Who We Are
West Side is a vibrant Christian community of more than 500 families who come from a wide range of religious backgrounds and a wide range of towns across Northern New Jersey. Our members are young and old, rich and poor, conservative and liberal.
We’re different, yet the same. Connected by our deep and abiding faith in Jesus Christ, our desire to learn and grow spiritually, our commitment to making a difference in the lives of our neighbors...and our habit of getting together (often) for fun and fellowship, both in person and online.
We invite you to discover all that West Side has to offer by exploring our website and worshiping with us soon - either in person or via livestream. Join us for Worship in the Chapel at 8:15 am (a quiet, intimate experience) or Worship in the Sanctuary at 10:00 am, which combines elements of both traditional and contemporary worship - majestic organ music and classic hymns sung by a live choir as well as contemporary Christian songs and a live band. And bring your kids! They can sit with you during the service, or you can drop them off at Sunday School (It's a lot of fun!) or the nursery before you head into worship. We look forward to helping you make meaningful personal connections, grow more deeply in your faith and enrich your life by serving others.
Our Core Values
We seek to be fully present to life as it is, purposeful in our approach to living and grateful for our blessings. We are pilgrims on a journey, being transformed by our experience and moving with faith toward Christ's vision of health and wholeness for all.
We believe every human being is created in God's image. As Christians, we are called to love God and God's creations, ourselves, our neighbors, strangers, the marginalized and our enemies. We value differences and honor diversity, recognize unique perspectives, talents and experiences, and learn from each other.
We invest our time, talent and treasure in our community, knowing with God's help we can do more together than by ourselves. We share and speak openly about our successes and failures, hopes and fears, dreams and doubts, trusting that our real stories connect us to God and to one another.
We aspire as disciples of Jesus, shaped by biblical witness, to be instruments of justice, forgiveness and peace. We strive to humbly share Christ's love and light where we live, work, play and serve.