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.




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.


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.


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.






Recent Sermons



SUMMER IN THE PSALMS | Psalm 5 What is lament? What do we do with our emotions in times of grief, pain or trouble? Join us in Psalm 5 as we see how being honest about our emotions and directing our emotions toward God is a healthy and biblical way to lament. It's all...

SUMMER IN THE PSALMS | Week 4 | Psalm 4

SUMMER IN THE PSALMS | Week 4 | Psalm 4

SUMMER IN THE PSALMS | Week 4 | Psalm 4 Join us in Psalm 4 as we find the good news in trusting God during troubling times! It's all about Jesus! Join us this summer as we continue our journey through the Psalms!   Date: July 25, 2021Series: Summer in the...



CROSSROADS Today we are joined by Jimi and Ladonna Waggoner and the guys from Crossroads. Crossroads is a Christ centered drug and alcohol rehabilitation program right here in southeast Missouri. They not only guide men out of addiction, but lead them into a lifelong...

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)


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

Johnny Cash, Billy Graham & COVID-19

Johnny Cash, Billy Graham & COVID-19

West Side Family- The year was 1971, the title of the album was called “Man in Black” and Johnny Cash hit the stage once again. This time the man in black wasn’t on stage with June. This time Johnny hit the stage with none other than the great evangelist, Billy...

COVID-19 Preparations and Precautions

COVID-19 Preparations and Precautions

On Wednesday afternoon (3/11/20), the World Health Organization released a statement that COVID-19, otherwise known as the “coronavirus,” qualifies as a pandemic. In light of that fact, there have been many steps taken in our country and around the world to stop the...

The Throne

The Throne

The season of Lent provides us the opportunity to understand our dependence on our Savior, Jesus Christ, through every aspect of our lives. As we walk along with Jesus in the wilderness, we will be examining the depths of our sin, experiencing temptation, and through...

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