We hope to release a fresh freedom in our youth— to point them towards rooting their identity in Christ and taking ownership of their faithWe are not a replacement for what is being done in their homes. We encourage youth and their families in spiritual growth and a life steeped in discipleship.


  • Weekly Youth – WEDNESDAYS!
    • Our youth team is giving youth a new night – Wednesdays.  They hope this creates more consistency for some families who travel on the weekend or have important events that fall on Fridays. They also hope to introduce periodic relational events on weekends to give Wednesday a consistent focus on spiritual and community growth!
    • Happens weekly, but stay tuned for periodic breaks to give room for key events (e.g. Wednesday before the retreat)

Please pray for our youth group and leaders. Let us know if you’d like to serve in any capacity. We our often looking for drivers, food provision periodically, mentors, or general help for special events.

(Current youth leadership team: Stefanie Whatley, Franca Manafo, Brent Dustin, Andrew Manafo, Derek Klumpenhouwer)

Contact David Manafo for more information.

Supporting Youth Ministry.
The resources we pour into Youth ministry are part of our larger budget at Westside. We use funds for snacks, activities, content, etc. We recently sent our youth leadership team to a one-day conference to equip and encourage them. Our new location has given room for our youth ministry to grow. Westside wants to keep fuelling ministry to the next generation. If you’re a regular donor at Westside, thank you so much! A portion of your giving fuels the next generation.

Here are some UPDATES to keep in mind:

PLEASE NOTE:  Youth gatherings are suspended because of the current COVID-19 situation.  Stay tuned for updates.


Wednesday night we have one of our youth leaders sharing their own personal journey of faith, which will include some authentic ups and downs. Pray for engaged ears and open hearts.

  • 7 p.m. start // doors open 5 p.m. for youth who want to hang out or do some homework

Upcoming Dates:

  • April 8 – Easter Series Ends
  • April 10 – Good Friday
  • April 24 – Progressive Dinner
  • May 8 – Terra-Nova
  • May 15 – Home Night
  • May 30 – Mystery Adventure
  • June 6 – The Big Give
  • June 30-July 9 –  SOAR Montreal

Please keep praying for our youth ministry, specifically for a sense of belonging and of course for the Holy Spirit to draw our students to the Lordship of Jesus. Pray for energy and discernment for our youth team. Pray for our youth ministry intern, Derek Klumpenhouwer, who just joined us this January!


p.s. Please consider any way you can support (lifts, snacks, resources, general giving, etc.)