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If you've already visited us here at West Side, we want to invite you to a Welcome Class to help you learn more about who we are...and invite you to be a part of our family...

Mission Statement


Life is a journey. And when we come into this world, we're not really ready for that journey. We need parents to care for us and prepare us for the journey of life. At the beginning, we can't even move. But soon we are crawling, then pulling ourselves up, then walking, and eventually we learn to run. And we run through the rest of life!

Spiritually, we face the same challenges. We don't start out spiritually alive and mature. We begin a personal relationship with Christ without a lot of preparation. But, as we grow, our understanding of God grows, our awareness of ourselves develops, and our ability to follow Christ faithfully matures.

Just like a family, the church is God's way of providing the care, feeding, and training needed to enjoy a dynamic spiritual life. The Welcome Class is our way of introducing you to God's family here. Join us for the journey!

The Welcome Class will give you opportunity to meet some friendly people, receive some helpful materials, and learn some important facts about West Side. Since we all come from different church backgrounds and experiences, we have found it helpful to people new at West Side to offer this explanation of who we are as a church.

Our goal for you is that - after attending the Welcome Class - you will understand how important you are to the church family, and how valuable God's people can become to you as well.

What To Expect

  • A casual atmosphere, enjoying a simple lunch following the conclusion of our second service
  • An opportunity to meet the church staff and learn what they do
  • A 30-minute presentation, providing an overview of what West Side is all about
  • An invitation to take the next step by registering for the Connections Class: Discovering West Side Membership

What Will Be Presented

  • Our History
  • Our Salvation
  • Our Biblical Mandate
  • Our Strategy
  • Our Values
  • Our Structure

What You Will Receive

    • Free lunch
    • Free childcare during the presentation
    • Welcome Class workbook
    • Map of the church campus
    • Registration form for upcoming Connections Class

Next scheduled Welcome Class is Sunday, March 11 at 12:30 p.m. As lunch and childcare will be provided, we ask that you pre-register with Patsy in the church office.