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Spiritual formation continues to be one of the core values of the Westside community.  We believe that each of us is to grow in our knowledge of God and his Word, grow in our personal character and giftedness, and grow in the health and vitality of our relational lives.  We believe, in other words, that spiritual growth is a holistic and comprehensive vision for life.


Westside 1-2-3
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Westside 1-2-3 is our ramp into Christian faith, growth, and community belonging.  See the webpage for registration and information.

Grow Seminars
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Westside Grow Seminars are one-off events meant to extend the conversations and questions which arise out of our Sunday teaching series. We think you will appreciate the value of the presentations along with the economy of time. For more information about upcoming events, and to register, visit our web page.

Grow Courses
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Three or four week courses taught by qualified Westside staff and lay teachers.  A complete listing of topics and times are available by brochure and on our webpage.  Registration is required.

Mentored Discipleship
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A five-month program designed to help individuals grow in their personal walk with God, learn about Christian faith and practice, and engage someone further along their own spiritual journey.  For more information, to contact us about being a mentor, or to register as a mentoree, visit our webpage.

Her Time
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For women of all ages. Join us for a morning latte. Make new friends. Tuesday mornings, 9:30 to 11:45 am, beginning Sept. 27. Video Bible study (Beth Moore: Living Beyond Yourself) with honest discussion following. Childcare. Prayer time. Registration required. For more information and to register (required) visit our webpage

Breaking Free
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Thursday evenings for women, 7:00 to 9:00 pm, beginning Sept. 29 (11 weeks).  Provides an opportunity for women, through Scripture, to discover the transforming power of Christian freedom. Video teaching followed by sharing and prayer.  Registration required.  For questions and contact, visit our webpage.

Lean-In
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Monday nights for women. Fall session begins September 26. God intends for us to know Him and experience His presence. We can “lean in” to hear the whispers of his love, “lean in” to the work to grow as He calls us to, and “lean in” to one another, supporting one another as women, in our challenges, growth and journey. Registration required.

Baptism
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Baptism weekends are special at Westside. For the participants, it’s a sacred time to publicly declare their commitment to Jesus Christ. Some are new in their relationship with Jesus; others are veterans but have never been baptized.

Dates: November 20, April 30

Child Dedications
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The Bible teaches that children are a gift from God and that parents are tasked with the privilege and responsibility of inspiring, encouraging and teaching their children who God is and what it means to follow after Christ. In an act of dedication, parents vow to partner with God to do their best to fulfill this divine calling on their lives. Fall/Spring.

Child Dedications take place twice per year – in the Spring and Fall.

Dates: October 16 2016, May 14 2017

Lent Retreat
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Our annual Lent Retreat at Mount Saint Francis, Cochrane, remains a singularly unique opportunity for deeper spiritual formation and enriching community. Brochures available after Christmas.  Register at our webpage.

Dates: March 3-5, 2017

Ladies’ Get-Away Weekend
A weekend away with just the girls.  A time to meet new friends, worship together and listen to great teaching.  Camp Caroline offers a hot tub, swimming pool, horseback riding, hiking, volleyball and more.  Bring your daughters and friends.  Brochures available in February.

Dates: April 21-23, 2017

Breathe
We invite you to join us at our Breathe worship events.  Together, we want to catch our spiritual breath, fill our lungs with hope and praise, and find ourselves renewed in the presence of God.  We begin each night at 7 pm and conclude promptly at 8:30 pm.  Childcare is provided. These are evenings to sing our hearts out to the Lord.

Dates: September 28 2016, November 16 2016, February 1 2017, April 5 2017

Kid’s Breathe
For the last few seasons, we have created special evenings designed for parents and kids to worship together.  This is a family event, with dinner to start and non-stop surprises for the entire 90 minutes.  Filled with music, dance, media, games and a chance for kids to understand what worship is.

Date: October 25 201,6

Experience (Youth Breathe)
New this year, a focused evening of worship for youth.

Date: March 15, 2016