When are services?
Our main service takes place on Saturday evenings at 5pm and Sunday at 9am and 11am. (Our Children’s ministry only happens on Sundays.) We also have a smaller, support group service on Thursday at 6pm called the Refuge. Our youth ministry, Echo, holds their services on Wednesday at 6:30pm.
What is there for my kids?
Heroes Gate is our church’s version of “Sunday school.” It is a fun, age-appropriate, Bible-based, faith- and relationship-building time for kids ages 16 months to 6th grade during our 9am and 11am Sunday services. We call it Heroes Gate because we believe that every child has the potential to become a hero that makes a real difference in the world by loving like Jesus.
Every Sunday, leaders teach our young heroes to see themselves within God’s Story through group worship, dramatic storytelling, and engaging group activities and reflection. Older children receive a weekly challenge to help them grown in their faith outside of Sunday.
Our nursery is open during our 9am and 11am Sunday services and welcomes infants up to 16 months. Infants are placed in the nursery according to their developmental stage: newborns, crawlers, and walkers. A room is also provided for nursing mothers every Sunday morning. A closed-circuit television allows you to stay connected with what’s going on in the worship service.
Checking In and Out on Sunday Mornings
The Heroes Gate registration desk is located at the front entrance to the worship center. You can check your child(ren) in starting fifteen minutes before each service (8:45am and 10:45am). Our team will ask you to complete an information card and give you a Family Tag. At any time during the service, you can check on your little ones with your Family Tag. Also, once the service is over, you, or another guardian, can pick up your child(ren) in their classroom by showing your Family Tag.
How do I join the church?
At Woodland we call our members Covenant Partners. We take this relationship seriously, so we offer two classes that offer preparation and background for those interested in becoming Covenant Partners. The first, Discover Woodland Hills, is an optional class that gives an informal overview of our history and ministries. It’s a great place to start to find out more about who we are! Find out when the next one will take place here.
The second, Discover Kingdom, is a required, 13-week class that helps participants understand and cultivate a biblical worldview. Discover Kingdom is held as part of Cultivate, our adult education classes. Once you complete Discover Kingdom, you have the option to become a Covenant Partner at our annual Covenant Partner Gathering.
For more information about Covenant Partnership, click here.
How can I meet people at Woodland?
Navigate to the “Get Involved” section of the site to find out about how you can get plugged in. Also, feel free to contact us if you have specific questions.
How do I get involved in what Woodland Hills is doing?
The easiest way to get involved here is to volunteer for one of our ministries. We have a handy search tool that will help you find opportunities that will fit your passion, giftedness and availability. Click here to get started!
What denomination is Woodland?
We were established in 1992 in cooperation with Converge Worldwide, and continue to be loosely associated with that denomination. However, in recent years we’ve established more and more connections with Anabaptist groups as well.
It’s difficult to sum up a church’s culture, but in short we are a passionately evangelical, radically Anabaptist church, with a solidly orthodox view of the major tenants of the Christian faith.
If you want a more in-depth sense of our theology, check out our Beliefs page, or listen to some sermons. For those interested in our denominational affiliations, we recommend you start with our Tapestry and Kindred sermon series.