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Family Worship

Parents and Families: Join us Sunday, December 17th for Family Worship during either service!  It’ll be a fun time of singing and worship, and you’ll still be able to make it back to the main service in time to hear the sermon.  We hope to see you there!

Help with a Warm Welcome

Visitors from our neighborhood come through our doors almost every day, either for a Woodland Hills event or to see one of our on-site partner organizations. We want to be as hospitable as we can to our guests – communicating through our facility that everyone has dignity. Read More 

Advent Week 1 Devotional

This Sunday marks the beginning of the traditional Advent season preceding Christmas.  It’s a time of year when Christians across the world of various denominations and backgrounds take time to prepare their hearts for the message of Christ’s birth.  Amidst the flurry of Christmas shopping, parties and outings, and cookie baking and eating, we encourage you and your family to … Read More 

The Gift of Thanks

by Teresa Sayles   Throughout Scripture, we are reminded to give thanks. Why is that? And how do you help children understand the importance of living in gratitude? The benefits of giving thanks are countless, and research shows those who choose to live with an attitude of gratitude tend to be far happier, have better relationships, and even live healthier … Read More 

20/20 Hindsight

We asked Michelle Abbott to share with us some of the insights she has discovered as a parent over the years.  She’s the mother of two young adult daughters and is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  We loved her perspective and hope you find it helpful, as well! By Michelle Abbott When I was a young parent, I loved Jesus, … Read More 

Operation Joy 2017

Operation Joy is an opportunity to provide Christmas gifts to families who are struggling this year from within the Woodland Hills Church community and The Lift.  This partnership works with various departments of the church, including Heroes Gate, Echo, Resonate, and Care as well as The Lift in east St. Paul and Close to My Heart Preschool.  Each recipient is … Read More 


Temptation: the moment before we choose to give in… or not. It happens right before we sin, it’s an inevitable part of being human (even Jesus experienced it) and it’s a weapon of the Enemy’s arsenal in spiritual warfare. Jesus overcame temptation and never sinned. Which means, through Jesus, we have the power to resist it too. If we are … Read More 

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"We have been podrishioners for several months. Our daughter, son-in-law and grandkids moved back to California after living in MN for 10 years. They attended Woodland Hills for about a year before they moved. Now we all go to the beach together on Thursdays, come home and have dinner together, then we watch last Sunday’s sermon together. It is a special day for our family."

– Dale and Patricia, from California