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Westside Campus Transition FAQ

We are working to launch Westside Community Church on July 1, 2022. Many decisions are currently in process to make this happen.

Yes. It is our desire to continue in the Christian tradition, characterized by weekly communion, believer’s baptism by immersion, Biblical Eldership among other core beliefs.

Currently, we will continue to meet at the Amvets building. We are looking to purchase land and build a new facility. The timeline of the land purchase and construction is too fluid to share at this point but we will communicate that timeline as soon as it becomes known.

Westside Community Church will be self-governed by an eldership. We will have an opportunity to affirm their first elders during an upcoming congregational meeting.

This new church will be governed by bylaws and policies.

We have tracked the giving/spending at this campus for a while and they are consistently meeting their financial needs. We are confident in their ability to financially support this new church, including any additional expenses required for no longer being a campus of Sherwood Oaks.

A capital campaign, led by Westside Community Church, is currently being organized and will launch soon to begin raising funds for the land and facility to be built on it. As the sending Church, Sherwood Oaks is challenging all members to give generously to their campaign above and beyond their normal giving to help this new church and their capital campaign start strong. We believe the growth happening on the West side of Bloomington and the ministry potential that exists there is worthy of our financial support, and we look forward to seeing how the Lord provides for this new church.