Worship at Westside
Romans chapter 12 tells us to “Take our everyday, ordinary lives—our sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering.” Worship is so much more than music, but music is powerful. It assists us in this beautiful journey of taking what we know about God in our heads, and getting it into our hearts. It connects our emotions to our beliefs, it showcases God’s creativity and artistry, and it unifies His people in sacred song, which is something that other forms of solitary worship simply cannot do. Here at Westside, we wholeheartedly embrace times of musical worship as both a biblical and powerful means of connecting people with the presence of God.”
-Corey Parnell, Westside Worship Pastor
Westside is a community of faith uniquely anointed, gifted, and marked by God to be worshipers. Not in pride, but with humility we see the watermark of the Holy Spirit in the role of worship in our family of faith. Songs flow out of our people, musicians grow and are trained to join the call, and every time we gather, we worship.
We are in awe of God. Overwhelmed by His goodness on sunny mountain tops but almost more in the shadowy valleys that challenge our faith. Our God has been good to us and His unchanging character steadies, sustains, and urges us on. So, we worship. Worship brings breakthrough where bondage has held many. Faint hearts find new strength as praise rises from our lips beside those whose voices are too fragile to join in. Worship becomes an offering. Not just in song, but of our lives. Lives so desperately in need of our gracious God.
God has gathered musicians at Westside in a beautiful way. Musicians who are more than anything unwavering in their commitment to make Jesus outrageously famous. Westside Worship teams gather often to pray for our church family and seek the Lord for His presence. In these gatherings new songs for fresh seasons are often born in organic, Holy Spirit-breathed ways. Musical talents are joined together in skillful unity and offered to usher in the sweetness of God’s presence. When we worship, God is near.
As we behold the goodness and faithfulness of our God through worship, our lives are changed. Westside Church is marked by worship. For the greatness of who God is, for all that God has done, our song can never end. We will worship. With song, with dancing, with kneeling, and even more, with our lives.
Written by: Jenna Anderson || Photos by: Bubba Sellars