Discipleship

Bible Studies

Bible Studies equip women and men with tools to make studying the Bible a transforming, lifelong pursuit. Most of our Bible studies are open to anyone, including those who currently attend Westside, those who are exploring the Christian faith, and those who are without a home church. The more time we spend with Jesus in his Word, the better we will know and love him.

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality is a 9-week class that will help you grow in your emotional health and intimacy with the Lord. The course will explore how God works through our families, suffering, and grief to understand ourselves, strengthen our love for the Father, and send us out to love others.

Quads

Quads are in-depth discipleship groups of four people who commit to met weekly for a year. Quads are built on what the Bible teaches about how Christians grow, with a trajectory toward becoming more effective instruments of God’s love in the lives of others. Because of the limited number of trained leaders, Quads are only for Westside members who have attended the Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Course.

Grace Groups

Do you want to grow in understanding how to love and follow Jesus in community? Do you miss knowing and being known by others? "Grace Groups" are men and women discipleship groups. Each group lesson features teaching from Scripture, a short article to read together, and discussion questions. Have you already completed one semester of a Grace Group? If so, you can still sign-up below for a second semester.
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Community Groups

Fostering friendship through gospel-centered discussion, prayer and fellowship.

Community groups are our primary avenue for building relational connections and providing spiritual care. All groups meet on the Westside, but they are always open to members, attenders and guests, no matter where you live. If you are looking to get to know others in the church, sign up below for a community group that fits you and your availability.

Got Questions?

Read our Westside Community Group FAQ or email our CG staff.

Community Groups

Day of WeekTimeLocationLeadersSign Up Link
Sunday4:00PMNorth SmyrnaMatt & Kyla Baker, Nathan & Anna RodeheaverSign Up
Sunday5:00PMCollier HillsWill & Lane Ryan, Tommy & Katharine EllisSign Up
Sunday5:00PMDefoor/ Moore's Mill Steven & Jenna Carroll, Cal & Mary FisherSign Up
Sunday5:30PMWildwood Kristen Moore & Gary McGintySign Up
Sunday5:00PMMoores Mill/ West Paces Bill & Valeria MacPhail, Michael GiampaoloSign Up
Sunday5:00PMGrove Park/ GA TechCharlie McKnightSign Up
Sunday5:00PMUnderwood HillsDixon SimmonsSign Up
Monday7:00PMWhittier Mill/RiversideNathan & Kathryn Henderson, David DwyerSign Up
Monday7:30PMCollier HillsLexi & Stephen Corasaniti, Joel IversonSign Up
Tuesday7:00PMWildwood Nathaniel Henriques & Allie Cate ReynoldsSign Up
Tuesday7:00PMCentral ParishBaylee Jost & George Merriam Sign Up
Tuesday7:00PMBoltonMeghan PenlandSign Up
Tuesday7:00PMUnderwood Hills Sterling & Hannah SkinnerSign Up
Wednesday7:00PMLoring HeightsRichard FowlerSign Up
Wednesday7:00PMWest EndLeslie ParrishSign Up
Wednesday6:00PMWest End Andrew Roberts & Laura FreemanSign Up
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SundayTBDVirtual/ OutdoorTBDSign Up

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Membership

Why Membership?

Most people today think of membership as an empty formality, like joining a club or association. At Westside, we believe it’s impossible to follow the Bible’s teaching without it. In fact, the New Testament teaches that every believing Christian is already a member, or “body part” of the wider Body of Christ.

Formal church membership makes your relationship to a local body explicit, including commitments that you make to the church, and commitments that church leaders make to you. To read a fuller argument for membership, check out this article written by our senior pastor.

 What about Baptism?

We believe baptism is God's sign that a person is included among the people of God. As such, we will baptize new believers who have never been baptized, as well as the children of believers who are raised in the church. Baptism is an act of obedience to Jesus' command, but it does not guarantee anyone's salvation. For more information, check out our Baptism FAQ page.

Westside 101

If you’re interested in membership or just curious about our church, we encourage you to attend our Westside 101 seminar, which we offer regularly throughout the year. It is not a requirement for membership, but it will help you set healthy expectations if you do join.

How Do I Join?

Members don’t have to agree with every doctrinal position of our church. You just have to believe some basic truths of the Christian faith and agree to some basic commitments about being a member. To confirm that you do, our church administrator will set up a meeting with you and two of our elders to talk about your faith and begin to get to know you.

If you have questions or would like to initiate the membership process, please contact us.

Christian Counseling

When you need someone to listen. 

Westside Church believes in the value of Christian counseling, both in the interactions within the Body and through professionals. As such, Westside has allowed three professional counselors to lease space in the church in order to support our community and operate their business. 

These counselors can also connect you with other mental health professionals and services in the Atlanta area. You are welcome to contact them directly with any questions and they would be happy to assist you. Their practices are independent; they are not operated in any way by the church (although Christie and Mecall are Westside members and Tim often preaches at Westside).

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Christie Pettit

Christie Pettit, MTS, MA, is a Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in
the integration of psychology and theology into wellness care and counseling for
caregivers (those working in emotionally demanding professions, such as
counseling, social work, ministry, parents).

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Mecall Pearson

Mecall Pearson, MA is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been in practice
for 13 years. Her work focuses on the integration of psychology and theology with
individual adults and couples in the areas of premarital, marital, and sex therapy;
anxiety and depression; life transitions; and spiritual formation, among others.

Tim Lane

Tim Lane, M.Div, D.Min. Counseling. Tim has been in pastoral ministry and counseling for nearly 30 years. His approach is holistic in that he engages both the study of theology and psychology to help those he counsels. Tim enjoys working with individuals, as well as couples.