We encourage students in grades 6-12 to attend service with their family on Sunday mornings for two reasons. First, we want students to understand that they are part of a whole church, not just a student ministry. Second, we believe that effective student ministry only happens in partnership with families, so we want to do everything we can to help families grow together in Christ.
"The Neighborhood" is what we call our Sunday evening connection for Westside Youth. Middle school students meet from 5:00-6:30pm and high school students meet from 7:00-8:30pm. We typically gather in the lower level of the church building, however, Neighborhood will occasionally take place via Zoom if there is a Covid concern that week. We do our best to make this a welcoming place for students to bring along a friend from school or the neighborhood.
Our mission for student ministry at Parkside Church Westside is to glorify God by coming alongside parents to help students become committed followers of Jesus Christ.
We believe parents play a primary role in the spiritual development of their children, but we want to join together as a team to support, assist, and equip parents through this often challenging process.