Wednesdays @ Willow will begin again on September 20, 2017! What is Wednesdays at Willow?
It's a weekly gathering time for everyone, from our youngest to our oldest members and friends. We have gatherings for everyone to enjoy—childcare in our nurseries; IGNITE for children pre-K-5th; jHi SWITCH, a middle school youth ministry (Grades 6–8), and Bible studies for women and men.
Our schedule is simple. On scheduled Wednesday nights, we offer gatherings for all ages.
Here are the specifics…
GATHERINGS FOR CHILDREN
Nursery (Ages 2 and younger)
We have a staffed nursery for children age 2 and younger, from 6:30–7:30pm. Questions? Contact Laurel Schmick through the Church Office!
IGNITE (Pre-K-5th Grade)
Overseen by our Director of Children's Ministries, Joanna Diemer, our midweek ministry for children will provide an energetic, engaging time of fellowship and Bible exploration. Play games, memorize Bible verses, learn life-affirming truths, enjoy crafts, and more! This meets in "The Creek" from 6:30–7:30pm. Parents sign-in your child at the playground.
GATHERINGS FOR STUDENTS
jHi SWITCH (6th–8th Grade)
Our dynamic student ministry, Switch, continues to hold its weekly meeting for middle school students in The Block, beginning at 6:30pm.
PLEASE NOTE: while all other Wednesdays at Willow programming will conclude at 7:30pm, jHi SWITCH continues until 8:00pm.
Senior High Students
Since srHi SWITCH meets on Sunday evenings, senior high students are encouraged to contact Drew Taylor, Kelly Fredrickson, or Laurel Schmick about service opportunities.
GATHERINGS FOR ADULTS
Men's Ministry Evening Bible Study
Some of the men of Willow Creek Church enjoy fellowship, prayer, and discussion over great truths of God's Word in a relaxed, brotherly atmosphere (6:30–7:30pm in Pastor Kevin's Study).
Men's Bible Study
Leaders: Brett Butler and Greg Ratliff
Location: Pastor Kevin's Study
This fast-paced time together is about catching up, praying, and studying God's Word with one another. It's a great time and new guys are always welcome!
Pastor Kevin's Midweek Bible Study (Open to All)
Open to anyone interested in exploring deep truths of God's Word, Pastor Kevin leads an evening Bible study for you to enjoy as well (6:30–7:30pm) in his study! This study is required for all those considering service as elders, deacons, or women's ministry leaders at Willow Creek. What's on the schedule for this spring? We're glad you asked!
Westminster Confession of Faith
Leader: Pastor Kevin
This class is open to all high school students and adults. It is required for those considering future service as elders, deacons, and women’s ministry leaders; it is the second session of our leadership training course.
Pastor Drew's Midweek Bible Study (Open to All)
Over 10 weeks, Pastor Drew Taylor will facilitate discussion and help identify how the Bible's primary theme points to God and his kingdom, through the work of Jesus Christ, the Lord of all, and the salvation that he provides for humanity. The class is open for all ages and stages of life, and will be conversational in structure, with plenty of opportunities to ask questions and take notes.
God's Big Picture
Leader: Pastor Drew
Location: Room 604
66 books written by more than 40 people over nearly 2,000 years, in two main languages and several different genres. The Bible is a worldwide bestseller, published in hundreds of languages, it has been sworn by in court, fought over by many, and quoted in countless arguments. The Bible is... clearly no ordinary book! How can we begin to read and understand it as a whole?
Grief Share Gathering
Leader: Jeff Smith
Location: Room 605
If you’ve lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you’ve probably found that there are not many people who understand the deep hurt you feel.
That’s the reason for GriefShare, a special seminar and support group for people grieving the loss of someone close. This group is sponsored by people who understand what you’re experiencing and want to offer you comfort and encouragement during this difficult time.