When the church is rooted deeply in its community, and its membership is operating as public servants, the church will impact the lives of people and the believers will fulfill the Messiah's mission on earth.

Jeremiah 29:7 says "Seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper."

Manna Ministries

Westside is reaching out to those who are going through difficult times by ministering to the entire person. Through Manna Ministries we are able to provide food for both body and soul. Each Sunday we feed the soul by encouraging those participating in Manna to view our online service and feed the body through the gift of groceries to those in need. 

Currently, during the Covid-19 crisis and the limitations of food in the grocery stores, the church is not able to make bulk purchases to stock our food pantry. Even so, Manna Ministries is continuing to provide groceries for those in need using other methods. Please contact Pastor Joe at the church office (913-764-1445) or by email at jbell@olathewestside.org to register for our Manna Food Distribution. Arrangements will be made for you to receive food within the next week. As soon as we are able to make bulk purchases and restock our food pantry we will return to our previous pattern of receiving food on the church grounds. As always, you are still able to receive food every week, 52 weeks a year if you choose.

Cover our Community in Prayer

To view an updated Prayer Map click here. Check back often and see how we are caring for our community through prayer.

Westside Covid-19 Response

We have all been listening to the information coming forth about Cornoavirus, and we know it is serious. We are in uncharted waters. Still, Jesus is the One in whom we TRUST and He is with us.

Our services are available online and our hopes are that all Westside families will take time each Sunday to worship together as a family.

April 21, 2020

My Westside Family,

The last 5 weeks has been an experience like never before, and hopefully never again. It's not over yet, but signs are pointing to gathering together again soon.

Staying connected has been our goal, and I deeply appreciate all the efforts of this great team of Westsiders assuring that we: 
  • Worship together online, 
  • Have numerous "Zoom" Bible study group meetings weekly
  • Remain financially strong, not missing a beat
  • Continue to give groceries away each week through Manna Ministries. Increasing!
  • Stay connected through prayer ministries
  • Staying globally engaged through supporting missionaries (Tibi's), sponsoring Geoff Miller (new missionary), and supporting Kerala, India

This isn't everything but a sample of sewing Jesus in a time like this.

Pastor Dave Shore

Romans 15:13

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.