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Music Fest 2023 Photos

Music Fest 2023 was a blast! We enjoyed a solo acoustic set from Zuriel Adam, a duo jazzy set from J Squared and ended with some rockin’ hits from Not Dead Yet! We enjoyed grilled food and Nelson’s Ice Cream, bubbles and sidewalk chalk, bean bag toss and sunshine — not to mention lots of dancing! 🎶 Read More 

New Neighbors Update #3

We reached our goal of $45,000! Actually, we went above and beyond that! Thank you Woodland family for helping us welcome our new neighbors by contributing to our Christmas fundraiser. Read More 

Podrishioner Profile: Rob Halligan

Rob is a podrishioner from the UK. He got connected to Woodland a few years ago when a friend suggested listening to our messages online. More recently, he was particularly touched by Greg’s lament at the beginning of our friendship sermon series, remembering the twentieth anniversary of 9/11. Greg reminded us that marking the tragedy of that day includes remembering and mourning the young men who committed the atrocities and grieving the fact that they were deceived into believing in the lie of such terrible violence. But Rob’s connection to the anniversary was very personal: his dad was one of the 67 British people killed in the events of that day. Read More 

Podrishioner Profile: John Mike Guzman Jr.

“I think it’s so important to approach each other with love as Christ has love for each of us.”

John has spent most of his life seeking to understand others, and has been fortunate enough to travel around the world meeting people from all different backgrounds. He echoes Woodland’s thoughts that tribalism is a problem in our culture, as much of the world is becoming polarized and divided into like-minded segments of people. As Greg puts it, “We’re losing the capacity to talk with one another. The division is incredible.” Read More 

God Our Refuge

We are excited to host a traveling student art exhibit entitled, ​​God Our Refuge, A Safe Place in Time of Trouble. It’s on display in the Gathering Area and it consists of fourteen works of art created by high school students from across the Twin Cities. Along with the art, the students have included written statements about how they have found strength in their faith during the troubling times of the pandemic. Read More 

Podrishioner Profile: Sharon Esser Griffin

In 2007, Sharon experienced the tragic loss of her husband, Jim, to cancer. She said, “At the time, I was surrounded by Christians who were convinced of the Lord’s promises of healing, contingent on our degree of faith, the fervor of our prayers, the number of people praying, anointing with oil and the laying on of hands. There was an unstated but understood formula that we were to follow and if we did it right, God was obligated to act.” Sharon, Jim and all their friends poured every ounce of their energy into believing in miraculous healing.  Read More 

Who Can Baptize?

Do you remember the story of Philip baptizing the Ethiopian man in Acts 8:36-40? After hearing the good news about Jesus, the man asked, “What can stand in the way of my being baptized?” Philip answered, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.” The Ethiopian replied, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.” So they went down to the water and Philip baptized him. Read More 

Jesus Collective

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 

Local Listener Profile: Melissa Johnson

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 

Podrishioner Profile: Mike & Deb Lundeen

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 

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"My counselor emailed me the True You sermon from your Overwhelmed series to help me believe who God says I am, which was a game changer for sure."

– MK, from Arizona