Our vision is to see people transformed by the gospel, experience life in community, and live their lives out for the glory of God and the good of their neighbors.
Our mission is to fully engage people with the gospel, to encourage one another in our community and to equip disciples for the mission.
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Here at West Side, we function around three core identity statements that make us who we are. In this part of the connection class we will look at these three identity statements up close and see how they function and how you are a vital part of what takes place here at West Side.
(Psalm 19:7-11; 2 Timothy 3: 16; 2 Peter 1:20-21)
(Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 45:5-6; Isaiah 46:9-10; John 17:3; 1 Corinthians 8:4-6; 1 Timothy 2:5)
that the Father is God, the Son is God and the Holy Spirit is God; and that the Father is neither the Son nor the Holy Spirit, the Son is neither the Father nor the Holy Spirit and the Holy Spirit is neither the Father nor the Son
(Genesis 1:26; Psalm 45:6-7; Psalm 110:1; Matthew 3:13-17; Matthew 28:17-20; 1 Corinthians 12:4-6)
(Genesis 2: 15-17; Genesis 3:19; Romans 5:12; 6:23; James 1:14-15)
(John 1:29; 10:1-18; Romans 5:8; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 1:4; 1 Peter 3:18)
(Genesis 6:5; Psalm 51:5; Jeremiah 17:9; Romans 3:23; 5:8, 12-21; 7:18; Ephesians 2:1-3)
that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, was born of a virgin and is both fully God and fully human
(Matthew 1 :20; Luke 2:52; John 1:1-4, 14; Colossians 1:15-20; Hebrews 1:1-3)
(Matthew 28:1-20; Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24:1-53; John 1:20-21:25; 1 Corinthians 15:12-34)
(John 14:3; Acts 1:11; 1 Thessalonians 4: 16; Hebrews 9:28; 1 John 3:2; Revelation 1:7)
There are many beliefs that are held within the Christian faith, and there are many points of disagreement as well. We hold to the teachings of both the Apostle’s and the Nicene Creed. we abide to the following statement regarding Christian theological teaching:
“In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, liberty; and in all things, charity.” – St. Augustine