God of Freedom

Every book of the Bible tells us what is true about God. In Genesis we see Him as Creator and Covenant Maker. In Exodus we see Him as our strong Deliverer. Participants will journey through the story of how God shepherds His newly-liberated children into an understanding of what their freedom means: lives consecrated for service to God and to one another. Revisit familiar scenes of the giving of the Ten Commandments, the idolatrous worship of a golden calf, and of the intricate details of the tabernacle. In every page of the Bible, we will see Christ through the stories of His people and discover how the God who created you and made a covenant with you will deliver you from death to life.
Teaching Leader: Pam Evans

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Monday p.m. (Zoom) | 6:30-7:30 p.m.  | September 12 – November 14 | Zoom
Thursday a.m. (Zoom) | 9:30-10:30 a.m. | September 15 – November 17 | Zoom

God’s Great Reveal: Exodus 1-18

GGR The Israelites were held captive by the Egyptians for 400 years. In that time, they become so entrenched in their culture, in their way of thinking and in their worship of Egyptian gods that they failed to stand for their own faith in the One true God. God delivered the Israelites out of Egypt and into a Promised Land, but the Israelites had to relearn who they were as a people and had to reestablish their identities as chosen children of God. Many Christians struggle in our culture the same way the Israelites did: they trade the truth of God for a lie (Rom. 1:25) and find themselves battling against ideas and practices for which God has already spoken the truth. Join us in God’s Great Reveal (GGR) as we take apart these cultural lies that can lead to spiritual captivity. We want to be free to live in the fullness of all that Christ died to give us.
Free childcare up to age 5 with companion lesson for preschoolers.
Teaching Leaders: Lisa Holt & Elizabeth Sutton

Tuesday a.m (in person) | 9:30 – 11:15 a.m. | September 13 – December 6 | EP Chapel | $10
Tuesday a.m (Zoom) | 9:30 – 11:15 a.m. | September 13 – December 6 | Zoom | $10

Anxious for Nothing

Anxiety is at an all-time high, but there’s a prescription for dealing with it. Max Lucado invites readers into a study of Philippians 4:6-7 where the Apostle Paul admonishes the followers of Christ, “Do not be anxious about anything…” Philippians 4:6 encourages the believer to “be anxious for nothing.” As Lucado states, the apostle Paul seems to leave little leeway here. “Be anxious for nothing. Nada. Zilch. Zero.” What’s he suggesting? That we should literally be anxious for absolutely nothing? Lucado says, “The presence of anxiety is unavoidable, but the prison of anxiety is optional. It’s the life of perpetual anxiety that Paul wants to address. Don’t let anything in life leave you perpetually in angst.”
Teaching Leader: Lynn James

Tuesday p.m. (in person) | Study Full | 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. | September 13 – October 4 | EP 155

Acts of the Apostles

If you are a young married or single woman looking to dig deep into God’s Word and be part of a vibrant group of Christian women, then this group is for you.  We will begin the evening with dinner and fellowship and then move into a study of the book of Acts.  We will end in a time of prayer.  This group will be a weekly commitment and we hope to grow in love and knowledge of God, His Word, and each other!
Teaching Leader: Lisa Stinchfield

Tuesday p.m. (in person) | 6 – 8:15 p.m. | September 27 – February 28 | Excelsior Home

The Chosen

This is the official companion study to Season 2 of The Chosen, the groundbreaking television series about the life of Jesus. Blessed Are the Chosen is an eight-lesson interactive Bible study for individuals or small groups based on Season 2 of The Chosen. This study guide works in tandem with each episode of the show and includes: A deeper look at God’s character, power, and promises using the framework of Jesus’s Sermon on the Mount Script excerpts, quotes, and illustrations from each episode Scripture to provide lesson context Pictures and bios of characters for increased connection Conversational features to invite Bible knowledge Guiding questions for group or individual discussion or reflection Script excerpts, quotes, and illustrations from the show Guiding questions for groups or individuals Once we belong to Him, we’re not only given a new identity, we’re ushered into a new reality. One that is sure, powerful, and life-changing. And so— We have hope no matter our circumstances. We have assurances and resources, even in life’s trials. We are blessed in all things because we are chosen by Him.
Teaching Leader: Pat Pappas

Wednesday a.m. (in person) | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | September 14 – November 9 | EP Chapel Right

Gospel on the Ground

Come along with biblical culturalist Kristi McLelland as she unpacks the life of the early church in the book of Acts, showing us that the kingdom of God is always on the move. Explore the call of Jesus to His disciples then, and to us today. See how God’s word can sustain us – even in the most difficult of times.
Teaching Leader: JoAnn Carlson

Wednesday a.m. (in person) | 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. | September 14 – November 2 | EP Chapel Left

Grace to the Humble

Sometimes our modern culture looks a lot like cultures long ago! Self-promotion is rewarded, and pride is seen as key to a happy life. As Peter lived alongside Jesus, he saw a far better way which leads to eternal life! Having experienced hardship and persecution already, Peter wrote an encouraging letter (1 Peter) to scattered exiled believers facing their own season of persecution: embrace humility, live harmoniously, and retain hope. The God of grace is with you! In this Bible study, we’ll use verse sheets, and lesson prep is optional. Come join this prayerful welcoming community!
Teaching Leader: Jan Martel

Wednesday a.m. (in person) | 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. | September 14 – November 16 | EP 145 | $10
Thursday a.m. (in person) | 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. | September 15 – November 17 | EP 145 | $10

Ecclesiastes Precept

Ecclesiastes contains the reflections of an old man called the Preacher, as he considered the question of meaning in life “under the sun” and its relationship to eternity and God. Join us as we see the benefits of living in the fear of the LORD and not chasing after the things of this life.
Teaching Leader: Barbara Mazorol

Wednesday a.m. (in person) | 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. | September 14 – October 12 | EP 158 | Purchase book from leader

Song of Solomon Precept

This is a collection of love poems between a man and a woman, celebrating what God intended for marriage. This book has also been understood as an illustration of the mutual love of Christ and His church. Join us as we learn what it means to love and be loved as God intended in all our relationships.
Teaching Leader: Barbara Mazorol

Wednesday a.m. (in person) | 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. | October 19 – December 7 | EP 158 | Purchase book from leader

Isaiah Part 1 Precept

This study is for women and men. The book of Isaiah is called the “crown jewel” of the prophets of the Old Testament. The prophesies in Isaiah are quoted in 22 places in the New Testament, often by Jesus Himself. Chapters 1 – 39 are about the Israelites who lived at that time and claimed to know God, but didn’t honor God in the way they lived. Join us in this study for men and women as we learn how to apply the truths in this book in our lives. Isaiah Part 2 will follow in January 2023.
Teaching Leader: Barbara Mazorol

Thursday p.m. (in person) | 6:15 – 8:30 p.m. | September 15- January 12 | EP 158| Purchase book from teacher

Salmos Escogidos (Selected Psalms) in Spanish

Los Salmos de la Biblia son una colección de poesía y canciones, escrita por personas pero inspirada por Dios. Los escritores de los salmos experimentaron temporadas en sus vidas como nosotras – alegría, seguridad, plenitud, sufrimiento, dolor, enojo, abatimiento, confianza en Dios y esperanza. Quien no se ha manifestado a través de alguno de estas expresiones? Con una inmersión profunda en algunos de los salmos nos permitirá las palabras de Dios nos acompañarán a vivir plenamente cada experiencia cotidiana.

Thursday p.m. (in person) | 7 – 8:30 p.m. | September 15- December 8 | EP 121

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


Book Clubs

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.

2nd Monday Afternoon (in person) | 1-3 p.m. | 7 Corners Coffee EP | Year-round | Free

2nd Monday Evening (in person) | 7-8:30 p.m. | EP 143 | Year-round | Free


Moms Connect

Moms Connect 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 2022-2023 for speakers, small group breakouts, and simultaneous children’s programming.

1st & 3rd Thursdays a.m. (in person) | September 2022 – May 2023 | 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. | EP Chapel | Free
1st & 3rd Thursdays p.m. (in person) | September 2022 – May 2023 | 6:30 – 8 p.m. | EP 206 | Free
2nd & 4th Tuesdays a.m. (in person) | September 2022 – May 2023 | 9:30 – 11 a.m. | EDINA Great Room

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. Lunchtime food and beverage options available at 7 Corners Coffee.

2nd Thursday (in person) | October 2022-May 2023 | 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Chapel | Free

Chosen Treasure 

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.

3rd Sunday (in person) | 11:45  a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | September 2022 – May 2023 | Chapel | $10 each

Women Connect

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.

2nd Wednesday (in person) | 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. | September 2022 – May 2023 | EP 158 | Free

Moms in Prayer

Are you concerned about your children, especially at school when you can’t be there? Will they make friends, work well with teachers and be able to stand up against the influences of the world? Join us as we come together on Zoom to boldly pray together for our students and schools, celebrating victories in Christ, supporting one another when it’s hard and praying for the Lord’s will in the lives of our school-aged kids/grandkids.

Thursday p.m. (Zoom) | 7:30-8:30 p.m. | September 22 – May 25 | Zoom | Free


Knit Together

Come join in knitting and crocheting healing/prayer shawls and other projects to donate to various faith-based organizations.
Lead volunteer: Barb Madson

1th Saturday (in person) | 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

2nd & 4th Thursday & Friday (in person) | 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. | EP 147 | Free


GoodReads List

Are you a voracious reader?  Feel welcomed to stack your nightstand with books previously read by Wooddalers!

Facebook Group
We would love to be in touch with you on social media, and invite you to our facebook group that offers inspiring worship, occasional encouragement, and updates about programming.