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Seminary for Everybody

Learn about two opportunities for everyday ministers and missionaries to be healed, formed, and equipped for a lifetime of service. Read More 

Justice Journey 2021

During their nine months at Woodland’s School of Missional Apprenticeship (SOMA), students take a “Justice Journey” to visit Civil Rights museums and memorials throughout the South. The 3,000 mile trip covers eight states in eight days!   Read More 

Learning to Love during Lent

Lent is a time when we walk alongside Jesus, in simplicity, prayer and surrender. It helps prepare our hearts to reflect on the cross and to celebrate the resurrection. We encourage you to go through this Lent Devotional between now and Easter! Read More 


Books – Trauma and Healing

Healing Racial Trauma: The Road to Resilience Sheila Wise Rowe and Soong-Chan Rah (IVP, 2020) The Inner Work of Racial Justice Rhonda V. Magee and Jon Kabat-Zinn (TarcherPerigee, 2019) The Little Book of Racial Healing Thomas Norman DeWolf and Jodie Geddes (Good Books, 2019) My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies Resmaa Menakem … Read More 


Celebrating MLK

Every year we look forward to the opportunity to celebrate the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. It’s our goal to approach MLK Sunday thoughtfully with hopeful and open hearts. Read More 


At Woodland we are learning to love together and we’re passionate about racial healing and justice. So, we’re kicking off our first ever Learn-a-thon: “Race and Peace 2021.” We’ll provide resource ideas, and for every hour of learning that each of us completes, a generous donor will make a contribution to the One Fund, which supports local African American churches and ministries. Read More 

Celebrating MLK Sunday

By Paige K Slighter Every January, Woodland welcomes the opportunity to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We embrace his courage to stand peacefully for justice, his humility to walk in love, and his strong faith rooted in Christ. As a church, we seek the same kind of racial reconciliation and healing that he pursued … Read More 

SOMA Goes International

SOMA (Woodland’s School of Missional Apprenticeship) is in its third year, and we’re pretty excited about a couple of unique elements! SOMA is now officially international, with three students enrolled from Haiti! Also, this is the first year where all of the live-in students are housed right next door to Beacon of Hope Church, where classes are held. Every SOMA community is unique because each student has a story to tell. Read More 

Racism and Reconciliation: Learning Resources

The history of racial injustice can be overwhelming, but we want to be a part a future that better reflects the Kingdom of God. Change takes time, and there is much to learn and discuss – especially for those of us who are white. We’re abundantly thankful for the diversity of people who call Woodland Hills their church home. But as a predominantly white church, we want to provide resources for our people to wrestle with these issues. Read More 



1619 Code Switch Floodlines Intersectionality Matters! Race and Redemption Seeing White Shalom Y’All Throughline To understand the history of systemic racism in America, we recommend “American Police”, “Mass Incarceration” and “Milliken v. Bradley.” Uncivil Wade In The Water We Shouldn’t Even Know Each Other Back to main page

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"Thank you all the way from Oregon. I deeply appreciate being shepherded by Pastor Greg and everyone else on the panels. You are a rare find in the church nowadays. Tackling tough questions with humility and a kingdom perspective. It has been life changing for me in such tumultuous times."

– Heather, from Oregon