New to Westside
Westside exists to make Jesus known
We know it can be a little daunting to step into a new thing, especially when you're not exactly sure about the details that matter to you. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about us to give you a picture of what Westside looks like week to week.
Where and when?
Visit the Time & Place page for all the details.
What is a Sunday gathering like?
Westside has always been a place where we keep it pretty simple. It's relaxed and casual, but focused. We don't think we need to be flashy or put on big productions for people to meet God. We believe that Jesus is enough. We follow a basic pattern of meeting together. We teach from the Bible, and we pray, sing, reflect and respond by taking communion together. The goal through it all is to love God and know Him better by making God's unchanging truth accessible without watering it down.
What you'll encounter when you come to a Sunday gathering is a diverse, biblical community where people seek to know and love God, live in community with others, and transform the world by serving our city as we think Jesus would. Practically speaking, that means that some of us are just checking out Christianity for the first time, while others have been in church their whole lives. We want Westside to be a place where you can learn, apply and wrestle with who God is and what He wants for you. It's ok if you don't have it all figured out yet. Everyone is welcome.
How can I get connected?
We encourage you to visit our Connect Centre in the lobby on a Sunday for answers to your questions and to find out ways to connect at Westside.
Westside is not just about Sundays. We also meet in smaller groups throughout the city during the week for community and to dive deeper into the questions about Sunday sermons. We encourage you to join one of our Community Groups. Community Groups (CGs) gather in a home once a week, and each CG is uniquely shaped by its neighbourhood and the people who attend. You can expect a weekly gathering that involves food, conversation, prayer, biblical discussion and practical service in the neighbourhood.
Another great way to get connected is to join one of our Ministry Teams to serve Jesus in and through practical ways at Westside.
If you love being outside and active, check out Westside Outdoors. Events are planned throughout the year and include a variety of activities ranging from leisurely outdoor hikes and games to climbing mountains, cycling long distances and team sports.
What about my kids?
Westside is a family-friendly place. We believe that children are a blessing from God and should be taught about God in a fun learning environment. Our vibrant and ever-growing children's ministry offers Sunday nursery care and Sunday School programs at both our campuses, as well as mid-week Kids Club events and summer day camps. For more information on Westside Kids, click here.
Thanks for checking us out! If you have some time, surf our website a bit; you’ll find much more information about Westside all throughout it.
Still have questions? Call us at 604.263.2314 or email firstname.lastname@example.org