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Be The Church...

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.

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:


Following Jesus

Building Relationships

Impacting Our Community


Everything we do, everything we are, and everything we say is shaped by these.  

What We Believe...

1

One God, eternally existent in three persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

 

2 Corinthians 13:14

2

God the Father as the Creator and Sustainer of life.

 

Acts 17:28

3

Jesus Christ as the Savior of the world who died on a cross for the sins of all mankind.

 

1 John 4:14

4

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.

 

John 14:26

5

Ministry gifts given by the Holy Spirit so the church will be effective in reaching people for God.

 

1 Corinthians 12:4, 7, 11

6

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

7

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

8

The Bible as the inspired word of God and the final, divine authority for our teaching.

 

2 Timothy 3:16-17

9

The church as God’s family for worship, education, and support.

 

Acts 2:42-47


Three faith disciplines ordained by Jesus for His followers to experience:

1

 

Baptism by immersion as a testimony to one's commitment of faith in Jesus.

 

Matthew 3:13-15

2

 

Communion which is symbolic of Jesus' sacrifice on the cross.

 

Luke 22:17-19

 

3

Foot-washing which symbolizes the servant ministry of all Christians to each other and to the world.

 

John 13:14-15

Mike

Hodges

Lead Pastor

 

Josué

Hernández 

Hispanic Ministry Pastor

 

Nathan

Smith

Worship Arts Pastor

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Shannon

Taimani

Family/Children's Ministry Director

 

Brandon

Alexander

Student Ministries Pastor

Facilities Manager

Charity

Nielsen

Business Administrator

 

Dayanara Sesmas

Hispanic Ministry

Secretary

Christian Morfin

Hispanic Ministry 

Worship Leader

Sonia Banda

Hispanic Ministry

Youth Director

Flor Preciado

Hispanic Ministry

Children's Director


Reverend Jerry Dickinson

Honorary Pastor for Life