The local church is a very special gift from Christ because it's a place where His people can find spiritual help and encouragement instead of trying to go it alone.
We greatly value and deeply benefit from the fellowship and close relationships at Westside Bible Fellowship.
But it's not enough to just be on the receiving end of blessing. God has given us the wonderful privilege of blessing others by sacrificially serving and encouraging them.
Every true believer is uniquely endowed by the Holy Spirit with one or possibly more gifts for the purpose of serving others in the church (1 Corinthians 12:4-7). These are not natural talents, but rather supernatural desires and abilities in areas like serving, encouragement, exhortation, teaching, mercy, pastoring, administration, hospitality, evangelism and giving (Rom. 12:3-8, Eph. 4:7-13, 1 Peter 4:10-11).
As each person uses their individual gift, others are helped and encouraged and Christ is honored.
There are many ways to serve in the ministries of Westside. The elders and other leaders are available to help people find an important niche of service that fits their abilities and interests.