New Middle School &
Administration Building


We are super excited to announce THE BIG FINISH campaign that celebrates and rallies us together for our last few months of construction on our new building!
From April until Fall we have some really exciting events you can be involved with to help champion this BIG FINISH! We have more details on the events page and will continue to update you on each event.
Please go there today to get more details and start planning how you may want to participate! All the events will be inspiring, fun & a great way to gather us back together through the coming months as well as raise the remaining funds for the building.
We are handing out some fun cards at the Welcome Desk to put on your fridges or end tables to remind you to pray over our last leg of construction & giving campaign.

Also, to kick this all off we would like you to write prayers, favorite scripture or special thoughts on the big boards provided in the lobby. Our vision for this is to then take a picture of these boards, frame them and hang in the NEW building! What a great reminder of how family comes together.
For a complete list of all the BIG FINISH Events go here >>>

Watch the Big Show

This is a big THANK YOU to all who supported the BIG SHOW on Friday, May 14! We had a great turn out of about 300 and raised just shy of $3000 from the event.

The show itself was packed with amazing talent we didn’t see coming - Wow!
From spoken word, dance, and comedy to a short sermon, amazing vocals and even a ninja warrior - we all were amazed and impressed! The night was filled with smiles, laughs, applause & great fellowship. We want to thank all our participants for sharing their talent, our incredible judges that took their jobs seriously, and our amazing Emcees, Mindie & Josi, for guiding us through a fun and memorable night. If you weren’t able to attend The BIG SHOW watch the video above to see the fun you missed, or to watch it again if you were able to come.

The BIG SHOW was just one of the many events we have lined up for the BIG FINISH Campaign for our new middle school and administrative building, set to open in July. Please pray and consider a donation to The Future Fund via push pay. You can donate at any time, see the button above and/or help support our events for The BIG FINISH campaign- stay tuned for more information on our next event which is THE BIG RUN on August 14.

Thank you again for your generosity! We can glorify God with every area of our lives, and that includes what we do with our finances - so thank you!

What is the Future Fund

God is inviting us to shape the future for His glory and His fame. We believe He intends to use our church to bring untold thousands to faith in Manatee County and beyond. Future Fund is a year long capital campaign that flows from Jesus’ mandate to “Go, make disciples…” and seeks to fulfill Woodland’s mission to love God and others by investing in reaching, growing, serving and giving. Future Fund is all about creating space for an even greater level of connection. That’s because lives are transformed in the context of community. When we serve and connect with people who have not yet found faith, we can help them spark a relationship with God. This kind of organic growth – person to person – is at the heart of Woodland’s Community of Ministries.
If you have questions regarding the projects they can be directed to Dewayne McFarlin, Executive Pastor.  His email is

So, join us on the journey of our Future Fund Campaign, where we will seek to raise the funding for 3 milestone items:

MILESTONE 1 : $1,000,000

The Academy Building - The Academy Building Milestone allows us to construct a facility which will house our Administration Offices, space for expansion of Dunn Prep to move into middle school, 2,000 sf of multi-purpose space, and it will allow us to pave parts of our parking lot which aren't currently paved and improve drainage of the parking areas. Our current Administration offices reside in a trailer on the front part of our property.  This trailer was placed into service in April of 2005 with a planned life of 7 years.  Here we are 15 years later and it is in dire need of replacement. We have had mold remediation on it previously and numerous repairs on the roof and it still continues to have mold and leakage issues.  It is also settling, causing the roof to bow between the sections.  This project was originally planned for 2021 - 2022 but the Stewardship Team and Personnel Team requested that we move up the time frame as it endangers the health of our staff to remain there. It was originally planned to be a one-story facility with office and multi purpose space that can sub-divided.  As one large area it will hold up to 125 people or can be four smaller rooms.  This facility has since been revised to add a second floor allowing Dunn Prep to add a middle school.  The total cost of this project is $3.0M.  We plan to use cash to pay for $1.4M. Dunn Prep is taking a loan for $1.2M and we currently have a gap of $400,000.  To allow for the church to pay $1.4M we would have to dip into our reserve funds which are normally 10 weeks of expenses. This is approximately $530,000.  The goal is to not use our reserve funds and cover the existing deficit of $400,000. So, we need approximately $1,000,000 in order to complete this project.

MILESTONE 2 : $487,850

Main Campus Roof Replacement - Our main campus is in need of a roof replacement. It is in continuous need of repair.  We spend large amounts of time and money each year effecting repairs. The plan is to replace the existing roof with a new TPO overlay with a 20 year warranty.  This will be done in sections over a 2-3 year period as funding allows. If we have the funds we could potentially do all of the work at one time. We currently have a bid in the amount of $487,850 to complete this work