Student Ministry Update

We’ve got some big plans for our 7th-12th grade students this summer! Sunday Morning: The Life The call to faith in Christ is a call to action. It’s a call to a transformed life, a life that has a specific look to it. This life is called discipleship. And it’s the expected path of all who come to faith in …

No More Dry Stumps

“Let not the foreigner who has joined himself to the Lord say, ‘The Lord will surely separate me from His people’; and let not the eunuch say, ‘Behold, I am a dry tree.’  For thus says the Lord: ‘To the eunuchs who keep my Sabbaths, who choose the things that please me and hold fast my covenant, I will give …

Wounded Healers

“But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5) One of my favorite books of all time is “The Wounded Healer” by Henri Nouwen.  Towards the end of the book Nouwen recounts an old legend from the Jewish …

Your Father’s Commitment

“Listen to me, O house of Jacob,    all the remnant of the house of Israel,who have been borne by me from before your birth,    carried from the womb;even to your old age I am he,    and to gray hairs I will carry you.I have made, and I will bear;    I will carry and will save. ” (Isaiah 46:3-4) Your Father is not the type …

You’re In Good Hands

“Woe to him who strives with him who formed him, a pot among earthen pots!  Does the clay say to him who forms it, ‘What are you making?’” -Isaiah 45:9 Do you trust what God is doing to form you and shape you?  If not, take a look around at His creation. Even with what mankind has done to destroy …

Guest Speaker: Matt Dabbs

Matt Dabbs will be our guest speaker on Sunday, May 5th. Matt is the preaching minister at the Auburn Church of Christ in Auburn, Alabama. He and Missy are raising two wonderful boys, Jonah and Elijah. Matt is passionate about reaching and discipling young adults, small groups, and teaching. Matt is currently the editor and co-owner of Wineskins.org. Prior to …

Easter Smoothies

Stick around after Easter services and enjoy a FREE smoothie courtesy of our Route 56 ministry! This group of 5th and 6th graders love serving our community, learning about God, and growing together in faith. Smoothies are available in the Westside Activity Center (gym) free of charge immediately following our worship service. If you have any questions about Westside or …

New College Class Starting Soon!

By Bryan Fojtasek, Student Minister. Hey guys! I’m super excited to be able to teach the college ministry in the near future. Here’s the schedule of what’s coming up: April 14–“Growing Young In Action” April 21–(No classes due to Easter) April 28–Bryan is on vacation so we’ll find a sub. May 5–Bryan is leading the Youth Ministry 101 class so …

Psalm 145:12-13a

Everyone has a story. What’s yours? That’s the message behind Psalm 145. This Psalm is filled with beautiful images of worship and storytelling. We invite you to study this Psalm with us and listen to our messages online at westsidelife.org/sermons. When we share our story of faith, we share about God’s unfailing love God for unworthy people. God’s love is a …