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Woodside Bible Church

Annual Celebration

Hey

Woodside

Family!

We look forward to gathering in-person for our Annual Celebration, which is being rescheduled for the fall, and in the meantime we’re eager to celebrate all God has done through Woodside this year! Join us as we reflect on His faithfulness throughout this unique year of ministry as we’ve helped people belong to Christ, grow in Christ, and reach the world for Christ. And have some fun doing it!

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A Q4 Like
Never Before

When social distancing kept us apart, this Family stuck together – and did incredible things for the Kingdom! Over these past months we’ve grown exponentially in the way we serve our communities, encourage people in Truth, and give cheerfully even when it hurts.

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Globe Icon
Heart Icon
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Woodside Cares

Woodside Cares is a movement to love and serve our communities by meeting physical and spiritual needs. It’s motivated by the belief that love isn’t a word, it’s an action! Let’s celebrate the ways God has used you to show how much Woodside Cares for our communities. (There’s lots to choose from!)

Woodside Cares

$337,127

gifted to our Critical Needs Fund for COVID-19 relief

704

volunteers packed

4,544

boxes of food and supplies,

2,000

school backpacks, and

400

personal hygiene kits

4,875

medical staff, government personnel, and first responders fed through Takeout Tuesday

565

responses to our Have a Need? Fill a Need survey

36%

asking the Woodside Family for help

64%

looking for ways to serve others

10,350

doorhangers distributed offering help to neighbors

Woodside Cares is to be featured in Mark Wahlberg’s HBO documentary for our Takeout Tuesday partnership with Wahlburgers.

Story of
Impact

When a family from our Romeo Campus heard about the door hangers Woodside had created as a way to offer help to your neighbors, they asked for as many as possible. Upon receiving 200 door hangers, the family set out for their nightly walk through the village of Romeo.

“It was quiet and drizzly on the streets. Some were on their porches, took the flyers, and were very appreciative. At a few houses, people came out as I walked away wondering why this strange guy had been on their porch. When I told them that there was a flyer on their door with a number they could call if they needed anything, they were surprised and grateful. It was heartwarming.”

It was only a couple days later they received the first phone call. A woman named Joyce, who lives nearby, shared she was in need of groceries.

“We picked up groceries for Joyce. She is a wonderful lady that we did not meet until today, even though she lives right across the street. She said she had thought she would have to buy a car now that the bus in Romeo has been temporarily shut down, if we had not put the hanger on her door. She was extremely grateful for the help. She has our number and we will continue to take care of her until this is over.

She asked us too if we would check in on another woman in the condos, Dot, that has cancer. I called and spoke with Dot and now we are ‘on call’ for her as well.”

Joyce was so touched by their kindness, she wrote a letter saying, “Your card to help on my porch was a REAL answer to prayer. Such a touching surprise. I wept! Thank you for your faithfulness to God. I thank God on every remembrance of you!”

But this family, too, was humbled by the whole experience. They hadn’t known this kind of generosity within them before and were deeply encouraged by the response of their neighbors. “In the past, ‘meeting our neighbors’ would have been pretty scary and we probably would not have undertaken it. Now we know it is what we are CALLED to do. It feels wrong to sit on the sideline and wait for others to do it. We’re trying to do better, each day.”

Digital Ministry

This year, Pastor Chris cast a vision for digital media as foundational to the ministry of Woodside over the next 5 years, from equipping believers to engaging unbelievers. Since then, God’s grace and your generosity have brought explosive growth to our digital ministry – and we’re just getting started!

check out what we've done so far:

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And here's

how God has

blessed it!

Woodside’s weekend worship service streamed to 100,000 listeners on WMUZ-1200AM

Online Worship
Gatherings

200,000+

views of online worship gatherings during COVID

Reached

39,075

unique user views for Good Friday and Easter online services - that's an estimated

66,428

people!

2,000

amens used during online services

(we made this up, but we promise it's been a lot!)

Expanded Online Services Text
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Story of
Impact

Shanee grew up in Lapeer. She has 2 grown boys who gave her 4 beautiful grandbabies and she’s been divorced now for 20 years. For the longest time she felt such an emptiness. After the end of another relationship, she decided she needed to move closer to her family. This move led her to Lake Orion, where she soon began working at Canterbury Village. Every day at work she’d notice Woodside Bible Church right next door.

“Ever since I’ve seen the church, I’ve been battling back and forth about going in. I’ve tried different churches in the past and felt judged from being there, but something about Woodside just seemed different. Just from the road and driving by something kept calling to me that I needed to check this place out. I felt a connection, like I need to go in there.”

Then COVID-19 hit Michigan, and Shanee, like everyone else, was driven into quarantine. In this difficult, isolating season, something reminded her of Woodside Bible Church, the church she would see every time she was at work. One Sunday, she decided to check out the website.

“I filled out the communication card and received a call from Jon Dahlke. I told him I was interested in knowing more about who Jesus is in my life and how to accept him. Jon prayed with me and encouraged me to watch the [11:30] church service online.”

Shanee agreed to watch the service and will never be the same because of it. She received answers to the questions in her heart. She learned more about who Jesus really is. Right there, Shanee decided she was ready.

“I called Jon back and he showed me how to pray to accept Jesus as my personal Savior. In the past I didn’t know how to talk to Jesus, how to pray, or if I was even doing it right. But that day, I was changed, and I feel like that hole that has been empty for a long time is finally being filled. I feel overwhelming peace.”

With her newfound love for talking to God and reading His Word, Shanee has found confidence in Christ and has started sharing the Gospel with others. She is no longer afraid of being judged and wants to share the love of Christ with everyone! She prays her family will find Jesus one day, just as she did.

Digital
Launches

Phone

31,000+

views of The Link

69,283

views of Mid-Week Live

11,386

views &

84

followers on the Woodside Blog

30,700

views &

941

subscribers on YouTube

Dark Rings
Yellow Dotted Circle

Digital
Engagements

2,100,000

minutes of Woodside's content watched online since March

270

Get Connected forms submitted on our website

147,000

likes, comments, and shares of our social posts during COVID, totaling

165,000

for the year

113,000

reactions to our posts

(only 0.4% were Haha's... guess our sense of humor could use some work)

3,336

new followers on social since March – that’s 40% of our total for the year

184,244

opens of Woodside emails during COVID, 0.2% of which ended with an unsubscribe

Hey 0.2%, if you miss us as much as we miss you, you can subscribe here!

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Giving

Giving at
Woodside

Some say it’s awkward to talk about money, but how can we not when there’s so much to celebrate?! The Woodside Family is notoriously generous and has given faithfully (and cheerfully!) to our ministry all year.




Ended the year

2% OVER

budget (despite a global pandemic) and surpassed last years giving by

$700,000



Our teams worked hard to reduce expenses wherever possible during the COVID-19 season. We're excited to say that we cut operating expenses by

25%!



$2.2M

donated to the Woodside Vision Foundation this year

above and beyond our church budget

Gray Dots

want to know more about our finances?

view full report!

Story of
Impact

A young couple with three little ones (soon to be four!) is raising their growing family in a modest home in the city of Detroit. The home is owned by a couple from our Detroit Campus, who’ve blessed this family to live in it rent-free. Several weeks ago, something unexpected happened. The family woke up to a property flooded with 5” of raw sewage due to a burst pipe. With neither couple able to afford repairs, the homeowners turned to Woodside for help.

The leadership team of the Woodside Vision Foundation immediately sent help to assess the damage and contacted local providers for assistance. While working to come up with a solution at a time when permitting and labor are restricted, we quickly secured a temporary home for the family in need, at no cost to them.

This young family was overwhelmed with the way God’s people stepped in to serve them, saying, “Wow. We are shocked and grateful that God is working on our behalf. We are speechless because of how Pastor Chris and the Woodside team have loved us.”

Also amazed at how their Woodside Family rallied around them, the homeowners expressed, “I don’t know how to respond to the grace and mercy poured out on this little family in this little house on the west side of Detroit. All I can do is thank God and you who have chosen to be His hands and feet.”

The care provided to this family was made possible only through your generosity to our Critical Needs Fund, which has met needs and blessed families across Woodside’s 14 communities.

Sunnypic
Highfiveicon
Jumpicon
Quicklookwithcircles

The Rest
of the Year

While we’re in awe of God’s handiwork these last couple months, we can’t forget to celebrate all the incredible things He did throughout the rest of the year! Let’s take a quick tour through the impact of Woodside’s ministry in our communities.

Graydotsrectangle
Singer
Raisehandscircle

Worship
Gatherings

10,223

people worshipping in person each weekend

767

new members

354

baptisms

Groups

6,608

people in Groups

436

Groups,

130

new this year

Story of
Impact

When a team member at our Romeo Campus received this email from Kevin, who serves faithfully every Sunday, she was immediately concerned:

“Sorry for such late notice, but I will not be able to make today’s service. I need to take Kerry to the ER. She is having a weird reaction on her hands causing swelling and pain.”

She notified the campus’ prayer team, where one of the members happened to be this couple’s Group leader and sent an urgent message to their Group. These families rallied around Kevin and Kerry without hesitation, praying fervently and seeking to help in any way they could.

Before the couple even made it to the ER, their Group had taken care of every detail from picking up their child and caring for their pets to scheduling a week’s worth of meal deliveries. They continued to pray for Kerry and her family, asking for God’s hand of comfort and healing on her.

Kerry spent five days in the hospital battling an infection that caused bacteria to enter her bloodstream and, ultimately, her heart. She and Kevin thanked God for her recovery and for blessing them with a Group of faithful, thoughtful friends who cared for them so well.

“That stress you would normally imagine having when you were on your way to the ER, how to get your kids picked up, who was going to feed the dogs, how will my family be taken care of — every fear or worry I should have had, was taken away by my Group. They didn’t allow me to get all worked up which I know helped me not only remain calm but get better so quickly. Being covered in prayer by so many before I even stepped foot in the hospital was life changing. God is good.”

Woodside
Kids

1,590

kids each weekend

229

kids and

63

volunteers experienced Camp Woodside with

14

kids responding to the Gospel,

844

Bible verses memorized, and surprisingly good camp food

1,996

kids attended Flip Camp, where

698

volunteers served up

79,840

animal crackers

- and only 12% were smashed into the carpet

(okay okay... at least part of this statement is true)

Our Students team sent 7,830,299 text messages reminding parents what’s going on. (...or something like that)

Woodside
Students

860

students on average who are a part of small groups/programming

842

students attended

3

Winter Retreats

4,000

lbs of Chick-Fil-A eaten at student events

The Collective

249

young adults each weekend

322

in groups

10

marriages between Collective members

The Lodge

26

retreats

471

guests

If you’ve enjoyed a refreshing time away at The Lodge or have had the pleasure of getting to know our host couple Cathleen and Steve Tripp, would you consider sending a note to show how loved and appreciated they are?


The Leadership
Institute

22

interns

7

residents

Bible Icon
Compass Icon
Outreach Pic
Hand And Heart Icon
Hand With Plant Icon
Take A Quick Tour Below Yellow Circles

Local
Outreach

Dream Centers
of Michigan

Basic Needs:

14,199

people fed through Food Pantry

Life Skills:

177

participants enrolled in Economic Empowerment Program

Housing:

1

new home purchased to house young men for a season of life transformation through relationships, life skills, accountability, and spiritual growth

Dream Centers Picture

Story of
Impact

In 2018, the Dream Center purchased a home that’s changing the lives of three young men.

Stephen is now enrolled at Rochester University, where he studies graphic design, participates in student leadership, serves as Creative Editor of the RU Shield Magazine, and works a part-time job.

Terren is also exploring an opportunity in higher education at Spring Arbor University, where he plans to study social work beginning this fall. He spends his afternoons providing tutoring and mentorship through the Dream Center’s after-school program, where he is dearly loved by the kids.

Tyriq has just secured a full-time position and is pursuing his goal of apprenticing in an auto body shop.

Our dream for these men is to create a space for each one to pursue a better life, break the generational cycle of poverty, and become leaders in their family, church, and community. And that dream just got bigger.

This December, we purchased a second home that will allow us to invest in the lives and aspirations of three more men. What was once a drug house is now becoming a family-centric, Christ-focused environment where each resident pursues one of three development tracks: higher education, vocational training, or living wage employment.

Two of the three new residents have grown up in the foster care system and are searching for a safe place to develop and grow. The third is bursting with undeveloped potential our team is eager to unleash.

Join us in praying that over these next 12 months of being housed, fed, mentored, educated, employed, and showered with the love of Christ, these men will begin to break the chains of poverty and establish a healthy, self-sustained lifestyle. We believe they will!

THRIFT STORE

24

homes furnished for people who were homeless

$100,000+

in gross sales, contracted services, and monetary donations

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MOVE OUT

14

communities

600

volunteers

UNSHACKLED

1,000+

runners and


$50,000

raised at Run to Set Her Free

7

events raising awareness

392

volunteers

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Night to Shine

2

Campuses

679

Kings and Queens

705

volunteers

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NATIVITY

22,000+

guests

1,600

volunteers

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Thailand

90

at-risk children protected in the Akha House of Light

14

pastors supported to evangelize in the hill villages North of Thailand

1

new Bible Institute founded to raise up

25

missionaries and pastors

Chennai, India

35,000,000

gospel tracts printed and distributed

150

girls protected from neglect or infanticide through “It’s a Girl”

15

AIDS-affected orphans provided for

Mexico

$15,000

given toward New Testament translation into local dialect, bringing the gospel to an unreached people

West Africa

3

bases supported in evangelizing to remote villages in Liberia and the Ivory Coast

Rome

$20,000

funded immigrant refugee ministry to reach Muslims with the gospel

Ukraine

$360

a month given to support each church plant in its first year of ministry

Myanmar

$7,500

gifted to Beulah Theological Seminary where 30+ students were trained to plant churches

Kolkata, India

$12,000

supported a Bible training program equipping a new generation of pastors and evangelists

Short-Term
Mission Trips

11

trips

174

participants reaching the world for Christ

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Next

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Don't
Go!

We can’t call it a wrap until we try to give away some free stuff! Enter to win a few goodies reminding you of the great things God’s done for you and our church family this year, including this Woodside original t-shirt!



Woodside Bible Church

annual celebration

Hey Woodside Family!

We look forward to gathering in-person for our Annual Celebration, which is being rescheduled for the fall, and in the meantime we’re eager to celebrate all God has done through Woodside this year! Join us as we reflect on His faithfulness throughout this unique year of ministry as we’ve helped people belong to Christ, grow in Christ, and reach the world for Christ. And have some fun doing it!

A Q4 LIKE NEVER BEFORE

When social distancing kept us apart, this Family stuck together – and did incredible things for the Kingdom! Over these past months we’ve grown exponentially in the way we serve our communities, encourage people in Truth, and give cheerfully even when it hurts.

Woodside Cares



Woodside Cares is a movement to love and serve our communities by meeting physical and spiritual needs. It’s motivated by the belief that love isn’t a word, it’s an action! Let’s celebrate the ways God has used you to show how much Woodside Cares for our communities. (There’s lots to choose from!)



$337,127

gifted to our Critical Needs Fund for COVID-19 relief



704

volunteers packed

4,544

boxes of food and supplies,

2,000

school backpacks, and

400

personal hygiene kits

4,875

medical staff, government personnel, and first responders fed through Takeout Tuesday



565

responses to our Have a Need? Fill a Need survey



36%

asking the Woodside Family for help



64%

looking for ways to serve others



10,350

doorhangers distributed offering help to neighbors

Story ofImpact


When a family from our Romeo Campus heard about the door hangers Woodside had created as a way to offer help to your neighbors, they asked for as many as possible. After receiving 200 door hangers, the family set out for their nightly walk through the village of Romeo.

“It was quiet and drizzly on the streets. Some were on their porches, took the flyers, and were very appreciative. At a few houses, people came out as I walked away wondering why this strange guy had been on their porch. When I told them that there was a flyer on their door with a number they could call if they needed anything, they were surprised and grateful. It was heartwarming.”

It was only a couple days later they received the first phone call. A woman named Joyce, who lives nearby, shared she was in need of groceries.

“We picked up groceries for Joyce. She is a wonderful lady that we did not meet until today, even though she lives right across the street. She said she had thought she would have to buy a car now that the bus in Romeo has been temporarily shut down, if we had not put the hanger on her door. She was extremely grateful for the help. She has our number and we will continue to take care of her until this is over. She asked us too if we would check in on another woman in the condos, Dot, that has cancer. I called and spoke with Dot and now we are ‘on call’ for her as well.”

Joyce was so touched by their kindness, she wrote a letter saying, “Your card to help on my porch was a REAL answer to prayer. Such a touching surprise. I wept! Thank you for your faithfulness to God. I thank God on every remembrance of you!”

But this family, too, was humbled by the whole experience. They hadn’t known this kind of generosity within them before and were deeply encouraged by the response of their neighbors.

“In the past, ‘meeting our neighbors’ would have been pretty scary and we probably would not have undertaken it. Now we know it is what we are CALLED to do. It feels wrong to sit on the sideline and wait for others to do it. We’re trying to do better, each day.”

Digital Ministry

This year, Pastor Chris cast a vision for digital media as foundational to the ministry of Woodside over the next 5 years, from equipping believers to engaging unbelievers. Since then, God’s grace and your generosity have brought explosive growth to our digital ministry – and we’re just getting started!

check out what we've done so far:

And here's

how God has

blessed it!

Plussignbg

Online Worship
Gatherings

200,000+

views of online worship gatherings during COVID

Reached

39,075

unique user views for Good Friday and Easter online services - that's an estimated

66,428

people!

2,000

amens used during online services

(we made this up, but we promise it's been a lot!)

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Story ofImpact


Shanee grew up in Lapeer. She has 2 grown boys who gave her 4 beautiful grandbabies and she’s been divorced now for 20 years. For the longest time she felt such an emptiness. After the end of another relationship, she decided she needed to move closer to her family. This move led her to Lake Orion, where she soon began working at Canterbury Village. Every day at work she’d notice Woodside Bible Church right next door.

“Ever since I’ve seen the church, I’ve been battling back and forth about going in. I’ve tried different churches in the past and felt judged from being there, but something about Woodside just seemed different. Just from the road and driving by something kept calling to me that I needed to check this place out. I felt a connection, like I need to go in there.”

Then COVID-19 hit Michigan, and Shanee, like everyone else, was driven into quarantine. In this difficult, isolating season, something reminded her of Woodside Bible Church, the church she would see every time she was at work. One Sunday, she decided to check out the website.

“I filled out the communication card and received a call from Jon Dahlke. I told him I was interested in knowing more about who Jesus is in my life and how to accept him. Jon prayed with me and encouraged me to watch the [11:30] church service online.”

Shanee agreed to watch the service and will never be the same because of it. She received answers to the questions in her heart. She learned more about who Jesus really is. Right there, Shanee decided she was ready.

“I called Jon back and he showed me how to pray to accept Jesus as my personal Savior. In the past I didn’t know how to talk to Jesus, how to pray, or if I was even doing it right. But that day, I was changed, and I feel like that hole that has been empty for a long time is finally being filled. I feel overwhelming peace.”

With her newfound love for talking to God and reading His Word, Shanee has found confidence in Christ and has started sharing the Gospel with others. She is no longer afraid of being judged and wants to share the love of Christ with everyone! She prays her family will find Jesus one day, just as she did.

Digital
Launches

31,000+

views of The Link

69,283

views of Mid-Week Live

11,386

views &

84

followers on the Woodside Blog

30,700

views &

941

subscribers on YouTube

Dark Rings

Digital
Engagements

2,100,000

minutes of Woodside's content watched online since March

270

Get Connected forms submitted on our website

147,000

likes, comments, and shares of our social posts during COVID, totaling

165,000

for the year

113,000

reactions to our posts

(only 0.4% were Haha's... guess our sense of humor could use some work)

3,336

new followers on social since March – that’s 40% of our total for the year

184,244

opens of Woodside emails during COVID, 0.2% of which ended with an unsubscribe

Hey 0.2%, if you miss us as much as we miss you, you can subscribe here!

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GIVING AT WOODSIDE

Some say it’s awkward to talk about money, but how can we not when there’s so much to celebrate?! The Woodside Family is notoriously generous and has given faithfully (and cheerfully!) to our ministry all year.

Ended the year

2% OVER

budget (despite a global pandemic) and surpassed last years giving by

$700,000



Our teams worked hard to reduce expenses wherever possible during the COVID-19 season. We're excited to say that we cut operating expenses by

25%!



$2.2M

donated to the Woodside Vision Foundation this year

above and beyond our church budget

want to know more about our finances?

view full report!

Story ofImpact


A young couple with three little ones (soon to be four!) is raising their growing family in a modest home in the city of Detroit. The home is owned by a couple from our Detroit Campus, who’ve blessed this family to live in it rent-free. Several weeks ago, something unexpected happened. The family woke up to a property flooded with 5” of raw sewage due to a burst pipe. With neither couple able to afford repairs, the homeowners turned to Woodside for help.

The leadership team of the Woodside Vision Foundation immediately sent help to assess the damage and contacted local providers for assistance. While working to come up with a solution at a time when permitting and labor are restricted, we quickly secured a temporary home for the family in need, at no cost to them.

This young family was overwhelmed with the way God’s people stepped in to serve them, saying, “Wow. We are shocked and grateful that God is working on our behalf. We are speechless because of how Pastor Chris and the Woodside team have loved us.”

Also amazed at how their Woodside Family rallied around them, the homeowners expressed, “I don’t know how to respond to the grace and mercy poured out on this little family in this little house on the west side of Detroit. All I can do is thank God and you who have chosen to be His hands and feet.”

The care provided to this family was made possible only through your generosity to our Critical Needs Fund, which has met needs and blessed families across Woodside’s 14 communities.

The Rest of the Year

While we’re in awe of God’s handiwork these last couple months, we can’t forget to celebrate all the incredible things He did throughout the rest of the year! Let’s take a quick tour through the impact of Woodside’s ministry in our communities.

Sunnypic
Quicklookwithcircles
Jumpicon
Highfiveicon

Worship
Gatherings

10,223

people worshipping in person each weekend

767

new members

354

baptisms

Graydotsrectangle
Singer

Groups

6,608

people in Groups

436

Groups,

130

new this year

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Smallgroup 2

Story ofImpact


When a team member at our Romeo Campus received this email from Kevin, who serves faithfully every Sunday, she was immediately concerned:

“Sorry for such late notice, but I will not be able to make today’s service. I need to take Kerry to the ER. She is having a weird reaction on her hands causing swelling and pain.”

She notified the campus’ prayer team, where one of the members happened to be this couple’s Group leader and sent an urgent message to their Group. These families rallied around Kevin and Kerry without hesitation, praying fervently and seeking to help in any way they could.

Before the couple even made it to the ER, their Group had taken care of every detail from picking up their child and caring for their pets to scheduling a week’s worth of meal deliveries. They continued to pray for Kerry and her family, asking for God’s hand of comfort and healing on her.

Kerry spent five days in the hospital battling an infection that caused bacteria to enter her bloodstream and, ultimately, her heart. She and Kevin thanked God for her recovery and for blessing them with a Group of faithful, thoughtful friends who cared for them so well.

“That stress you would normally imagine having when you were on your way to the ER, how to get your kids picked up, who was going to feed the dogs, how will my family be taken care of — every fear or worry I should have had, was taken away by my Group. They didn’t allow me to get all worked up which I know helped me not only remain calm but get better so quickly. Being covered in prayer by so many before I even stepped foot in the hospital was life changing. God is good.”

Woodside
Kids

1,590

kids each weekend

229

kids and

63

volunteers experienced Camp Woodside with

14

kids responding to the Gospel,

844

Bible verses memorized, and surprisingly good camp food

1,996

kids attended Flip Camp, where

698

volunteers served up

79,840

animal crackers

- and only 12% were smashed into the carpet


(okay okay... at least part of this statement is true)

Woodside
Students

860

students on average who are a part of small groups/programming

842

students attended

3

Winter Retreats

4,000

lbs of Chick-Fil-A eaten at student events

Burger Icon
Hands Icon

The
Collective

249

young adults each weekend

322

in groups

10

marriages between collective members

Ring Icon

The Lodge

26

retreats

471

guests

If you’ve enjoyed a refreshing time away at The Lodge or have had the pleasure of getting to know our host couple Cathleen and Steve Tripp, would you consider sending a note to show how loved and appreciated they are?


Gray Dot Square
Dark Rings

The Leadership
Institute

22

interns

7

residents

Bible Icon
Compass Icon
Leadership Institute Pic

Local Outreach

Outreach Pic
Hand With Plant Icon
Hand And Heart Icon

Dream Centers
of Michigan

Basic Needs:

14,199

people fed through Food Pantry

Life Skills:

177

participants enrolled in Economic Empowerment Program

Housing:

1

new home purchased to house young men for a season of life transformation through relationships, life skills, accountability, and spiritual growth

Dream Centers Picture

Story of Impact


In 2018, the Dream Center purchased a home that’s changing the lives of three young men.

Stephen is now enrolled at Rochester University, where he studies graphic design, participates in student leadership, serves as Creative Editor of the RU Shield Magazine, and works a part-time job.

Terren is also exploring an opportunity in higher education at Spring Arbor University, where he plans to study social work beginning this fall. He spends his afternoons providing tutoring and mentorship through the Dream Center’s after-school program, where he is dearly loved by the kids.

Tyriq has just secured a full-time position and is pursuing his goal of apprenticing in an auto body shop.

Our dream for these men is to create a space for each one to pursue a better life, break the generational cycle of poverty, and become leaders in their family, church, and community. And that dream just got bigger.

This December, we purchased a second home that will allow us to invest in the lives and aspirations of three more men. What was once a drug house is now becoming a family-centric,

Christ-focused environment where each resident pursues one of three development tracks: higher education, vocational training, or living wage employment.

Two of the three new residents have grown up in the foster care system and are searching for a safe place to develop and grow. The third is bursting with undeveloped potential our team is eager to unleash.

Join us in praying that over these next 12 months of being housed, fed, mentored, educated, employed, and showered with the love of Christ, these men will begin to break the chains of poverty and establish a healthy, self-sustained lifestyle. We believe they will!!

Thrift Store

24

homes furnished for people who were homeless

$100,000+

in gross sales, contracted services, and monetary donations

Move Out

14

communities

600

volunteers

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Unshackled

1,000+

runners and

$50,000

raised at Run to Set Her Free

7

events raising awareness

392

volunteers

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Night to Shine

2

Campuses

679

Kings and Queens

705

volunteers

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Nativity

22,000+

guest

1,600

volunteers

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Thailand

90

at-risk children protected in the Akha House of Light

14

pastors supported to evangelize in the hill villages North of Thailand

1

new Bible Institute founded to raise up

25

missionaries and pastors



Chennai, India

35,000,000

gospel tracts printed and distributed

150

girls protected from neglect or infanticide through “It’s a Girl”

15

AIDS-affected orphans provided for



Mexico

$15,000

given toward New Testament translation into local dialect, bringing the gospel to an unreached people



West Africa

3

bases supported in evangelizing to remote villages in Liberia and the Ivory Coast



Rome

$20,000

funded immigrant refugee ministry to reach Muslims with the gospel



Ukraine

$360

a month given to support each church plant in its first year of ministry



Myanmar

$7,500

gifted to Beulah Theological Seminary where 30+ students were trained to plant churches



Kolkata, India

$12,000

supported a Bible training program equipping a new generation of pastors and evangelists

Short-Term
Mission Trips

11

trips

174

participants reaching the world for Christ

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