GOD IS BUILDING A HOME
Our vision is that it will be a place...
where people—no matter their background, their age, or where they are in their faith walk—are invited into a life of significance and meaning.
where we generously share His grace and love and mercy.
where relationships can be started and nurtured.
where Jesus can be encountered, and we can learn what it means to have a dynamic, meaningful, and lifelong relationship with Him.
where the love of Christ isn’t limited.
where we reach people far from God and grow each one of us into ever-increasing devotion to Jesus.
that has a visible location with a compelling property to invite our community to enjoy.
that has a safe, inviting, relaxing environment where people of all ages and stages will come on the weekend and during the week.
A WORD FROM TODD
Dear Willow Creek Huntley,
At Willow Creek Huntley, we’ve been on an amazing, unexpected adventure of faith. We’ve gathered at Huntley High School and experienced over seven years of incredible moments together. From baptisms to child dedications and student camps, from serving our community to celebrating our church family milestones, so many lives have been transformed. And yet, God has immeasurably more in store.
Early on, it became clear the high school couldn’t hold all God wants to do in our church, so He led us to search for a permanent home. Since then, we’ve seen God do miracles in our midst. We received 65 acres of land in a prime location right on Huntley Road, double the size we dreamed, for $350,000, a fraction of its value. And recently, the foundation has been poured and walls have gone up as our church home takes shape!
We’ve experienced God answering our prayers time and again. This past year, we’ve also experienced a very difficult season with our broader Willow Creek family, impacting many of us deeply. As a result, some of our home commitments have been withdrawn. In addition, there have been some unforeseen, significant construction costs well beyond our experts’ best planning and contingencies. Our team has responded by saving hundreds of thousands of dollars through volunteer work, creative cost-cutting and delaying non-critical work, while ensuring we’re building the right permanent home to serve our church family and community for years to come.
So we’re at a pivotal moment in our home journey. Our Grand Opening is set for September of 2019. Before then, I believe God is calling each of us to do our part to “finish well.” Together we’ll embark on a spiritual discernment process, seeking how God uniquely calls each of us to respond, as Surrender, Listen and Obey to His leading.
So please join us in this! Let’s keep praying big prayers, dreaming bold dreams, and pursuing God’s calling however He leads. I can’t wait to see how God writes another incredible chapter in the miracle story of our church!
Grateful and expectant with you,