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Missional Discipleship Community

“My life changed when I experienced an intensive, communal school of ministry apprenticeship.”
– Paul Eddy, WH Teaching Pastor

Have you ever wondered why for so long in Christianity, church and missions have been seen as separate endeavors? It is our belief that the church is the mission and the mission is the church. Through SOMA, we want to begin to realize that dream.

In the New Testament, the church is called “the Body of Christ.” We’re meant to be the vehicle of Jesus’ ongoing mission – his means of speaking, acting, touching and reaching the world. It is through specific local communities that the mission of Jesus takes place. At Woodland, we don’t define the church as a religious organization, building, or program, but as:

  • house-church size covenant-family communities
  • in which members are engaged in mutual discipleship to become more like Jesus,
  • and in missional witness to be Jesus to the world.

These Missional Discipleship Communities (MDC’s) are a central part of the mission and vision of Woodland Hills.

The SOMA school itself is an intensive experience of Missional Discipleship Community for 9 months. And our hope is that after completing SOMA, students will prayerfully consider joining one of our existing MDC’s (covenant house church communities), or perhaps help us plant new MDC’s either locally or globally.

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