Our Mission

The Mission of WestSide Lutheran Church is to GATHER as a community of God, To GROW in faith, And to GO out to love and serve.

Our Story

Over ten years ago, some Lutherans in Sioux Falls looked around and wondered where Sioux Falls would grow and they purchased land in the northwest part of Sioux Falls in the hope to one day build a church there so that people living in that corner of Sioux Falls would have a place to gather to hear God’s Word and grow in faith. The land was purchased and there it sat. Waiting.

In 2011, the timing seemed to be right and a few people, under the leadership of mission developers Roe and Pat Eidsness, began meeting for Bible study and Sunday morning worship at the McCrossan Boys’ Ranch Chapel. Other people looked at was happening and said, McCrossan’s is great, but what about that land you have? And so a building went up and in September 2014, WestSide moved into a new building and onto the land on which, years earlier, others had dreamed a church would be.

WestSide is a congregation of the South Dakota Synod and ELCA.

Our Values


At the center of our community is worship, where God gathers us so that we can hear and experience the grace of Jesus Christ.


In the joys,challenges, needs, and activities of our neighborhoods, community, and world.


The church is made up of sinners in need of forgiveness.  We do not pretend to be otherwise.

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Our life together is our life together, inclusive of multi-ages, abilities, and life stage.


Unfussy, down-to-earth.