Vision

Our Purpose

We exist to glorify God by making disciples.

Our Mission

Helping people Belong to Christ, Grow in Christ and Reach the world for Christ.

Our Strategy

Campusing is at the core of Woodside’s strategy. Campuses are more than bricks and mortar – they are people who gather to worship Jesus, study God's word and live on mission to reach people in their communities locally and around the world. Starting in 1955 with a handful of people praying, God has grown our church family to 14 campuses reaching thousands of people across Southeast Michigan. In the past five years we have grown to a community of over 10,000 through revitalization of existing churches and planting campuses.

Revitalization

God has given us a unique vision of revitalizing churches through partnerships that will give necessary support to help keep their doors open and increase the impact for Jesus in their communities.

Planting

We also plant new churches in areas where there is a need for an evangelical church or God has given us a vision to meet a unique community need or reach a specific group of people.

It is through our campusing that evangelism happens, leaders are developed and global partnerships are established. We are seeing people here and around the world belonging to Christ, growing in Christ and reaching the world for Christ.

Campusing

Since 2005, God has grown Woodside from one to 14 campuses across the region.

Revitalization
God has given us a unique vision of revitalizing churches through partnerships that will give necessary support to help keep their doors open and increase the impact for Jesus in their communities.

Planting
We also plant new churches in areas where there is a need for an evangelical church or God has given us a vision to meet a unique community need or reach a specific group of people.

It is through our campusing that evangelism happens, leaders are developed and global partnerships are established. We are seeing people here and around the world belonging to Christ, growing in Christ and reaching the world for Christ.

Leadership Development

The future of the church is at risk of being a by-product of a post-Christian culture. 1,700 pastors leave the ministry each month. 70% of young adults believe the church is irrelevant. The divorce rate among Christians mirrors the national average. The church needs strong leaders who are theologically grounded and can stand on absolute Truth. We are committed to becoming a central hub for leadership development that will impact the lives of thousands of leaders, pastors, and marriages. Our leadership development initiative is critical to the vibrancy and sustainability of Woodside and the future of the Church. Woodside Leadership Institute.

Next Gen

Millennials, America's largest generation, believes that God exists, but sees the church as hypocritical and judgemental. This generation also wants to make a difference with their lives. We pray that God would continue to show us how we can engage with this generation, show them the truth of the Gospel, the authenticity of His Church and that God has a purpose for each of them.

Global Partnerships

We partner with Christian leaders around the world who are strategic and immersed in their global communities, helping them to train leaders who will start new ministries and plant churches. We currently have 6 strategic partnerships, have trained over 2,000 leaders and 1,500 churches have been planted. Through these partnerships, thousands of people have been reached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our partnerships will help us reach people around the world for Christ with speed, efficiency and excellence.