Faith Formation at WestSide is rooted in engaging not just WestSiders, but also our WestSide neighbors in uncomplicated and intergenerational learning. It’s about the basics. It’s about community. It’s about being the mission of gathering, growing, and going. Get connected, take part, and be involved. It’s a matter of faith.

Grow: Be Nourished

Wednesdays @ WestSide

Like Sundays, Wednesdays are for everybody and serve as a time to be fed, both physically and spiritually. Come for a simple community meal from 6-6:30 pm; stay from 6:30-7:00 pm for growing in Bible and faith knowledge through family-style, all ages learning. Like Sundays, Wednesdays are not only for WestSiders but also for the community and have a sense of mission and outreach.

Storytime and Prayer

This is a short 15 minute time designed for toddlers and preschoolers, although, like everything at WestSide, all ages are welcome! A bible story will be told and kids will be engaged in praying together. We think knowing the stories of the Bible and how to pray are foundational for a life of faith. Sunday mornings, 10:05-10:20.

Faith Basics

Sometimes, it’s good to know more. Throughout the year, we will offer learning experiences on specific topics and for specific age groups, making sure that as youth grow, they get to know some of the basics of faith, like prayer, how to use the Bible, communion, and baptism. Classes will happen on Sunday mornings in between services in short but sweet, family-oriented learning times.

Bible Study

For a Christian, the life of faith has always included reading and listening to scripture and talking about its meaning with others. Regular Bible study happens on Wednesdays at 10 am and Saturdays, 7:30 am. Need one at a different time? Talk to Pastor Heidi.

Go: Serve Others

Be a part of the mission! Sign up for a team here.

Sunday Morning Story and Prayer Team

Plan and lead a Bible story and prayer time for toddlers, preschoolers, and early elementary. Those who are a part of this team should enjoy children, be able to read/tell stories, and be comfortable leading children in prayer.

Wednesday Night Team

From kitchen help to greeting and hosting to leading a learning station, there is a role for almost anyone on this team. Like to be behind the scenes? This team is for you. Like to be out front? This team is for you. Warm and friendly? This team is for you.

Faith Basics Team

Plan and lead family-style learning. Those who are a part of this team should be comfortable teaching, have a love for people, especially children, a mature faith, and welcoming spirit.