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Join Woodlands
Membership Class

Monday & Thursday | December 6 & 9
6 – 8:15 pm

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If you’re relatively newer to Woodlands or have been attending for a while but have yet to get engaged in the life of the church, we’d like to invite you to Join Woodlands. It’s a new class that will help you understand who we are, what we do, and why we do it and give you next steps to join the life, mission, ministry teams, and family of Woodlands.

AND if you choose at the end of the class you can also take the step of joining membership of the church – you will learn about the advantages of doing that and what it means.

Join Woodlands will be two sessions from 6 to 8:15 pm on Monday, December 6 and Thursday, December 9.

Discover Woodlands

Sunday | September 19 | 11:45 am

If you’re newer to Woodlands we would love to have you join us for this event! It’s a chance for you to meet some of our staff and learn about who we are. We also love getting to know you more too!

Men’s Retreat

October 1-3, 2021

Cost: $95 ($75 for men 25 and under)

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We can’t wait to spend this weekend together!

Here are some more details:

Location:

We convene at Forest Springs Camp & Conference Center, near Westboro, WI (about a 90 minute drive).  The 570 acres that the camp is situated on provide a rich combination of natural beauty, modern conveniences, and leisure activities.

More information and photos of the camp’s facilities are available here.

A full map of the camp is available here.

Lodging:

Included in the cost of the Men’s Retreat Weekend is lodging in a Standard Cabin, which includes a private restroom, shower, and four sets of bunk beds.

For an additional cost, hotel-like Lodge Rooms are available, with private bathrooms and 4 twin beds with Temper-Pedic mattresses, air conditioning, WiFi, and more.

The Speaker:

Living Like a Champion is the theme of this year’s Men’s Retreat. Our speaker is Steve Sonderman, President and Founder of No Regrets Men’s Ministry.

Every team has a go-to guy when the game is on the line. Tampa has Brady, the Bucks have Giannis, the Dodgers have Kershaw, the Bears have, well they haven’t had anyone for a long time! Men, you don’t need to be told that the game is on the line and God is looking for someone to step up, He is looking for champions. I believe to the core of my being that every man wants to be a champion and at this year’s men’s retreat we are going to talk about what it means to be a champion where it matters; at home, with our friends, in the community and in our relationship with Jesus.  We will be discussing:

  • The Qualities of a Champion
  • The Making of Champion, and
  • The Influence of a Champion.

Steve is one of the most experienced men’s speakers in the Midwest. Steve started one of the first men’s ministries in the country at Elmbrook Church in Brookfield, Wisconsin. In 1994, he began the annual No Regrets Men’s Conference which today draws thousands of men across the country and around the world. He has authored books on leadership and curriculum studies for men. Steve and his wife, Colleen, have four grown children and are proud grandparents.

The Schedule

(Subject to change)

Friday:

? – 7:00 pm                   Friday optional activities (see below)

5:00 – 7:00 pm              Check-in

7:30 – 9:00 pm              Announcements, Worship, Session 1

9:00 – 9:30 pm              Small Group

9:30 pm                        Free Time
Lodge Café is open from 9:00-10:30
Volleypong in basement of Neale Lodge
Basketball/volleyball in gymnasium
Campfires

 

Saturday:

6:30 – 9:00 am              Coffee/tea/hot cocoa available in our meeting room

7:45 – 8:30 am              Breakfast

8:45 – 10:00 am            Worship, Session 2

10:00 – 11:30 am          Time alone with God

11:30 – 12:15 pm          Small Group

12:15 – 1:00 pm            Lunch

1:00 – 5:00 pm              Free Time
Extra cost for:  Trapshooting ($10 for ½ hour session)

Sign up needed for:  Trapshooting, archery, climbing wall, canoes, and rowboats. Bows provided, may bring your own rifles, pistol & bullets for pistol range.

No sign up for: Volleyball, basketball, football, horseshoes, mini-golf, tennis, or 9 hole disc golf!

1:30 pm            Touch football game
3:30 pm            Mini-golf tournament

5:00 – 6:00 pm              Dinner

6:00 – 7:30 pm              Worship, Session 3

7:30 – 8:15 pm              Small Group

8:15 pm                        Men that are only staying for one night usually pack up and leave

8:15 pm                        Free Time
Lodge Café is open from 9:00-10:30
Volleypong in basement of Neale Lodge
Board games in Neal Lodge
Basketball/volleyball in gymnasium
Campfires

Sunday:

? – 9:00 am                    Time alone with God

9:00 – 10:00 am            Large Group sharing

10:00 – 11:00 am          Brunch

11:00 am                          Pack up & leave for home

The Game

Woodlands Men’s Retreat is the only place in the world where you will be able to participate in an officially sanctioned Volleypong event! Both Friday and Saturday nights, circle around the ping-pong table for this one-of-a-kind game.

The Tournament

New in 2021! Join us at 3:30 pm on Saturday for a 18-hole mini-golf tournament. Men will play in groups of 4, and the lowest 3 scores overall win a free scoop of ice cream Saturday night from the Lodge Café!

Packing

Things for you to pack: Bible, sleeping bag/bedding, pillow, towel, snacks, personal items & credit card or cash for the Lodge Cafe’. Lodge Rooms will have bedding, pillow & towels.

You can bring your own handguns, rifles and ammo if you want to shoot them at the range.

Optional Friday Activities

Golfing at Inshalla Country Club

This beautiful 18-hole, par 70 golf course is situated just outside Tomahawk, Wisconsin. We meet there and tee off (shotgun style) around 8:00 am.  Everyone gets a golf cart, and lunch is included.  Unlimited holes are included – so how many can your foursome get in by 5:00 pm? All ages and skill levels are welcome!

KID’S CROSSING SIGNUP

Tuesdays, 6:15-7:40 pm | Starting September 21

Our midweek kid’s program kicks off on September 21st! Full of energy, fun, and age-appropriate teachings. We’ll be walking through the Old Testament this year and learning about God’s plan for us. Sign your kids up today!

There is a cost of $30/family.

Hymn Sing

Sunday | September 19 | 6 pm

Everyone is invited to an evening of hymns and other gospel classics. Refreshments will be served afterward.

DIVORCECARE

Mondays 6-8 pm | September 13 – December 20

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FIND HELP, DISCOVER HOPE, EXPERIENCE HEALING

A warm, caring environment led by people who understand what you’re going through. This group of people meets weekly to help you heal from the hurt of separation and divorce. Hear from nationally recognized experts on divorce and recovery topics. Seminar sessions include: “Deep Hurt”, “Road to Recovery”, “Grief & Depression”, “Lonliness”, “Fears & Anxiety”, “Conflict”, “Forgiveness” and others.

To learn more about DivorceCare, visit their website, www.divorcecare.org.

A $20 contribution for materials is suggested.

GRIEFSHARE

Mondays, 6-8 pm | September 13 – December 13

You are welcome to join at any time.

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Grief is universal. It will happen to all of us during our lifetime, but that doesn’t make it easy. Come join this group of people to discover that you are not alone in this journey. The group has a workbook, discussions, and videos that will guide you through the grieving process.

This class can be joined at any time.

A $15 contribution for materials is suggested.

Click here for more information, about GriefShare.

JOBS FOR LIFE

Mondays & Thursdays at 6 pm
September 27 – November 22

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Through Jobs for Life, Woodlands has seen participants move from joblessness to fulfilling employment and some from homelessness to having a home.

What is Jobs for Life?

  • Jobs for Life is an 8-week/16 session curriculum that teaches jobs skills and character traits that are necessary for gaining and maintaining meaningful employment.
  • The Jobs for Life certificate of graduation has recognized value to local employers.
  • If you are interested in more information, please check out the following documents/videos:

Click here for information about the next class.

Student Brochure
Download the Student Application

Interested in Serving? Check out the
“Champion” Brochure
or Contact the church office: 715-341-0800

Feed Portage County

This happens once a quarter. Next date is Sunday, October 30th!

All food donations support:

  • BackPacks 4 Hope
  • Salvation Army Food Pantry
  • Hmong Emergency Rice Collection

ONGOING

Spiritual Growth Resources

Did you know there are resources available to help you grow and process the message each week?

Drop-in childcare

Monday: 5-8 pm
Wednesday: 9 am – 12 pm
Thursday: 9 am – 12 pm (and 5-8 pm starting September 30th)

Learn More & Register

Woodlands Kids is excited to offer Drop-In Childcare in our new nurseries.

We want to provide an opportunity for you to meet, grow, study, or work in our wonderful facility and church foyer, but we know kids can make that complicated. In an attempt to make it more accessible, we now offer drop-in Childcare on Monday evenings from 5-8 pm. Our nurseries will be staffed by trained and vetted workers ready to care for your kids.

Who: Drop-in Childcare is available on a first-come, first-serve basis for kids ages birth-12 yrs. For kids ages 4+, we ask they bring something to occupy themselves; homework, reading, or a device of some sort. We will have movies and games available, but our staff will not be able to actively entertain older kids.

Where: We are utilizing our new nurseries, situated just off our beautiful new foyer and by the Coffee Hub! You’re welcome to stay in the building or you can use the time to run errands, have a date night, hold a Bible Study, meet with their Life Group or anything you need to do! 

When: Right now, childcare is available Mondays, from 5-8 pm, Wednesdays from 8:30 – 11:30 am, and Thursdays from8:30-11:30 am (and 5-8 pm starting September 30th). You must call or text ahead to reserve your spot (although you can text day of). You’ll need to make reservations in 30-minute increments (ie – 8:30-10 am, not 9-10:15 am).

Cost: The cost is $3 per child, per hour. You can pay using cash, check or credit card when dropping off. If cost is an issue and you’re hoping to use childcare to attend a class or group, text 715-204-4572 to request a scholarship.

Making a Reservation: It’s easy! If it’s more than 24 hours away, call or text 715-204-4572 to make your reservation (phone calls will only be answered M-Th, 9 am-4 pm). If it’s within 24 hours – even if it’s immediate – text. You do not have a confirmed reservation until you hear back, but we’re expecting there will be space!

You can reserve reoccurring space, but we’ll ask you to pay to cover all the spaces you’ve reserved.

Questions? You got it. Text 715-204-4572.

Are you a new or expecting mother?

Whether it’s your first child or your fifth, we want to come alongside of you and bless you with hot meals and a small gift for you and baby. Contact the church office or email Nancy Smith for details.

Volunteer @ Woodlands

Foster Friends

We are looking for people who would be willing to provide a meal or childcare one time per month to help alleviate a little of the burden foster families face. When their load is lightened they can focus more time on their children and marriage and can foster longer. 

find YouR group or class

Please use the filters on the left to find the right group for you.
If you are having trouble finding a group/class, or are not sure where to start, please contact us here. Or if you’re looking for a Spiritual Growth Partner text ASSIST to 888-225-7675.

Type of Group

Location

Class Type

Day of Week

! Rooted Experience

Type of Group: Life Group
Day of Week: Sunday
Time: 10:30 AM

The Rooted Experience is an opportunity to digest and discuss the Rooted Series that will walk through the book of Galatians. Throughout the series, we will gather after the first service and use the sermon-based curriculum to process what we are reading, hearing, and learning. You’ll be able to meet other Woodlanders and get a taste of what it looks and feels like to be a part of a life group at Woodlands.

Beck Life Group

Type of Group: Life Group
Day of Week: Monday
Time: 7:00 PM

We’re a group of couples and singles in our 20’s and 30’s. We’re willing to dive into a wide range of discussions and look to bring openness and vulnerability to the meeting space. We’ll start with the sermon-based discussion and branch off based on group decisions and input. We meet every other Monday at 7 pm.

Betrayal and Beyond

Type of Group: Class
Day of Week: Tuesday
Time: 6:00 PM

“How did he get this way? How can I tell if he is getting better? Can I ever trust him again? Was it my fault? What do I do now?”
When a wife has been hurt by her husband’s sexual sin, finding answers to these questions is crucial in moving forward. The Betrayal and Beyond small group is a safe space for women to find healing by understanding the role of trauma, establishing healthy boundaries, exploring the depth of forgiveness, and learning to live in restoration.

Bible Study Fellowship

Type of Group: Class
Day of Week: Tuesday
Time: 1:30 PM

This is an in-depth study of the book of Matthew that will help you know God and serve effectively in the Church.

Biblical Worldview and Critical Thinking

Type of Group: Class
Day of Week: Any Day
Time: Mostly Asynchronous

The Bible doesn’t just teach us about following Jesus – it also teaches us how to think. And yet, we rarely pause and consider biblical wordviews or philosophy. In this course, we’ll dive into the process of biblical thinking, exploring Scripture and philosophy with the aim of growing closer to Christ.

Breitzman Life Group

Type of Group: Life Group
Day of Week: Monday
Time: 7:00 PM

Our group is made up of couples and singles from Woodlands and other churches. We meet weekly on Mondays at 7 pm near Lake DuBay. This fall, we’ll be doing an inductive Bible study on the book of Matthew. If you live on the north side of town, this could be the right group for you!

Bruesewitz/Lewis Men's Life Group

Type of Group: Life Group
Day of Week: Monday
Time: 6:30 PM

We are a group of men who spend time in God’s Word, prayer and discipleship.We meet every other Monday from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. This group is open to all ages.

Christianity Explored

Type of Group: Class
Day of Week: Thursday
Time: 6:00 PM

What is it with this Jesus guy? Who did the people of his time say he was? What does he have to do with us, what goes on in our world, and after this life? Christianity Explored is a 7-session in person course that gives people the time and space to think about the big questions of life and to explore the life of the man at the heart of the Christian faith. As we explore Mark’s Gospel, we find out who Jesus is, why he came and why that is good news for us.

Dahlke Life Group

Type of Group: Life Group
Day of Week: Tuesday
Time: 6:30 PM

We’d love to have you consider our Tuesday Life Group. Couples & singles in their 50’s and 60’s are welcome. A typical evening involves light refreshments, discussion of the sermon-based curriculum, and a time of prayer. We meet Tuesdays from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at our home.

Disciple Making

Type of Group: Class
Day of Week: Monday
Time: 6:00 PM

Do you desire to walk alongside others and help them walk closer with Jesus? Then let’s dig into God’s Word and explore a variety of effective ways to help others faithfully follow Jesus.

This course will look at biblical foundation for discipleship looking at men and women in the old and new testament that invested in the lives of others to help them grow. We will also look at Paul’s charge to Timothy in 2 Timothy, and offer very practical ways we can intentionally come alongside others for the purpose of helping them to grow in their relationship with Jesus. There are many ways to help others grow and we will explore a variety of effective ways.

DivorceCare

Type of Group: Class
Day of Week: Monday
Time: 6:00 PM

A warm, caring environment led by people who understand what you’re going through. This 13 week group meets weekly to help you heal from the hurt of separation and divorce. Hear from nationally recognized experts on divorce and recovery topics, using the recently released new curriculum. New sessions include: Deep Hurt, Road to Recovery, Grief and Depression, Loneliness, Fears and Anxiety, Conflict, Forgiveness and others.

Fierce: Women of the Bible Study

Type of Group: Class
Day of Week: Wednesday
Time: 9:30 AM

Join us as we study lesser-known female characters in the Bible and the ways they changed the world by leaning into God’s calling. As we explore their lives, we will discover how we too can lean into our callings, honor the Lord, and even change the world through our courage, faithfulness, and obedience. The study includes DVD segments featuring an opening “fierce” vignette followed by engaging Bible teaching with practical life application. The workbook includes five devotional lessons for every week of study.

GriefShare

Type of Group: Class
Day of Week: Monday
Time: 6:00 PM

If you’ve lost someone you love, you’re not alone. This support group will help you process your pain and loss alongside others so that you’re not alone in this journey. The 13 week group has a workbook, discussions, and videos that will guide you through the grieving process.

Introducing the Gospels and Acts: Their Background, Nature, and Purpose

Type of Group: Class
Day of Week: Any Day
Time: Mostly Asynchronous

The story of Christ is the story of the whole Bible. But the gospels and Acts unqiuely record the life of Christ, and the growth of the local church. Take a deep dive into the text, priorities, focuses, and directions of each book. See how God used these texts to communicate His heart for His people.

Jobs for Life

Type of Group: Class
Day of Week: Thursday
Time: 6:00 PM

If you are out of work and need help finding a job, this class will teach you the job skills and character traits necessary for gaining and maintaining meaningful employment.

Karch Men's Life Group

Type of Group: Life Group
Day of Week: Tuesday
Time: 6:30 PM

Jump into this men’s group that meets every Tuesday from 6:30 – 7:30 pm. We watch a variety of biblically based video series, then follow up with discussion time.

Landon Life Group

Type of Group: Life Group
Day of Week: Wednesday
Time: 7:00 PM

This group for young married couples (20s & 30s) meets weekly on Wednesdays from 7 – 9 pm. We’d love to have you join us as we, in community, seek to grow in our love for God.

Living Grace

Type of Group: Class
Day of Week: Thursday
Time: 6:00 PM

If you’re an adult who is experiencing a mental health difficulty or disorder this class will guide you through simple, biblical and neuroscience insights and equip you with tools that help reduce anxiety, depression, stress, and other challenges.

Men's Compass Group

Type of Group: Class
Day of Week: Thursday
Time: 6:30 PM

This is a men’s recovery and accountability group that meets with the purpose of encouraging one another to follow God’s standard for sexual purity with a supportive team of brothers.

Neff Life Group

Type of Group: Life Group
Day of Week: Sunday
Time: 1:00 PM

Looking for a Life Group that meets virtually? This group of younger couples with young kids discusses the sermon series every other Sunday from 1 – 2:30 pm. Open to all, couples and singles.

Nothing to Prove Women's Bible Study

Type of Group: Class
Day of Week: Tuesday
Time: 6:30 AM

In this study we will look at Jesus’ life throughout the Book of John: the way He lived, what He valued, where He went, why He went, what He hoped for, what He wanted. It will be offered both in person and virtually via Zoom. It is 8 video sessions led by Jennie Allen.

We meet at 6:30 in the morning and we will begin our study on Tuesday, September 21 with everyone encouraged to attend in person at Woodlands for a potluck breakfast.

Paul's Theology and the Letter to the Philippians

Type of Group: Class
Day of Week: Any Day
Time: Mostly Asynchronous

We have a lot of different ways to think about theology – but how did the Apostle Paul think about theology? Through this course, we’ll examine Paul’s theology and priorities as expressed through his book to the church in Philippi. See how the Bible and theology interact and explore Paul’s theology!

Problems in Bible Interpretation: Difficult Passages I

Type of Group: Class
Day of Week: Any Day
Time: Mostly Asynchronous

Let’s face it – some passages in the Bible are hard, confusing, or just plain weird. This class will begin diving directly into those passages, examining the language, grammar and culture that can help us understand what the biblical author – and through him, God – was saying.

Refine Grace

Type of Group: Class
Day of Week: Wednesday
Time: 6:00 PM

If you’re a high school or college-aged student who is experiencing a mental health difficulty or disorder this class will guide you through simple, biblical and neuroscience insights and equip you with tools that help reduce anxiety, depression, stress, and other challenges.

Schobert Men's Life Group

Type of Group: Life Group
Day of Week: Wednesday
Time: 10:00 AM

Looking to join a men’s group? This group of guys (40s-60s) meets every Wednesday at the church at 10 am and will soon start studying 1 & 2 Thessalonians.

Schobert Senior Life Group

Type of Group: Life Group
Day of Week: Wednesday
Time: 1:00 PM

Seniors (50+) interested in an in-depth study of 1 & 2 Thessalonians will enjoy this Life Group. We meet weekly at the church on Wednesdays at 1 pm.

Spiritual Growth Partner

Type of Group: Life Group
Day of Week: Any Day
Time: Any Time

Don’t journey alone! At Woodlands, we aspire to pursue life in Christ together. For this next series, we challenge you to connect with another and pursue growth in a Christ-centered transformational community where you will support, challenge, and encourage one another to be Christ-centered. If you need help finding an ally or a few teammates to walk this journey with you, please let us know by registering.

The Nine Attributes of a Man

Type of Group: Class
Day of Week: Wednesday
Time: 6:15 AM

In a world where everyone is attempting to define manhood, why not look to God who designed men. God’s definition of real manhood is found in the ultimate man – Jesus Christ. This study will empower you to become the man God wants you to be.

Trinitarian Theology

Type of Group: Class
Day of Week: Any Day
Time: Mostly Asynchronous

We hear about the Trinity, but why does it really matter? Does it really make a difference? Is it actually in the Bible, and how would it change how we live, act, and worship? We’ll dive into all these questions with a heart to know and love God more faithfully, and worship him more fully!

Unique Moms Group

Type of Group: Life Group
Day of Week: Wednesday
Time: 7:00 PM

This is a group of mothers of children with Unique Needs. We meet virtually once a week to support each other with ideas of how to navigate daily life with children who have special needs. Our meetings are on Wednesdays from 7 – 8 pm.

Westberg Women's Life Group

Type of Group: Life Group
Day of Week: Wednesday
Time: 6:00 PM

We are a casual group of women who enjoy talking about our lives, our faith and our needs – and the need for improvement in those areas. We meet Wednesdays at 6 pm, twice a month.

Womens Unraveled Group

Type of Group: Class
Day of Week: Tuesday
Time: 6:30 AM

This weekly confidential small group is designed for women who struggle with any unwanted sexual behaviors such as sex, porn, masturbation, and relationship addictions. Through the use of weekly exercises, strategic tools, and a self-care focus, we learn how to unravel the messiness of our struggle in order to experience lifelong healing from a greater understanding of who God is and who He created us to be. Open to women college-aged and above.

If you are interested in learning more, please click here to contact Tanya Thomac.

Young Adult Life Group

Type of Group: Life Group
Day of Week: Monday
Time: 6:30 PM

We’re a group of young adults, ranging from college-age to people in their 30s, and focused on building Christian community and growing closer to God. We meet every Monday at 6:30 pm at the church.

Can’t find a group?

If you are having trouble finding a group/class, or are not sure where to start, please contact us here. Or if you’re looking for a Spiritual Growth Partner text ASSIST to 888-225-7675.