Our Echo ministry for 7th-12th graders recently hosted an epic summer retreat at Woodland Hills. And by epic, we mean human foosball, friendship bracelets and pieing a staff member in the face! Typically the students go to Camp JIM for the retreat, but since that wasn’t possible this year, they jokingly referred to the church building as Camp GREG. Over two days, our energetic teenagers got their goofy on, learned more about God and deepened their relationships with each other. Read More
We are hosting an all-church baptism on Sunday, July 25. In preparation for this momentous occasion, we’re asking those interested to attend a series of three baptism classes online on July 7, 14 and 21 from 7:00-8:15pm. If you don’t live in the Twin Cities, you can participate too! Find a trusted mentor or fellow believer in your circle to attend the online classes with you and they can do the honors of baptizing you. Read More
Did you know that Woodland is part of a relational network of churches and ministries around the world that focuses on putting Jesus at the center? It’s called the Jesus Collective, and our goal is to go well beyond simply “believing the right things.” As Greg puts it, “We’re part of a movement that serves a Jesus looking God while raising up a Jesus looking people in a Jesus kind of way.” Read More
Melissa is also opening the door for impactful conversations with other like-minded beauty ambassadors on a podcast she started. She’s chatting with people from all backgrounds with a passion for change. Melissa’s ideas aren’t just for women; men play a huge role in cultivating and reflecting God’s eternal beauty. Melissa recently had a conversation with Jonathan Self, an English-based photographer who loves capturing people’s hearts and their God-given essence. His unique approach to photography results in amazing transformation and empowerment. Many clients come to him feeling ugly and insecure in their own skin, so he strives to reveal how God feels about them. Read More
At Woodland, we believe that part of being the church is addressing mental health. Mental health is a complex issue, with overlapping factors of biology, relationships, spirituality and more. Each component is important, and we see lay counseling as one part we can play in contributing to health and healing. Read More
Mike and Deb have a small ministry in Woodland Park, Colorado where they encourage individuals and couples to practice solitude retreats. Their personal search for ‘retreat’ has been a long and oftentimes frustrating journey. This has played a huge part in where they are now, wanting to help others with similar desires. Read More
Give or take, 14 months is: 60 weeks or 425 days or 10,220 hours.
In 14 months, your heart beats nearly 50 million times. In 14 months, you ate roughly 1,275 meals.
In 14 months one baby giraffe finally makes it out into the world.
In other words, 14 months is a looooong time. And we missed you! Read More
As we head into new seasons, we recognize how important it is to stay connect and grow alongside others. Although COVID is still relevant in our lives, we’ll still be active as a church, even if virtually. We hope you take advantage of our mix of online or in-person ministries that aim to help us all learn and grow together! Read More
Humans are created with needs for belonging, acceptance and intimacy. And not only that, we need spiritual friends to help us in our commitment to follow Jesus. But how can we form spiritual friendships? What do spiritual friends do? What practices help us shape spiritual friendships? Read More
Drive by Woodland and you’ll notice five houses circled together in the parking lot. You’ll also notice that these houses are a little different: they’re tiny and … they’re on wheels! Read More