At West Hills, we take the Bible seriously when it calls the church a “family”. And we don’t think it means those third cousins you only see at family reunions.
“Partnering with families to introduce kids to the gospel and disciple them in God’s love.”
We’ve all heard it before – “Our children are our greatest treasure, because they are the future of the church”. But these are more than just words to us. Kids are our passion. Each Sunday at West Hills, your child will see the gospel on display in their very own interactive kids’ worship service through songs, videos, games, crafts, biblical teaching, and most importantly, the Word of God itself. The last Sunday of every month, grade school-aged kids join us in the sanctuary, to begin to prepare them to become the next generation of the church. Our ultimate aim is that every child at West Hills would come to know Jesus as Lord and Savior, and lay the foundation for a growing faith that will last a lifetime.
We know this means discipling kids can’t just be a “Sunday thing”. So our central focus is supporting our parents in their 24/7, God-given roles as the spiritual caregivers in the home.
For more information, contact our children and family director Ally Keaton.
“Preparing students for adulthood by equipping them with a biblical worldview and challenging them to own and grow into a faith of their own.”
It’s appropriate that the abbreviation for West Hills Youth spells “W.H.Y.”; that is the question facing young people more than ever these days. Why are we here? Why am I here, specifically? Why should I bother with God or religion? Our culture fails to offer answers. And the Church hasn’t been much more effective: 6 in 10 young people who grow up “churched” walk away from the faith after graduation. Youth ministry often perpetuates this problem, doing whatever it takes to get kids in the doors, without stopping to ask…
WHY (do we exist in the first place, and why should students bother to join us)? At West Hills Youth, we judge our success not by how many students are on our couches, but by how many of those students will be in the pews 10… 20… years from now. We gather weekly on Wednesday nights (and monthly for fun outings and service trips) at 6:30 pm for dinner, fellowship, worship, prayer, teaching/discussion, and yes, even some games just for fun.
For more information, contact Pastor Thad.
“Living life together… Growing in faith together… Serving our world together.”
We are inherently relational beings, designed to live life together with others (Gen. 1:26). The Church needs solid, Biblical teaching. But it also needs engaged, collective Bible study, discussion, and application, combined with real life-on-life sharing, prayer, and accountability. At West Hills, life groups are uniquely designed to meet these needs. For us, life groups aren’t an optional, “add-on” to our calling to be the Church; they are an essential part of our actually being the Church, the ideal context for putting into practice all 44 of the New Testament “one another” exhortations. Life groups meet weekly in homes all over West County, on almost every evening of the week (so we’re sure we can find a fit for you!). Over three quarters of West Hillians are involved in a life group, and we would love to have you come live, grow, and serve with us!
For more information, contact Pastor Will.
ADULT BIBLE CLASSES
“Equipping God’s people be effective, joyful disciples of Jesus Christ through the teaching and application of God’s Word.”
During the school year (August through May), we offer a selection of classes at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday mornings covering topics ranging from “The Book of Romans” to “Apologetics & Evangelism”, from “Prayers in the Psalms” to “Parenting 101”. Every class includes Biblical teaching, interactive discussion, enjoyable fellowship, and practical application of Scripture to daily life.
For more information and a current listing of our classes, contact Pastor Will.
“Equipping and encouraging men to become the Christ-like leaders God has created us to be, by becoming the committed followers that He has called us to be.”
Our culture tells men to be independent, self-sufficient, and stoic through struggles. Our faith, on the other hand, instructs us to “love one another with brotherly affection” (Romans 12:10), to “bear one another’s burdens” (Galatians 6:2), and to “trust in the Lord,” not ourselves (Proverbs 3:5). We encourage this in men’s ministry by providing 3 different ways for men to connect with one other: 1) Fellowship/Service – organized occasions to watch a big game, play some pickup basketball, or meet a need in the church together. 2) Men’s breakfast – a monthly gathering for devotional study, prayer, and relationship (and bacon!). 3) Leadership Training – a high level, weekly discipleship program for guys who want to go deepest in their faith and in their accountability relationships with other guys.
“Equipping and encouraging ladies to become the women of faith God has created us to be, by becoming the committed followers that He has called us to be.”
Our culture sends very conflicting messages about women – they are either led to believe they aren’t “equals”, or that being “equal” must mean being the solo captain of your own ship. Scripture, however, teaches that women are of equal and infinite value to God, even as they (and we all!) are called to submit to His Lordship over their lives. We take a 2-track approach to connecting women to the Lord and one another: 1) Fellowship – we meet monthly for different fun outings, simply to enjoy one another’s company and build relationships in the church; 2) Leadership Training – a high level, weekly discipleship program for ladies who want to go deepest in their faith and in their accountability relationships with other women.
“Building and strengthening relationships amongst our seniors to help support, care and grow one another in Christ.”
We live in a culture that worships youth and fears aging. But Scripture informs us that “gray hair is a crown of glory” (Proverbs 16:31), and that these can be one’s most life-giving years, if lived well for God’s glory (Psalm 92:14). Senior’s luncheon meets monthly for food, laughter, and prayer, and provides an opportunity for our ‘older saints’ to be more closely connected in faith and friendship. Activities include conversation, games, music and supporting ministries and needs of others inside and outside our church.