The gospel creates community. As a church, we seek to be a group of people who will grow together by asking hard questions about life and purpose. We are all continually discovering what real community looks like. We have some who are skeptical of Christians and Christianity, because of past hurts they have experienced in and by the church. We have some who are deeply broken by life. We have some who act like they have it all together. None of these are beyond the reach of discovering what community is, in fact these are why we have community.
At the core of every person is the desire to be a part of community. As Christians we believe that this exists in us because we are made in God’s image and God is Triune – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God has existed for all time in perfect community and when he made man he said, “Let us make man in our image,” soon followed by “It is not good for man to be alone.”
Community does not fill our life; community allows us to see how selfish the “I, me, and my” focus is. Throughout the Bible the community of God’s people is called the family. We hope to grow in our family-mentality but that only happens when we are confronted with our own selfish individualism. So community is always built around something, a sport, an interest, or a geographic region. We desire to build a community around the good news of Jesus’ death and resurrection.
Community groups are the backbone of the life of Westside. In them, we find friendships of care and trust, and we learn to extend ourselves for the good of other people, both inside and outside our church. We offer a number of Community Groups that meet on different days and times throughout the week. You can sign up simply by email: Info
CHILDREN IN WORSHIP
We encourage the presence of children in every aspect of our Worship Service. However, we recognize that many parents of infants and toddlers prefer to have childcare assistance during worship. In order to enrich the worship experience we provide:
NURSERY (AGES 3 AND UNDER)
We provide nursery care for children ages 0 through 3 years in a safe, clean and fun environment. If you plan on placing your child in the nursery, please bring a bag containing diapers, cup or bottle, pacifier, blanket, etc. You can check in your child with the Nursery Team before the service.