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Children (Heroes Gate)

Heroes Gate is our children’s ministry where our young heroes begin learning to love like Jesus and make a difference in their world.

Below is a list of resources on our web site related this ministry. Feel free to use the filter checkboxes to narrow your search and easily find what you are looking for.


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Operation Joy 2018

Operation Joy is an opportunity to provide Christmas gifts to families who are struggling this year from within the Woodland Hills Church community. This is a great opportunity for all of us to share God’s love in a practical way.   Everyone can participate in the process of choosing an ornament, purchasing a gift, putting it in the gift bag, and dropping it off, so the whole family is doing ministry together! Read More 


Fall Clean-Up

We are looking for people to help with a Fall Clean-up event for seniors on the East Side. Read More 


Wednesday Together

Wednesday Together

An evening for all generations to take a break from the busyness of life and recharge. Join us as we fellowship and grow in our faith together. Read More 


Trout Lake Day Camp Re-Cap

This week, June 18-22, 12 Trout Lake Day Camp Counselors and around 100 Woodland Hills K-5th graders took over the church for a jam-packed week of fun skits, Biblical truth, high energy worship and incredible camp activities. Check out some of what they did below!


Little Help

A Little Help

Be a part of the Heroes Gate family this summer and volunteer with us! Sign up for a couple weekends and/or be on call. We know that summer weekends are precious to all of us here in Minnesota, and realize it can be hard to commit to volunteering a couple months in advance. So, all we’re asking for is contact information … Read More 


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Teresa’s Goodbye

By Teresa Sayles, Children’s Creative Arts Director When I first came to Woodland Hills Church, I was a year out of college and had recently moved to the Cities from rural Minnesota.  To say things had changed in my life is a vast understatement.  And yet, 12 years later, I can hardly remember what life was like before I came … Read More 


Are You My Mother?

By Paula Bowlby, Associate Early Childhood Pastor Are You My Mother? The Dr. Seuss book has been a family favorite. The baby bird’s momma is out searching for food and baby hatches before she is back. Baby bird sets out to find its mother. The baby encounters all sorts of animals before it finally finds it way back to its mother. … Read More 


Heroes Gate Transitions

Change is inevitable, or so they say.  For Heroes Gate, this is definitely true.  We work with kids, and they keep growing.  Each Sunday, they are a little bit older, taller, and grasping deeper concepts. In Heroes Gate, change is coming, as well. We wanted to give you a heads up on all that is occurring in case your child may need … Read More 


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May Heroes Gate Preview Pack

Here’s a look ahead to what we’ll be learning in Heroes Gate this May: May 6: Toddlers-4th Grade will hear how the Jesus-hating Saul became one of the greatest followers of Jesus the world has known and came to be known as the Apostle Paul (Act 9:1-19).  Club 56 kids will talk continue their series on finding our identity in … Read More 


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"It's been so supportive to have a journey group leader since 7th grade that I have made a lasting relationship with for 6 years. She has helped me grow in my faith and has been there to check in!"

– Laura, high school student