Core Values

1. We Believe that every person, Christian and non-Christian alike, is valuable to God and to His Kingdom. Because people are eternally valuable to God, they are to us as well. Responsible evangelism will always be our cause and ongoing discipleship will always be the core of the ministry. (Matt.18: 12-14; 2 Pet. 3:9)

2. We Believe that effective evangelism is a process that is best accomplished through developing relationships with friends and family. As every believer shows genuine and Christ-like love to their friends, then there is a point where they can extend an invitation to them. Evangelism becomes a natural lifestyle of bringing our friends to Christ one by one. (Prov. 11:30, John 4: 28-38)

3. We Believe God’s Word is the source of spiritual growth and the seed of fruitful ministry. As we study, read and apply God’s word, we will be thoroughly equipped to accomplish God’s purposes in our lives.(2 Tim. 3: 16 -17, 1 Pet. 1:22 -2:3)

4. We Believe that every believer should commit to a lifestyle of discipleship and consistent spiritual growth with honest accountability. A growing love for God is always a high priority. Every Christian should yearn for continual spiritual growth. Therefore, discipleship through small groups, accountability, and open honesty is crucial to maturing in our faith. (Mk. 12: 29-31; Acts 2: 44-47, I Pet. 2: 2, Prov. 27: 17, I Tim. 4: 7-8)

5. We value authenticity, transparency and integrity in our personal lives and in our corporate life.People in today’s world hunger for that which is genuine and authentic. We place high value on authenticity and letting the light of Jesus shine through in our lives. (Matt. 5: 14-16, 1 Thess. 2: 8)

6. We place a high value on honest and expressive worship that glorifies Jesus Christ and allows His presence to transform us into His likeness. God is able to bring his healing power and transforming work to our lives as we offer our hearts to him in praise and worship. (2 Cor. 3: 17-18, John 4: 23-24)

7. We believe that a commitment to excellence in all we do honors the Lord, and that creativity and sensitivity is a must in our strategy and services. Not perfection but excellence with consistent evaluation and a willingness to improve for the sake of the Kingdom of God are distinctive of growing ministries. (Ps. 78: 72, Dan. 5: 12, Col. 3: 17, Ecc. 10:10)

8. We are committed to helping every believer at Westside Foursquare Church discover, develop and deploy his/her ministry gifts. We are a gift-based, volunteer-driven church. Every believer will find his greatest joy and fulfillment when serving in his gifts and passion. Every believer is created for ministry, gifted for ministry, empowered for ministry, and needed for ministry. (Mk. 10: 45; Eph. 2: 10; Ro. 12:1; 1 Cor. 12: 14-20)

9. We Believe that genuine love and caring relationships are key to the life of every endeavor. Realizing the dangers of the spirit of complaining, we will be courageous in solving every problem in a way that honors God and builds biblical character. We value healthy relationships by protecting the unity of the Spirit in our church. (Jms. 1: 2-3; 1 Pet. 8: 8-9; 1 Cor. 13: 8; Ro. 16:17; Eph. 4: 3)

10. We Believe building ministry teams helps accomplish God’s design for discipleship and evangelism. A Spirit-empowered serving with the willing hearted involvement of every person is vital to God’s plan being accomplished. (Eccl. 4: 9-12; Ps. 133:1; Eph. 4:11-16; 1 Pet. 2: 4-9)

11. The ultimate goal in life is not happiness but Christ-likeness and the winning of souls for Christ. In a world that is dominated by instant and self-gratification, we value fulfilling the Great Commission and God’s original intent that we look like Jesus Christ. We believe in Spirit-filled living that supernaturally produces the character of Christ in us, and continues the ministry of Christ through us. (Ro. 8: 29; Matt. 28:18-20)

12. We believe in identifying and training emerging leaders who are fully committed to Christ and who will reach their generation with the Gospel. This means we are committed to church multiplication through the birthing of new churches through Westside Foursquare Church. God is raising up men and women who will take the baton of godly character, authentic faith, and servant-hearted leadership into the next generation. (2 Tim. 2:2; 1 Tim. 3:1; Titus 1: 5-9; Ps. 78: 6-7)

VISION STATEMENT
To reach our world for Jesus Christ and lead people into a life of worship, discipleship and fulfilling ministry.