“Starting when I was only three, I was sexually abused by four men in my life for twelve years. Now I’m almost 47. I was abused for 12 years, but I’ve not been abused for 35. Today I choose to step into the future believing God’s word to pursue the abundant, purpose-driven passionate life Jesus… Continue reading Christine Caine: ‘Impossible is Where God Starts’
Beginning April 20, Willow Creek Community Church embarked on their annual “Celebration of Hope“, a three-week series dedicated to celebrating the local church both here in Chicago and in Willow Creek partner churches in Latin America and Africa. The Celebration kicked off with a 5K Run for Shoes that raised money to provide shoes for… Continue reading Willow Creek Celebration of Hope: Compassion, Justice, and Prayer Make a Difference
Reece Whitehead‘s grandparents gave their lives to Jesus Christ in 1959 while listening to Billy Graham give a stadium altar call in Melbourne, Australia. As a result, Reece and his siblings were raised to know Jesus, and he and his brother Darren ultimately found themselves in pastoral roles at Willow Creek Community Church in Chicago.… Continue reading Willow Creek DuPage Commissions Reece Whitehead as Campus Pastor
Let’s be real: Jesus is the most epic human who ever walked the earth. He performed miracles on an almost-daily basis, including giving sight to the blind, casting out demons, healing the sick, memorizing the entire Torah (some would say this is a miracle), walking on water (definitely a miracle), making paralytics move, raising people… Continue reading Is the Holy Spirit a Fair Trade for Jesus?
Hundreds gathered Sunday at 67 E. Algonquin Road in South Barrington for an event of epic proportions – Willow Creek Community Church’s lakeside baptisms. “This is a monumental event for our church,” pastor Bill Hybels said. “Many of us will go into the water. The most important part is that we put you way under… Continue reading Willow Creek’s Lakeside Baptisms – June 24, 2012
“My name is Makumbi. When I grow up, I want to be a musician.” “My name is Irene. When I grow up, I want to be a teacher.” “My name is Julias. When I grow up, I want to be President of Uganda.” These quotes are three of numerous snippets heart at Willow Creek Community… Continue reading Willow Creek’s ‘Celebration of Hope:’ Destiny Africa
Last semester, during a Spanish class I was taking at Northwestern University, my professor brought up the Greek financial crisis. One of my classmates was from Greece, and planned to go back home after the semester to a place where, he claimed, people are “lazy.” The class of 20-something students chuckled, but my professor responded… Continue reading Worship services & 5Ks: Millennials making a difference
“Imagine what we could do if we all stepped up and decided to serve God. We would be unstoppable.” This quote, spoken by a high school student at Willow Creek Community Church’s Sunday morning “Student Impact” service in South Barrington, summed up his recent spring break trip to El Salvador. According to Brittany Lowen, regional… Continue reading Willow Creek high school students making an ‘impact’ at home and abroad