Advocacy Ministry Team

This new ministry team is open to all! Contact Lance to find out how to join us.

We have training videos called Amplify, a four-part series from CBF Advocacy. This training is available on our Google Classroom (contact Lance if you want an invitation to it.) We learned new ways to demonstrate the love of Christ by addressing systemic causes of problems. We are working together to learn, invite and equip others, and work to transform unjust, broken systems.

The command from Scripture is that we do justice and love our neighbors as we love ourselves. In a time that needs a positive, affirmative voice for justice, we can lift up voices that are not heard. Through the development of Woodland’s Advocacy Ministry Team, we will directly impact our community.

See below for resources and what we are currently doing.


So far, we’ve been to the Texas Border where we visited respite centers, talked with border patrol, went to immigration court, and visited the border wall. We’ve also taken three trips to Brownsville to work with Pastor Carlos Navarro and Iglesia Bautista West Brownsville.

We went to Brownsville and Matamoros to help spread the word to Save Asylum on January 13, 2024.

We are going back to the Texas Border on April 28 – May 2, 2024 to learn first hand what is going on at the Border.

Go to the Texas Border with Woodland

We are going to the Texas Border on April 28-May 2.

Our goals for the trip:

  1. To understand the border context: Experience the realities of border communities and learn to dispel border myths.
  2. To witness God’s work at the border: Witness welcoming communities serving migrants biblically and steadfastly.
  3. To advocate for immigration reform: Discern how to practice impactful welcoming and advocacy.

Explore more about joining us at this page. Sign up will begin soon at this same page!

Serve in Brownsville

We have a partner church, Iglesia Bautista West Brownsville, that is doing great work with migrants. Pastor Carlos Navarro leads them to meet real needs — clothing, food, shelter, transportation, and other needs. They also work alongside Team Brownsville and Good Neighbor at the Welcome Center by the bus station.

Contact Lance to help out. You can go yourself or join with one of our trips (we went three times in 2023). Check us out here.


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