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Nothing to Lose

The Bible tells us that we’ll be blessed if we’re generous and treat others with justice. During Nothing to Lose, we’ll look at the biblical theme of generosity and explore some of the common obstacles to living generously that are deeply rooted in our culture. Contentment, gratitude and trust in God are much more important to our Kingdom lives than … Read More 


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 


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 


Entertaining Angels

Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.  -Hebrews 13:2 ESV Labels. We just LOVE our labels. And we’re not talking about the label machine your mother-in-law was so excited to give you for Christmas so you could label your spice rack (still haven’t figured out how to use that one). We’re talking … 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 


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 


…by the renewing of your mind.

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Romans 12:2a “The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?” Jeremiah 17:9 “It’s a lot of hard work but it’s worth it,” Paul stresses to me as we sit down to a cup of hot tea … Read More 


We Love Our HG Volunteers!

Volunteers are the heart of Heroes Gate. To volunteer means to “freely offer to do something.” Our volunteers freely give of themselves week after week. In Heroes Gate, we would not be able to open the doors each week without people giving freely of themselves for the Kingdom of God. Our volunteers are various ages, do various roles and are … Read More 


Family Missions Experiences

Throughout the year, people from Woodland Hills head out on short-term mission trips.  But did you know that some of those people are families?  We asked three parents about their experiences of taking their kids on mission trips recently and wanted to share their answers with you.   What appealed to you about doing a mission trip with your child/children? … Read More 


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