Because all people are highly valued by God, we desire to make an impact not only in our local community but also in strategic places and ministries around the world. Global involvement is a high priority for us. We reach out to the world in the following ways:
Short Term Teams
Concern for the Poor
The Community of Hospitality serves international communities in Central Wisconsin by being a welcoming and hospitable body of Christ-followers to those from different language and cultural backgrounds. We look to resource and provide opportunities to do just that in and around Central Wisconsin.
We are taking steps as a church to help the refugees who are in Wisconsin and we would love to have you join us.
WHAT IS A UPG?
GOD’S HEART FOR THE FOREIGNER
Missionary Support & Care
We support a growing number of people and organizations who share the love of Christ with people around the world. We want to excel at raising up and supporting people who are actively involved in fulfilling Christ’s great commission. (Matthew 28:18-20)
We encourage you to learn more about the people we support. You can do that by picking up the printed Woodlands Supported Missionaries directory* from the Information Center throughout the rest of this year. Each week, we highlight several missionaries through our Bible and Prayer Tool. You can find current pictures of our missionaries currently located on the wood wall under the world map in the Auditorium Foyer.
*Many of our missionaries are working in areas of the world that are hostile to the gospel of Jesus Christ and actively root out those working for this cause. Because of that, please do not share any of the printed material electronically (via social media, email, etc.)
A specific type of team we send out are our Medical Missions Teams.
These are international medical missions teams sent out and… Below are a few documents that will give you as much information as we can provide about our trips.
We encourage you to carefully read the material, especially the “Questions Often Asked” and “Team Covenant” sections.
Please contact Whitney Swenson at the church office with any questions.
Woodlands Medical Missions Leadership Team
Dan Kraeger, D.O.
Steven Slezak, M.D.
Concern for the Poor
We have a growing commitment to find practical ways to join with organizations and churches around the world that work and minister among the physically as well as the spiritually needy people of the world.
We have found that one of the best ways to help the poor is through organizations that have a long track record of successfully helping people who live in poverty all over the world. It is also helpful to choose a practical, regular, hands on way to do that.
We recommend that you consider sponsoring a child in need through Compassion International. Woodlands has established partnerships with Child Development Centers in Cochabamba, Bolivia and in Ghana, Africa, but Compassion is in countries across the world. We encourage you to consider sponsoring a child – in Bolivia, Ghana or, in any area of the world that is of interest to you. To learn more about Compassion and child sponsorship, please click the Compassion box below. To learn about our specific connections in Bolivia and Ghana, reach out to Whitney Swenson.