5 Words


Our lives are shaped by stories. Good stories can elicit a massive emotional range. They can leave you enraged or in tears, astounding or giddy with excitement. That is the power of a good story. At Willowlake we are rooted in the grand story of God and how it interacts with our stories. It is a story we are called to tell, live and embody.


Everyone has an ethical standard they live by whether we want to acknowledge it or not. At Willowlake, our desire to be an Ethical community is shaped by the teachings of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 5-7


We all need a place to belong, a place where we can truly be ourselves. At Willowlake, we recognize that we are all coming from different places with our unique gifts and quirks but through Christ, we are a family. At Willowlake community means an imperfect people comprised of a group of misfits that are somehow a family. United but not all the same, at peace but unafraid to wrestle with the hard conversations.


Transformation is a process by which something undergoes a change. In the Christian context, it is the process by which we are changed to become more and more like Jesus in our lives. At Willowlake, our desire is to be a place that experiences and witness stories of transformation in our church, our city, and our world.


Wonder is that feeling of amazement when we experience something beautiful or unexpected. At Willowlake, we long to be a place that is shaped by the wonder and amazement of the triune God who loves us so much we were invited to be in a relationship with God. In this way, our singing, our reading, our speaking and our interactions with God and one another are shaped by transcendence.