June 9-10 2017 Chicago


“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘Love thy neighbor as yourself.
‘ There is no commandment greater than these.”
— Mark 12:30-31 (NIV)

We live in complex and challenging times. Globally the threats of terrorism, violence, and environmental challenges continue to shadow our world. Locally, cultural divisions are being exploited for political advantage, whilst poverty and systemic injustice continue to lead to widening equity gaps within our society.
But Jesus’ message – Love thy neighbor, is still our greatest call to Worship and Justice.

When we thoughtfully examine the statement “love thy neighbor,” we are compelled to ask who is my neighbor? This question is often met with hostility and justifications, but if we are to truly follow the example of Jesus, we must confront the uncomfortable reality of loving all God’s Children – all made in the image of God.

The thread of each conversation at the JUSTICE CONFERENCE is within the context of a theology of justice that calls followers of Christ into a more intentional lifestyle of ‘living justly’ as we seek to live out our faith and be disciples of Jesus.

Will you join us?



Friday June 09

7:30am Registration Opens

9:00am Session One
11:00am Break Outs
12:30pm Lunch
3:00pm Session Two
5:00pm Dinner
7:00pm Evening Session (Night of Worship & Justice)
9:30pm Close

Saturday June 10

9:00am Session Three

11:30pm Lunch
1:00pm Session Four
3:00pm Close
*Times subject to change

“Stay tuned for information on additional events taking place downtown on Thursday June 08!”

Since the Justice Conference was birthed in 2010, we have had the opportunity to gather with thousands of individuals around the world who share a concern for the vulnerable and oppressed. We have learned from each other, made changes in our communities, and most importantly—become better reconcilers, restorers, and redeemers in Christ. We are determined to keep chasing justice, together. Will you join us?


The 2017 JUSTICE Conference will be held in the Chicago suburb of South Barrington at the main campus of Willow Creek Community Church. Taking place over 2 full days in June, the 2017 JUSTICE Conference will consist of both plenary sessions and break out tracks, creating space for asking questions and exploring issues deeper. Being located on the Willow Creek campus will allow JUSTICE Conference attendees intentional space for reflection and connection, and greater participation in what we will believe will be very timely and important conversations around how to Love Our Neighbor.

Driving Instructions

Willow Creek Community Church is located a 45 minute drive from downtown Chicago – public transport is not readily available so we recommend staying in the vicinity of South Barrington in one of the hotels we have group rates for. (See registration page for details). There is ample parking onsite at the venue, ride-sharing services are also available in Chicago.



Willow Creek Community Church
67 Algonquin Rd, South Barrington, Chicago, IL 60010

Regular Price

(General Registration / Groups of 5+)
$129/$119 through 4/7/17
$199/$189 through 5/5/17
$229/$189 through conference

Friday Night Worship & Justice Live Concert Only

Email Us.  If you have questions or require large groups (10+) special pricing



We do not offer cash, check or credit card refunds at any time. If you wish to cancel your registration 15 days or more before the event you will receive credit towards the 2018 Conference, less a $50 cancellation fee for each registration cancelled. You may transfer your registration to a substitute attendee, at no cost, by contacting [email protected] 15 days or more before the event. To transfer registration less than 15 days before the event, provide your transferee copies of your registration confirmation and a photo ID as proof of transfer to submit at the door. Once a group registration transaction has been made, we are unable to add any additional registrations to said group. 



Americinn Hotel & Suites Schaumburg – 13 East Higgins Rd, Schaumburg. From $115 per night plus taxes Available till 7th June – Call by/before 11:59pm CST on 6/7/17 to make your room reservation and receive the special rate.

Renaissance Schaumberg Convention Centre Hotel- 1151 Thoreau Drive, Schaumberg. Book online 

SpringHill Suites Chicago Schaumburg/Woodfield Mall – 1550 McConnor Parkway Schaumburg. Book online

Residence Inn Chicago Schaumburg/Woodfield Mall – 1610 McConnor Parkway Schaumburg. Book online

PARKING: There is ample parking on site at the venue.

TRANSPORT: Willow Creek Community Church is a 45 minute drive from downtown Chicago – public transport is not readily available so we recommend staying in the vicinity of South Barrington. The closest airport is Chicago O’Hare.