful to God for leading him, his wife, and daughters to Willow Creek. ...

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Christmas Eve Offering | Deacon Fund

Every Christmas Eve, we take a special offering in our worship services, with all funds going toward our Deacon Fund. Through the Deacon Fund, our deacons are able to assist needy families in our church and community, offering material assistance and spiritual encouragement. Join us for worship on Christmas Eve at either 3PM or 5PM, and look for the special offering envel...

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Meet Ben Schultz, Willow Creek Ministry Apprentice

Hey there, my name is Benjamin Schultz! My wife Heather and I moved from Tampa so that I could attend Reformed Theological Seminary here in Orlando. I was raised in the church and accepted the grace of God at an early age. I was homeschooled K-12 and played hockey for Brandon High School. I then graduated from the University of South Florida with a B.A. in Philosophy and ...

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Steve Brown Preaches December 4th!

Join us on Sunday, December 4th (10AM), for our own beloved teacher and professor, Steve Brown! Steve will preach this second Sunday of Advent, and it's always a joy to welcome him.  After teaching practical ministry courses for almost two decades, Dr. Steve Brown retired from RTS and remains Emeritus Professor of Preaching. Dr. Brown served as the senior pastor of ...

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Christian HELP Dove Tree

When I was a kid, growing up in the Rust Belt, we had a few "lean" times. One year, Christmas was especially difficult. We didn't anticipate too many presents under the tree.  What an amazing surprise when, returning home from Christmas Eve worship, we found two bags full of gifts from anonymous friends waiting on our front porch! It was an amazing blessing, and a te...

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This Sunday at Willow Creek - November 20, 2016!

We can't wait to see you tomorrow!Join us at 10:00AM for worship! We will conclude the first part of our series in Acts! November is the month when churches around the world set aside a special time to remember their persecuted sisters and brothers in prayer. We'll take time to do so tomorrow, looking at the conversion of Saul - one of the earliest persecutors of the Chur...

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New Sunday Seminar - DISCOVER 2.0

For the past few years, we’ve offered a Sunday seminar for those new and newer to Willow Creek. We first called it FUSION, but then later rebranded to its present name: DISCOVER. DISCOVER has been a very popular opportunity for our guests to discover and deepen their relationship with Jesus and the Willow Creek Church family. Some have even attended multiple times, ...

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Week of November 13, 2016 | Catechism and Scripture Memory

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below: New City Catechism #46Q. What is the Lord's Supper?A. Christ commanded all Christians to eat bread and to drink from the cup in thankful remembrance of ...

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REGISTER NOW! Grace Encounter Conference!

Hey! My friend, Jerry Q Parries, and I are coming together with our congregations to host a celebration of the grace of God in early 2017! I would LOVE FOR YOU TO JOIN US! Jerry and I are different in some respects, and so are our congregations. However, we believe that what unites us is infinitely greater than whatever might differentiate us: the grace of God in the gospe...

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Hurricane Matthew Post Storm Update

Following Hurricane Matthew's departure from our region, we wanted to pass along two quick updates. First, Willow Creek Church will hold Sunday morning worship services as scheduled:10:00AM | Worship9:00AM | Sunday GatheringsSecond, if you or your family requires assistance following Hurricane Matthew, please contact me at klabby@willowcreekchurch.org. My assistant, Kelly ...

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This Sunday at Willow Creek!

We have a wonderful Sunday morning of worship planned! Click here to read our weekly email and find out all about it!...

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We Have a Brand New App!

We just launched our brand new app! That's right - Willow Creek Church of Winter Springs, FL now has an app for your smartphone available on the App Store and Google Play. Visit either to download the Willow Creek PCA app.  You can now complete your weekly Connect Card, read your Bible, forward prayer requests, visit our Facebook page, listen to sermons, watch sermon...

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Week of September 25, 2016 | Catechism and Bible Memory

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week's Q&A, memory verse, and explanatory video are below:New City Catechism #39Q. With what attitude should we pray?A. With love, perseverance, and gratefulness; in humble submission to God's will, knowing that, for ...

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This Sunday at Willow Creek!

We have a great Sunday planned for the Willow Creek Church family! Click here to read our weekly email!...

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Don't miss #GraceEncounter2017 in Orlando, March 15-17th!

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Your Generosity Makes a Difference!

Hello, Willow Creek Family!First, I want to thank you for your continued and generous support of the ministry at Willow Creek Church. There are many exciting things happening in our congregation, and through our congregation.Whether it's our disaster relief team heading to Louisiana this weekend, our partners at True Life Choice opening up a new facility in Orlando, our fr...

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Willow Creek Church Ministry Apprenticeship

Are you training for ministry? Let us help you!Willow Creek Church is so privileged to have a geographically and ministerially close relationship with the Orlando campus of Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS). Over the years, many of our members and friends have attended and even graduated from RTS-Orlando. Some RTS professors and staff even call Willow Creek their church ...

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Week of September 11, 2016 | Catechism and Bible Memory

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week’s Q&A addresses a little bit of what we believe about the Holy Spirit. New City Catechism #37 Q. How does the Holy Spirit help us? A. The Holy Spirit convicts us of our sin, comforts us, guides us, gives us...

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This Sunday at Willow Creek!

Hello, Willow Creek Family!I hope you’re planning to join us for our fall kick-off Sunday at Willow Creek this weekend, September 11, 2016. We have a great slate of things planned for the entire church family. You won’t want to miss it.9:00AMGATHERINGSOur Sunday gatherings for all ages begin again this Sunday. We have the following available for you:NurseryWill...

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September Partner Spotlight | Sterling Park Elementary

Willow Creek Church is committed to declaring and demonstrating the liberating power of the gospel, inviting everyone to discover and deepen their relationship with Jesus. One of the ways we express this commitment is by coming alongside organizations to promote the flourishing of our communities. This month, our featured partnership is with the food pantry of n...

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Week of September 4, 2016 | PK's Sermon Note

On Sunday, I shared a story from a wonderful book entitled, Mission without Conquest: An Alternative Missionary Practice. It described a man from the Argentine Chaco region, one who came to faith through the peaceful efforts of some Mennonite missionaries during the 20th century. Along with many of his people, he became a follower of Jesus.We recounted that as this discipl...

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Week of September 4, 2016 | Catechism and Bible Memory

Every week, our worship bulletin includes a Q&A from the New City Catechism, along with a supporting Bible verse that we invite you to memorize. This week’s Q&A addresses a little bit of what we believe about the Holy Spirit.New City Catechism #36Q. What do we believe about the Holy Spirit?That he is God, coeternal with the Father and the Son, and that God gr...

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Join Us for the RAPID Bowl-a-Thon!

As some of you know, Willow Creek Church enjoys a special partnership with an organization called RAPID, or Reliable Advocacy for People with Intellectual Disabilities. RAPID clients spend several hours at Willow Creek throughout the week, enjoying classes, special activities, service projects, and more. Through this relationship, some RAPID individuals and families have g...

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Exciting News from True Life Choice

One of our ministry partners, True Life Choice and Choices Women's Clinic, is experiencing remarkable growth and fruitfulness. By God's grace, they're now realizing one of their greatest strategic aims: moving into their new headquarters. Here is a note from them: We are thrilled to announce BIG news that the Lord has provided for us immeasurably more than we could ask or...

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Sterling Park Food Pantry

Great news! We met with a representative of the Sterling Park Elementary PTA earlier today. She reported that the food pantry at Sterling Park was able to provide assistance for children over the summer, and even has some starter funds available for this school year, because of your generosity last school year! Thank you!We will continue our food pantry partnership this ye...

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Seeking Some Shalom, Here and Now

The gospel is not only good news for individuals. It’s not only good news for their souls. It’s good news for every aspect of the cosmos and every dimension of our humanity, spiritual and physical. Through Jesus Christ, God is reconciling all things to himself, things of the spirit and heaven and things of the physical and of earth (Colossians 1:19-20). He is m...

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Pray for Our Team and Friends in Oaxaca

Willow Creek Church enjoys a longstanding, fruitful, and warm partnership with our friends at Armonia - a multifaceted ministry to the poor of Mexico promoting Christian transformation, empowerment, and a better life. You can learn more about Armonia's ministry here. This week, our team will be visiting students in Armonia's AIMS program. From the Armonia website:Started ...

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The Gallery at Willow Creek: Faye Tambrino

The purpose of The Gallery at Willow Creek is to praise God, share His followers talents, and enrich and inspire the cultural life of Willow Creek Church and the community. We are so thankful to Jeff Leimbach and others for their tremendous work in orchestrating and launching this new offering! Our second exhibit features the beautiful work of our own Faye Tambrino! Fay...

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An Invitation to the Men of Willow Creek

Dear Willow Creek Men - I know you’re busy. I know that you have a ton to do. I know that, after a long day of work or other obligations, the last thing you might want to endure is another meeting or take on another obligation. I get that. However, I also know that your soul needs refreshment. You need rest. You need constant reminders that God is for you, not agai...

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Ministry Highlight: MOPS at Willow Creek!

This Sunday, we’re going to take a few moments to highlight one of the best ministries of Willow Creek Church: Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)!What is MOPS? Great question! MOPS is a grassroots movement that believes moms are world influencers…We believe that incubating hearts and giving just-because-hugs can change the course of history. That’s wh...

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Five Steps for Welcoming Guests to Willow Creek

Two Sundays ago, we had a brief luncheon meeting with all of our guest care ministry staff. Our greeters, ushers, Crossroads Cafe staff, and Walking Tall team members gathered with others to walk through our guest welcome process - something we've developed by adapting insights from Nelson Searcey's great book, Fusion: Turning First Time Guests into Fully-engaged Members o...

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It's a Key Life Grace Party at Willow Creek!

Hosted by Willow Creek Church in Winter Springs, FL, come celebrate the launch of Steve Brown's new book, "Hidden Agendas" and Executive Producer, Erik Guzman's first book, "The Seed". Willow Creek ChurchFriday, May 20th7:30PM Join our friends Buddy Greene and Dave Dillard, Peculiar People (Charlie & Ruth Jones), Josh Bales, The Steve Brown, Etc. team and more for ...

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The Gallery at Willow Creek

We now have some beautiful artwork adorning the main corridor just outside our Worship Center. The purpose of The Gallery at Willow Creek is to praise God, share His followers talents, and enrich and inspire the cultural life of Willow Creek Church and the community. We are so thankful to Jeff Leimbach and others for their tremendous work in orchestrating and launching thi...

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Willow Creek Church Picnic

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Save the Date!  Our annual Willow Creek Church Picnic is right around the corner, on Palm Sunday - March 20th! We'll gather again at Central Winds Park in Winter Springs. Make plans to worship with us that morning, and then come out to the park for delicious food and fun fellowship. It's going to be great! More information coming soon! Mark your calendar!...

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Willow Creek's Solar Bears Hockey Night!

Join me and a great group from Willow Creek for a night of hockey and fun at the Orlando Solar Bears game on February 26th! We're just going to meet up at the game, and enjoy it together. No fuss, no muss - just a simple night out together.  If you want to join us, click here to register! Once you've paid, we'll forward your ticket to you!  ...

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Willow Creek is partnering with New City Parramore!

Willow Creek and New City Parramore from Willow Creek Church on Vimeo. What a great privilege to partner with a growing church plant in the Parramore community of Orlando - New City Parramore, led by Pastor Eric Stites.  In this brief video, our Director of Children's Ministries, Drew Taylor, shares about an exciting opportunity for members and friends of Willow C...

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Christ Hold Fast Conference - Volunteers Needed!

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Willow Creek is pleased to host the upcoming Christ Hold Fast Conference, February 18-20, 2016! And we need your help!  Registered volunteers who fill a time slot are able to attend the conference free of charge! Grab a spot, help us offer an exciting event, and then enjoy some or all of the conference with us. You can see and register for one of the many ministry op...

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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

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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!

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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 a...

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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?

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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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Steve Brown Preaching December 6th

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We're so thrilled to have Steve Brown preach on Sunday morning, December 6th, at both our 8:30AM and 11:00AM worship services. Steve will be preaching the second message in our Advent series, Christmas is for Ragamuffins. He'll be sharing about Mary, the mother of Jesus. You're not going to want to miss this.  About Steve Brown Steve Brown is a radio broadcaste...

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