Dear Parent,
At Westside we want to help people find & follow Jesus no matter their age. We believe that if the church and family work together, your child has the best chance of knowing, loving and following Jesus. This guide will walk you through the tools and resources available for you and your family on your faith journey together. Thanks for letting us be a part of it. We look forward to growing with you!
-Gabe Kolstad, Lead Pastor


(For Kids) The Parent Cue handout is a free tool given every Sunday following the Kid’s services. It includes the monthly & weekly themes, memory verses and some family discussion and activity ideas.

(For Students) The Parent Cue is sent to you via email at the beginning of every new series in the student services. It includes what we are teaching, some things to think about and even some things to try. Make sure you student fills out a connection card at their service to get them on the list.

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The Parent Cue App is a paid app and is available on the iTunes App Store as well as the Google Play Store. It includes the same material as the handout but also breaks down lessons week by week. Some additional resources available in the app include video bible stories and weekly reminders to connect with your kids. Download the app by clicking here.


At Westside, a great way to grow as a family is to participate in a Growth Group. Whether you are are attending as a family or your student is attending one of their own, Groups are a great way to connect and grow. Our Growth Group seasons run in the Spring, Summer and Fall. Group topics vary from season to season so keep an eye out for next season’s groups catalog. For more info visit our Groups page.


Westside offers a number of workshops throughout the year at an event called "Westside University." Offered the month before Growth Groups begin, Westside University includes a number of different workshops to help you and your family grow in their faith.


Families with children of all ages now have unlimited access to an enormous library of entertaining and education Bible-based content for kids! It also includes a HUGE library of faith-based videos that you can access whenever and wherever you want —on your phone, tablet, computer, or at home on your TV. It’s like the "Netflix of Spiritual Development” for you and your family. Get your free account by clicking here

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Every person in your home is at their own stage of faith exploration. An important part of helping your child or student “find & follow Jesus” is to think about where they are in their journey. 

Exploring  Are they still exploring who Jesus is? Give them every opportunity to learn more. Bring them to church whenever you are in town. 

Beginning  Do they believe in Jesus? Use the Parent Cue to begin spiritual conversations with your kiddo. Consider talking to them about baptism. 

Growing  Do they want to make Jesus more a part of their every day life? Teach them to pray and read their bible. 

Expanding  Are they wanting to use their talents for Jesus? Look for opportunities for them to serve and volunteer. Consider doing it as a family.