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NEXT Vision Update | Discover

Our NEXT ministry vision is composed of 10 goals for the next 10 years. One of those goals is to multiply, inviting even more of our neighbors to discover and deepen their relationship with Jesus at Willow Creek Church. Toward that end, we offer Discover at least once a quarter. Discover is a three-session seminar designed for those new and newer to Willow Creek. It equip...

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NEXT Vision Update | El Redentor and Mexico City

As we enter our fourth decade of ministry, we do so with a new strategic vision. We're calling it NEXT, and it's composed of 10 goals for the next 10 years. One of these goals is establishing/strengthening highly relational mission partnerships in six key areas: Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, Native America, and an under-resourced region of the United States. Our s...

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NEXT Vision Update | Collin and Zury in Africa

On Sunday, August 19th, we introduced the Willow Creek Church family to Collin and Zury, our newest mission partners on the continent of Africa. Earlier this year, we shared our new ministry vision. We're calling it NEXT, and it includes 10 goals for the next 10 years. One of those goals is to partner with six new missionary endeavors, one in each of six areas: Africa, As...

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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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NEXT Vision Update - Multilingual Ministry

Over the course of the next several years, Willow Creek Church hopes to become even more welcoming to our Spanish-speaking neighbors. We sense God's call to gradually become a truly multilingual ministry, and are praying and planning toward that end. With that in mind, we are so excited to announce our first Spanish language Bible study offering for adults, a class on Heb...

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It's General Assembly Week

Willow Creek Church is part of the Presbyterian Church in America. Every year, representatives from our churches gathering for General Assembly. This year, representatives will gather in Atlanta (June 11-15). A few years ago, Stephen Estock, Coordinator of Christian Discipleship Ministries, provided a nice overview of General Assembly in the following: What is the Gene...

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NEXT Vision Spotlight | Improved Worship Service Streaming

An integral part of our NEXT ministry vision involves expanding our multimedia ministry. Recently, Willow Creek Interim Technical Director, Destry Jinks, and our tech team members completed some impressive upgrades to our streaming capability. A higher quality stream of our Center Service (10:45AM) is now available via Facebook Live, both in real time and for later viewin...

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NEXT Vision Spotlight | Compassion International

As part of our NEXT Ministry Vision, we encourage all of our members and friends to support one of our many mercy ministry partners in a personal ministry of prayer, presence, and financial partnership. The Spirit's stirred many of our members to help release children from poverty in Jesus' name by sponsoring them through Compassion International. A couple of years ago, I...

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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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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.Jeremy co...

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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 sermons, and...

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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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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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