Westside King’s Church

3939 69 St SW
Calgary AB T3H 3Y1
Westside King’s Church
Phone: (403) 777-0800

What We Believe

Westside King’s Church

Our Vision: To encounter and embody the surprising grace of Jesus
Our Mission: To grow as a community of Jesus-followers, honest in our message, startling in our generosity and authentic in our invitation to journey together.

What we believe: We are a local Christian church, rooted in our time, place and culture. From here we embrace our connection to the historic faith of the church, a faith that is shared through the generations, across denominational borders and divisions. We believe in the one people of God: “one Lord, one faith, one baptism” (Eph. 4:5). We embrace the common center of Christian faith as our ideal, always growing in our understanding, always open to correction and change, always learning our Scriptural faith.

We have chosen to communicate our Christian faith in the form of a creed. A creed rehearses the essence of the church’s teaching as a corporate confession. To confess belief is more than an intellectual exercise; it is an embrace of a total way of thinking and living and being. To confess a creed is to pray, to belong, to worship, to commit, to understand, to hope.

Christian belief is essentially about what or who to trust; it involves what one thinks to be true, but it is truth engaged, truth depended on. A creedal formulation of faith teaches us that faith is not about thinking alone — this is about the implications of thinking, implications which flow into our actions, our worship, our relational life, our choices.

You will notice that a lot more could be said than is found here. But our creed says enough to ground us in our Christian identity. The final movements of the creed are a meditation on Jesus as “the way, the truth, and the life,” and the words chosen are representative of how his life can be worked out in the substance of our lives. This is what we might call a living faith.