Westside Church in Bend, Oregon, exists to equip men, women, and children to extend the life and love of Jesus in their world by helping them know Jesus and become more like Him. Becoming like Jesus means loving like Jesus. The motivation that fuels every aspect of our mission is the way of Jesus. His life, love and purpose are everything to us.
Westside is a Foursquare Church. Foursquare was founded in 1927 in Los Angeles, California. Passionate about the good news of Christ and incredibly resourceful, the first Foursquare congregation fed an estimated 1.5 million people in the city during the Great Depression. Today, Foursquare has 68,000+ churches around the world in 136 countries. What we Believe: Foursquare Website.
The gospel is transformative, expansive, Jesus-centric, and for everyone, everywhere. This gospel gives us a clear mandate to be present with people; to be by their side in their suffering and in their celebration; to meet needs and champion the lives of others. We are compelled to move outside our familiar and comfortable environments to be with and for others – all others – always.
We desire to embody the way of Jesus: to love God and love people. Like a river overflowing its banks, we see the gospel of Jesus moving into our neighborhoods, transforming lives and communities. As we intentionally engage in proximity to our city, we will see the life and love of Jesus bring transformation to everyone, everywhere across Central Oregon.