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Care and Support

At Wooddale Church, we provide care and support for those in need of hope and healing, and in times of celebration. Through these offerings, we’re on mission to breathe the presence of Jesus and the hope of the Gospel into the defining moments of people’s lives.

Need prayer? Visit our prayer wall!

DivorceCare

We do not currently have a DivorceCare group. To find a group, go to divorcecare.org, type in your zip code, and you will find a list of groups meeting near you.

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Mental Health (Family Grace)

There is hope!

Family Grace is a 16-week small group experience, designed to provide a confidential, nonjudgmental and inclusive community for the family and friends of those facing any type of mental health issue. The Family Grace curriculum includes Scripture, scientifically based insights and practical tools designed to empower you and your loved ones with resilient hope in Christ.

Class topics include:

  • communication
  • medication
  • grieving and grace
  • cycles and triggers
  • community
  • problem solving
  • boundaries to rebuild
  • enabling versus empowering
  • resilience, restoration and recovery!

Our current class is full, please reach out to tsonnesyn@msn.com for more information on future Family Grace groups.

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Questions? Email pastoral.care@wooddale.org.

GriefShare

GriefShare is a 13-week video seminar featuring experts on grief recovery topics and small-group discussion time. Each week, you’ll learn strategies for navigating your grief journey while connecting with others encountering a similar season in life. Our goal is to provide comfort, understanding and healing in a safe environment for you to discuss what you’re facing emotionally, physically and spiritually. We pray you feel encouraged with the hope only Jesus can provide. The next GriefShare session is August 11- November 3. Click the buttons below to learn more and register!

Email griefshare@wooddale.org with questions.

Job Transition Support Group

Job Transition Support Group is for anyone who is currently unemployed, underemployed or looking for a new opportunity. Meetings help attendees with prayer, spiritual support and motivation. This is a great place to network, have your resume reviewed and find new resources for your search.

Learn more!

APATT (Widows and Widowers)

A Place at the Table

A Place at the Table (APATT) is a ministry providing comfort and hope to those who have lost a spouse. It’s not only for those newly in grief. You may have lost your spouse recently, last year or several years ago. APATT has something to offer along every step of your journey.

APATT provides opportunities for you to connect with others in a variety of ways. You may be serving together, enjoying coffee & conversation or gathering for a seminar. APATT takes a holistic approach to healing, providing comfort and understanding while offering opportunities for you to learn with others experiencing a similar journey in life. There is healing through tears and laughter.

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. -II Corinthians 1:3-4

Emailapatt@wooddale.org with questions.

Baptism

Baptism is an essential part of a Christian’s identification with Jesus Christ. It’s an outward sign of an inward commitment. If you’re ready to take the next step in your faith by letting others know about your relationship with Jesus, now is the time! Click below to learn more and register for our next baptism celebration!

Child Dedications

Wooddale Church offers dedications for infants and young children in our worship services on a quarterly basis. These are special moments as parents make commitments and receive encouragement from our congregation.

Email childrens@wooddale.org for more information.

Funerals and Memorials

We’re here to come alongside Wooddale members and attenders whose loved one has passed away. All funeral and memorial services are officiated by a Wooddale Church pastor and are held at the Eden Prairie or Edina campus. Note: We do not rent out our facilities to outside groups.

Email pastoral.care@wooddale.org to start planning a service time.

Weddings

Congratulations on your engagement and upcoming wedding! We hope this season of life will be a rich experience as you prepare to join together in Christian marriage. If you’re a regular attender or member of Wooddale Church, or plan to make Wooddale your church home, we’d love to help you prepare and plan for your wedding. Couples interested in holding their wedding ceremony at Wooddale Church are led through the following:

  • Complete your applications (one for each individual).
  • Meet with a pastor upon approval of your applications.
  • Attend our premarital seminar, which is held quarterly.
  • Complete 10 hours of premarital counseling through Wooddale.
  • Meet with your officiating pastor and wedding coordinator to work through designing the details of your ceremony.

Email stacia.christenson@wooddale.org if you’re ready to get started in planning your big day with Wooddale Church!

Christian Counseling

For a Christian counseling referral, email pastoral.care@wooddale.org.

Homebound Ministry

Caring volunteers will visit those who are homebound on a regular basis to pray with them, share communion and give updates on what’s happening at Wooddale Church. If you’re interested in becoming a visitor or if you know of a homebound member who would benefit from this ministry, email pastoral.care@wooddale.org.

Hospital Visitation

When illness and hospital stays become a part of our lives, it helps to have a caring person visit and pray with us. If you or a loved one will be in the hospital, email pastoral.care@wooddale.org to set up a visit.

Stephen Ministries

We all experience challenges in life – times when we need extra care and support. Stephen ministers are trained to provide emotional and spiritual care for anyone facing a crisis or difficult circumstance in life. Through confidential one-on-one times of conversation, prayer and encouragement, Stephen ministers support people in these defining moments of life.

Email stephen.ministry@wooddale.org if you need help or would like to become a Stephen minister.