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 of Preschoolers), a revitalized Women's Escapade and more.
In order to better equip and entrust these leaders, we now require them to complete the same training process as our elder and deacon candidates. Training for office at Willow Creek is an intentionally thoughtful and comprehensive process. It includes a biblical and theological overview, held over two ten-week sessions of Wednesdays at Willow (spring and fall). This culminates in a small group specifically designed for leader candidates meeting once a month, over 6-8 months. During this time, candidates learn other important aspects of practical theology.
After completing the training, candidates are interviewed by representatives of Session regarding their preparedness to serve as women's ministry leaders. All those approved will then be voted upon by the Session.
Our elders recently approved the first three women to complete this process. We will commission them at an upcoming worship service.
Moving forward, if you are or know a woman interested in possibly serving at Willow Creek in this way, please watch for information about the nomination and upcoming training process later this year! We'd love to talk with you!