Due to our minimalist philosophy of ministry, you will find fewer formalized activities at Westside than at your average church (Read more about our philosophy of ministry). However, if you work to get to know a few people at church, you’ll quickly find lots of member-generated opportunities to grow closer to the Lord, build relationships, and serve the church and its surrounding neighborhoods.
There are three primary venues where we encourage people to get involved together:
Sunday Morning Worship
The main way to connect with our church is to worship with us on Sunday mornings. If you want to get more involved, volunteering to serve on a Sunday morning is also a great way to get to know members of the Westside community.
We rely on volunteers to help run Sunday morning worship services. So, you could join a once-monthly set-up team or lend your technical skills to the sound crew, for example. Or, you could volunteer in the nursery or in children’s church about once every eight weeks.
Sunday Night Prayer
Most Sunday nights we gather from 6:00-7:00 pm to pray for our church and our community in a member’s home. All are welcome to join, and no one will give you a hard time if you don’t pray out loud in front of the group. It’s simply a time to come together before God and ask for His wisdom, guidance, and blessing. Location details are shared at the end of the Sunday morning service and are also listed on the Event Calendar (see drop down menu on this tab for the calendar and click on an event for full details).
There are also lots of other informal gatherings, Bible studies, and opportunities to serve our community. Events like these are usually announced at the end of each Sunday-morning service. If you want to learn more, we like the old-fashioned face-to-face approach, too—ask someone to point you towards a church member on your next visit.
Find information about events like Sunday Night Prayer on the church calendar. Or, submit the contact form below, specify your interest, and we’ll put you in touch.