Who We Are
A Little Bit of History…
Founded in 1992, Willow Creek Association (WCA) is a not-for-profit Christian organization that exists to maximize the transformative power of the local church. Our vision is to see every local church reach its full redemptive potential — becoming an unbridled conduit for the transforming power of Jesus Christ. In short, we provide vision, inspiration, connection, tools, training, resources, and venues for church leaders like you to learn from and support one another.
Serving Leaders Worldwide…
For nearly 20 years, the WCA has developed a respected history of excellence and innovation in serving local churches and their leaders. We’re privileged to serve alongside 7,000 Member Churches representing more than 90 denominations and training leaders in 85 countries. Over the course of a year 15,000 churches engage with our vision, training, and resources.
Bill Hybels, Chairman of the Board @BillHybels
“When God transforms the life of just one leader, that leader can transform a church. When one church is transformed, you can transform a community. And… eventually the entire world is affected with the positive, life-changing power of Jesus Christ and the restoring work of His people.” – Bill Hybels
Jim Mellado, WCA President @JimMellado
“I am passionate about what can happen when God captures the heart of a faith community and it becomes a life-transforming agent to its community and the world as He intended.” – Jim Mellado
Connection with an under-resourced community can change your congregation’s perspective on faith and the challenges of the worldwide Church. These relationships provide a spiritual and emotional connection for your congregation and will open doors to great serving opportunities.
Effective discipleship is hard work.
You and your ministry team may spend countless hours creating opportunities, but are people growing? How can you be sure what you are doing is truly relevant to the spiritual growth of those in your church?
The REVEAL Spiritual Life Survey uncovers the hearts of your people so God can show you new ways to help them grow. REVEAL invites your congregation to honestly answer the question, “Where are you in a relationship to God”?
Over 1,500 pastors have asked this question of more than 450,000 church members have answered.
Churches of every size and shape are beginning to see their people move toward deep love of God and genuine love for others.
Learn new ways for your people to love Him and others more…
… those who are stuck will begin moving again…
… those who are dissatisfied with find hope for their journey of faith…
…those who are growing will build spiritual momentum…
Personalized Practical Resources
- Custom report generated by your congregation’s responses, detailed explanations and charts
- RevealWorks, a digital tool kit to help interpret your results – includes next steps with devotionals, self-guided planning sessions for your team, and processing tools
- Facilitator guides to make planning sessions more productive
The REVEALWORKS planning process is a self-facilitated, four-step process that guides a ministry team through understanding, prioritizing and acting in response to the REVEAL Spiritual Life Survey. Each step of the process is guided by a complete kit that provides your team with everything needed to lead an effective planning workshop.