What is live it out

A good life requires a good rhythm—a pattern of movement regularly repeated over time.
As Christians, our whole life, no matter when or in what context, consists of loving God and loving others—just like Jesus did.
By holistically understanding the rhythm of the Christian life, we move from surface living into the depths of life—from splashing around in the shallows with our floaties on to going out twenty thousand leagues under the sea.
LIVE IT OUT is a simple four step "rhythm" to commit to in order to develop and maintain a fully devoted life to Christ.
Below are some informative steps and helpful resources to get you started!




Our Blended service invites you to worship God through different styles of music from the wide range of the Christian repertoire prescribed in the Bible as "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs."  Our primary focus is the content of the songs, considering more what we say than how we say it.  This service is led by a Praise Team and Choir and is accompanied by a typical worship band and piano along with occasional use of strings and brass instruments. 



Our Modern service creates an energetic and revitalizing atmosphere of worship for anyone and everyone! As a ministry, our team of worship leaders brings their passion and spirit of worship to create an uplifting environment of music, artistic elements and scripture that resonates with people right where they are. 

Step 2. Choose Your Small Group


Longer-Term Life Groups
Community Groups are an essential part of life at Woodland. We all need a smaller group of friends with whom we can share our lives. For that reason our goal is to connect every person at Woodland with a Community Group where they can build those deep relationships. These groups are small gatherings generally 6 - 15 people that meet weekly. 


Short-Term Topical Studies
Grow Groups are short-term topical studies, and help you make new friends, be involved, and grow deeper in your relationship with God. These groups cover a wide variety of interests and studies. 


Hobby Groups
Activity Groups are for those that enjoy fellowship, making new friends, and participating in a certain hobby, sport or activity with other Christians. You are welcome to join these groups at any time as there is not a set study or agenda. 


Parenting Growth Track
At Woodland, we believe in parents and that Every Parent Matters. We also believe in the power of the combined influence of the church and the family; that when we partner together, we can do more together. With these beliefs in mind, we have created ParentLife at Woodland. Designed for all parents, regardless of phase. We seek to cultivate a culture of practical content and conversations to help every parent be a better parent. Because when we help parents win, we all win. After all...
• No one is full of more false hope than a parent who brings a book to the beach...
• If you don't have a secret stash of snacks somewhere, are you even a parent?
• And our favorite...parenting is like folding a fitted sheet. No one really knows how to do it.
If you have questions about ParentLife classes contact Pastor Mike Wilder for more information,

Step 3. Choose How to spend time with God Daily

Download the YouVersion Bible App on our phone for some of these digital studies. 

New Year, New Hope

Digital Study

It’s a new year, and what better time to refocus your heart toward your Savior? Explore a different word each day—like obedience, faith, and trust—in 12 devotions designed deepen your relationship with Jesus. Challenge questions at the end of each devotion will help you apply what you are reading so that this year, you can make Jesus your entire life—not just a part of it. This is a 12-Day Study

Chasing Failure

Digital Study

Answer this question: What would you do if you knew you could not fail? Would you write a book? Would you start your own business? Would you go back to school? Would you get married? We all have something we’d love to do, but often, our fear of failure outweighs the potential of our destiny. But what if you found out that failure could actually help you succeed? 

Bible Project - GOSPELS

Digital Study

This plan takes you on a journey through all four Gospels in ninety days. Each book includes videos specifically designed to enhance your understanding and engagement with Scripture.

New Believers:
7 Steps for New Christians

Digital Study

Welcome to the Family of God! Pastor Greg Laurie guides you through 7 key first steps as you begin your journey with Jesus. Discover how you can know God, how to study your Bible, pray, attend Church, obey God, give to God, and share your faith. Readings are from the New Believer’s Bible which has been trusted by over 10 million Christians to help them start their walk of faith. This is a 7-Day Study

MInisterios En Contacto

Digital Study
Comience cada mañana con el Dr. Stanley y la meditación del día, al recibir el devocional por correo electrónico. 

In Touch Ministries

Charles F. Stanley is the founder of In Touch Ministries, and a New York Times best-selling author. He demonstrates a keen awareness of people's needs and provides Christ-centered biblically based principles for everyday life.
Subscribe to his daily devotionals by following the link above. 

Video Devotional Emails

Video Study
You want to spend more time with God—you’re just not sure if you have more time. Here’s great news: Our Daily Bread is now available as a daily video series. Millions of faithful people all over the world rely on Our Daily Bread for comfort, encouragement, and a deeper understanding of their faith. Now, you can do the same each day, with our short (just a minute or two) videos. 

Pursuing Wisdom: Proverbs

The book of Proverbs is a guide for pursuing godly wisdom in our daily lives. In this four-week study, we will read proverbs covering different aspects of wisdom, from how to interact with our friends, families, and neighbours, to fearing God and keeping His commands. Join us as we learn what it means to grow in our understanding of God and walk in the way of His wisdom.

Step 4. Choose To Do Something


Bring the love and character of Christ

Challenge yourself this week to be an Ambassador for Jesus. If you'd like some ideas just pick a card from our "Be An Ambassador" wall next to the Welcome Desk in the lobby. Complete the fun opportunity to serve someone this week! There’s all kinds of different “asks”.
Every day is a great day to love God, love people, and do something about it! Go be awesome for Jesus.
Every Day Matters.

People Helping People

At Woodland

Our IMPACT TEAM is is vital part of our church community.  Our slogan is “This is where the fun begins!”
God has given each of us unique gifts and abilities, and there are many different ways to serve. Press the button above to get started!


In Manatee County

Hurting people need Christians in their community to reach out and demonstrate the love of Christ. Here are some examples to get your ideas going!
  • Work in a soup kitchen, food bank, rescue mission or homeless shelter.
  • Adopt a military family, especially when a spouse is deployed.
  • Volunteer to help build a Habitat for Humanity home
  • Adopt a local fire or police station, and take them dessert once a week or month.
  • Schedule a regular “date night” or "girls night" to serve together in a local nursing home (singing, doing crafts, teaching a Bible study, etc.), or visit kids in the hospital.


Woodland 200

At Woodland we believe in prayer. We have a team of people committing to praying for our church, our community, our nation and our world. If you are interested in being a part of the Woodland 200 Prayer Ministry, click the following link to fill out the simple form to be added. We will digitally send prayer requests that come into the church for you to pray over in your own time!