Lakeside Experience Launches at Willow Creek

“Lakeside Experience,” an evening of worship and teaching in Lakeside Auditorium on Willow Creek Community Church’s South Barrington campus, launches at 7 p.m., Wednesday, September 8.

“The Lakeside Experience is one of many valuable tools Willow offers throughout the week, to help those who are hungry to grow in their relationship with God,” says Leanne Mellado, who oversees Wednesday classes. “Willow’s selection of classes, workshops, and support groups provide something for everyone.”

Three of Willow’s most sought-after teachers fill the Lakeside Experience calendar this fall:

  • Dr. Scot McKnight: Great Ideas (Until You Have to Live Them) We all believe in great ideas, but do we really back them up with our actions? Dr. McKnight explores the great ideas of wisdom, forgiveness, and love, and challenges listeners with what the Bible has to say about living them out in our lives. (September 8, 15, 22)
  • Dr. Gary M. Burge: The Gospel of John–Jesus’ Final Days Dr. Burge journeys through John’s Gospel, concentrating on key events in Jesus’ life: the raising of Lazarus, Mary’s anointing in Bethany, and Jesus’ triumphant arrival in Jerusalem. Explore these landmark events with an eye on their cultural, historical, and literary themes–and what they mean for us today. (October 6, 13, 20)
  • Dr. Nancy Grisham: Wave-Walking Faith Sometimes we’re called out of the boat, and other times life just tosses us overboard!  Dr. Grisham helps listeners learn how to anchor their confidence in Jesus and develop the kind of trust in God that enables them to rise above rough waters. (November 3, 10, 17)

Join Willow Creek’s worship teams on the last Wednesday of each month for a night of all-out worship in the Lakeside Auditorium. (7-8 p.m., September 29, October 27, November 24)

NEW! Wednesday Night South Barrington Schedule

5-7 p.m.  Harvest Food Court offers Wednesday dinner

7-7:30 p.m. Lakeside Worship (Lakeside Auditorium)

7:35-8:15 p.m.   Lakeside Experience* (Lakeside Auditorium)

7:45-9 p.m. Wednesday Classes (Check lobby monitors for class locations)

7-8 p.m. The Axis Gathering (Beginning October 6 in the Activity Center. For 18 to 20-somethings)

7-8 p.m. *All-Worship Wednesdays (Lakeside Auditorium, last Wednesday of each month)