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Tiny Home Makes Its First Public Appearance!

Last weekend, thousands of youth from around the country came to Minneapolis for the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod conference. 1,200 of them participated in an interactive experience on homelessness, including a visit to the tiny house prototype built by Woodland volunteers in collaboration with the nonprofit, Settled. Visitors were asked questions to provoke new ways of thinking about homelessness. Instead of … Read More 


Our Baptism Story: Michael and Monica

Michael and Monica were so grateful to share this special experience together. Since then they have been living out what Michael calls “Phase Two” of their faith. For them, baptism is not the end, but the beginning of a new deeper journey with God. Michael says, “It’s just a reminder we’re not done yet.” Read More 


Trout Lake Day Camp Photos

This past week our children’s ministry, Heroes Gate, hosted Trout Lake Day Camp in our building! Kids from kindergarten through 5th grade came to enjoy the camp experience with giant inflatables, water games, engaging learning, and more! Here are a few photos. Read More 


COFHED Construction Update

Nick and Madeleine Avignon are Haitian-born Americans who work in southern Haiti with COFHED, a nonprofit organization engaged in long-term community-based development work. In the village of Lougou, they are focused on community development projects including a microcredit program and a construction project for a kindergarten. In 2018, Woodland helped raise $17,464 toward one of their construction projects. These donations … Read More 


Tiny Homes Update

This last winter during our When We Show Up campaign, Woodland raised money to build a prototype of a tiny home for the long-term homeless. A movement to build tiny homes for those experiencing homeless is growing across the nation. Tiny home settlements are cost-effective, eco-friendly and ideal for providing both privacy and community. But this is a new approach … Read More 


Podrishioner Profile: Becky and Andy Baumgartner

The Baumgartners are so thankful that Jesus didn’t wait for them to get their act cleaned up in order to establish a relationship with them. He showed up in their mess, as he does with all of us. Becky says, “He is the air we breathe and our source of sanity.” They are continuing to lean on him for all things out in Washington, and we’re honored that they continue to tune into our sermons! Read More 


Love Lines

Woodland Hills has hosted Project Home for eleven years now, providing emergency overflow shelter space and volunteer support for families in need. Each year has been uniquely different and rewarding but God’s faithfulness has remained the same. This spring, we witnessed many answered prayers through our amazing volunteers and the precious families residing in these four walls. We are continually reminded that love has no boundaries and home is a place we share—heart to heart. Read More 


Long Story Short

Once upon a time…
It was a dark and stormy night…
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…
These words say: settle in, it’s time for a story! Well settle in, Woodland Hills, because our summer sermon series will explore the grand narrative of the Bible, from Genesis to Revelation. You may think you know what happens, but there’s so much more to this story than most of us realize!… Read More 


Podrishioner Profile: Katie and Jeff Luehm

Katie and Jeff are faithful podrishoners currently working as advocates for vulnerable children and orphans in El Salvador. They were immediately drawn to Woodland Hills after listening to Greg speak about Christianity and politics on the radio program, On Being, hosted by Krista Tippett. That was in 2017, and they have been hooked ever since! Read More 


SOMA Students Graduate

In September, 2018 we launched SOMA, our School of Missional Apprenticeship, and today we celebrate the graduation of our first SOMA class! This first group of students included ten people ranging in age from 20 to 46 and hailing from seven states. SOMA was hosted in the Jordan neighborhood of North Minneapolis by Beacon of Hope Church, an African American … Read More 


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"We have been podrishioners for several months. Our daughter, son-in-law and grandkids moved back to California after living in MN for 10 years. They attended Woodland Hills for about a year before they moved. Now we all go to the beach together on Thursdays, come home and have dinner together, then we watch last Sunday’s sermon together. It is a special day for our family."

– Dale and Patricia, from California