matt@churchrez.org

Matt Woodley

Mission Pastor

After pastoring churches in Minnesota and Long Island, Matt started working for Christianity Today as the managing editor of PreachingToday.com. Matt is passionate about encouraging and equipping preachers across racial and ethnic lines. He’s also written a few books, including "God With Us: The Gospel of Matthew" and "The Folly of Prayer." He moved to the Chicago area on October 1st, 2010 and started attending Resurrection on October 3rd, 2010. (He’s not big on “church shopping.”)

Matt has four very fascinating kids—Bonnie (and Trevor) McMaken, Mathew (and Tammy), JonMichael, and Wesley—who love music, medicine, paintball, and soccer (among a few other things). He loves watching soccer, hiking through local nature preserves, making soup, and trying to finagle ways to get not-your-typical-American food.

Recent Posts

An Introduction to the Minor Prophets, Our Summer Book Series

on 05/27/2018

Lenten Devotional Week 2: Fruit in the Garden of Solitude

on 03/01/2018

Revival in Recife: Or My Best and Worst Mission Trip Ever

on 10/12/2017

India: A Transforming Trip

on 08/02/2017

Alpha is Growing Up and Moving Out

on 08/02/2017

Recent Sermons

Christians and Politics: Prophetic Humility

on 10/18/2020

Christians and Politics: the Virtue of Fierce Civility

on 10/04/2020

The Man Who Was as Good as Dead

on 08/23/2020

Jeremiah Recap: How Do You Know the World and Still Love It?

on 08/16/2020

Trying to Drink from Leaky Cups

on 06/21/2020