Essentials is a three-week course that focuses on the mission, vision, and values of Westside Church, while exploring who we are, what we believe, and where we're going. It is the foundational course that provides the starting place for learning more about this community, for baptism, for membership and more.

NEXT ENROLLMENT OPENS NOVEMBER 1st, 2021

Course Outline

  • 1

    Welcome to Essentials

    • Welcome to Essentials Online!

    • Intro Survey

    • Introduction

    • Our Mission, Vision, & Values

    • Review Quiz: Welcome & Introduction

  • 2

    Part 1 - Jesus' Presence

    • 1.0 - Introduction to Jesus' Presence

    • 1.1 - How Do We Come to Know God?

    • 1.2.1 - What is God Like? | The God Who Comes Close

    • 1.2.2 - What is God Like? | The Triune God & His Attributes

    • 1.3 - What Does "Jesus' Presence" Look Like in the Life of the Church?

    • Review Quiz: Part 1

  • 3

    Part 2 - Jesus' Image

    • 2.0 - Introduction to Jesus' Image

    • 2.1 - The Spiritual Life: Becoming Like Jesus, Jesus' Way

    • 2.2 - How We Change

    • 2.2.1 - The Holy Spirit

    • 2.2.2 - Scripture

    • 2.2.3 - The Spiritual Practices

    • Survey: Spiritual Practices

    • 2.2.4 - Gospel Communities

    • Review Quiz: Part 2

  • 4

    Part 3 - Jesus' Kingdom

    • 3.0 - Introduction to Jesus' Kingdom: What is Jesus' Kingdom?

    • 3.1 - Formation for the Good of the City

    • 3.2 - God's People: The Church

    • 3.2.1 - The Mission of the Church

    • 3.2.2 - The Head of the Church & Church Governance

    • 3.2.3 - The Sacraments (Baptism & Communion)

    • 3.3 - Local & Global Mission

    • 3.4 - Church Membership: What it Means to Belong to the Body

    • 3.4.1 - The Membership Covenant

    • Review Quiz: Part 3

  • 5

    Next Steps

    • 4.1 - Congratulations!

    • 4.2 - Next Steps