Current Adult Opportunities - Fall 2020

Adult Ed Online Class:
"Daniel - Beyond the Lion's Den with Zechariah"

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

It’s not too late to participate in Adult Discipleship. Join us for “Daniel – Beyond the Lion’s Den with Zechariah” – a special Zoom Adult Sunday School class.

The Book of Daniel has both familiar Sunday School stories and apocalyptic (revelatory) visions, making it one of the most challenging books of the Bible. It is set during the exile of Israel to Babylon and tells the story of Daniel, a servant of God trying to remain faithful in a foreign land and culture. For the original readers, it was intended as an encouragement at a time of keenly felt loss of their nation and of control over their lives. For all readers, it is a reassurance of God’s sovereignty over nations and events, with pointers to the ultimate fulfillment of his purposes in Jesus.

The Book of Zechariah is also apocalyptic literature. It is a prophecy set after the time of Daniel in the time of the return of Israel from the Babylonian exile. At the same time, it has so many pointers to the coming Messiah that it could arguable be thought of as the “Gospel of Zechariah”.

Join us as we examine the experiences of Daniel and his friends in Babylon and explore the remarkable imagery and meaning in his and Zechariah’s prophetic visions.

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 Daniel class description. Click the “Register” button on the right hand side under the Daniel 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”.

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.

Online Bible Study:
"Radical Discipleship: Paul's Letters from Prison"

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

with Pastor Ralph Kieneker

Join us for this Bible study as Pastor Ralph takes us 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.

You are welcome to tune in live on Facebook at 9:00 am – 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.