Current Adult Opportunities - Fall 2021

Loving God: A Bible Study on Deuteronomy
with Pastor Ralph

resumes Sept. 15, 2021
Wednesdays, 9:00 - 10:00 am
In person and via Facebook Live
WS North Sanctuary

Here’s your opportunity to join Pastor Ralph for his Bible study on Loving God – A Bible Study of Deuteronomy: Wednesdays, 9:00 – 10:00 am, WS North Sanctuary (615 Wright Ave – Richland). Doors will open at 8:45 am.

An easy argument can be made that Deuteronomy is the most important book of the Old Testament. The book represents the last words of Moses, three extended speeches where he calls the people to love God. More importantly, these are the words of God, and they are given to his people in love. They both tell us the way of love and provide the foundational promises that God is committed to working in and through His people to bring about His saving purposes. Over all of this, Deuteronomy reveals the loving nature of the one true God. For all its significance and all of its richness, it is altogether possible that you have never heard a sermon on Deuteronomy. In this study, we are going to try to make up the deficit. 

We will continue to live stream the Bible study on 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 “Loving God”. You can also view all past videos for this study.

Have a question? Email Pastor Ralph at

Adult Sunday School - begins Sept. 12, 2021
Learning to Be the Church: Lessons from 2 Corinthians
9:30-10:45 am in WS South Room 306 (2-story bldg)

In 2 Corinthians, the Corinthian Church again struggled with false apostles leading people away from the Gospel Paul delivered by challenging Paul’s integrity and authority. In preparation for another visit to Corinth, Paul wrote a very personal letter asking the Corinthians to consider the life and message he modeled in their midst as proof of his character, love, and message. In contrast to the false apostles, Paul presents himself as utterly weak and worthless and then shows how the grace and power of God are magnified through that weakness. This letter contains more of Paul’s personal history than any of his other letters and provides a vision of the centrality of Christ, the hope of glory, and inspiring passages. Join us as we learn more of how God can use weaknesses, strengths, and courage to build up the Church for His glory. 

Facilitators: Gene Carbaugh, Grace Ely, and Will Shaw. 

Adult Sunday School - begins Sept. 12, 2021
GAP - Get Acquainted Place
9:30-10:45 am in WS North Library (single-story bldg)

GAP – Get Acquainted Place – has been an informal, relational “entry point” for newcomers to West Side Church for many years. All are welcome, whether you’re new or … well, not new to our church family! We usually enjoy a time of fellowship and sharing along with a short inspirational reading followed by discussion and prayer.

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.