At Woodland Shores we encourage everyone to serve someone in the name of Christ at least once a week.

Woodlanders put their Faith-in-Action in many ways, including:

  • Benevolent Offerings

  • Blessings in a Backpack

  • Care Ministry

  • Caring Cupboard Food Pantry

  • Child Evangelism Fellowship (Bethany Gonano)

  • Forgotten Man Ministries

  • Harbor Country Emergency Food Pantry

  • Herbie Health Clinic in Benton Harbor

  • LifePlan Care Center of Niles and Benton Harbor

  • “Living Free in Christ" Addiction Recovery Program

  • Meal Ministry

  • Operation Christmas Child

  • "OCCDA" (Overflow Christian Community Development Association of Benton Harbor) - Wonderland Toy Store

  • Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly in St. Joseph

  • Soup Kitchen in Benton Harbor

  • Telephone/Email Prayer Networks

  • Young Life (Mickey Avery)


Woodland Shores provides generous prayer and financial support to missionary partners who serve on the frontlines of evangelism locally, regionally, and globally.  In addition, we frequently send students and adults on short-term missionary projects lasting from several days to several weeks. 

Our Global Missions Committee oversees this ministry and provides missionary updates to the church family.  Our goal is to “reach as many as possible” with the gospel (1 Corinthians 9.19-23).

Our missionary partners are:

  • Mike and Pam Chupp (Tennessee - Christian Medical and Dental Association)

  • Paul and Melissa Ewing (Japan - North American Baptist Conference)

  • Great Lakes Association of North American Baptist Conference of Churches (Rev. Terry Holley)

  • KT Nevil (France - Youth With a Mission)

  • Ron and Donna Pontier (Uganda - Africa Inland Mission AIR)

  • Chuck and Dianne Roeper (University of Michigan - CRU)

  • John Schindler (US/Africa - John Schindler Ministries)

  • Brendon & Kayla Wurzel (Czech Republic - Josiah Venture)

To serve and encourage our partners in sensitive global areas, we do not identify several families or their locations.

Global Missions Committee Newsletter

Please click here to view the December 2018 newsletter.