At Woodlands, we believe becoming a Christ-centered person flows out of two basic commitments; a commitment to God and the Bible, and a commitment to significant Christian relationships. Life Groups and Classes are meant for you to connect with others from Woodlands and to challenge you to grow spiritually.
Each semester we offer a number of great Classes and Life Groups (Small Groups). Click on the Find a Group link, fill out the brief questionnaire and we'll give you a call with more information.
Life Groups are one the best ways to get connected here at Woodlands. In a Life Group, five to fifteen adults meet regularly in homes for a year or more to pursue spiritual growth and healthy relationships. You’ll be encouraged to live out the truths you discover in the Bible, as you encourage others to do the same.
We offer Life Groups for adults in various stages of life:
Classes are a way to gather with others who share your stage in life, issues that concern you or who want to learn more on a particular topic. Classes generally meet each week for a specific period of time (usually 5-15 weeks) to study a subject, person or book, using scripture as their common guide.
Classes (click for a full list of classes)
Essentials is a 10-week study of the beliefs and focus of Woodlands Church.
Grief Share offers support and interaction with others who are suffering from the loss of a loved one.
Divorce Care is a weekly support/seminar that will help you heal from the hurt of separation and divorce.
Women's Groups are topical Bible studies offered at Woodlands Church throughout the week.
Men's Groups are topical Bible studies offered at Woodlands Church throughout the week.
Classes vary in size, generally meet for a semester or less and are formed around the common desire to learn more about a particular subject. They also provide a taste of the more significant friendships that can be formed in Life Groups.
Our Essentials class is an overview of our beliefs and the first step toward membership.
Our Men's Ministry & Women's Ministry also incorporate classes within their ministries, and SHAPE is offered periodically for those interested in finding out how God has "shaped" them to serve in His kingdom.
Click here to see our current and ongoing classes
Questions? Feel free to Contact Us.
Below are the most Frequently Asked Questions we get about GroupLife at Woodlands:
What is Group Life?
Why are small groups so important?
At Woodlands Church, our mission is to help people experience the full life that Jesus offers us. We believe small groups help us grow closer to God through sharing communities of like-minded people who are each on a common journey. Since God made us to be in relationship with Himself and to enjoy fellowship with one another, small groups are a great place to learn, grow and, well, live!
What happens in small groups?
Think "party with a purpose!" Woodlands' small groups spend time hanging out and building relationships. They offer a safe, relaxing, friendly and active setting for members to gather together on a regular schedule. Sometimes the group will have a cookout, serve others in their community or simply encourage, laugh and learn with each other member. Small groups also spend time looking at who God is and what He wants us to know to live godly lives. Small groups often pray for one another. Of course, what we hope will happen is people will encounter Jesus and experience more of Him in their everyday lives. And how better to do that than among friends?
Why should I become part of a Life or Learning Group?<
Why should I become part of a Life or class?
First, you’ll begin to feel like you're part of God's family and not just a face in the crowd. This is where you will connect with others in a significant way, experiencing Christian community.
Second, as you study and apply God’s words together in an atmosphere of grace and over time you will be transformed more into the image of Christ. This is our ultimate goal of the Christian life and it best happens in relationship with others.
How often do groups meet?
Most groups meet weekly or bi-weekly. They meet on a predictable day and time (e.g.: the 2nd and 4th Friday from 7 to 9 pm). We have many options that will fit your schedule.
How and when can I sign up?
We are always trying to plug people into groups throughout the year, but generally the best time to get into a group is in early September and early January when we start new groups. There are three ways to sign up for a group:
How do I choose a group?
Many people gravitate toward groups based on general time of life; this can be an easy way to find a good fit. Our online sign-up also allows you to sort by categories like day of the week, childcare, etc.
What happens when I click ‘submit’ for a Life Group?
Several things will happen when you submit a request for more information about a particular Life Group:
What happens when I click ‘sign-up’ for a class?
When you click 'sign-up' for a class...
What if I don’t like the group after it starts?
We understand that sometimes, for whatever reason, a group may not meet your expectations. We ask that you commit to the group for the first 4 weeks and then make a decision if you want to continue or not. We can help you find a new group if you are still interested.
Can I start my own group?
We love it when people are interested in leading a group of their own. For more information, contact Pastor John or the office at 715-341-0800!.
How can I host a group?
To host a home group you need only the space, aceess to the group's members and a servant's heart. For more information, contact Pastor John or the office at 715-341-0800!.
How can I form a new life group?
There may be no current life groups meeting in your area or you may have family, friends or neighbors that would like to form a new life group. If so, contact Pastor John or the office at 715-341-0800!.
Still have questions?
Contact Pastor John or the office at 715-341-0800!
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