Our Mission

Love God Deeply

Love People Intentionally

Love the World Radically


This is accomplished by:

   ● Introducing people to Jesus and His church…

   ● Getting people connected in community with one another so they can develop into fully devoted followers of Jesus…

   ● Equipping them for ministry and service to the church and community…

   ● Preparing them for their life mission…

   ● In order to magnify Christ through all that they do…

Our Beliefs

We believe that God’s far more interested in relationships than “religion”. The relationship He’s MOST interested in having is the one He has with you and me. To make this possible, He came to live among us through the birth of His Son, Jesus. Jesus lived a perfect life, taught his friends and enemies alike about the lives they should live and was eventually crucified (executed) to pay the price for all of mankind’s failures and sin. 


The Bible teaches that it’s by accepting Jesus as our Savior and asking Him to live in us and through us that we literally become “New Creations.” As Christ-followers, we’re able to make a positive difference in our home, neighborhood and community by serving as His hands and feet on earth.


Here's a breakdown of our beliefs...


About the Scriptures... 
We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit of God to write the very words of Scripture. Therefore, we believe the Bible is without error. 

About God... 
We believe in one God who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ is the second member of the Trinity (the Son of God) who became flesh to reveal God to man and to become the Savior of the lost world. 

About Mankind... 
We believe that mankind was created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him but became alienated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, man is incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through his own effort alone.
 
About Salvation...
We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, salvation occurs only when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin.
 
About Baptism...
We believe that baptism is a way of showing others that a person has entered into a relationship with Jesus Christ. It symbolizes what took place in his/her heart at the time of salvation:


Acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior… 
Sharing in His death and resurrection symbolized by being immersed, put under (dead to our old life), then rising again...
Being symbolically washed clean, our sins being forgiven by His death on the cross… 
Because Jesus instructed us to be baptized, baptism is an act of obedience and it demonstrates submission to God… 
 
About the Church...
We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The members of the church are those who have trusted by faith the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving Him and by making Him known to the lost world.  


If you’re interested in chatting with someone about what it means to become a follower of Jesus, or if you have any other questions you would like to ask, send me a message at, (jerry@westside.cc). I’d love to hear from you!

Core Values

Intimacy with God
Every one of us is wired with a desire to connect with our Creator. Often times other things take over in the day to day grind of life. Knowing God personally and being fully devoted to Him is what each of us should strive for.

 

Honest Worship
Worship is a natural expression of the love of Christ in our hearts and it’s a lifestyle that we live not something that’s just practiced once or twice a week. Our music is contemporary in style, our messages are relevant and Biblical in nature and our services are fueled through the power of prayer and the presence of God.

 

Authentic Community
Simply stated, we believe that life change happens best in the context of small groups. We are committed to helping people get plugged into one of our “Life Groups” where they can begin to experience genuine community. 

Intentional Outreach and Evangelism
Witnessing isn’t something that we do, it is what we are. We believe that intentionally fostering relationships with people that are far from God is the most natural context for evangelism. 

Strategic Service
Every individual is gifted to serve. We believe that ministry happens best as a unified community of servants come together to express their spiritual gifts. Strategic service places the time, talents and energies of people at the place of critical need and passion. 

 

Biblical Authority
Without the proper foundations, every organization, individual and family will eventually drift off course. The Word of God is the final authority on all issues of life and is the ultimate source of truth intended to transform our everyday lives.