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WELCOME TO WEST SIDE!

We want you to feel welcome and included as part of the WSBC family.

West Side is NOT your "typical" Baptist church. We like to believe we have a unique “flavor” of our own. The WSBC body of believers is made up of a diverse grouping of people from a variety of social, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. 

God created you to be unique and to fulfill a specific plan and purpose for your life. Our goal is to help you identify your God-given gifts and talents and provide ways that help you to use those abilities to honor God. 

 

FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions):

What is the style of Worship?

Our Worship Service begins at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday morning.  We call it a “blended” service, but that could mean different things to different people. Basically, we feature a mixture of relevant, modern music with a blending of familiar, classic hymnal favorites that may or may not have updated musical arrangements. All elements of Worship (music, video segments, artwork, the sermon, etc.) are designed that we might authentically experience God together.

What about my children?
 

Full nurseries and care facilities are provided for babies and pre-school aged children. Each week, after the praise and worship set, but before the sermon, there is a Children’s Message geared specifically for elementary-aged kids. The children who wish to go are then escorted to Ignition, our version of children’s church. In Ignition, the children study a lesson based on the same message being presented in the adult Worship Service. 

How long does a service last?

The Worship Service typically lasts about an hour and fifteen minutes (give or take a few minutes). You’ll find that many of our people tend to hang-out and socialize after the service has ended.  We actually enjoy one another’s company…Imagine that!

What should I wear?

Wear whatever you normally wear. The only requirement is that clothing IS required!  Come prepared to worship God and make some new friends. We are more concerned with meeting YOU than we are with your attire.  Everyone is different.  At West Side, you’ll see nearly every style of clothing.

Where do I go when I first arrive?

If it’s your first visit, come in either set of doors directly below the church steeple.  Greeters will be available to help you find your way to the nursery, a discipleship class, or the Worship Center (Sanctuary). They can even direct you to a cup of coffee or to the restrooms…whatever you need!

What if I still have questions?

If you don’t see what you are looking for on the website, feel free to email us at                         info@westside-baptist.org or give us a call at (540)434-9634.

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 Step 1

Affirm that you have made a personal commitment to follow Jesus Christ 
as the One and Only Lord and Savior of your life.
 

Step 2 

A public "profession of faith" must be made through baptism by submersion/immersion in water (current or prior), and you must come forward at a Worship Service expressing a desire to officially "join the family."
 

Step 3 

Have an informal discussion with the Senior Pastor to confirm that the previous steps have been taken.
 

Step 4 

Take part in a congregational affirmation of your membership following a Worship Service.
 

 Step 5

Welcome to the Family!
 
 

Note: If there is an existing ‘membership’ at another church, we may want to contact that church (as a courtesy) to inform them of the change in affiliation.