2020 VISION

2020 Vision

Times are changing faster than any of us ever would have imagined.  It's time to move with a greater sense of urgency and focus in reaching people here and around the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  Our purpose is clear and our vision is focused because we know people everywhere desperately need Jesus.

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

We follow God's direction into communities, as He strengthens the Church by transforming lives through the Gospel.

Our Vision

There are three areas that are at the core of our vision that will help us maximize our reach and impact of the Gospel here and around the world:
  1. Churches - Revitalize, plant, expand and resource
  2. Leaders - Develop leaders in the Church, our homes and communities
  3. Outreach - Local and global
     

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Churches

Churches are a local expression of the body of Christ where people worship together, gather in community and reach people with the Gospel. We revitalize churches to help keep lighthouses open, plant new churches to reach the unreached, expand as God blesses, and resource other churches to help strengthen the Church.

ROMEO: Campus Expansion to Expand Impact
Positioned in a fast-growing area filled with new housing construction and young families, our Romeo campus has tripled over the past few years, and they have outgrown their space. They are out of seats in the Worship Center and Woodside Kids is at capacity. It's time to expand so they can move with a sense of urgency and intentionality in reaching this growing, vibrant community with the Gospel!

Vision: Expand the current Worship
Center capacity to double, expand the Woodside Kids environments to double, and expand debt-free.

Churches Projects total: $2,500,000 remaining funds needed.

Leaders

The future of the church is at risk of being a by-product of a post-Christian and post-truth culture. 1,700 pastors leave the ministry each month. The divorce rate among Christians mirrors the national average. It’s our desire to develop strong leaders in our churches, homes and communities and be known as a church that strengthens pastors,
leaders and marriages for the kingdom.

THE LODGE: Strengthen 200 Marriages, Encourage 300 Pastors, Develop 320 Leaders
Since it's opening just over a year ago, The Lodge has become a place where hundreds of leaders and pastors have been trained, equipped and encouraged, marriages have been strengthened and some have been saved that were on the brink of divorce.

Vision: This coming year it's our desire to expand our reach and our offerings to this entire region. It's our vision that The Lodge would become known as the premier Christian retreat center in the Midwest.

DEPLOY: Scholarship 20 Seminary Students
In our partnership with Grace Theological Seminary, 20 students are pursuing their M. Div in General Ministry or M.A. in Local Church Ministry. This model melds theological education within the hands-on, experiential laboratory of the local church, through a program called Deploy. The student pays 1/3 of their tuition, Grace pays 1/3 and Woodside pays 1/3.

Vision: Awarding scholarships to these students allows them to graduate without the large debt of seminary loans.

Leaders Projects total: $250,000

Outreach

As we follow God’s lead into communities here and around the world, it is through our local outreach and global partnerships that we meet the needs of people and share the Good News of Jesus. It’s our prayer that people here and around the world would experience the love of Jesus and come to know him as their Lord and Savior.

DREAM CENTERS OF MICHIGAN: Help Kids and Families in their Exodus from Poverty
Vision: Provide Basic Needs to Families
Stock food pantry, provide transportation for kids and families, purchase backpacks and school supplies, and open "Pride for Parents" Christmas Store.

Vision: Teach Life-Skills to Kids and Young Adults
Host after school program, send kids to summer camp, develop youth workforce program and provide housing for at-risk young men and women.

NATIVITY: Reach 20,000 People
Vision: Continue to provide the opportunity for thousands of people during the Christmas season to experience the truth of the Christmas story at no charge!

LIBERIA: Reaching the Unreached
Vision: Work with missionaries to reach two new tribes in northwest Liberia, begin to move into West Africa and Nigeria.

INDIA: Saving Boys from Human Sacrifice
Vision: Support orphanage in Namakkal that rescues boys who would otherwise be sacrificed because they were born under the wrong moon.

Outreach Projects total: $395,000

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