THE HEARTBEAT

A typical weekend service at West Side consists of seekers (those looking for answers), first timers (those who have never attended church before) and many transients (those from other churches). Many of these who attend our services are skeptical, reserved and cautious about everything. As we reach out to these people we have to be confident that God is the answer to all of their questions… and we are! It is important to us that everyone that walks through the door of West Side is made to feel special. From the Senior Pastor who greets you at the front door and the hospitality team that serves you a hot cup of coffee, to the children’s ministry volunteers who serve your kids to the people that worship alongside you in the worship center—all of these people are here to make you feel welcome and included while you’re here.


MISSION & VISION

Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ that make more disciples.

Our vision is to know Christ more and to make him known. 


CORE VALUES

A Safe Place to discover God

A Church that cares about their Community

A freedom to complete the Passion, Mission, and Vision of Christ

A Calling to be Disciples of Christ

A Pastoral Led Church


BELIEFS

God is the creator and ruler of the universe. He is the father of Jesus Christ. He is the Father and will provide for all the needs of our bodies and souls. He is present everywhere.

Jesus is the only begotten Son of God. He gave His life as the perfect sacrifice for the sin of the world. It is through His shed blood that our sins are forgiven. He arose from the dead and is alive forever more.

The Holy Spirit is coequal with the Father and Son, three persons in the triune God. He is “the Comforter” who dwells in the hearts of men, convincing them of the truth of Christ’s teachings, and empowering them to do what is right.

Man is by nature sinful and cannot make himself good. He can only be made right by accepting God’s forgiveness for sin through Jesus Christ. He will be given new life because of his relationship with Jesus Christ.

The Bible is the inspired Word of God. It is our only guide to show us what we believe and how we should live. It is for everyone to read so that all may hear God speak to their hearts and minds.

Eternal Life through the grace of God is available to all who receive Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. We believe in a physical and real heaven and hell.

Communion is a symbolic act of remembering that Christ died for our sins. Jesus commanded that we do this in remembrance of Him, with the bread representing His broken body and the juice representing His shed blood. West Side celebrates communion the first Sunday of each as part of the worship service.

Baptism is a symbolic testimony that a person has already put his/her faith in Jesus Christ as Savior.  We practice baptism by immersion into water, which is the model we see in the New Testament. Baptism does not save a person; it follows the commitment to Christ that results in salvation.

Infant Dedication is the parents opportunity to publicly dedicate their children to God and to His service. The pastor will pray a blessing over the child and the congregation will join with the parents in committing themselves to helping the child come to know Christ and to serve Him.