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.
Varied time & day options | Individual homes + online only | Summer Playdates, plus fall season groups forming | 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 7 Corners Coffee. NEW: A pre-recorded message will also accommodate an evening group via Zoom.
Second Thursday – April 8 In Person AM | 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. | Eden Prairie Chapel | Through April | Free
Second Thursday – April 8 Online AM | 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. | Zoom | Through April | Free
Second Thursday – April 8 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.
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.
Walking By Faith: Lessons Learned in the Dark
At the age of fifteen, Jennifer Rothschild confronted two unshakable realities: Blindness is inevitable…and God is enough. Join us as we share in a seven-week series of poignant autobiographical sketches and practical steps that illuminate a path to freedom and fulfillment. With warmth and humor, Rothschild shares the guiding principles she walks by and shows you how to: Move with freedom, even in confining situations. Hear echoes of hope, even in heartache. Be empowered, even when you don’t feel strong.
Teaching Leaders: Sandy Carlson & Karen Milbrath
Tuesday AM In Person | 9:30 – 11:15 | In Person | April 13 – May 25 |Free
My New Life: A New Christian’s Guide to Building Your Life on God’s Word
All new Christians are excited to start their journey of faith. Unfortunately for many, there is little foundation from which to build. In My New Life, the new Christian will be given deep truths in short and simple to understand chapters that will grow their knowledge of God’s Word and build foundations on which their daily trust in Jesus can grow for the rest of their lives.
Teaching Leader: Tammie Summers
Jesus & Women
Imagine walking the dusty roads of Galilee with Jesus of Nazareth—braving jostling crowds just to touch the edge of His cloak and hear Him say, “Take heart, daughter, your faith has healed you.” Those words, once meant to comfort a hurting woman’s soul thousands of years ago, were also meant for you. Join biblical culturalist Kristi McLelland on those dusty roads as she transports you back to Jesus’ world, following in the footsteps of the women who came face-to-face with the Living God. Over 7 sessions, examine the historical and cultural climate of first-century Middle Eastern society to not only understand Jesus more deeply but to fuel your worship of Him today.
Teaching Leader: Marcie Langefels
Book of 1st Corinthians
Christianity calls us to sacrifice instead of living for oneself. The Christians in Corinth tried to live the Christian life in a worldly way, while Paul’s writings challenged them to follow Jesus and only Jesus. In this 12-part series, author and speaker Jennie Allen walks into the messy lives of the Corinthians and takes us through Paul’s words to the conflicted church. We’ll see how the truth of the gospel and the Spirit of God can empower us to choose to follow Jesus every day of our lives.
Participants (via Zoom) will view a short teaching video and complete homework prior to each session. Registration deadline March 29th. All materials and class information will be emailed automatically upon registration.
Teaching Leader: Pam Evans
Monday PM Online | 6:30 – 7:30 pm | Zoom | *April 5 – May 10 & June 7 – July 12 | Free
Thursday AM Online | 9:30 – 10:30 am | Zoom | **April 8 – May 13 & June 10 – July 15 | Free
*class will pause for 3 week break (4/11-4/21)
**class will pause for 3 week break (5/2-6/3)
Lord Teach Me to Pray in 28 days
This Kay Arthur study teaches how Jesus gave His disciples the perfect pattern of meaningful prayer in the Lord’s Prayer, which covers worship, praise, intercession, and petition. Praying in this way brings us into the presence of God. Christians of little or great prayer experience will discover practical insights to help us know how to pray, what to pray, and what to expect when we pray. Join us in this powerful study (via Zoom) that can transform the way we live and pray.
Teaching Leader: Barbara Mazorol
Wednesday AM Online| 9:30 – 11:30 am | Zoom | April 14 – May 12 | Free (buy book from teacher)
Voices: God or Imposter?
When so many voices claim to speak for God, how do you know what to do? In the New Testament, Jesus taught how to stand firm in truth in the face of false teachings and lying prophets. In this study we’ll look at how God communicates today to His people so we can learn to differentiate the true and the false and stand firm in these last days. We’ll answer difficult questions such as how God has spoken in these last days, what warnings Jesus gave about other voices and how can we know truth in this age of lies and deception.
Teaching Leader: Barbara Mazorol
Wednesday AM Online | 9:30 – 11:30 am | Zoom | June 16 – August 25 | Free (buy book from teacher)
This study is for men and women. If you were a slave, who would buy your freedom? If you had an enemy, who would come to your defense? In the Old Testament, this buyer-defender was usually a close relative. As Christians, we already have one – Jesus! In the book of Ruth, you will see a picture of our Redeemer and Advocate. So don’t despair if this world seems out-of-control. There’s hope. We have a Kinsman Redeemer.
Teaching Leader: Barbara Mazorol
Thursday PM Online | 6:45-9 pm | Zoom | April 29 – May 20 | Free (buy book from teacher)
Proverbs: God’s Truth
This study is for men and women. Wisdom seems elusive in our world where people see themselves as ultimate authorities, but God’s Word, the Bible, calls Christians to a better way – His way. As we go through the book of Proverbs, we’ll learn the nitty-gritty, nuts and bolts, practical truth about life that works. We’ll learn how to walk with confidence, obeying Jesus’ command to “be wise as serpents and innocent as doves”.
Teaching Leader: Barbara Mazorol
Thursday PM Online | 6:45 – 9 pm | Zoom |June 17 – August 26 | Free (buy book from teacher)
El Libro de Colosenses (Spanish for the Book of Colossians)
El Libro de Colosenses por Louie Giglio Es importante lo que pensamos de Jesús. Nuestra percepción de Él nos moldea. Moldea lo que hacemos, como tratamos a otros e incluso lo que pensamos. Si no entendemos que Jesús es Supremo por sobre toda la creación, que Él es la imagen del Dios invisible y que Él es el Salvador del mundo, nuestra teología se tergiversa y nuestra fe sufre. Lo que creemos de Jesus influencia todo. Influencia nuestra alabanza en la comunión con el cuerpo de Cristo, influencia nuestras relaciones y nuestra actitud hacia el pecado. Ahora que estamos vivos, que hemos resucitado con Cristo, podemos vivir de manera digna del Señor, para ya no caer en la vieja manera de vivir, o regresar a los caminos del mundo.
Teaching Leader: Judy Jones
Thursday PM Online | 7 – 8:30 pm | Zoom | March 4 – May 6 | Free
Living a Chocolate Life
Living a Chocolate Life by Deb Burma invites women to savor God’s rich and endless supply of grace in Christ. Whether bitter nuggets of pain or sweet morsels of joy, you’ll be reminded that the Holy Spirit fills us with sweet faith in our Savior – and it is only He who can truly satisfy.
Teaching Leader: Lynn James
Tuesday PM Online | 6:30 – 8 pm | Zoom | March 2 – April 20 | Free
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)
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)
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 email@example.com if you need help or would like to become a Stephen minister.