People Everywhere Desperately Need Jesus

Woodside Vision

Your Christmas Offering Will Support the Vision of Woodside and Bring the Light of Jesus to Our World!

Woodside exists is to bring God glory by making disciples. We follow God’s lead into communities, partnering with Him, to help strengthen the Church and transform lives through the Gospel. We are passionate about helping people belong to Christ, grow in Christ and reach the world for Christ.

This Christmas we are coming together as one church family to give and help propel our vision forward, so others may know the life-changing love of Jesus.

Your generous giving will help us be able to respond quickly to opportunities as God leads.

Select your campus and then select vision to give your gift.

Give to the Vision!

$1,500,000 – Bring Light to our Local Communities
Campusing: New campuses, expansions, and upgrades.
Evangelism: Enhanced Nativity experience with improved lighting, sound and hospitality to reach 18,000 people.
Dream Centers: Stock food pantries for one year and provide medical and dental care.

$900,000 – Bring Light to our Future Leaders
Retreat Center: Operationalize 15,000 square ft., first-class facility focused on strengthening marriages and developing leaders.
Woodside Leadership Institute: Sponsor speakers for leadership gatherings, support an intern or resident, provide housing and host leadership retreats.

$545,000 – Bring Light to our World
Mexico: Translate the New Testament for Cloudlands people.
Thailand: Build dorms, dining hall and conference center for Ahka Bible Seminary.
Liberia: Operate Bible Institute for four weeks and upgrade facilities.
India: Expand Gospel tract printing capacity to 50 million with new full-color printing press.

Woodside's 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

To follow God’s direction into communities as he strengthens the Church by transforming lives through the Gospel.

Our Initiatives

We have five vision initiatives that will help us bring our vision to life and will help us be ready to respond whenever and wherever God leads. These initiatives are funded and accelerated through the work of the Woodside Vision Foundation.

Campusing

Starting in 1955 with a handful of people praying, God has grown our church family to 13 campuses reaching thousands of people across Southeast Michigan. In the past five years we have grown by over 50% to a community of over 9,000. More than bricks and mortar, campuses are groups of Christ followers who gather to worship Jesus, study God’s Word and live on mission to reach people in their communities. It’s our desire to provide new, expanded or improved facilities for our campuses whose growth is limited. We want everyone who walks through our doors to feel welcomed, encouraged, and excited to bring family and friends. We are praying God would give us innovative ideas that would expand our reach for Him exponentially over the next five years.

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. Over the next five years 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.

Evangelism

We are thankful for the thousands of people in our church family who partner with us in ministry week in and week out. Evangelism can be done one-to-one, in community or through outreach events. This past year we launched The Collective, a ministry that is reaching 470 young adults every week. We also hosted Nativity, where 10,000 people heard the truth of the Christmas story at no charge, thanks to your generosity. We are a church on mission and passionate about reaching people who don’t know Jesus yet. Jesus calls us to go into the world and make disciples, sharing and showing people the Good News of Jesus. Evangelism is at the core of who we are because we believe people everywhere desperately need Jesus!

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. Through these partnerships, thousands of people have been reached with the Gospel and hundreds of churches have been started. Our partnerships will help us continue to reach people around the world for Christ with speed, efficiency and excellence.

Dream Centers

The Dream Centers are a part of our ministry serving the homeless, low-income, at-risk youth and struggling families. Over the past years, God has led us to open two Dream Centers in Pontiac and Warren. They focus on four key areas; food, teaching life skills, providing medical care and housing. The vision is to transform under-served communities by helping broken people realize their God-given
value, while providing for their basic needs, a healthy lifestyle, and opportunities for learning life skills. It’s our desire that people realize their dream of living a self-sufficient life. Dream Center of Pontiac