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Being Church 2: Exploring Sojourners*

Start Date: Mar 13, 2019

*Participants must have completed “Being Church 1” before taking this class. Registration will be available during Part 1 of this class.

This is an 8-week continuation of “Being Church 1”, in which participants will explore WHC’s network of missional house church communities called Sojourners Community. The class will cover the vision and shared practices of Sojourners, which are essential aspects of “being church” together: being a covenant family, engaging in mutual ministry, cultivating the gifts of the Holy Spirit, practicing spiritual disciplines, and being missional witnesses. Class participants are also encouraged to consider visiting Sojourners house church gatherings as they go through the class.


Class Format: Video teaching by Kevin Callaghan
Duration: 8 weeks
Outside Work: Some brief readings and reflection activities
Instructor(s): Rick and Sue Yonker

Rick Yonker – Rick works for district 192, Farmington Schools, as the district science and technology instructional specialist.  He leads and facilitates the planning, implementation, and support of science and technology for learning and instruction, supporting staff and students by co-planning, modeling and integrating science & technology in classrooms. Rick has been on staff at Woodland for over 15 years on a part-time basis.

Sue Yonker – After spending 14 years as a stay-at-home mom, church volunteer, and pastor’s wife, Sue started working in the nonprofit communications field. She currently serves as the voice of Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities. She and her husband of 31 years, Rick have attended Woodland Hills Church since 2006. They have three adult daughters, two living out of state and a third started college this fall. They live in White Bear Lake.

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