Joy Bachman didn’t spend much time thinking about cancer. With stage 1 melanoma removed from her neck via surgery a decade prior, her life was rich and full. This mother of four was happily married and looking forward to celebrating her husband’s birthday. No one could have seen it coming – the grand mal seizure in her sleep that left her flat on the floor by the bedside, not breathing.
Most people look at Miranda Schmucker and assume her life must be pretty sweet. With a smile constantly radiating from her face, effortlessly prompting more of them from the perfect strangers passing by, the assumption is a fair one. But when the assumption is that only people with smooth life circumstances can smile, then the assumption proves faulty.
Jenna Anderson wears many hats. In addition to dreaming up, coordinating, and leading the Story Team, she serves at Westside as a pastor and writer. She has led and ministered in Africa, spending five years there as a missionary. She wears the title “child of God” with confidence and humility. She is artistic, creative, loving, intentional, and grounded. But there are two roles that for her are the most cherished; Wife and Mot
The decision to follow Jesus is monumental.
When we choose Jesus, we profess that He presides over our lives and we choose to lay everything aside in pursuit of Christ. But we do not walk the path alone.
Westside is: Life. Love. Jesus.
And First Wednesdays are a time for the church family to gather and experience that life and love together as we draw near to Jesus.
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.
Each of us is uniquely gifted and positioned to impact those that God has placed in our sphere of influence. God has called us to lead; to lead believers and those in the marketplace alike. People are hungry for a leader worth following. One that leads in everyday life with authority, wisdom, and vision.
For many, the American cowboy symbolizes hard work, honor, and adventure. For Dr. Dave Gobeille―rancher, successful businessman, and certified executive and business coach―the cowboy ideal provides not only a symbol and source of inspiration, but a model for honest, godly leadership.