Stories

Warren

  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • A Desperately Needed Blessing

    I wanted to share an incredible experience that we encountered yesterday. We were shopping yesterday afternoon and while checking out for some reason our credit card would not work, we had no other money on us and we were going to have to cancel our...

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  • Guarantee Your Workout Goal in 2017

    Everyone benefits from regular exercise and should make it a goal to work out on a consistent basis. Our focus on fitness, however, competes with other schedules, obligations and pleasures that can stand in the way of making that goal a reality. Yet with the...

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  • A New Perspective on Change

    We’ve heard it said that “change is inevitable,” and it seems we live in a world that is constantly changing. If you are like me, you find it hard to sometimes keep up with all the changes. I still can’t seem to get the year...

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  • Fasting

    Fasting is not often practiced or even talked about in the modern American church, and yet we find it to be a spiritual discipline practiced in the times of both Old and New Testaments. Jesus himself fasted for 40 days between his baptism and his...

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  • Our Faithful Patience will Carry us to the Finish Line

    Several of my Woodside Warren friends have recently experienced the joys of tackling a running-shoe challenge. Team Woodside just completed another season of training for and participating in the Detroit Free Press Marathon. After months of faithful training, one of the frequent comments I heard...

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  • Woodside's Strategic Plan and the Will of God

    Over the last few years at Woodside we were operating on several initiatives that I believed were needs that had to be addressed. I would pray and strategize with our team on how to accomplish those over the next year. With our culture changing so...

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  • Ministry Outreach Provides Assistance to Warren Resident

    I just got off the phone with a resident in our city who received some TLC from the Woodside family during the Summer Serve efforts. The connection with “Jim” began earlier in the spring when the City of Warren connected him with the Dream Center....

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  • Grow

    “Managers rise to their level of their incompetence.” This is an old management theory developed by Dr. Lawrence Peter. According to this principle, a person is promoted because of past success in a position and not based on their growth or skill sets for the...

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  • Service Opportunities Abound at Woodside

    This column provides me the opportunity to thank folks from all of the Woodside campuses for joining the Warren campus in demonstrating the love of Jesus during Summer Serve 2016! It was humbling to welcome in folks at registration from the different campuses. From Romeo...

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  • Pastor's Pen

    The countdown is on for the November election. This election cycle for many has been interesting and extremely frustrating. Followers of both presidential candidates think the other candidate would be a horrible president. People have even promised they would move out of the country if...

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  • Meet Our Hosts

    Our trip to Madrid has been incredible and one of the highlights of the trip has been staying in the homes of three couples who are committed to share the love of Jesus with the world around them. Our prayer has been to encourage them,...

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  • Spain School

    As many of you have probably heard there was an attack in France late last night and we ask our Woodside family to please be in prayer for the people of France that they would know that we serve a God who is greater than...

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  • HS Spain Mission Trip Blog #3

    Crazy College Kids & Grandma Vampires On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday our team of thirteen and six missionaries taught conversational English at The London Walk. This is a restaurant in downtown Boadilla. The missionaries set up creative ways to teach English, which made each night...

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  • HS Spain Mission Trip Blog #2

    Our First Day Serving Tuesday morning was the team’s first full day of doing mission related work in Spain. We thought we had the day planned out, but God answered our prayer to be used in a bigger way than we imagined. We went into...

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  • HS Spain Mission Trip Pre-Blog

    Greetings from Madrid! We are so excited! A team of 13 is coming from Woodside Bible Church in the Detroit area to help us out in Spain.In fact, they are in the air as I write this. The team of 9 high schoolers and 4...

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  • HS Spain Mission Trip Blog #1

    WE MADE IT! We arrived in Spain at 7:00 A.M. to meet up with the Muhas, Bowmans, and the Princes at the airport. So the trip begins! The team headed out to take in a little bit of the Spanish scenery. I will tell you...

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  • Cran-Hill Team Blog - Day 4

    It was another chance today to serve others! After a few days, the lines of who are the campers and who are the “staff” begin to blur… and suddenly our team is starting to look at a group of 50 adults with special needs no...

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  • Uganda Team Blog #7

    Ephesians 6:12 “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” Monday was our first day of “rest” since leaving...

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  • Uganda Team Blog #6

    Saturday was our last day in Rukungiri which was so bittersweet. We were excited to see what else God had in store for us in Ishaka and at the youth camp but it broke our hearts to leave our new family in Rukungiri. Our only...

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