OUR VISION

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

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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Gospel

What is the Gospel? Simply put the gospel is: Jesus in my place. We know that the world isn’t as it should be and everyone agrees that there is a problem.

We as Christians agree that the problem is sin. Simply put the gospel is the good news that God is saving and redeeming humanity through his son Jesus Christ.

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Community

We like to say that your salvation is personal but it’s not private. God saves you personally but he saves you to be apart of his family, we call this the church.

 When you read letters like 1-3 John you see that it is impossible to live out the christian life in isolation.

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Mission

You aren’t just saved from something you are saved for something. There is a mission. We have to be careful here, there isn’t a mission for the church, the mission is the church. Make sense?

Simply put a disciple is someone who Worships Jesus, Walks with Jesus and Works for Jesus. That’s our mission.

Connection Class

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.

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We Believe

that the Scriptures are true, authoritative and sufficient

(Psalm 19:7-11; 2 Timothy 3: 16; 2 Peter 1:20-21)

that there is only one God

(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 deserved penalty for sin is death, both physical and spiritual

(Genesis 2: 15-17; Genesis 3:19; Romans 5:12; 6:23; James 1:14-15)

that Jesus Christ died as my substitute to pay the penalty for my sin

(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)

that I am, along with all humanity (Christ excluded), by birth and action a sinner

(Genesis 6:5; Psalm 51:5; Jeremiah 17:9; Romans 3:23; 5:8, 12-21; 7:18; Ephesians 2:1-3)

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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)

that Jesus Christ physically rose from the dead

(Matthew 28:1-20; Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24:1-53; John 1:20-21:25; 1 Corinthians 15:12-34)

that Jesus Christ physically ascended into heaven and will one day physically return

(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

West Side Blog

The Grip of Grace

“So if you consider me your partner, receive him as you would receive me. If he has wronged you at all, or owes you anything, charge that to my account.” - Philemon 1:17-18 This summer at West Side, as we journey through Paul’s letter to Philemon, we are learning...

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Why Philemon?

“You are nothing better than deceitful hypocrites if you harbor in your minds a single unforgiving thought. There are some sins which may be in the heart, and yet you may be saved. But you cannot be saved unless you are forgiving. If we do not choose to forgive, we...

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Why Daniel?

“The year was 1863 and the the North had just won. A young Confederate solider, Henri Garidel found himself in a difficult situation. He was in New Orleans and Federal soldiers had just occupied the city. They were taking anyone captive that did not pledge loyalty to...

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