The purpose of Wooddale Church is to honor God by making more disciples for Jesus Christ.
Our 7th-9th grade ministry exists to REACH students and CONNECT them with other Christians, to help them GROW in their faith and to challenge them to DISCOVER their gifts and HONOR God with their lives.
Sunday mornings are fun, exciting, and engaging in the Junior High! The 7th-9th grade hour includes live music, teaching and activities designed to connect students with the Supernatural Creator of the Universe. Come join us in the gym on the lower level of the Wooddale Eden Prairie campus and discover the Supernatural power God can have in every student's life.
Come check out the 7th-12th Grade Youth Hour at Wooddale's Edina Campus.
You think the world revolves around you. You think your actions affect no one but yourself. You think friendships develop and grow on their own. Let us help keep you in check every week as we get together and talk about the tough issues in your life. (Currently on break for Summer--check our calendar for Wednesday events!)
Quest Fall Retreat October 5-7, 2012
Snow Camp (Camp Forest Springs, WI) January 18-20, 2013
Spring Blitz (Duluth, MN) April 19-21, 2013
Project Colorado (9th Grade A.U.G. Graduates only) June 8-22, 2013
2013 JH Summer Camp: August 4-9, 2013 register
Are you a ninth grader? Do you desire to dig deeper into truths about God & His Word? Do you like hanging out with other ninth graders? Would you love to attend the 14-day adventure called Project Colorado? Then the doctrinal class, A.U.G .(Approved Unto God), is just for you! Join us as we challenge each other, deepen our faith & have a wonderful time in the process! Classes run on selected Sundays from October - May. Ninth graders will receive an invitation letter to A.U.G. in the fall.
Senior Adult Pasta Dinner Details: March 10, 2013; Meet in Hillside room at regular A.U.G. Time. Fee is covered by regular A.U.G. registration.
A.U.G. topics include Doctrines of God, Trinity, Revelation, Man, Christ, Holy Spirit, the Church, angels and demons, and End Times.
Project Colorado Application form (due 1/27/13)
Intro to Theology
Doctrine of Revelation
Doctrine of the Father
Doctrine of the Trinity
Doctrine of Man
Doctrine of Christ
Doctrine of the Holy Spirit
Doctrine of Salvation
Doctrine of the Church
Doctrine of Angels and Demons
Doctrine of End Times
End Times Timeline
Please fill out the above medical release form for the appropriate year and either fax it to 952.944.6711, scan it via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it in.
Wooddale has teamed up with Wayzata Evangelical Free Church students to lead a Vacation Bible School (VBS) at the Maple Hills Estates in Corcoran, MN. During the week, students and leaders live in campers and pop-up trailers, that are graciously provided by Wooddale families, set up in the park near the Maple Hills’ homes. God provided us with energy in the hot weather, and thankfulness when we woke up shivering.
The student-led VBS runs from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. daily, ministering to 45 kids from the Maple Hills community. However, the kids were at our campers from the time we woke up until the time we went to bed! This week gave the junior high students an opportunity to be Christ to the kids of Maple Hills. Last year, twenty-nine kids saw Christ through our students as they communicated the Gospel and accepted Christ as their Savior.
Please pray for God to continue to work in the lives of the kids in the Maple Hills community. Pray also for the Junior High students, who participate in A.W.O.L., that they will continue to be ambassadors for Christ wherever they go.
If you have a 7th-12th grader, then Parents InTUNE is just for you! Times have changed since we were in Junior High and High School. As parents, it's important to recognize the challenges facing our children today and understand what the world looks like through their eyes. Equipped with this knowledge... plus a lot of hard work, support and prayer... we'll survive and maybe even thrive, during these critical teen years!
What is Parents InTUNE?
It's a ministry led by Wooddale's Senior and Junior High Pastors. They work with young people in our communities every day and have unique insight into their world. They are also committed to helping parents. Parents InTUNE is a series of three gatherings throughout the school year to discuss topics of importance to parents of teens.
At each event you'll enjoy:
Please join us!
There is no cost to attend Parents InTUNE gatherings. Friends, neighbors, teachers, coaches ...everyone's invited!
Sunday, January 6, 2013 9:45-10:45 a.m. with Parents of Teens Big Group in Great Rooms. We'll hear fromTiger McLuen, president of Youth Leadership.
Sunday, March 10, 2013 9:45-10:45 a.m. with Parents of Teens Big Group in Great Rooms. This joint session with teens and parents features one of our favorite speakers, Greg Speck.
Please contact the Student Ministries Office for more information at 952.944.8360 or email@example.com
7th & 8th grade Life Groups meet two times per month from October to May. Each group leader determines meeting times (typically Sunday afternoons or evenings). Meetings last approximately two hours and will be at Wooddale and at student homes. Each group is made up of 10-12 students and two leaders. In addition to adult leaders, most groups have a high school leader as well.
When do Life Groups start?
All 7th & 8th grade Life Groups kick off annually in October. This year we start on October 12 at 7 p.m. We begin with parents, students, and leaders at Wooddale, then bus students and leaders to designated homes for the rest of the night. Parents will pick up students at 8:30 a.m. Saturday morning at specified homes.
How much does it cost to be in a Life Group?
The yearly cost is $50 per student. This covers leader training and supplies, bus transportation, curriculum, and administrative expenses such as copying and postage. When food is served at meetings, parents are asked to provide it or students are asked to bring a few dollars to cover the cost.
Junior High Staff (from the left): Ryan Tarman, Heather Flies, Gretchen Dischinger, Joe Budish
Heather Flies has been with Wooddale’s Junior Highers since 1996. She graduated with her Communication degree from Bethel University and with her Masters from Bethel Seminary. Heather loves to take students on in pool, arm wrestling, and air hockey—and she’s not afraid to win, either! Email Heather at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hello, my name is Ryan Tarman. But you can just call me Tarman. I am currently attending school at Crown College in their online program. My goal is to earn a Bachelor's degree in Christian Ministry. Besides working here at Wooddale I also have a job as a truck driver for a mobile shredding company. So, I spend most of my days destroying the things that people don’t want you to see. In my free time, I enjoy watching any sporting activity and spending time with my family. I also enjoy a good cup of coffee throughout the day. My favorite sport is football which makes fall my favorite season. I look forward to getting to know you. You can email me at email@example.com.
I am excited to have my dream job as a Jr. High Program Assistant at Wooddale! I discovered my passion for Jr. High ministry while working as a church volunteer and summer camp staff member during college. I love Jr. High students for many reasons, but mostly because they can be both fun and serious.
I currently reside in Minneapolis and attend Bethel Seminary where I am working toward my Master of Divinity degree. In addition to being on the Wooddale Jr. High staff I am also a freelance math tutor for students throughout the metro area. In my spare time I like to read for fun, play the guitar, and exercise.
I love meeting students and parents who are new to the Wooddale Jr. High Ministry. Feel free to email me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hello, I’m Gretchen (“Gretch” or “Gretchy-Gretch”) Dischinger. I am a student at Bethel Seminary working on my Masters in Theological Studies (fancy word for God stuff). I live in Minneapolis where I enjoy spending time with my family, hanging with my seven roommates, drinking coffee, running/walking by the Mississippi and playing sand volleyball!
I am very excited to be a part of the Junior High Ministry at Wooddale Church. It’s great getting to share life with students, whether it’s talking about relationships, Jesus or breakfast cereal; worshipping together; being unnecessarily loud; or shooting paintballs at each other, I love it all. It is my prayer God uses this ministry to change the lives of students and their families for His kingdom! You can contact me via email at email@example.com.