Grow in Christ

Sundays: 9:45-11:00 am – beginning Sept. 10, 2017

Click HERE for a complete list of all Adult Christian Growth offerings this Fall.

Bible Study: Judges and Ruth
WS South Room 306 (603 Wright Ave-Richland)
Facilitators: Will Shaw, Jina Fifield, Gene Carbaugh

What happens when everyone does as they see fit? The book of Judges covers a time of political insecurity and spiritual weakness among the tribes of Israel when everyone did right in their own eyes. As we study Judges, we’ll find some striking parallels in the Church’s relationship to our own time and culture, and see the results of God’s working in those circumstances. We’ll climax the term with a study of Ruth: a book set during the tumultuous period of the Judges, but providing a refreshing view of God’s grace and working.


Women of the Word: “The Broken Way”
WS North Room 2-4 (615 Wright Ave-Richland)
Facilitators: Marian Holm & Colleen Yahyaoui

“The Broken Way”, written by Ann Voskamp, takes us on a personal journey that beckons you into more time, more meaning, more authentic relationships. There’s a way, especially when things aren’t shaping up quite like you imagines, that makes life take the shape of more: more abundance, more intimacy,more God. Women of all ages are welcome to join the class.


GAP – Getting Acquainted Place
WS South Room 302 (603 Wright Ave-Richland)
Facilitators: Fred & Pat Reich and Roger & Carol Johnson

The GAP gathering serves as a relaxed place to meet and get acquainted with others in our West Side Church family – some who have recently started visiting and some who have been members of our family for decades! We enjoy personal sharing with one another and typically read and discuss a Bible-based book. All are invited to step into and experience Christian community with us in The GAP. We look forward to getting to know you!




The Alpha Course
Fall Session: Sept. 19-Dec. 5, 2017 – 6:00-8:30 pm
Facilitator: Rev. Karel Coppock

The Alpha Course is a practical introduction to the Christian faith, a place where guests have an opportunity to explore the meaning of life. The 10-week course is presented free of charge in a relaxed, friendly setting including good food and easy conversations. Click HERE for the Fall 2017 Alpha brochure.

ESL/Citizenship Classes (Sept.-May)
6:30-8:00 pm – WS South all rooms (603 Wright Ave-Richland)
Facilitator: Marion Dowell & Jim Morris

We offer classes ranging from beginning to advanced English language study as well as a citizenship class for those who are considering becoming American citizens. We start with students where they are and help them become more proficient in English. We work with all students in reading, writing and conversation. The classes and childcare are free.


Breakfast & Bible Study with a Pastor (begins Sept. 20)
8:30 am – Breakfast     9:00-10:00 am – Bible Study (WS North Cafe/Sanctuary – 615 Wright Ave-Richland)
Facilitator: Rev. Ralph Kieneker

Join us at 8:30 am for a light breakfast followed by a Bible study at 9:00 am as we journey through the book of Isaiah together. All are welcome.

Moms in Prayer (begins Sept. 13)
10:15-11:15 am – WS North Room 2-4 (615 Wright Ave-Richland)
Facilitator: Priscilla Fox

Moms in Prayer is an international, non-denominational Christian organization that seeks to gather women to pray together for children and schools including teachers and those who touch the next generation.

Ladies’ Sarah Circle (begins Sept. 13)
2nd Wednesday – 11:30 am-1:30 pm – WS North Narthex (615 Wright Ave-Richland)

Come share a luncheon and fellowship with other women. We present interesting educational programs and support various local, national and international mission causes. Women of all ages are welcome!



Women’s Morning Glory Bible Study (begins Sept. 14)
9:00-11:00 am – WS North Room 2-4 (615 Wright Ave-Richland)
Facilitators: Ann Forsythe, Patty Wilburn, Joan Swinth

Come enjoy a Bible study as well as fellowship and refreshments with us. We will be continuing our study on The Sermon on the Mount with Matthew 7. The Sermon on the Mount is a concise statement of Jesus’ teachings on how to live in the reality of God’s present kingdom. Childcare available — please contact a facilitator prior to Thursday morning.


Compassionate Caregivers  (usually the 4th Thursday)
10:30-11:30 am – WS North Room 2-4 (615 Wright Ave-Richland)
Facilitators: Jan Jacobson & Bev Baird

The Compassionate Caregivers Support Group meets for fellowship and education. If you are the full-time caregiver of a loved one or the relative of a loved one with Alzheimer’s or other Dementia, you are invited to join our support group. This group serves as a safe place to learn and share your thoughts and feelings with others.


Men’s Pure Desire: Breakthrough and Break Free – new members always welcome

5:30-7:00 am – WSN Room 7
Pure Desire is a weekly “for men only” gathering aimed at fellowship and healing for those men struggling with sexual behaviors harmful to social, family, and spiritual well-being.  Questions? Contact the church office for a referral.


Men’s Breakfast & Bible Study (begins Sept. 9)
7:30-9:00 am – WS North Koinonia Café (615 Wright Ave-Richland)
Facilitators: Kip McGilliard & Steve Schlahta

Come join other men for a time of fellowship and breakfast, Bible study, and prayer. We will be studying the book of Luke