OUR MISSION

We are all about people in the Quad Cities experiencing life change through Christ!

WHO WE ARE

Westside Assembly Of God was founded on July 3, 1953. The Church was under the leadership of several different pastors in the years that followed, and soon began to grow into a fellowship of believers that embraced evangelism in the community. The church changed leadership, as well as locations during the first 20 years of its existence. Through prayer and innovation the church grew exponentially in the 1970's, and became nationally recognized for its outreach into the Quad Cities. In 1971 Westside AG moved to its current location on River Drive where it continued to reach the community with the hope of Jesus Christ. Westside became known throughout the Quad Cities as the church with the bus ministry, and through this ministry hundreds gave their hearts to Christ. Even today you will find many individuals in the Quad Cities that have been in some way changed by what God did through westside in the early years of its existence. Over the past 6 decades Westside has continued to preach the Gospel to those in our community, and we believe that God will continue to use our church as a beacon of hope and truth. 


What We Believe


THE BIBLE


W believe the Bible is God’s Word to all people. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Because it was inspired by God, the Bible is truth without any mixture of error and is completely relevant to our daily lives.

 

2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 peter 1:21

 

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TRINITY


We believe there is only One True God–revealed in three persons...Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (commonly known as the Trinity).

 

Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10-11; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22

 

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THE DEITY OF JESUS


We believe in the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. As God's son Jesus was both human and divine.


Matthew 1:23; Hebrews 7:26; Acts 2:22; 1 Corinthians 15:3; Matthew 28:6; Acts 1:9; Philippians 2:9-11


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THE FALL OF MAN


We believe though originally good, Man Willingly Fell to Sin–ushering evil and death, both physical and spiritual, into the world.

 

Genesis 1:26-27; Genesis 2:17; Genesis 3:6; Romans 5:12-19


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THE SALVATION OF MAN


We believe every Person Can Have Restored Fellowship with God Through 'Salvation' (trusting Christ, through faith and repentance, to be our personal Savior). [1 of 4 cardinal doctrines of the AG]

 

Luke 24:47; John 3:3; Romans 10:13-15; Ephesians 2:8; Titus 2:11; Titus 3:5-7

 

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THE ORDINANCES OF THE CHURCH


We believe and practice two ordinances—(1) Water Baptism by Immersion after repenting of one's sins and receiving Christ's gift of salvation, and (2) Holy Communion (the Lord's Supper) as a symbolic remembrance of Christ's suffering and death for our salvation.


Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 10:47-48; Romans 6:4


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THE BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT


We believe the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a Special Experience Following Salvation that empowers believers for witnessing and effective service, just as it did in New Testament times. [1 of 4 cardinal doctrines of the AG]

 

Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31


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INITIAL EVIDENCE OF BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRIT


We believe the Initial Physical Evidence of the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is ‘Speaking in Tongues,’ as experienced on the Day of Pentecost and referenced throughout Acts and the Epistles.

 

Acts 2:4; 1 Corinthians 12:4-10; 1 Corinthians 12:28

 

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SANCTIFICATION


We believe sanctification Initially Occurs at Salvation and is not only a declaration that a believer is holy, but also a progressive lifelong process of separating from evil as believers continually draw closer to God and become more Christlike.

 

Romans 12:1-2; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 13:12; Hebrews 12:14; 1 Peter 1:15-16; Romans 6:1-11; Romans 6:13; Romans 8:1-2; Romans 8:13; Galatians 2:20; Philippians 2:12-13; 1 Peter 1:5


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THE CHURCH AND ITS MISSION


We believe the Church has a Mission to seek and save all who are lost in sin. We believe 'the Church' is the Body of Christ and consists of the people who, throughout time, have accepted God's offer of redemption (regardless of religious denomination) through the sacrificial death of His son Jesus Christ.

 

Ephesians 1:22:23; Ephesians 2:22; Hebrews 12:23; Acts 1:8; Matthew 28:19-20; Mark 16:15-16; 1 Corinthians 12:13; Ephesians 4:11-16; 1 Corinthians 12:28; 1 Corinthians 14:12; Psalms 112:9; Galatians 2:10; James 1:27


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THE MINISTRY


We believe A Divinely Called and Scripturally Ordained Leadership Ministry Serves the Church. The Bible teaches that each of us under leadership must commit ourselves to reach others for Christ, to worship Him with other believers, to build up or edify the body of believers–the Church and to Meet human need with ministries of love and compassion.

 

Mark 16:15-20; John 4:23-24; Ephesians 4:11-16; Psalms 112:9; Galatians 2:10; James 1:27


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DIVINE HEALING


We believe divine Healing of the Sick is a Privilege for Christians Today and is provided for in Christ's atonement (His sacrificial death on the cross for our sins). [1 of 4 cardinal doctrines of the AG]

 

Isaiah 53:4-5; Matthew 8:16-17; James 5:14-16


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THE BLESSED HOPE


We believe in The Blessed Hope—When Jesus Raptures His Church Prior to His Return to Earth (the second coming). At this future moment in time all believers who have died will rise from their graves and will meet the Lord in the air, and Christians who are alive will be caught up with them, to be with the Lord forever. [1 of 4 cardinal doctrines of the AG]

 

1 Thessalonians 4:16; Romans 8:23; Titus 2:13; 1 Corinthians 15:51-52


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THE MILLENNIAL REIGN OF CHRIST


We believe in The Millennial Reign of Christ when Jesus returns with His saints at His second coming and begins His benevolent rule over earth for 1,000 years. This millennial reign will bring the salvation of national Israel and the establishment of universal peace.

 

Zechariah 14:5; Matthew 24:27; Matthew 24:30; Revelation 1:7; Revelation 19:11-14; Revelation 20:1-6; Ezekiel 37:21-22; Zephaniah 3:19-20; Romans 11:26-27; Isaiah 11:6-9; Psalms 72:3-8; Micah 4:3-4


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THE FINAL JUDGEMENT


We believe a Final Judgment Will Take Place for those who have rejected Christ. They will be judged for their sin and consigned to eternal punishment in a punishing lake of fire.

 

Matthew 25:46; Mark 9:43-48; Revelation 19:20; Revelation 20:11-15; Revelation 21:8


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THE NEW HEAVENS AND THE NEW EARTH


WE BELIEVE...and look forward to the perfect New Heavens and a New Earth that Christ is preparing for all people, of all time, who have accepted Him. We will live and dwell with Him there forever following His millennial reign on Earth. 'And so shall we forever be with the Lord!'

 

2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21; Revelation 22