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Hey parents. you matter.

And you're doing a great job! We believe that every parent wants to be a better parent and if you're here, we KNOW that to be true about you. Woodland's Family Ministry Team is here to support you in any way we can. So, we created this online resource for you. You'll find everything from conversation guides to help you talk with your kids and students about difficult topics to at-home family activity packs to help you connect with your family in fun ways. We even have a few things just for you to help you connect with God in your own life. So, scroll on and let us know how else we can help. Simply email Jeff at jeff@gowoodland.com with ideas. Oh, and don't forget our Family Hub for all of your weekly Online Experience needs. You can get there by clicking the button below.
We recognize there is a LOT of content here, so we wanted to give you a way to get directly to the area you're interested in. Simply click on the corresponding buttons below to jump there! Enjoy!

we are an "orange" church

Have you ever wondered why we call ourselves an Orange Church? Wondered what we mean by "partnering with parents" and targeting families rather than just doing ministry to individuals? Check out this video that will help you understand the philosophy behind Woodland's strategic vision for reaching FAMILIES with Jesus, not just kids and/or parents. Collectively, we can do more together! Have more questions? Ideas? We'd love to hear them. Simply email Jeff at jeff@gowoodland.com.

FAMILY MINISTRY TIMELINE

As a parent, understanding the phase your kid or student is in changes the way you affirm, discipline, and connect with them. With help from our friends at Orange, we've put together this timeline map to help you have a better sense of what your kid or student needs most in their life right now. Whether you should EMBRACE, ENGAGE, AFFIRM, or MOBILIZE them to help them trust Jesus more, this graphic will help guide you in being the best parent you can be! For a larger view of the timeline, simply click on the image below. Hey, it may not even be a bad idea to download, print and place it somewhere you'll see it regularly.

FREE RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

Who doesn't love free stuff? Well, we're a bit partial in Family Ministry at Woodland, but we think the only thing better than free stuff is free stuff that helps you grow in your relationship with God and with your kids. So, we decided to pull back the curtain on many of the parenting tools we use to help you win at parenting.

BACK-TO-SCHOOL KIT

Considering how 2020 has gone so far, it’s likely that the school year will be unpredictable, too. But one thing is certain—back to school means a new rhythm for the entire family.

In all the chaos and adjustment, it can be difficult for families to create intentional moments to connect in meaningful ways. This worksheet is designed to help you do just that—be intentional about the things that matter to your family during the 2020-2021 school year.

Back-to-School Kit

PRAYER CALENDAR

This 30-Day Prayer Calendar was created as a tool to help parents pray daily for their family. Each day consists of a prayer prompt. While there are “weekly” themes, if you miss days in between, that’s okay! You can simply pick up where you left off.

Use it once for 30 days or use it to create a cycle of 30 days that you repeat over and over as you continue to pray for your family throughout the year.

30-Day Prayer Calendar

31 Days of Making it personal

Any time is a good time to make a personal restart. Working on becoming the best YOU is the best way to love and lead those around you. That's why for 31 days, we’re providing parents with something to think about or pray to help you prioritize your spiritual, mental, and physical health.

31 Days of Making It Personal

21 Questions

Don't we all want to have more meaningful conversations with our kids? Whether it's in the car, in the backyard, or at the dinner table, these question prompts are guaranteed to spark lively conversation in your family.

Preschool Questions
Elementary Questions
Middle School Questions
High School Questions

Encouragement Cards

We know how much it can mean to the kids and even teenagers in your life when you write a note of encouragement to them. Especially for no reason! To be used in lunch boxes, backpacks, or just to leave around their room, these downloadable encouragement cards are a great way to remind the kids and students in your life that they are loved. Click below to download and print.

Encouragement Cards

family discovery pack

Have you ever taken the time to discover what’s unique and special about your family? Whether you have or haven’t, your family is growing and changing, so discovering who you are is always a good idea. Sit down, take a look at your calendar, and choose some time for everyone to get together for some bonding, learning, and fun! Download below!

Family Discovery Pack

work kids can do

As parents ourselves, we all know how important it is to teach your kids and students responsibility, but mowing the lawn unsupervised may not be the best idea for a 3 year old. With that in mind, we've included a Phase-specific list of age appropriate chores. We've also included a chore chart for you to download and print to use at home.

Phase-Specific Work List
Chore Chart

moneytalk kids activity kit

Everyone wants to help their kids and students win with money! So, we wanted to provide these activity kits to help you speak with your kids about it based on the phase of life they're in. For even more resources, we encourage you to check out Dave Ramsey's resources at the last link.

MoneyTalk for Preschoolers
MoneyTalk for Elementary Kids
MoneyTalk for Middle & High School

Dave Ramsey Resources for Kids & Students

conversation guides

As parents, we all have great intentions on having the BIG talks with our kids while they are in our care, but sometimes we just don't know when to do it or have the right words. That's where Conversation Guides come in! As a church, we want to help you win in the parenting world by giving you the tools to be better with the most important conversations you will ever have with your kids and students. 

FAITH

A discussion about faith looks different at every phase. It can be talking with a preschooler about Jesus being God’s Son or with a student who is having doubts for the first time. We wanted to make these Phase-specific Conversation Guides available to you so when the need arises, you’ll be ready to talk to your child about faith. Click the corresponding links below to access them.

Preschool Faith Guide
Elementary Faith Guide
Middle School Faith Guide
High School Faith Guide

Faith Life Map

technology

Technology is on an ever-increasing rise, and it’s becoming a greater presence in the lives of children and students. Don’t miss the opportunity to talk with your kids and students, get on the same page, and LEARN from each other so you can better parent on this focus topic! Click the corresponding links below to access them.

Preschool Technology Guide
Elementary Technology Guide
Middle School Technology Guide
High School Technology Guide

Technology Life Map

sexual integrity

Are we really going to talk about this? If you want your kids to grow up with sexual integrity, then the answer is – YES! But we’re not talking baseballs and butterflies here. No, this talk is a bit harder. That’s why we want you to have these helpful conversation guides for you so you can LEARN what to say (and what not to say) to your kid at each phase along the way.

Preschool Integrity Guide
Elementary Integrity Guide
Middle School Integrity Guide
High School Integrity Guide

Sexual Integrity Life Map

ANXIETY

We recognize that helping a child or teen with anxiety is a challenge. Download the age-appropriate resource with tips and practical ways you can help.

Preschool Anxiety Guide
Elementary Anxiety Guide
Middle School Anxiety Guide
High School Anxiety Guide

BULLYING

No one wants bullying to be a part of the school experience, but it happens. We want to help you navigate this difficult situation with the Bullying Conversation Guide.

Bullying Conversation Guide

salvation (for kids)

This is an exciting time in a kid’s life. They’re starting to ask questions about their faith. They’re wondering about God and His love for them. They may be asking a lot of questions about Jesus—questions that you may struggle with yourself, or questions that may not have a simple answer. But that’s okay. This is a starting point for your kid to begin a life-long conversation about faith. Click below to access this specific Conversation Guide

Salvation Conversation Guide (For Kids)

HEALTH

There are key conversations that are important for parents to have with their child during the different phases. One of those conversations is building healthy habits. Equip yourself to start or continue the conversation with this Health Conversation Guide.

Preschool Health Guide
Elementary Health Guide
Middle School Health Guide
High School Health Guide

Healthy Habits Life Map

DRUGS & ALCOHOL

It’s the conversation no parent wants to have, but they have to have it at some point—either before or after. Sure, the schools talk about it a lot. And there are occasional ads about it on TV and social media, but at some point, your kids need to hear you talk about drugs and alcohol. Equip yourself to know what to say and how to say it with this Conversation Guide!

Drugs & Alcohol Guide

CRISIS

Our world is filled with tragic events, and sometimes that tragedy hits close to home. Equip yourself to help your child navigate tough situations with these phase Crisis Conversation Guides.

Preschool Crisis Guide
Elementary Crisis Guide
Middle School Crisis Guide
High School Crisis Guide

Rightnow Media

We want you and your family to share, learn and grow in the knowledge of God. As our gift to you, we want to provide you with a free subscription to one of the leading media resources on the internet today, RightNow MEDIA. With over 15,000 Bible Studies, children's programs, small group studies and hit movies, you'll love the peace of mind knowing that you and your family are growing stronger in faith.

"It's like the Netflix of Christian Bible Study."
- Matt Chandler


Don't take our word for it though. Check out RightNow MEDIA online, on your smartphone, tablet or streaming device (Apple TV, Roku, FireStick). Simply click the orange button below.

LOTS for kids too!

There's even an area specifically for kids shows! A digital library that includes over 2,000 original, wholesome, and educational, and entertaining videos for kids! Sign up today by clicking the orange button below.

Meet your family ministry team.

jeff mccauley

Family Ministries Pastor
Jeff serves as our Family Ministries Pastor and Family Ministry Team Lead. He's been in full-time church ministry for 15 years and has a passion for seeing kids and students choose Jesus. His favorite desert is any coffee or coconut flavored ice cream. Oh, and he has an unhealthy passion for movie watching. Especially cheesy '80s movies. Say hi to Jeff on social and email below.

Danielle DeJesus

Preschool Ministry Director
Danielle serves as our Preschool Ministry Director. She loves kids of all ages and enjoys watching them grow through all ages and stages of development. Sunsets on the beach are her happy place and spending time with her family (and 2 🐶🐶) fills her love tank! Oh, and she visits Starbucks a little too regularly! Say hi to Danielle on social and email below.

judy daniel

Preschool Ministry Coordinator
Judy serves as one of our Preschool Ministry Coordinators. Her favorite part of her job is sharing the love of Jesus with our precious preschoolers. She also enjoys binge watching British TV shows while eating Keto friendly ice cream. Say hi to Judy on social and email below.

SANDRA DURAN

Preschool Ministry Coordinator
Sandra is part of our preschool ministry team & has worked with children for over 15 years. She’s a mom of three who loves a good suspense novel, beach sunsets, & Poppo’s chips & salsa. Say hi to Sandra on social and email below.

KIM MCCAULEY

Stacy Kolbe

Woodland Kidz Coordinator
Woodland Kidz Associate
Kim serves as our Woodland Kidz Coordinator.  She loves to teach the Word in a way that creates awe and wonder of our amazing God.  Her favorite part of ministry is watching our students get to know that same God personally.  She enjoys fire pit s'mores, sushi and has a deep love for colored pens. Say hi to Kim on social and email below.
Stacy serves as our Woodland Kidz Associate. Stacy and her husband believe in sharing the love of God with everyone they encounter. That includes their 5 children, countless kids that have been welcomed into their home, and anyone they meet. She believes every person wants to be seen and every person is equally important to God. Say hi to Stacy on social and email below.

SAMMY DURAN

Middle School Pastor
Sammy is the Middle School Pastor and has been in ministry for over 10 years. He’s a big kid at heart and firmly believes there is no wrong time to listen to Christmas music. He’s an avid runner and an Arizonan-turned-Floridian who still hasn’t adjusted to humidity or sweet tea after 15 years. Say hi to Sammy on social and email below.

CONNOR LONG

High School Pastor
Connor serves as our High School Pastor. He has been involved at Woodland for the past 4 years and he is an avid Chipotle goer. Connor is also a huge Tampa Bay Lighting and Buccaneers fan! Say hi to Connor on social and email below.