Current Adult Opportunities - February 2021

Adult Ed Online Class:
Learning to Be the Church -
Lessons from 1 Corinthians

Sundays, 11 am - 12 pm via Zoom with Will Shaw, Gene Carbaugh, and Linnea Banta

Join us for our Winter/Spring class – “Learning to Be the Church: Lessons from 1 Corinthians” – a special Zoom Adult Sunday School class.

The church in Corinth was a cross-section of diverse cultures with diverse viewpoints. Founded by Paul on his second missionary journey, conflicts developed immediately upon Paul’s departure. Many did not fully appreciate that following Jesus meant a different way of relating to each other than was customary in their native culture. Conflicts arose over acceptable behavior and leadership. Paul’s response in 1 Corinthians begins with the cross, ends with the resurrection, and in between provides inspired direction on how the body of Christ is to live together in love. Join us as we reflect on Paul’s teaching and consider what lessons there are for our living as Christians in our world today.

The class will run Feb. 14 – May 23, 2021. 

You will need to register for the class since it will be conducted online via Zoom. After you complete your registration, you will be emailed details on how to access the Zoom class.

How to register:
1. Click 
HERE to access the church Registrations page.
2. Choose the “Sunday Morning Adult Sunday School” event.
3. It will open up the Learning to Be the Church class description. Click the “Register” button on the right hand side under the Paul image.
4. It will then ask you to verify who you are, either with your cell phone # or email address. It will then send you a 6-digit code to access the registration.
5. It will then ask you for some information (name, address, email, phone #) so it can set up an account for you.
6. Lastly, it will ask you to review your registration and then click “Complete Registration”.

After you register, you will receive an email confirmation containing a Zoom link for the class. If you do not see a confirmation email, please make sure to check your junk mail folder as it may have been delivered there.

If you have any trouble registering, please contact Wendy Puz at wpuz@westside1.org or 509.946.4656 and she will help get you registered.

Bible Study:
Radical Discipleship: Paul's Letters from Prison
with Pastor Ralph

Mondays & Wednesdays, 9:00 - 10:00 am
via Facebook Live

LIVE IN PERSON
Wednesdays, 9:00 am, WS North Sanctuary

Here’s your opportunity to join Pastor Ralph LIVE IN PERSON for his Bible study on Radical Discipleship: Paul’s Letters from Prison: Wednesdays, 9:00 – 10:00 am, WS North Sanctuary (615 Wright Ave – Richland). No registration required! Doors will open at 8:45 am.

During this Bible study, Pastor Ralph will take you through the letters Paul wrote from prison. The Apostle Paul didn’t just preach the gospel, he lived a gospel life. The way of Jesus overflowed not just from his words and actions but his priorities and his decisions. He held together joy and sacrifice as well as grace with discipline. In this study, we are going to examine the four letters – Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon – he wrote while in a Roman Prison. Each of these letters were not simply his appeal to struggling churches in his absence but powerful calls to live a life worthy of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They were a call to radical discipleship.

We will continue to live stream the Bible study on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 – 10:00 am as well. Tune in live on Facebook – you can watch even if you don’t have a Facebook account. The video will also be posted HERE after the livestream is done – or click at the top of our webpage on “Videos” then “Bible Study with Pastor Ralph” and “Radical Discipleship”. You can also view all past videos for this study.

Have a question? Email Pastor Ralph at rkieneker@westside1.org.

Life Groups

Life Groups are small communities (8-12 people) who meet regularly (weekly usually) for short seasons (6 to 12 months). They foster community on a deeper level than is possible through just Sunday worship services. Life Group members share life, pray together, encourage one another in following Jesus as our leader and savior. 

Each group has a unique flavor but all aim to nurture, encourage, and experience personal fellowship, Bible study, prayer, care, and service together. Everyone is encouraged to join a Life Group. They meet at various times during the week; in people’s homes and even some on the church campus. 

Want more information? Want to join a Life Group? Click HERE.