Welcome to Westshore

Please Join Us Sunday @ 10am!

Our Mission & Vision

We seek to be a vibrant, transforming community where
we love God, love people and serve that all may know Jesus.

Our Pastor: JR Lightstein

Our Pastor: JR Lightstein

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Elders and Ministry Leaders

Shaun Betzelberger

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Jerry Hershberger

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James Lavella

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Doug Miller

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Bill Snyder

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Carrie Lightstein

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Jenna Miller

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Our Foundation

“For no one can lay any other foundation than the one we already have – Jesus Christ”
~1 Corinthians 3:11

About God

God is our Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three personalities : the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. (Genesis 1:1,26,27; 3:22; Psalms 90:2; Mathew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14)

About Jesus

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He arose. He ascended to Heaven and He will return. (Matthew 1:22-23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14-15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13; Matthew 25:31)

About the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit is promised to every believer when they are baptized into God’s kingdom – He lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth and guidance in doing what is right. (2 Corinthians; John 16:7-13, 14:16-17; Acts 1:8, 2:38; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13, 5:18; Galatians 5:25)

About the Bible

The Bible is God’s Word to us. Human authors, under supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit wrote it. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because God inspires it, it is the truth without any mixture of error. (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105,160; Proverbs 30:5)

About Salvation

Salvation is God’s free gift to us but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty. We believe the scripture teaches that man has a free-will and must choose to follow Christ. We also believe that man can walk away from God if he chooses to do so. (Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 14:6, 1:12; Titus 3:3-7; Acts 2:38; Galatians 3:26-27; Romans 5:1-2, 6:1-5; Romans 10:13; 1 Timothy 2:3-4; Hebrews 6:4-6, 10:26-27,39; Galatians 5:4)

About Eternity

People were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation. Hell is the place of eternal separation from God. Heaven is a place of eternal union with God. (John 3:16, 14:17; Romans 6:23, 8:17-18; Revelation 20:15;
1 Corinthians 2:7-9)

About the Lord’s Supper

  • What is the Lord’s Supper?
    It is a meal, a memorial, a symbol, a proclamation (1 Corinthians 11:23-26)
  • Who should take the Lord’s Supper?
    Those who recognize Christ as the Savior of their life (Mark 14:22-26)
  • How do I prepare myself for the Lord’s Supper?
    (1) Self-examination (1 Corinthians 11:27)
    (2) Confessing my sins (1 John 1:9)
    (3) Recommitment (Romans 12:1)
    (4) Restoring relationships
    (Matthew 5:23-24)
  • The early Christians observed the Lord’s Supper every time they gathered together. That is why we celebrate it every Sunday

About Baptism

  • We believe in Baptism by immersion
  • Jesus was baptized that way
    (Matthew 3:16)
  • Every baptism was by immersion
    (Acts 2:38-39, 8:38-39, 9:18, 10:46-48, 16:1-15, 16:25-33, 19:1-5)
  • Who should be baptized? Every person who has believed and has repented of their sins and confessed Christ as Lord
    (Acts 2:41, 8:12-13)
  • At Westshore, we wait until our children are old enough to believe and understand for themselves the true meaning of baptism before we immerse them

Find Us

3062 120th Ave,
Holland, Michigan

Phone

616-399-2511

Email

jr@westshorechurch.net