There are times when worship overflows effortlessly from a heart full of gratitude and praise, and there are times when God seems far away. We are tired, thirsty, and caught in the waves of a tumultuous sea, yet this is when God shows us His steadfast love. In this 7-session Bible study from Lauren Chandler, we will look to Psalm 107, which reminds us that each season of life can reveal the anchor of our souls. There is no fear for the one who fears the Lord, the one whose soul is anchored in His steadfast love.
Teaching Leaders: Pam Evans & Carmen Dandurand
Cultivating Holy Beauty
This course will help you learn how to dig into and dissect Scripture to understand God’s truths. It teaches you in practical, step-by-step ways how to have an impactful quiet time everyday and how to develop healthy habits for spiritual growth. As you develop a better understanding of effectively studying your Bible, CHB leads you through a course of healing, release, new-found freedom from old chains, and skills avoid falling back into old traps. CHB doesn’t simply regurgitate Biblical truths the author has learned, it shows you how to find truths yourself by teaching you skills to learn how to listen to the Holy Spirit and learn directly from the Bible. You will need to purchase books on your own for this study.
Monday PM In Person | 7 -8:30 p.m. | September 13 – December 13 | Eden Prairie Home| Free
God’s Great Reveal: Light the Way
We live in a “cancel culture” society, which tries to end anything and everything that disagrees with its current worldly narrative (i.e. inclusion, diversity, and equality). The problem is, as a culture, we often don’t even agree on what those terms even mean. God’s Great Reveal will reference the New Testament to decipher God’s plan for building up a culture that honors him and magnifies his son, Jesus. We will “Light the Way” and learn how to live a life that honors Christ in a culture that wants him cancelled. GGR incorporates small group discussion time, a full group live lecture and an engaged community of all ages. We offer a complementary parallel program for children ages 6 months through 5 years old.
Teaching Leader: Lisa Holt
Teach Us to Pray
God is raising up a global house of prayer (Isaiah 56:7). Every believer in the house is a unique “living stone,” made by God to pray with power. “Teach Us to Pray” is for groups, families, or friends who want to know how God shaped them for prayer and want to overcome common obstacles to a thriving prayer life. In this 7-session interactive class, you’ll grow together and learn to help others grow in prayer too.
Tuesday PM Online | 6 – 7:30 p.m. | September 14 – October 19 | Zoom | Free
Wednesday AM In Person | 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. | September 15 – October 27 | EP Chapel | Free
Thursday PM In Person Edina | 6 – 7:30 p.m. | September 23 – October 28 | Edina Conf. Room| Free
It’s been an unusual year! You may have experienced a simplified peace to your days, or perhaps you dealt with stressful challenges. How are we to understand such times? Through relevant examples and teaching, God’s Word guides us in the best way to think about life, how to flourish spiritually, and cultivate gratitude. We thrive when our heart-response is thankfulness, continually amazed at the character of God. This study will use verse sheets to simplify passage study, each week concluding with worshipful prayer as we grow in gratitude together!
Teaching Leader: Jan Martel
Romans Precept Part 1
The apostle Paul wrote this letter to the church in Rome, to believers he had never met or personally taught. The Gospel was under attack and Truth was being twisted – the Truth that mankind is made righteous before God by faith in Him alone. In this theological masterpiece, Paul, like a wise lawyer, calls the Gospel to the witness stand and examines it from every angle. Join us as we look at the first five chapters in this study, as Paul explains the fundamental doctrines of our faith, the doctrines of salvation. (The rest of Romans begins in January 2022)
Teaching Leader: Barbara Mazorol
Wednesday AM In Person | 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. | September 8 – December 15 | EP Room 158 |Purchase Book from Teacher
This study is for Women and Men. The book of Job is an honest portrayal of God allowing a good man to suffer. The test of Job’s faith revealed God’s loving sovereignty and the supremacy of divine wisdom over human wisdom. Job believed that God is good, despite his circumstances, and God vindicated him because he trusted God throughout his questioning and suffering. Join us as we learn how to trust God in every circumstance of life.
Teaching Leader: Barbara Mazorol
Thursday PM In Person | 6:15 – 8:30 p.m. | September 9 – November 4 | EP Room 145 | Purchase Book from Teacher
This study is for Women and Men. Ecclesiastes contains the reflections of an old man as he considered the question of meaning in life. As he looked back, he saw the futility of chasing after the good things life can offer. Join us as we explore the meaning of life under the sun and its relationship to eternity and God. Fact: Life is short and eternity is forever.
Teaching Leader: Barbara Mazorol
Thursday PM In Person | 6:15 – 8:30 p.m. | November 11 – December 9 | EP Room 145 | Purchase Book from Teacher
El Libro de Mateo (Spanish Matthew)
Este estudio de Mateo analizará la vida y las enseñanzas de Jesús, incluyendo las bienaventuranzas, las parábolas, su nacimiento, ministerio y muerte.
Teaching Leader: Judy Jones
Thursday PM In Person | 7 – 8:30 p.m. | September 16 – November 18 | EP Room 132 | $10
Footsteps of Paul
Journey with Paul along the sites of his second missionary travels. You will see the sites as they appear today and learn from Acts 16-20 how this extraordinary church planter ministered in Asia and Europe.
Teaching Leader: Karen Dodd
Saturday AM In Person | 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. | September 18 – October 30 | EP Room 158 |$10
My New Life
As a new Christian, it is easy to become overwhelmed with figuring out how to be a Christ-follower. In order for a believer to grow spiritually, it is necessary to have an understanding of God’s Word, God’s character, prayer, the gospel, and so much more. You will grow in the knowledge of God’s word, while recognizing the foundation on which daily trust in Jesus will continuously flourish. (This study is designed for one-on-one relationship with an assigned mentor; day/meeting time will be set with the mentor upon registration.)
Teaching Leader: Tammie Summers
Individual Study | Time, Date & Location determined by participant/leader | Free
Moms Connect: Early Years
Moms Connect: Early Years supports, equips and encourages members in their growing relationship with Jesus Christ through Biblical teaching, shared experiences and fellowship in the season of motherhood. Join other new/expectant moms or fellow moms with children (newborn through grade four) as we gather in-person twice monthly for the school year 2021-2022 for speakers, small group breakouts, and simultaneous children’s programming.
1st & 3rd Thursdays | September 2021 – May 2022 | 9:30 a.m. | EP Chapel | or 6:30 p.m. | EP 206 | Free
Moms Connect: Teens & Tweens
Moms Connect: Teens & Tweens comes alongside you as a community specifically intent on providing Biblical truth and targeted discussion to equip and encourage moms as they navigate parenting children in the pre-teen age through high school. The live presentation is recorded for the evening zoom. Lunchtime food and beverage options available at 7 Corners Coffee.
Second Thursday | October 2021-May 2022 | 11:45 a.m. OR 8 p.m. | Zoom | Free
A beautiful program designed to encourage spiritual growth and open communication for moms and daughters in special “date-like” experiences, plus fellowship with other moms and nurtured friendships among the girls. Exclusively presented to our 5/6 grade programming. Devotional teaching, interactive activities and intentional discussion reinforces our identity in Christ and individuality as a gift from God.
Third Sunday | 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. | October 2021 – May 2022 | EP Chapel | Free
It can feel difficult to find close fellowship with other women within a church that initially feels so large. Yet, the Bible instructs us to invest in intergenerational relationships with each other. We are called to pass along stories of God’s faithfulness and challenges, which promotes a culture of discipleship. Women Connect is a great way to deepen connections with others in a comfortable and casual setting where faith is nurtured and relationship is fostered. Relevant speaking topics, discussion and opportunities for prayer.
First & Third Wednesday | 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. | October 2021 – May 2022 | EP Chapel Right & Zoom | Free
Jesus invited his disciples to follow him and he would teach us to fish for people. In doing so he invited his disciples on a close and personal journey with him. In this life group we will be seeking to follow Jesus and support one-another in that journey through prayer, bible study, fellowship and service. This group is designed for women in their 50’s and 60’s who want to develop closer relationships with Jesus and each other.
Thursday PM Kathy C | 6:45 – 8:15 p.m. | September 16 – Ongoing | Edina Home | Free
Mama (and Papa) Bear Apologetics Book Club
We are in a battle… over the influence on today’s youth.
Our kids are being blasted with very worldly messaging that has been creeping in through books, tv, music, and mainstream curriculum. If we don’t recognize the lies of the culture, we can’t defend against them. Through the Mama Bear Apologetics book (open to all women), we are learning to teach the next generation how to think through and address the issues head-on with gentleness and respect. New groups are forming for fall; register through the link to be put on the list. We will pore through the book in bite-sized pieces, also benefitting from the fellowship and solidarity of new friends. If none of the times listed fit your schedule, please register for Fall Groups Forming below and we will contact you when we have new groups. Sunday AM In Person group is designed as a class for both men and women held during the 9 AM student programming hour. Purchase your own book at your favorite local or on-line retailer.
Sunday AM In Person | Women & Men | 9 -10 a.m. | September 19 – December 12 | EP Room 147 | Free
Monday AM Lauren S | 9:30 – 11 a.m. | September 13 – December 13 | EP Room 155 | Free
Monday PM Gail L | 6:30 – 8 p.m. | September 13 – November 1 | Eden Prairie Home | Free
Tuesday PM Deneena H | 7 – 8:30 p.m. | September 14 – November 2 | Eden Prairie Home | Free
Wednesday AM Kristin L | 9:30 – 11 a.m. | September 15 – December 15 | EP Room 145 | Free
Fall Groups Forming | Dates, Times and Locations TBD | Purchase Your Own Book
Wooddale Book Clubs offer a supportive Christ-centered community where avid readers can connect to develop their Christian perspective. In these traditional book clubs, a new book is read each month.
Come join in knitting and crocheting healing/prayer shawls and other projects to donate to various faith-based organizations.
Lead volunteer: Barb Madson
First Saturday | 1–3 p.m. | 7 Corners Coffee | October-May | Free
Make new friends and serve our community by sewing quilts for Wooddale-supported ministries. Potluck lunch on Thursdays.
Lead volunteer: Nancy Miller – 612-201-5240
Second & Fourth Thursday & Friday | 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. | EP 147 | Free