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Student Impact Worship Leader
Willow Creek Community Church

Chicago, Illinois
Church Description *
Willow Creek Community Church has consistently been one of the most influential churches in America. Founding and Senior Pastor Bill Hybels leads the church and staff with a clear vision focused on reaching un-churched people worldwide.

Willow Creek began in a movie theater more than 40 years ago with a goal of doing church differently—reaching those who were burnt out on religion. Today, Willow Creek continues to pioneer innovative ways for people to experience the love of God.

In addition to the church, the Willow Creek Association was founded to serve, influence, inspire, and develop leaders around the world through the Global Leadership Summit (GLS). The GLS is one of the widest-reaching leadership events, with over 1,300 satellite broadcasts reaching over 130 countries and more than 300,000 people.

25,000 people gather at one of eight Chicagoland locations each weekend, and more than 20,000 people stream services online through Willow Creek TV.

Willow Creek remains, above all else, a local church of Christ followers committed to loving everyone, always, reaching people far from God, and helping them become fully-devoted followers of Christ.

(Please visit: http://www.willowcreek.org/en/about/beliefs-and-values for additional informational on their mission,
core values, and beliefs.)

Position Description *
Student Impact gathers at 11:15 a.m. on Sundays for worship and teaching, then has small groups in homes immediately following the service. Services are about 70 minutes long and include worship songs, creative elements, and a message. Impact aims to inspire and engage students in a worship experience that is second to none, and is welcoming for someone who is brand new to church and Christianity.

Student Impact’s worship is reminiscent of Hillsong Young & Free, Bethel, Elevation, and Passion. They aim for their song lyrics to be true to their message, their song choices to be singable, and their style to be relevant and accessible.Their band setup is mostly standard, including guitars, keys, bass, and drums with two to three vocals.

A leader who can lead instrumentally as well as vocally will be a valued addition. The band plays to click track, regularly uses pro tools loops, stems, and has high production values. Willow’s state of the art equipment impacts the senses and ensures that unchurched guests don’t experience a drop in quality from what they would expect at an entertainment venue in the area.

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