Welcome

Welcome to Willow Church

A message from our Pastor

God is into transformation! He wants everyone to experience and be changed by His love and beauty. This happens as people build their lives upon Jesus and thus invite His Kingdom into every area of life. Willow’s goal is to see transformation happen in the community, congregation and family.

Acts 19 is the basis for community transformation. It is a picture of what occurs when the Kingdom of God moves into a region and touches every sector of society. Acts 2:42-47 is the ideal for congregational transformation. It describes the life of a church built upon Christ. Matthew 5 – 7 defines the lifestyle of those who are experiencing personal transformation. We are contending for these three realities.

Alongside this, Willow is a Kingdom minded, Spirit-filled, Word based congregation. Being Kingdom minded means that we value every part of the body of Christ from Roman Catholics to the Non-denominationalist. Everyone is needed to establish God’s Kingdom in a region. Being Spirit filled means we both recognize the need for the daily empowering of the Holy Spirit and encourage the practice of all spiritual gifts. Being Word based means that the Scriptures are our guide and standard for beliefs and practices.

On a personal note, Willow strives to be a place where the hurting and broken can receive healing and restoration. The congregation is accepting of those who struggle with sin issues. The membership of Willow realizes that people aren’t perfect and there is always hope, even for those who are furthest from God. Our desire is to, “preach good news to the poor . . . proclaim freedom for the prisoners, and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” (Luke 4:18-19)

May God bless you as you seek to serve Him!

-Pastor Scott McKay

Willow Involvement Steps

How to get connected in the church

It’s often overwhelming when you begin attending a church to know how to get connected. We developed these steps to better facilitate that process.

We aren’t suggesting you must do all the “First Steps” before you do the “Second Steps” or the “Second” before the “Third.” Rather, these steps are a pathway to involvement, which can be walked at your own pace and in your own order.


Willow Involvement Steps

How to get connected in the church

It’s often overwhelming when you begin attending a church to know how to get connected. We developed these steps to better facilitate that process.

We aren’t suggesting you must do all the “First Steps” before you do the “Second Steps” or the “Second” before the “Third.” Rather, these steps are a pathway to involvement, which can be walked at your own pace and in your own order.

First Steps

  • Attend a Worship Service
  • Attend one rotation of Foundations For Christian Living on Wednesday nights. FCL is our school year adult discipleship ministry. We offer Alpha, Emotionally Healthy Spirituality, Breakthrough and Healing 101. Watch the bulletin or website for the next rotation.
  • Attend the Newcomer’s Class. This class describes the vision, values and beliefs of the church. It is a prerequisite to membership and is offered once a month.
  • Subscribe to the “Church Update.” It is an email based church newsletter that normally addresses special needs and opportunities for service.
  • Find a place to volunteer in the church.

Second Steps

  • Continue attending a Worship Service
  • Reach out to your friends and invite them to attend with you.
  • Commit to an ABF and/or small group.
  • Become a member of the church.
  • Find a place of ongoing service in or outside the church – Preschool, Childrens, Youth, Adult, Prayer, Worship or Service ministries. The Ministry Booklet has a listing of current ministries.
  • Begin to regularly tithe.
  • Regularly participate in spiritual retreats or conferences to deepen your walk in Christ: Emmaus Walk, Men’s Retreat, Women’s Retreat, church-wide conferences.

Third Steps

  • Lead or start a ministry in or outside the church. Talk with a Leadership Team representative about your ideas.
  • Participate in a mission trip.
  • Work with the Leadership Team in finding places in the community, state or world where the church might partner and develop a strategy to transform it.
  • Special needs. These are typically one time events that happen throughout the year. Watch the bulletin.

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