Alpha Holy Spirt Afternoon, Sat 24th Nov

The Alpha Afternoon is an opportunity to discover more about the Holy Spirit. It is open to everyone who is currently taking part in Alpha but also to those who may have attended Alpha previously but missed this particular session.

3:30pm Arrival and coffee.

3:45pm Session 1 “Who is the Holy Spirit?” “What does the Holy Spirit do?” - followed by small group time

5:30pm Meal & coffee

6:30pm Session 2 “How can I be filled with the Holy Spirit?” - followed by an opportunity for prayer

7:30pm Finish

Click this link to book your Alpha Holy Spirt afternoon place

Prayer Ministry Training

At Woodlands we want to cooperate with the work of God’s Holy Spirit and see lives transformed as we journey towards increasing Wholeness.

Prayer Ministry is an opportunity to encounter the power, truth and love of God as someone prays with you, discerning and passing on what they sense God has for you. This could be healing, forgiveness, blessing, encouragement or freedom.

Jesus said… ‘So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.’ John 8:36

‘God put his finger on very specific things in my life’

When does prayer ministry happen?

  • at Sunday services, in mid-week groups, and at many events
  • at our Wholeness Courses
  • by arrangement on a 1 to 1 basis


Who can be a Prayer Minister?

A Woodlands core value is that ‘everyone is a minister’. Anyone who has become a Christian and has had experience of the Holy Spirit has the power and authority to pray like Jesus did. We can all learn to tune in to the different ways in which God speaks to us.


How do I get equipped in Prayer Ministry?

Foundation Training Course
A great day, with the feel of a mini-conference, including teaching, real-life stories, worship, discussion and practice. Open to everyone, the course usually runs twice a year. It covers the basics of how to minister in the power of the Holy Spirit and looks at five key areas which regularly crop up in ministry situations:

  • salvation
  • confession
  • forgiving
  • healing
  • freedom

‘This has given me greater knowledge of effective ways of praying for others – purpose driven and led by the Spirit’


‘I have noticed a dramatic change in my thought life. I still occasionally get the thoughts but they don't seem to have any power. They don't 'stick' like they used to which is amazingly liberating!’


Gaining Experience in Prayer Ministry

If it is appropriate, the next step is to join a team which ministers during a Sunday service. You’ll be paired with a more experienced team member and a team leader is always around to give support and feedback. If you'd like to be considered for a team, please email Angela Moseley.

Ministry team members enjoy: 
‘the excitement of what God is going to do’ 
‘seeing God at work in other people’s lives’ 
‘seeing others find breakthrough’

Further Prayer Ministry Training

This is open to those with some experience who want to develop the skills needed in more extended ministry times. It covers how to:

  • minister with confidence
  • share prophetic words
  • bring release and freedom from ongoing negative influences

Next training: begins Tuesday 10th October 2017

Advanced Prayer Ministry Training

A termly gathering for people who frequently face challenging ministry situations and offer regular 1 to 1 ministry sessions.

We believe that it really is possible to find relief and freedom from the issues which limit the fullness of life which God intended for us.

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The Marriage Course at Woodlands

The Marriage Course is very practical, giving any married couple the tools to build a strong and healthy marriage that lasts a lifetime. Over seven evenings spent together couples talk about important issues that can get swept under the carpet in the rush of daily life.

Topics covered include: recognising each other’s needs, learning to communicate effectively, resolving conflict, healing past hurt, knowing how to make each other feel loved, relating to parents and in-laws, good sex, making time for each other and having fun together.

Privacy as a couple is always respected. There is no group discussion and no requirement to disclose anything about your relationship to anyone else.


What’s Involved?

Each evening begins with refreshments. There is then a talk followed by an opportunity to discuss the topic together as a couple.

The setting is welcoming, relaxed and unthreatening.

“Good to hear what your spouse really thinks.”


Who Is It For?

The Marriage Course is for any married couple who wants to build a strong and lasting relationship, especially:

  • those who want to enhance their marriage
  • those in the first five years of marriage
  • those at a challenging stage in their marriage eg. the birth of a child, a career change, teenagers at home, the ‘empty nest’
  • those struggling with issues in their marriage

The course, while based on Christian principles, is very helpful for any couple with or without a Christian faith or church background.

“It came as such a relief to know that other couples go through the same difficulties as us, every week we could identify with so much that was being said and could look at one another and smile or laugh in the knowledge that we were not alone.”

The Marriage Course is for any couple who wants to build a strong and lasting relationship; while based on Christian principles, it is very helpful for couples of any faith or none. Begins Monday 24th April

The cost is £30 per couple but we do not want cost to be a barrier to couples attending; please contact Mandy as we can offer assistance if required.

Privacy as a couple is always respected. There is no group discussion and no requirement to disclose anything about your relationship to anyone else.

The next Marriage Course begins Monday 24th April
Book your place on the Marriage Course