Wooddale Church Women’s Ministry offerings are varied and welcoming for anyone desiring to grow in relationship with God – whether single, married, career-oriented, family-oriented, younger, older or anywhere in between. We offer classes, events and opportunities that challenge and encourage women.
The offerings below have been organized in four categories:
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 moms with children (newborn through grade four) as we gather in small groups twice monthly, meeting in homes or on Zoom. Upon registration, you’ll be connected with the group that best fits your schedule.
First & Third Week | Varied time & day options | Individual homes + online only | Through May | 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 grades five through 12. Lunchtime food and beverage options available at Lydia’s Coffeehouse. NEW: A pre-recorded message will also accommodate an evening group via Zoom.
Second Thursday – January 14 In Person AM | 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. | Eden Prairie Chapel | Through April | Free
Second Thursday – January 14 Online AM | 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. | Zoom | Through April | Free
Second Thursday – January 14 Online PM | 8-9 p.m. | Zoom | Through April | Free
Chosen Treasure 2.0
A beautiful program designed to encourage spiritual growth and open communication for moms and daughters. Exclusively presented to our 5/6 grade programming, the “2.0” is a seamless follow up to Chosen Treasure (presented every other year). Devotional teaching, interactive activities and intentional discussion reinforces our identity in Christ and individuality as a gift from God.
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 Online | January 20 will be on Zoom due to Chapel remodel 6:45-7:45 p.m. | Zoom | Through May | Free
First & Third Wednesday In Person | 6:45-7:45 p.m. | Eden Prairie Chapel | Through May | Free
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. Click on the links below to be taken to a list of the books planned for the year.
Get Out of Your Head Book Club
Suitable to this unique season is a new pop-up book club run by Wooddale members discussing the book “Get Out of Your Head.” In this book, author Jennie Allen helps us shift negative thinking patterns to take back control of our thoughts and emotions, reminding us that we can choose hope in the midst of chaos. Join other women in stopping the negative spiral of toxic thinking with this book club! Choose an established group (options of Zoom and/or in person) or lead your own group with support material provided by Women’s Ministry.
Get Out of Your Head Book Club | Varied time & day options | Individual homes + online only | Free
Why Easter Matters
What if you just never really understood why Easter is so important in Christian faith? This study, through use of scripture, highlights several key people in the story of Jesus’ crucifixion. Though their circumstances are different, they are not terribly different from any of us today. This study lays bare Jesus’ last message that through the power of resurrection, He brings to us a new kind of life – one of mercy, grace, forgiveness and love. A life of living Hope. A life eternal with God.
Teaching Leader: Kathy Girthofer
Saturday AM Online | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | Zoom | February 27 – March 20
The Armor of God
All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you. A devoted, devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you, and his battle depends on catching you unaware and unarmed. The Armor of God study is an action plan for acquiring it, putting it on and developing a personalized strategy to secure victory. Let’s be women dressed for the occasion! This is a seven-session study to get serious, specific and strategic in a discipline of prayer. All levels of Bible-based knowledge is welcome!
Teaching leader: Pam Evans
God’s Great Reveal – Genesis: Seeing the End From the Beginning
Times like these lead us to ask unconventional questions. “Are we near the end?” “Will Christ return soon?” “How do we know?” GGR is comprised of small group discussion/prayer, large group lecture, Q&A, reflection time to deepen our understanding of God’s Word and homework.
Teaching leader: Lisa Holt
Your Beautiful Purpose
Drawing on her own hard-earned experiences, Susie Larson shows readers how to overcome insecurities, busyness and other obstacles in order to nurture their walk with God and focus their gifts and passions on their unique God assignment. Biblical insights and inspiring stories will help us to engage with God on a deeper level to the next place He has for us.
Teaching leader: Lynn James
Tuesday PM Online | 6:30-8 p.m. | Zoom | January 12-February 16 | Free
No Other Gospel
When we hear the term “influencers,” we think of people in the business of persuasion, hoping to shape our desires and opinions (and purchases). They benefit as we’re swayed! Paul wrote on this in his impassioned letter to his beloved believers in Galatia, urging them to reject the pressure, influence and erroneous doctrine of false teachers and hold fast to the real Gospel. Truth matters. So much is at stake! Join us as we study the original audience’s dilemma, Paul’s Spirit-led points and find application to our lives today.
Teaching leader: Jan Martel
Finding I Am
What is the deep cry of your heart? The ache in your soul that keeps you up at night? The prayer you keep repeating? Jesus not only cares about this deep, spiritual wrestling but He also wants to step in and see you through it. Join us as we learn from Lysa TerKeurst on the streets of Israel as she explores the seven I AM statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John. Through this in-depth study, you will trade feelings of emptiness and depletion for the fullness of knowing who Jesus is like never before.
In-person leader: Pat Pappas
Online leader: JoAnn Carlson
When God’s Judgment Finally Comes: Jeremiah Precept 2
“When God’s Judgment Finally Comes.” Sounds scary, foreboding, chilling, fearful … which is how the Jews in Judah and Jerusalem must have felt as the king of Babylon surrounded the city and was ready to destroy it. Why? Because of the people’s disobedience. We pick up this story in chapters 25-52 of the book of Jeremiah in the Old Testament, learning from the mistakes of old so that we can avoid them moving forward.
Teaching leader: Barbara Mazorol
Wednesday AM Online | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | Zoom | January 13-March 10 | Free (buy book from teacher)
Hope & Healing: Lamentations Precept
How do people survive when they have no hope? Where do they turn when there’s nothing but misery all around them? In whom do you put your hope and trust? The only true hope Christians have is in the Lord. Join us as we look at hope and healing in the aftermath of Israel’s rebellion against God in the book of Lamentations. Our God’s mercies and compassions never fail — they are here for us to claim new each morning!
Teaching leader: Barbara Mazorol
Wednesday AM Online | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | Zoom | March 17-April 21 | Free (buy book from teacher)
Blameless At His Coming: 1 Thessalonians Precept
This study is for men and women. Paul wrote this letter to the church in Thessaloniki, Greece to encourage them in their faith, so they would be blameless at Christ’s second coming. This study will cover the principles of exemplary Christian living, help us understand spiritual warfare then and now, and look at the rapture of the church — God’s ultimate rescue. Join us as we encourage each other to be godly examples to others who need God’s rescuing.
Teaching leader: Barbara Mazorol
Thursday PM Online | 6:45-9 p.m. | Zoom | January 14-March 4 | Free (buy book from teacher)
When Will Christ Return: 2 Thessalonians Precept
This study is for men and women. The Thessalonians were interested in the end times, just as we are today. However, they were confused about it until they received this letter from Paul. We do not need be confused about “The Day of the Lord” either. Join us as we learn what God says about the last days in the book of 2 Thessalonians so we won’t be deceived about His coming.
Teaching leader: Barbara Mazorol
Thursday PM Online | 6:45-9 p.m. | Zoom | March 11-May 6 | Free (buy book from teacher)
El Libro de Santiago (Spanish for The Book of James)
La verdadera fe produce fruto. Una fe sin acción y sin un cambio evidente es una fe muerta. El libro de Santiago es el libro más práctico del Nuevo Testamento, en él encontramos consejos funcionales para la vida diaria.
Teaching leader: Judy Jones
Thursday PM Online | 7-8 :15 p.m. | Zoom | December 10-February 25 | Free
1-1 Spiritual Mentoring
Spiritual mentoring is designed for two people to meet regularly for personal growth and transformation. Meetings include Bible study, discussion and prayer. If you’re interested in being mentored or becoming a mentor, please click here to download or complete an application online.
Come join in knitting and crocheting healing/prayer shawls and other projects to donate to various faith-based organizations.
Lead volunteer: Barb Madson
First Wednesday | 2-4 p.m. | 7 Corners Coffee | October-May | Free
Make new friends and serve our community by sewing quilts for Wooddale-supported ministries. Space is Limited, please contact Nancy to get on the list to attend.
Lead volunteer: Nancy Miller – 612-201-5240
Second & Fourth Thursday & Friday | Time TBD | Room 147 | Free
Serving at Wooddale
There are a variety of serving opportunities at Wooddale. To help find the best fit for you, please fill out our Serving at Wooddale application. If you’re interested in serving in Women’s Ministry specifically, please include that on your application and the Women’s Ministry director will reach out to you to discuss opportunities available.
We know that finding community can be tough and you’re likely looking for a place to belong. We’re here to help! LifeGroups is our way of doing small group community at Wooddale Church. These groups of 8 to 16 people meet regularly in various locations throughout the Twin Cities to study the Bible, pray for each other, serve others and have fun. Click here to find a group.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help or would like to become a Stephen minister.