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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 


Sabbath: Restoration, Delight, and Justice in Everyday Life

Instructor: Stina Busman
This course explores the rich theme of Sabbath in Scripture. We will begin in the Old Testament and move our way through Scripture to gain an understanding of how practices of Sabbath bring about flourishing for all of creation. We will discover that Sabbath is directly linked to restoration, delight, and justice in the biblical texts. Read More 


Walking in Truth

Instructor: Kevin Callaghan
We can know truth in our heads and still not know how to live-out or apply truth in our everyday lives. Truth in the Bible is not merely head-knowledge, but a Way of Life. This 6 week class will focus on several key truths of the Christian life and how to live them out in practical ways. 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 

Class – Discover the Kingdom

God loves you more than you can possibly imagine. We were made to love God and to follow his ways, but it isn’t always something that comes naturally to us. We must learn to love God to be able to grow into who he has made us to truly be. Read More 

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"I was inspired during my recent visit to your church, and wanted to thank you for the notable work you are accomplishing in the city. Thank you for being Holy Spirit first responders to the homeless and downtrodden. May God continue to show himself strong as you represent Christ daily."

– Kathy