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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 


…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 


He Says We Can Move Mountains

“Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” – Matthew 17:20 (NIV) When you’re in the thick of a problem, these encouraging words from Jesus can seem about as far from possible as … Read More 


Non-Perishable

Death. Not something most of us love talking about, but we have big questions. What happens to us after we die? How can we grapple with the inevitability of our own death? We’ll be judged after we die – what does that look like? How should that impact how we live here and now? So many questions! It’s overwhelming… and … Read More 


Ready. Set….

If you attend on the weekends, you have probably noticed that the set behind the stage changes every few months. Trying to create a large (seriously, that stage is huge, y’all!) and budget-friendly set that doesn’t break our backs in the making of it is not always easy, but we have a solid team of staff and volunteers that works … Read More 


April Preview Pack

Here’s a look ahead to what we’ll be learning in Heroes Gate this April: April 1: Toddlers-4th Grade will celebrate Easter and the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection (Matthew 26:14-28:10; Mark 14:12-16:8; Luke 22:1-24:12; John 13:1-20:18).  Club 56 kids will talk about how we can help our friends and those we meet encounter Jesus. April 8: Toddlers-Preschool will hear … Read More 


Cambodia Missions Trip Recap

Medical mission teams from our church have been doing incredible Kingdom work in Cambodia for about 17 years now. For two weeks a year, they set-up and serve in pop-up clinics in rural parts of the country, often seeing people who don’t have easy access to health care non-stop from 8:30am to 5:00pm. To give you some perspective, this year, … Read More 


Good Friday and Easter Ideas for Families

By Teresa Sayles, Children’s Creative Arts Director Next week, we will remember the saddest day history has known and the greatest, most joyous day since the dawn of creation.  We remember how Christ’s love for humanity took Him to the Cross, where He laid down His life to redeem each of us.  We celebrate that death itself could not hold … Read More 


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