We're Glad You're Here.

A Message from Eddie Lowen

I’m glad you found us. If you’ve been thinking, “I’d like to take a step toward God,” we can help. Whether you’re just beginning to think about Jesus, or finding your way back to him, we’d love to shine some light on your path.

What kind of church is West Side? Simply put, we help people meet Jesus and tap the Bible’s wisdom. We are convinced that everyone can learn to follow Jesus, regardless of the starting point. And, we’ve seen it happen for people who thought they’d never find a church that connects.

So, look around our site, then visit our campus this Sunday! If you function better with coffee in-hand, hit the café on your way in. See you soon!

Eddie Lowen
Lead Guy

Staff Directory

Jesus Changes Everything

Beliefs

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We trust the Bible. It contains everything needed to get acquainted with God, to live well and to be a great church. The Bible is not only inspiring, it is historically and intellectually sound. Because it was written by dozens of authors over 16 centuries, only God could pull the Bible together. The Bible is a fully-aligned Story of how God is saving the world through Jesus. Sure, parts of it are tough to grasp because we live in a different time and place. However, when the Bible is taught clearly, it is understood and its power to change us is unleashed.

If you have questions about our doctrine or teaching, we'd love to set up a time to talk with you! Please let us know your availability by filling out this form.

 

West Side Christian Church

Elders

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West Side’s Elder Team serves behind the scenes and oversees West Side at a high level. Their primary role is watching over the health and unity of the church, while modeling the attitudes and actions of a healthy Westsider. They provide doctrinal, missional and financial accountability, while delegating authority for ministry strategy and leadership to the lead pastor and his staff team. The elder team currently includes:

  • Bill Groesch
  • Bruce Jacobson
  • Eddie Lowen
  • Ron Michaelson
  • Chris West

 


EVERYONE IS WELCOME

Service Times + Location

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Sunday Worship
8:00 | 9:30 | 11:00 AM
On-Campus and Online

Join Us This Sunday

WEST SIDE CHRISTIAN CHURCH
2850 Cider Mill Lane
Springfield, IL 62702

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Come and See

We get it. Coming to a new church for the first time can be intimidating. That’s why we go out of our way to make you feel welcome. Once you’re here—whether it’s because you’re looking for hope, friends or a positive influence for your kid —we can help you find it. At West Side, we’ve helped connect thousands to Jesus and his mission—and we want the same for you.

So, how do you get started?

1

Choose A Sunday Service

8:00 | 9:30 | 11:00 AM
On-Campus and Online

2

Invite a Friend

Church is more fun with a friend! So ask a friend to join you this Sunday, send a text or share an invitation on social media.

3

Show Up

Wear what makes you comfortable and arrive a few minutes early. We'd love to say "Hello" to you in the "First Time" area or chat online.

Sundays at West Side

Current Teaching Series

The hardest part about running is to continue running. When the body tires and the shoes wear thin, there's a choice to be made: quit or keep pushing forward. The latter is much harder, but is what holds the capacity to get you across the finish line. The Bible says that following Jesus is a lot like running a lifelong race. Will you quit when the going gets tough? Or will you turn your eyes upward and keep going? Join us Sunday as we find the courage to grit it out as we push toward the finish line of faith.

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