The Mission of Willow Creek Community Church is to turn irreligious people into fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ. The Vision of Willow Creek Community Church is to be a biblically functional community of believers so Christ’s redemptive purposes can be accomplished in the world.
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The legend of Santa Clause may be based on the wealthy Saint Nicholas, who gifted portions of his wealth to needy families in his kingdom, in celebration of Christmas. The folklore has evolved into fantasy, and many would say distraction. One of the knotty problems is that this legend suggests that we receive gifts based on merit …”if you are good you will get, if you are naughty you will not”. This is one of several knotty problems. And, I’m convinced that if Saint Nicholas were able to speak for himself, his plea would be rather simple, “Believe in Jesus, and become like Him in loving generosity.”