The Baptism class is for those interested in finding out more about baptism and/or wanting to be baptized. This, along with attendance at the Members class, is a requirement for all wanting to be baptized at Westside. This is a one-day class (about 1.5 hours in length) and runs periodically throughout the year. Listen to the message about baptism below for more on what we believe about baptism.
Children are a blessing from the Lord, but raising them is not easy! Christian parenting is not about the latest and greatest parenting techniques. It is about the gospel. So, what does gospel-centred parenting look like on a day-to-day basis? What vision does Scripture provide for our homes? What does it means to raise our children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord? Over the course of this coming year, we will look at these topics and many more including age-appropriate discipline, technology, sexuality, raising teens, and resources for teaching the Bible at home.
God has given Christian parents the privilege and responsibility of raising their children to know and love Jesus Christ, but the church is here so that every follower has a community of believers around them for help and support. This class is for new parents, parents-to-be, and those interested in dedicating their children at Westside.
Foundations introduces people to the narrative of the Bible and the ways in which our lives, minds, and hearts are re-oriented around it. This class will challenge skeptics and believers alike to examine what it is they believe and why it is they believe it, and then proceed with an examination of the Christian worldview. While this class is designed specifically for new, young, and 'not yet’ believers, it will also be beneficial for those who are desiring to gain greater clarity on the role of God's Word in their lives.
Before investing time, talent, or treasure into anything, you should know what, in fact, you are investing in. The Members Class exists to help you gain a clear picture of Westside.
Men's Bible Study
This is for men who want to grow in their Biblical knowledge and study the word of God together.
Women's Bible Studies
These are for women who want to grow in their Biblical knowledge and study the word of God together.
Preparing for Marriage
This is for dating couples, those considering marriage, and those who are newly engaged. There are 3 main components to the course; class time, homework, and mentor meetings.
Refresh your Marriage
Everyone’s marriage morphs into something they didn’t intend it to be. At some point you need something sturdier than romance. You need something deeper than shared interests and mutual attraction. You need changed expectations, you need radical commitments, and most importantly, you need grace.
Westside Training Program
We are extremely passionate about equipping the current and next generation of leaders to serve Jesus through the local church. Our Training ministry is intended to help you discern your calling and gifting, as well as aid in the formation of the character and competency required for a strong ministerial foundation. There are three different streams: Internship, Apprenticeship, and Church Planting Residency.