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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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Should we observe "All Saints Day"?

For many Christians around the world, today is "All Saints Day." As Protestants, how should we feel about this day? Should we observe it? Some do. Should we not? Some don't. I found this answer from John Witvliet helpful. John D. Witvliet is director of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and professor of music and worship at Calvin College and Calvin Theological Se...

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Week 44 | 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 #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 seals our a...

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Sam Allberry: "When You Feel Like a (Christian) Imposter"

In this piece, Sam Allberry describes a very relatable experience, one that bids us to question who we truly are. Do you wonder how to reconcile your identity as a Christian with so many incompatible thoughts, words, and deeds? Be reminded and encouraged by the truth of the gospel. You are new. [Read article here]...

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Week 43 | 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 #43 Q. What are the sacraments or ordinances? A. The sacraments or ordinances given by God and instituted by Christ, namely baptism and the Lord's...

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Week 42 | 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 #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 faith, store it in o...

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Romans | Sermon Discussion Guide (October 14, 2018)

This Sunday's message covered Romans 3:1-8. This sermon discussion guide, prepared by Pastor Kevin, can be used in Willow Creek small groups for brief review of the message....

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NEXT Vision Update | 2018 Christmas Eve Worship

This year, Willow Creek Church celebrates 30 years of ministry as an official congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. As we enter our fourth decade of ministry, we do so with a new strategic vision. It's called NEXT, and involves 10 goals for the next 10 years. One of these goals is to reach even more of our neighbors with the good news of God's love, inviting...

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Romans | Sermon Discussion Guide (October 7, 2018)

Yesterday's message covered Romans 2:12-29. This sermon discussion guide, prepared by Pastor Kevin, can be used in Willow Creek small groups for brief review of the message....

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Week 41 | 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 #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 in heaven. ...

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