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Never Wasted

“I set him back down in his crib knowing that he’ll never know he spent this night with me. It was like a death.” Leah Berg, and her husband, Paul, had already invested so much of their hearts into the baby boy that was supposed to be theirs. Read More 


Welcome Osheta!

We’re thrilled to announce that Osheta Moore is joining our staff as our new Outreach and Teaching Pastor! The Executive Team, pastors and boards have been in conversations with her over the last few months, ever since she spoke at our women’s event in February. She and her husband T.C. have been podrishioners for over a decade, and they’ve definitely … Read More 


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 


Little Help

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 


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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