This fall, we are celebrating eight years of regular, Sunday morning worship services and five years of being in our building. But even after we opened our doors, it’s clear that God has continued building this place. In Jeremiah 24:6-7, the prophet gives a promise that God sets God’s eyes on God’s people for good and that the work of God is to build up, not tear down, to plant and not pluck. In Christ, we are God’s people and hear this promise for us, too! The wear and tear on our building, the continued gift of new faces in our midst . . . It’s clear that building-work is what God is still up to at WestSide. Join us and connect to the building work that God is doing here.
God has built, God is building, and God will build. This fall, we are giving thanks for 5 years in our church building, and a God who, through Christ, builds faith in us. Here's a look at how it all began.
As we celebrate five years of being in our building and having a place to call home, we are also celebrating the many ways that we get to be church, the many ways we gather, grow, and go.
On Sunday mornings, we will hear text that reveal to us the many ways God builds us up in faith.
Building Disciples: A Small Group Series
Join a small group, where you will get to know others and explore the discipleship tools that God gives us to build and sustain us in faith. Groups meet once a week for 6 weeks, starting the week of September 22.
Build Up Your Serve
God gives us talents and abilities to be of service to our neighbors, who calls us into serving when he or she is in need. It’s like a baby crying out when needing a diaper changed. It’s a call to action! What are the needs in our community? Where are your talents and abilities needed? Where are you being called into action? Often, it’s the need that tugs at your heart. In this series, we will hear from people in our community about different needs in the Sioux Falls area and opportunities for serving.
Build Up Faith
How does faith get built in us? God promises to meet us in worship and scripture, in teaching and learning. Join us for these teaching and learning times:
Bible Story and Activity Time
10:05-10:25 Sunday mornings
Toddler-PreK room: Parents stay with their children in this room, where child and parent. Hear the Bible story and engage in sensory activities.
Kindergarten and Elementary room: In this room, kids hear and learn at their age level, engaging Bible stories through story-telling and activity.