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Willow Creek Community Church
South Barrington, IL
Senior PastorBill Hybels

We were founded on this conviction: People matter to God; therefore they matter to us. God bridged the unfathomable chasm between his holiness and our sin-stained humanity through the death and resurrection of his Son, Jesus Christ. Luke 19:10 tells us, "The Son of Man [Jesus] came to seek and to save the lost." We humbly recognize that we are among those Christ seeks and saves. Jesus went beyond a mere rescue mission; He transformed lives. In Matthew 6:10, he taught his followers to pray, "Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven." Jesus came to redeem this broken world, both for all eternity and in the here-and-now. This conviction drives our mission. Simply stated: Willow Creek exists to turn irreligious people into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. Churches from around the world look to see what God is up to at Willow, and to find encouragement and equipping for their own ministries.

A Final Lesson From Bill Hybels and Willow Creek

By James Emery White

There are so many lessons we can learn from the wreckage, but one in particular is seared into my psyche.

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Willow Creek Holds Annual Community Play Featuring Special Needs Actors

By Christy Heitger-Ewing

“We don’t focus on what our special needs kids can’t do but rather what they can do."

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Refugee Crisis: A Leadership Moment for America’s Pastors

By Bill Hybels & Rich Stearns

Bill Hybels & Rich Stearns: "Let us not miss this chance to lead with Jesus’ love and compassion."

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Bill Hybels: 5 Ways to Embed Evangelism Into Your Culture

By Bill Hybels

Few people would claim evangelism comes naturally. For most, it means stepping outside their comfort zones.

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Willow Creek Launches $11M Care Center for Outreach

By Brian Orme

Bill Hybels: "I'm a little embarrassed that it came 38 years into our story, but perhaps better late than never."

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