By Jared Warner Willow Creek Friends Church December 03, 2023 Click Here to Join our Meeting for Worship Click to read in Swahili Bofya kusoma kwa Kiswahili Isaiah 64:1–9 (ESV) 1 Oh that you would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains might quake at your presence— 2 as when fire kindles brushwood…
By Jared Warner Willow Creek Friends Church November 26, 2023 Click to join our Meeting for Worship Click to read in Swahili Bofya kusoma kwa Kiswahili Ezekiel 34:11–16 (ESV) 11 “For thus says the Lord God: Behold, I, I myself will search for my sheep and will seek them out. 12 As a shepherd seeks…
By Jared Warner Willow Creek Friends Church November 12, 2023 Click Here to Join our Meeting for Worship Click to read in Swahili Bofya kusoma kwa Kiswahili Joshua 24:1–3a, 14-25 (ESV) 1 Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to Shechem and summoned the elders, the heads, the judges, and the officers of Israel. And…
If you are new to Friends or Quakers you are probably thinking we are all about oats. Don’t worry that is what everyone thinks. You might also have been taught that Friends have become extinct, again I assure you we are alive and well. Traditionally Friends are known for their unique Meetings for Worship where those in attendance will meet in silence. They will remain silent unless they are moved to speak. Willow Creek is what some within the wider Quaker traditions would call a Programmed Meeting. Meaning that we have music, a minister will present a prepared message, and we also devote time for the traditional Quaker silent meeting within our Meetings for Worship. This time of silence among the Evangelical Friends is often described as communion in the manner of Friends.
Currently our most exciting aspect of ministry is with a Congolese community that has moved to Kansas City. We enjoy what they have contributed to our Meetings for Worship (Click Here to listen to them Sing!) and we hope to assist many with English skills as well as adjusting to our society.
I am glad that you have visited this site. If you have any questions please feel free to ask.
Jared Warner, Pastor
Willow Creek Friends Church (2010-present)
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Meet the Pastor:
Hi, I am Jared Warner,the pastor Friends at Willow Creek. I have served as a bi-vocational minister among the Friends community in the Kansas City area since 2010. I have been a pastor within Evangelical Friends Church Mid America Yearly Meeting for twenty years, and am a member of the Yearly Meeting Elders Board.
I am a husband, a father of two boys, and a grandfather (I’m the old…well older guy above). When I am not at work or at the church my family loves hockey. My youngest son is currently a hockey goalie for a team in the metro area, you might be able to find one of his games somewhere on YouTube.
Bi-vocational Ministry comes with the difficulties of finding time and finances to encourage people within their community, as well as finding a balance with family. In this current age of the church, most ministers are bi-vocational and most of these ministers feel overwhelmed because they struggle the balance of ministry, secular jobs, and family. I have been a bi-vocational pastor since I began ministry in 2003, and have found that most of the ministry work I do is outside the Meetinghouse. I understand that some people do not want to contribute to a a religious organization they are not connected to personally, but if you have enjoyed my sermons online and want to assist me in encouraging others you can donate directly to my ministry.
I hope you have a great day, and look forward to hearing from you.