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 the answers to some frequently asked questions to give you a picture of what Westside looks like week-to-week.
QUESTIONS ABOUT JESUS AND CHRISTIANITY?
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How can I get connected?
Our staff can assist you if you fill out a Connect Card.
Download the Church Center mobile app to find groups you can join, see upcoming events and make checking in kids a breeze.
Subscribe to our newsletter at the bottom of the page for weekly information updates.
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How can I get plugged into a gospel based community?
We encourage you to join one of our Community Groups. Community Groups (CGs) meet once a week, and each CG is uniquely shaped by its neighbourhood and the people who attend. You can expect a weekly meeting that involves conversation, prayer, biblical discussion, and practical service in the neighbourhood.
Where is the church building and office located?
We are located in downtown Vancouver, Canada, at 777 Homer Street.
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. Check out our online resources on our Sunday Mornings page, and also take a moment to visit our Family Discipleship section and our Westside Kids section to see all that's being offered to our families.
How is Westside Responding to COVID-19?
As of June 29, 2021, the Provincial Government has said it is safe to gather without restrictions. We're so thrilled to gather together at one gathering at 10:00 a.m. for the summer. See our full communication and ongoing updates on how we've responded as a church as the COVID-19 situation evolved. To join us online this Sunday at 10:00 a.m. and find supporting resources, head to our Live-stream Service page.
The Remote Help Ministry calls those in our body to check in and see how they're doing, and delivers groceries for those who are unable to leave home. Join the team.
What is a normal Sunday gathering like when there's no pandemic going on?
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 okay if you don't have it all figured out yet. Everyone is welcome.
What about getting connected in the summer?
Over the summer, most things stay the same but our Community Group rhythms change a bit. They continue on, but they take a break from structured weekly meetings and spend time having more organic hangouts.
Outside of our Community Groups, we have recognized the need for safe and small community touch points to ease the symptoms of isolation that many might be feeling in this time. Our calendar is where you will find our summer community touch points, events and classes.
How does Westside communicate with me?
Check out our Westside Communication section for all the information about how you can keep up to date with what's going on.
What is Planning Center/Church Center and how do I use it?
See our Planning Center page and Planning Center FAQs to find out how Planning Centre supports Westside's community and mission.
Thanks for checking us out! If you have some time, surf our website a bit; you’ll find much more information about Westside throughout.
Still have questions?
Call us at 604.263.2314 or email email@example.com