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Are you new to Mountainside?

Try Step One

Following Jesus is a journey and it’s all about taking the Next Step. If you are new to our church community and you want to get plugged in, or if you are exploring faith and what it means for you, come out to Step One.

Step one is a simple, relaxed gathering (where we will keep social distance) where you will get to know some other new people at Mountainside, and you will hear about what’s going on at our church and next steps you could take on the journey with us.

Ready for the next step?

Try Step Two

Step 2 is a 6 week introduction to some of the basic practices of following Jesus. After taking Step 2 you will be able to answer these two questions:

  1. How do I personally hear God’s voice and respond to what he is saying?
  2. How do I balance my relationships like Jesus did?

In Step 2 you will meet some new people and grow together on your spiritual journey. Step 2 is for everyone, including those who are still  unsure about what they believe.

Looking for community?

Join a
Community Group

Community Groups meet together every week or two. They catch up with each other, engage some spiritual content, and discuss what they are learning together. Some community groups also serve together once a month out in the community. During the pandemic, some groups meet online and some in person. To connect with a community group sign up below.

Go Deeper

Join a Huddle

Huddles are leadership development groups for people who want to be intentional about shaping their life like Jesus.  Each huddle has 3-8 people, and is lead by a trained huddle leader.  Huddles will give you answers to these questions:

  • How do I personally hear God’s voice and respond to what he is saying?
  • How do I shape my relationships like Jesus did?
  • How can I root my identity in Christ?
  • What are my spiritual gifts and how can I use them?
  • How can I live in a sustainable rhythm of work and rest?
  • How can I disciple my family?
  • How can I take the next step of becoming a strong leader
  • How can I make new leaders?
Most huddles serve together either in the church or in the wider community.  Because huddles are focused on helping you follow Jesus, the expectation for group attendance and participation is higher than in the typical small group.

Join The Journey

The Journey is a leadership development group that explores three big questions of faith: Who is God? Who am I? What does God desire to do through me?

Here is how The Journey Works:

  • The Journey group (about 6–12 people) often meets weekly, guided by a trained facilitator. It is a commitment and the rewards can be significant.
  • Small group gatherings (two hours a week) meeting together for six to eight months
  • Regular study, reflection, Bible reading, and prayer (two to four hours a week)
  •  A spiritual mentoring relationship (twice a month)

The Journey Starts once a year in the fall and has a limited capacity. 

Forgiving What you Can't Forget

Why should I have to be the one who forgives when I’m the one who has already suffered the most?

When you’ve experienced hurt upon hurt, or your heart has been completely shattered, offering forgiveness can feel unrealistic. Lysa TerKeurst understands this on a deeply personal level.

We know God commands us to forgive. But how? Why? When? And are there exceptions? Though forgiveness is a major part of the Christian faith, most of us have never been taught much about it and have many unanswered questions.

In “Forgiving what you Can’t Forget” you will learn practical ways to let go of our bound-up resentment and finally heal.

  • Location: Mountainside Fernie Campus 1622 10th Ave
  • Start date: Oct 12th
  • Time: Tuesdays 6:45-8:15 pm. A free meal is provided at 5:30 if you want to join.
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Childcare: Provided
  • Cost: $30 for group materials
  • Host: Sherry Earl

Want to invest in your marriage?

The Art of Marriage is a couples marriage course being held Tuesday nights at Mountainside Fernie.

Marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a true art form. 

The Art of Marriage weaves together expert teaching, real-life stories, humorous vignettes, and more to portray both the challenges and the beauty of God’s design.

Location: Mountainside Fernie 1622 10th Ave
Start Date: Oct 18th
Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Duration: Every Monday night for 6 weeks
Cost: $30 per couple for books
Hosts: Ron Carrothers 519-671-4512 and Margareth Carrothers 519-441-8500.

Want to work through some Hurts, Habits and Hang-ups?

Join Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery is a 12-step program for those who are ready to embark on a journey of real and lasting change.  We offer safe and confidential community for those struggling with hurts, habits and hang-ups.  During the Covid-19 Pandemic, some of our groups meet in person, and some may meet online.

Celebrate Recovery is open to newcomers when we start new groups in the fall and in the new year.  No matter how healthy or broken you are, if you are interested in greater freedom we welcome you to check out Celebrate Recovery.  

To check out CR either Call Pastor Matthew at  250-430-1250 or click below so a CR leader can contact you: 

Join a Team

Wanting to join a team that serves together?

The groups that grow the closest, have the most fun and see God move the most tend to be groups that serve together. Some of the teams that serve together at Mountainside are:

  • Worship team
  • Hospitality team (serving coffee and food)
  • Sunday morning Greeting team 
  • Live Stream Team (Sunday morning cameras, lights, sound)
  • Youth Group Leader team
  • Jr Youth Leader team
  • Sunday School teachers
  • Alpha Leader team
  • The Art of Marriage Course Leader team
  • Small Group Leaders
  • Celebrate Recovery Leaders
  • Stephen’s Ministry Leaders (Crisis Care)
If you would like to join one of our serve teams then please give us some information on your passions and gifts here: