is not just a saying at West Side, it is what drives us as followers of Jesus as a group and individually. As a part of the Church of God (Anderson, IN), we invite anyone to be a part of this vision. Across the valley and around the world, we hope to see lives changed through the saving power of Jesus Christ.
"I grew up in the Wesleyan style of worship, a member of the Nazarene church for most of my life. I believe Jesus calls all to repentance and then into salvation but the choice will always be ours to make. And once we’ve accepted Jesus into our hearts, our lives then becomes a continuous act of worship. While Sunday mornings play a very important part of our worship, it’s in our daily walk with Jesus where we demonstrate that same worship as we show a broken world the love of God. As a pastor, it is an honor and privilege for me to be a part of this worship.
Although the bible gives us clues as to how we’re to worship Christ, there is no single way our worship has to look. As long as we approach God with
sincerity and a true desire to grow closer to Him, our worship will be different from the church down the street. Worship doesn't always have to be serious and follow a set routine, just as long as it is genuine. So, if I’m going to be anything, I’m going to be genuine in how I present the gospel to the people. Laughter, tears, jokes, stories...and mispronounced biblical names are all part of the package.
I sincerely look forward to meeting and getting to know you. May your life be blessed through knowing Jesus Christ."
- Pastor S.
Our vision is to Be The Church
Acts 2:42-47 describes what made the early church stand apart from the rest of world. This vision is driven by the three things we, as a community, are most passionate about:
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Everything we do, everything we are, and everything we say is shaped by these.
One God, eternally existent in three persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
2 Corinthians 13:14
God the Father as the Creator and Sustainer of life.
Jesus Christ as the Savior of the world who died on a cross for the sins of all mankind.
1 John 4:14
The Holy Spirit who convicts people of their sin and who dwells within us to give power to be obedient to the call of God.
Ministry gifts given by the Holy Spirit so the church will be effective in reaching people for God.
1 Corinthians 12:4, 7, 11
The second coming of Jesus where He will return one day to receive those who believe in Him as Savior and Lord and all things of this world will end.
1 Thessalonians 1:10
Salvation made possible for every person through the confession of sin, the forgiveness of God, and repentance of our life to God's way.
1 John 1:9
The Bible as the inspired word of God and the final, divine authority for our teaching.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
The church as God’s family for worship, education, and support.
Three faith disciplines ordained by Jesus for His followers to experience:
Baptism by immersion as a testimony to one's commitment of faith in Jesus.
Communion which is symbolic of Jesus' sacrifice on the cross.
Foot-washing which symbolizes the servant ministry of all Christians to each other and to the world.
Worship Arts Pastor
Student Ministries Pastor
Reverend Jerry Dickinson
Honorary Pastor for Life