Wooddale Church’s ministries for women are varied and welcoming, with offerings for just about everyone seeking to grow in her 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 | September-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 In Person AM | 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. | Eden Prairie Chapel | October-April | Free
Second Thursday Online PM | 8-9 p.m. | Zoom | October-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.
Fourth Sunday In Person | 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. | Room TBD | October-May | Free
Fourth Sunday Online | 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. | Zoom | October-May | 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 Online | 6:45-7:45 p.m. | Zoom | October-May | Free
First & Third Wednesday In Person* | 6:45-7:45 p.m. | Eden Prairie Chapel | October-May | Free
*For women with children participating in Wednesday evening “W.O.W.” (4 years old through grade 4) and student ministry (grades five through 12), we’ll gather in the Chapel to participate in the same Women Connect programming outlined above, with in-person breakout groups for discussion.
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
Get Out of Your Head: A Study in Philippians
In this six-session video-based Bible study, author Jennie Allen inspires and equips us to transform our emotions, outlook and even our circumstances by taking control of our thoughts. Our enemy is determined to get our heads to make us feel helpless, overwhelmed and incapable of making a difference for the Kingdom of God. When we submit our minds to Christ just as Paul instructed in the book of Philippians, the promises of the goodness of God flood our lives in remarkable ways. Note: This Bible study is featured in optional discussion-based book clubs (see CONNECT section) under the same title.
Teaching Leader: Pam Evans
Monday PM Online | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Zoom | September 28-November 2 | Free
Thursday AM Online | 9:30-10:30 a.m. | Zoom | October 1-November 5 | Free
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?” In Genesis, God lays out His foundational plan for man, design for creation and relationship with Him. This study shines a spotlight on themes throughout the Bible, uncovering how Genesis is a foreshadowing of the Book of Revelation. 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
Tuesday AM In Person | 9:30-11:15 a.m. | Eden Prairie Chapel | September 22-December 8 | $15 (book included)
Tuesday AM Online | 9:30-11:15 a.m. | Zoom | September 22-December 8 | Free (download book)
Tuesday PM Online | 7-8:15 p.m. | Zoom | September 22-December 8 | Free (download book)
Remember These Things
Peter, an eyewitness of Jesus’ majesty, passionately taught others about his Lord. He fervently desired that others would “always be able to remember these things.” As Peter’s son-in-the-faith, Mark became the Spirit’s instrument, recording the Good News about Jesus. Through lecture and discussion, we’ll study Mark’s Gospel account, seeing that Jesus was and is The Servant of God. This fun and welcoming community gathers virtually, via Zoom.
Teaching leader: Jan Martel
Wednesday AM Online | 10-11 a.m. | Zoom | September 16-November 18 | Free
Thursday PM Online | 7-8 p.m. | Zoom | September 17-November 19 | Free
Do you ever feel like the happy ending is a million miles away? This is how the Jewish people felt after exile: distracted, discouraged and defeated. But the prophet Haggai reminded them they could find courage in the God who had never left them. We, too, get distracted and discouraged. In this study (author Jennifer Rothschild), we’ll be reminded of God’s presence and promises, learning to walk confidently in our calling and courageously invest in God’s purposes through trusting Him.
Zoom leaders: JoAnn Carlson, Linda Adams
In-Person leaders: Marcie Langefels, Pat Pappas
Wednesday AM Online | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | Zoom | September 16-October 28 | Free (buy your own book)
Wednesday AM In Person | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | Eden Prairie Chapel | September 16-October 28 |Free (buy your own book)
Jeremiah Precept 1
Jeremiah was a prophet appointed by God who spoke a difficult message to the people of his day. While false prophets were preaching peace and prosperity, Jeremiah preached of repentance. It’s still God’s message today — a call to listen to Him through His Word. Learn how this message can bring healing and hope.
Teaching leader: Barbara Mazorol
Wednesday AM Online | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | Zoom | September 16-November 18 | Free (buy book from teacher)
Lord, Is It Warfare? Teach Me to Stand
Are you fully equipped for battle? Once you become a Christian, you enter a war zone. The problem is, you may not understand or recognize it. This study (men and women’s group) by Kay Arthur teaches us how to stand strong in the face of spiritual warfare by identifying the battle tactics and devices of the devil. We’ll become equipped with scriptural ways to overcome our adversary by turning to Christ, who offers the strength, wisdom and power to be victorious.
Teaching leader: Barbara Mazorol
Thursday PM Online | 6:45-9 p.m. | Zoom | September 17-December 10 | Free (buy book from teacher)
Cultivating Holy Beauty
Cultivating Holy Beauty (CHB) is more than a Christian book study; it’s a biblical experience designed to bring you closer to your Lord on a daily basis by teaching how to have fruitful quiet times, deepened friendships with other women and a richer understanding of the Bible. Small group format (4-6 people) supports intimate sharing and confidentiality. Join us as we grow and strive to make disciples of other women!
Teaching leaders: Lois Girgis-Coyle, Faith Jensen
Register for CHB | Time TBD | Individual homes | September-December | Free (buy your own book)
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. | Lydia’s Coffeehouse | October-May | Free
Come together to make new friends and serve our community by sewing quilts for Wooddale-supported ministries.
Lead volunteer: Nancy Miller
Second & Fourth Thursday & Friday | Time TBD | Room 147 | Beginning September 24 | 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.
Lord, Teach Us to Pray: Spiritual Growth Small Group
Deepen your faith and grow in confidence with this group designed to strengthen your prayer muscle! Newly forming group for those who desire to be further equipped and confident in prayer, devotional time and communion with God, and sureness in how to pray with and for others and ourselves. Enjoy fellowship with other women as we grow in discipleship and spiritual formation.
Teaching leader: Kristine Noelle
2nd & 4th Wednesday | 6:45-7:45 p.m. | Eden Prairie Chapel | October-December | Free
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.
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.