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Spiritual Friendships

Start Date: Oct 18, 2021

As humans, we were created to be known by others. We all want to belong and it feels good to know that we have people who care about us. Many of us live much of our lives trying to fit in, attract acceptance, and experience intimacy. We need to get in the practice of paying attention to the craving we have for belonging, listen to it, and learn how to fulfill it. The bottom line is, we need friends! And not only that, we need spiritual friends to help us in our commitment to follow Jesus. But what do spiritual friends do? What practices shape a spiritual friendship? Join us for a 5 week pilot class where we will explore together what it means to be a part of a life-giving spiritual friendship.

Monday nights, 7-8:15pm CT

Class Format: Online via Zoom
Duration: 5 weeks
Instructor(s): Shawna Boren, Paul Eddy, Rob Kistler

Shawna is the Engagement Pastor here at Woodland Hills. She previously served in various pastoral staff roles for over 20 years in both Texas and Minnesota. Shawna is married to Scott, and is mom to Deklan, Gavin, Jensen, & Afton. She loves her role at Woodland, and is passionate about helping people find their place of belonging.

Since 1998, Paul has been a Teaching Pastor here at Woodland Hills, where he also serves on the Executive Pastoral team. Paul also teaches Bible and Theology at Bethel University. He lives in White Bear Township with his wife Kelly and their two sons.

Rob has attended Woodland since 2001 and been on staff since 2010. He and his wife live on the East Side of St. Paul where they share a passion for seeing people healed from a wounded heart. Rob definitely prefers pie and lattes to Pilates.

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"We just started attending last summer and we love it! This past weekend the music was so beautiful, I felt the Holy Spirit there and wept the entire time. And then the message on relationships spoke right to my own struggles. God is here."

– Nicole