Check back often to learn how God is working through our Bold Compassion, Bold Discipleship and Bold Growth initiatives.

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Unleashing a fresh wave of help and hope through our local and global mission partners. Over $756,000 given to local and global mission partners and church plants from December 1, 2018 to August 1, 2019.

New England Mission Trip

A group of Westsiders traveled to New England to serve alongside Restoration House Ministries, a church planting organization serving the New England area. The group completed painting and light...

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Serve Springfield

Hundreds of Westsiders served alongside ten local organizations, bringing a wave of help and hope through painting, landscaping, cleaning, organizing and more. Serving sites included Contact Ministries, Harvard park, Helping...

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Dominican Republic Mission Trip

In partnership with Christian Dominican Medical Mission, this group of Westsiders served in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic in August of 2019. The team assisted Dominican churches by hosting VBS events,...

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From June 12-15, West Side junior high and high school students served alongside Love The Lou and Oasis International (both non-profit ministries based in St. Louis, MO) to bring the...

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From June 5-15, a team of 28 Westsiders shared the love of Jesus with those living in the Mathare Valley. While in Kenya, they served alongside our mission partners...

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April 12 was one for the books! Our friends with special needs walked the red carpet and enjoyed a night of dancing, food, photos and “royal treatment.” Thanks to all...

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Central India Christian Mission

1.4 billion people live in India, but only about 4% have a growing relationship with Jesus. On Easter Sunday, Central India Christian Mission (one of West Side’s strategic ministry partners)...

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Sri Lanka Disaster Relief

On Easter Sunday (April 21), three Christian churches in Sri Lanka and several hotels in the capital city of Colombo were targeted in a series of coordinated terrorist attacks, resulting...

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Myanmar Hope Christian Mission

In December, funds were sent to construct a new prison ministry in Myanmar with construction scheduled for completion in June! In this region of the world, family members often travel...

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Fueling West Side’s ongoing ministry to kids, students and adults.

181 Baptisms December 2018 – October 2019

God has given us the task of telling EVERYONE what he is doing. We’re Christ’s representatives. God uses us to persuade men and women to drop their differences and enter...

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Baptism Day 2019

SEVENTY-NINE people went all-in with Jesus on Baptism Day at West Side, one of our favorite days of the year.

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RightNow Media

Beginning September 1, 2019, over 20,000 Bible studies and resources were made available for free to EVERY Westsider. If you don’t have a RightNow Media account yet, visit wschurch.org/RNM

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On July 29, 6th-8th graders from West Side began the BEST week of their summer at CIY Mix! What’s better than blacklight dodgeball, amazing food, zip lines, giant water slides,...

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Suffering. It’s not a matter of “if” but “when.” It’s inevitable. For ALL of us. Fortunately, STRENGTH can be found in the midst of SUFFERING. On Mother’s Day, Katherine Wolf...

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For Luke and Allison, West Side has been a consistent place of belonging during life’s highs and lows. Though they’ve given regularly, their tithe began to feel like any other...

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Rooted is a 10-week experience designed to catalyze life transformation. In January 2019, nearly 200 Westsiders participated in Rooted for the first time.

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Over 200 students from West Side experienced the BEST week of their summer at CIY MOVE, a 5-day event for high schoolers designed to amplify the call of Christ on...

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89 Westsiders have found new life in Jesus through baptism, December 1, 2018-August 1, 2019!

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Kids & Students

In February, 255 kids and students attended Believe and Superstart, high-energy weekend events designed to help the next generation grow in their relationships with God, friends and caring adult leaders....

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Expanding our campus to make room for EVERYONE who does not yet know the love, hope and freedom of Jesus Christ.

Construction Update September 30

Construction on West Side’s new kids wing and concourse addition kicked off on March 4. This space will include over 12,000 sq ft of additional children’s worship & activity space,...

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The foundation is complete and the construction of steel beams has begun on the new kid’s wing and main entrance at West Side! Join us as we continue to boldly...

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Even as buckets of rain have poured on Central Illinois, construction crews have stayed hard at work on West Side’s campus. You can now see the walls of the expanded...

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Construction on West Side’s new kids wing and concourse addition kicked off on March 4. This space will include over 12,000 sq ft of additional children’s worship & activity...

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