Stories

  • Rome STM Blog #1

    Anywhere…We Rome! “People everywhere desperately need Jesus,” is what Pastor Doug told our congregation. This phrase has resided and stirred in every team member’s heart as we begin preparations to leave on Woodside’s 10 day mission trip to Rome. Our team consists of members from...

    Read More
  • Thailand STM Video Blog #6 & 7

    Sometimes you meet heroes. The kind heaven gets excited about. Thanks for all your prayers! The team experienced more than we could ever capture of share!

    Read More
  • Thailand STM Video Blogs #4 & 5

    Every Person Matters! Watch the below clip to witness the work the Thailand 2017 STM trip has done. Celebrating the building and dedication of God’s Church emotionally moved our US team of 44 people.

    Read More
  • Thailand STM Blog #3

    Hidden Provisions We take our shoes off before entering the sanctuary. The women from the village line up, one by one, bowing their heads to greet us as they head into service. The oldest among them, worthy of all respect, bow to even the youngest...

    Read More
  • Thailand STM 2017 Video Blog #3

    Experience Thailand with us! Join in on the fun with us! Check out the sights of Thailand and watch us prepare for ministry!

    Read More
  • Thailand STM 2017 Video Blogs #1 & 2

    From Woodside Troy to Thailand, The Adventure Begins! The team has arrived in Thailand safely!! We are super exhausted after over 40 hours of travel. It’s going to be so worth it! Thanks for all your prayers! Let the Medical/Dental Clinics Commence! We are ready...

    Read More
  • Thailand STM Blog #2

    Dinner Story—How the Akha House of Light Came to Be Upon landing at the Chiang Rai International Airport, Pastor John and Nut arrived with servant hearts to pick up our team, though it was us that came to serve—a beautiful depiction of our call to serve one...

    Read More
  • Facebook Fellowship

    Facebook is a polarizing thing. Some love the connectedness you can experience with family and friends from across the globe. The social media platform helps you stay informed about developments in people’s lives in a way that is both fun and helpful. Whether it’s a...

    Read More
  • Valentine's Day and your Trust in God

    Valentine’s Day is this month. I know it is a highly commercialized holiday (as is every other holiday), but I enjoy the special occasion to be romantic with my wife. Genesis 24 narrates Isaac’s and Rebekah’s love story. You must read it. Here are two...

    Read More
  • Prayers, Commissioning and Installation

    In life, there are special moments that we will always remember. The night of Prayer, Commissioning and Installation at the Warren campus is one of those special moments. The service reminded me of the time when the Church in Antioch met and commissioned Paul and...

    Read More
  • Where is your Heart?

    I took my son to the auto show for the first time this year. Best in show was a tough call for an eight-year-old. It was a toss-up between the street racing Lamborghini Aventador, a Nissan NSX and the Lego Batmobile that included over 334,000 pieces and...

    Read More
  • Helping the Hopeless to Reach Jesus

    Happy New Year from Woodside Bible Church here in Pontiac! We are not only a church but a Dream Center, we find needs and fill them, we find hurts and heal them, not by might nor by power but by the Spirit of the Lord....

    Read More
  • The Question of Trust

    “Do you trust me?” Of all the summaries and simple statements of the storyline of the Bible this question rings out as the theme through which the Bible hangs. Do you trust God? In some way I suppose you could say that this question is...

    Read More
  • Don't Overlook the Neighbor Nextdoor!

    While I was in Denver recently for some seminary classroom work, I was privileged to meet Dave Runyon, one of the authors of the book The Art of Neighboring. At the heart of the book, which is also illustrated on the cover, is a simple...

    Read More
  • Wild Game Dinner

    One of the bigger (and my favorite) events we do each year here at the Lake Orion campus is our Wild Game Dinner. We have done this for a number of years now and each year it seems to get a little bigger. This year...

    Read More
  • Taking Matters into our own Hands

    When I was in high school, I was once interviewed for an article in the local county newspaper. As I talked about how I was in the school marching band, I remember thinking that didn’t sound very cool. I wanted the reporter to think I...

    Read More
  • Being Distinctive

    What makes you you? If you’ve ever been to one of our Family Dinners, chances are you’ve heard this question before. One of the true blessings of our community in Dearborn has been getting to know so many of you through that question over the...

    Read More
  • Algonac Campus Attendance Growing Steadily

    What a joy it has been to begin serving with the beautiful people of the Algonac campus! Saying goodbye to the Warren family was very difficult for me, but their gracious support of this new venture was encouraging and motivating. God has been blessing this...

    Read More
  • On To Maturity

    There are many encouraging words that echo from my youth, but there are also some challenging words, like: “You need to grow up,” or “Act your age.” These words normally come from people who knew me well and expected more from me. They simply wanted...

    Read More
  • Thailand STM Blog #1

    The Way of Trust Navigating through Saturday felt like a continuous trust fall. The only way to abide in God’s peace was by continual submission to His leading and commitment to our following. For the “rookies” on this trip, little did we know that we...

    Read More
  • Thailand Mission Trip 2017- Packing Party

    Friday, February 3, 2017 We were huddled around Jim near the south entrance, ourselves surrounded by a sea of suitcases and medical supplies. A bin of rainbow colored pom-poms stuck out amidst the necessities we’d packed—dental smocks and pharmaceuticals and tools of different types. I...

    Read More