About Willow Creek Community Church

Willow Creek Community Church holds to a core belief that people matter to God. They matter to us, too. With an understanding that Jesus Christ came to earth to seek and to save that which was lost (Luke 19:10), But Jesus went beyond a mere rescue mission; he transformed lives. Jesus came to redeem this broken world, and it is on this core belief that Willow has built its mission statement: to turn irreligious people into fully devoted followers of Christ. Willow is committed to carrying on Christ's mission by reaching out to those who are far from God, coaching those who follow Christ by equipping them for their spiritual journey, and unleashing unprecedented levels of compassion and justice into our broken world. Weekend messages are a key component in reach out to others and encouraging and inspiring them along their spiritual journey.

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The Precious Prayers of the Church

Rev. James T. Meeks, senior pastor of Salem Baptist Church in the South Side of Chicago, delivers a message about the power and significance of our prayers in his message, "The Precious Prayers of the Church." Bill Hybels, senior pastor of Willow Creek, concludes with a bold challenge to take a stand against racism, be the first to reach across any racial divide, help change ongoing systemic injustices, and pray for God to do a racial healing in our country.