Purpose and Philosophy

Wooddale Worldwide is the community and international outreach arm of Wooddale Church.
The purpose of Wooddale Worldwide is to develop within Wooddale people a heart for the world—a mark of discipleship (Mathew 28:19)—and to provide opportunities for them to be part of making more disciples for Jesus Christ within other cultures.

Wooddale Worldwide seeks to lessen suffering and extend real friendship while sharing the message of hope offered through Jesus Christ. We achieve this through evangelistic and humanitarian efforts in the Twin Cities, our nation, and around the world.

-Value 1: Commissioned (Matthew 28:19)

We believe God is calling Wooddalers to take the message of Jesus Christ to those who have not yet heard the Gospel, both at home and abroad.

-Value 2: Love of Neighbor (Matthew 22:36-40)

We believe the love of Christ undoes the spiritual, emotional, social and physical effects of sin in the world. Love for God and neighbor is our first, last, and ongoing goal—regardless of person or response. 

-Value 3: Reaching other Cultures (Revelation 7:9) 

We believe the Gospel message is for every people group, regardless of culture. We are committed to reaching cultures routinely described as “closed” due to lack of response, social, religious, economic, or political reasons.

-Value 4: Respect for Culture (Acts 15:19)

We believe God is uniquely reflected in and through the different cultures and people of the world. We become as much like the people group we are ministering to, so as to not make it more difficult for them to receive the Gospel.

- Value 5: Christian Unity (John 17:23)

We believe in the priesthood of all believers and recognize the significance of strategic partnerships for the advancement of the Kingdom.

-Value 6: Holistic Ministry (Matthew 10:42)

We believe in ministering to the whole person. We meet real needs while sharing the message of Jesus Christ. 


Want to know more about our stance on missions and what we believe? Contact us at worldwide@wooddale.org

Developing Godly Leaders - Hebrews 13:7

"Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith."

Transforming Communities – Isaiah 58: 6-10

"Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke?  Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter — when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood? Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard. Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I. “If you do away with the yoke of oppression, with the pointing finger and malicious talk, and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday."

Serving The Least of These – Matthew 25:40

"The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me."

LOVE IN[DEED] - Ephesians 2:10

"For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."

You can make a big impact without even leaving your own neighborhood. Help feed families, care for the elderly, welcome immigrants, reach out to prison inmates and more.

Check out the local opportunities to serve.


Would you like to get a regular update on our global partners? Email us at worldwide@wooddale.org

Questions, comments?

Let us know, we want to hear from you.



Attn: Wooddale Worldwide
Wooddale Church
6630 Shady Oak Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55344