Welcome! We’re so glad you’ve decided to check out the youth ministry at West Side. If you or your kids attend one of our programs, they’ll discover that we’re passionate about three things: discipleship, authenticity, and community.


We have a few options throughout the week that we would love for you to check out:

Sunday school (discipleship) on Sunday mornings for both middle school (6-8) and high school (9-12) meet @ 9:45am in the south building on our campus. When you walk in the doors, head down the stairs. High schoolers turn left. Middle schoolers turn to the right.

Wednesday night BASIC (community) for middle schoolers is a high energy program filled with fun, fellowship, and faith. It meets on Wednesday nights from 6-7:30pm in the south building on our campus.

Wednesday night FUEL for high school students is an opportunity for high school students to grow in their leadership skills. Students who come on Wednesday nights will have a chance to plan out activities for the youth group, develop their own abilities, and even get to practice in our newly forming youth worship band. We meet on Wednesday nights from 6-7:30 in the south building on our campus.

Thursday night Life Group (authenticity) for middle schoolers is an opportunity for middle school students to gather together around the person of Jesus, and talk openly and honestly about where they are in life. It is a safe place were students can be real. We meet on Thursday nights from 6:30-8pm at the Baldwins.

High school Life Groups (authenticity) are similar to the middle school life groups. We have grade based groups, all of which meet on Sunday nights from 6-8pm. Freshman guys and girls meet at Ben Downey’s house, sophomores and juniors meet at the Hassells, and seniors meet at the Critchlows.

You can email Ben Downey (bdowney@westside1.org) for specific addresses.

Be sure to download our fall calendar below to see all the fun stuff that’s happening this fall: MS Fall Calendar   HS Fall Calendar

Parents, if you want to connect with us and other parents on Facebook, you can join our West Side Parents page here: Facebook

You can also follow us on Instagram @westsideyouth1

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12/13/17 – Ugly Christmas Sweater Party. All middle school students should join us for a fun Christmas party. We only ask that you wear your best ugliest Christmas sweater. And come ready for games, food, videos, and more! 6-7:30pm.

12/13/17 – A SwissMiss Christmas. All high school students are invited to join us for a fun hot cocoa themed Christmas party. We also encourage you to wear your best worst Christmas sweater, and come ready for lots of hot cocoa, games, music, and more! 6-7:30pm.

12/17/17 – Winter WonderBall! Join us for a night of Christmas fun! Middle school students be there from 5-6:30 pm. High school from 6:30-8 pm. Come dressed up and ready to dance, take photos, eat dinner (middle school students), dip things in a chocolate fountain (high school students), exchange a white elephant gift (limit of $10) and so much more!

12/18/17 – All student ministry activities are done for the year. They will resume on Sunday, January 7th.

1/7/18 – All parents are invited to an informational gathering immediately following Sunday school (11am) as we take a look at what the rest of the winter and spring hold, and discuss details about our upcoming mission trip.

2/23-25/2018 – Winter Blast! All middle school students are invited to join us for Winter Blast 2018 at Great Wolf Lodge in Grand Mound, WA. Open to the first 10 girls and 5 guys who sign up. For more info and to register your child, please click here. You can also download a copy of the permission slip by clicking here.

Winter Blast Promo

Summer Mission Trip 2018! – We’re inviting all high school students in our ministry to join us as we travel to Houston this summer for our annual mission trip. Come and help bring relief to an area devastated by Hurricane Harvey and grow in your own faith. Download a copy of our application here, and turn it in by Janaury 14th.

To download a copy of the Winter (December-February) calendar, you can click on the following link: Winter 2017-18 Calendar

To participate in the rhythm of events during the school year, we ask that parents fill out a medical release form that is good for the entire 2017-2018 school year: Waiver and Medical Release 2017-18

LAST UPDATED: 12/12/17