Note: As of June 29, 2021, COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted for religious gatherings! See our full communications and update on this here.
At Westside, we have incredible teams of people who serve on ministry teams, with the heart to make Jesus known and to serve each other through the offering of their gifts, time and talents. Ministry Teams are a great way to get involved, meet others within our church body and serve together at Westside.
"As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen." 1 Peter 4:10-11
If you'd like to get involved, take a look at the team descriptions below for whichever area you'd like to serve in! Whatever your individual gifts, passions and talents are, you can use them to serve alongside others in the body of Christ.
"So with yourselves, since you are eager for manifestations of the Spirit, strive to excel in building up the church." 1 Corinthians 14:12
SUNDAY MINISTRY TEAMS
To help support Westside's in-person gatherings and ministries, let us know about your gifts and life/work experiences so we can guide you to the right team.
Kids Ministry - Team members in the Kids Ministry care for our littlest ones (birth - K), and our grade schoolers by teaching them about Jesus and demonstrating the impact of His love and grace in our own lives. LEARN MORE AND SIGN UP
Hospitality - Helps everyone feel welcome, from checking in for their registration, to getting seated, to getting connected with the rest of the church.
Safety - Helps everyone feel secure by helping to keep an eye on things, communicating via radio, and occasionally having calming conversations with people who need them.
Café - Helps everyone feel at home and wakeful by providing coffee in a COVID-safe way.
Facilities - Helps everyone feel honoured and safe by cleaning and sanitizing before and after everyone comes.
Communion - Helps everyone understand that they are in a sacred moment and place by serving communion in a dignified way. You can serve in this role WHILE serving in any of the other roles (except for Safety Team).
Medical Response - The designated first responder if any medical emergency should take place on a Sunday, this role requires your OFA Level 2 certification. You can serve in this role WHILE serving in any of the other roles.
The Production Team serves both those in the building and those watching from home, making it possible for us to hear the message and engage with worship—to be spiritually fed through the preaching of God’s Word.
Presentation -Play a large role in both gatherings, as they run the presentation slides that display words and images in the auditorium and for those gathering over the live stream.
Sound -Ensures the audio for the Westside gatherings and events are clear, immersive and distraction free. Roles: Lead Tech, Assistant Tech.
Video Production - Film the sermons or edit the video after the gatherings for our website and social media. Roles: Camera Operators, Editors.
Our worship team serves on Sunday mornings, leading the church in expressions of worship through prayer and song.
People who are interested in being a part of the Creative Team are passionate about Knowing Jesus and Making Jesus Known and reaching the lost in our city, whether that be through visual arts, events, or other creative endeavours. We need people of all sorts of different skill sets—from project managers to artists, from tradesmen to seamstresses, and everyone in between—but most of all, you need to be passionate about reaching our city, stirring the Church up to love and good works, and you need to love people!
- Graphic Designers
- Event Coordinators
INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE MINISTRY
The Chinese Translation Team needs help! As God continues to bring more Mandarin speakers to Westside, we are looking for volunteers to join us and expand God's kingdom. If you have the gift of being bilingual and the passion to make Jesus known amongst Mandarin speakers in Vancouver, please email email@example.com.
Other important ways to serve
REMOTE HELP MINISTRY
To sign up to pray for people over the phone, deliver groceries, and meet needs in other practical ways, CLICK HERE.
HOST A COMMUNITY EVENT
Host a small outdoor gathering that follows guidelines put forth by the BC government. To apply CLICK HERE.