What’s with communion? What is baptism all about? Why would anyone want to become a member of a church? Where does serving fit into the big picture? How does God fit into history?
These are all great questions that many of us wrestle with! Through our interactive Discover Westwood series we look at many of these questions and other questions like them. Our goal in working through the course material together is to help provide a solid base for a healthy and vibrant relationship with Jesus. Some of the goals of this foundational series are to:
- Discover our church community and learn the purpose, mission and “personality” of Westwood.
- Get to know other people (both “new” and “old”) in the Westwood family.
- Find confidence in that you are following God’s provision for living in a growing relationship with him as described in the Bible.
- Learn about communion, baptism and church membership.
The typical pattern and schedule of courses is as follows:
Westwood 101 – Discover Westwood
- Session 1 – The Story of God (a big picture look at God’s role in history)
- Session 2 – The Story of the Church (a look at the historical Church, the Mennonite Brethren, and Westwood in particular)
Westwood 201 – Discover Community*
- Session 1 – The Story of Being Reborn (salvation, your story of faith, how to talk about faith)
- Session 2 – The Story of a New Family (communion, baptism, membership)
- Baptism and Membership Sunday
Westwood 301 – Discover Ministry*
- Session 1 – The Story of Our Ministries (how to get involved with serving at Westwood, meet some key leaders)
*Completion of Westwood 101 is a prerequisite for Westwood 201, and Westwood 201 is a prerequisite for Westwood 301.
If you are interested in being a part of the next Discover Westwood series, please contact the church office.