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432 SW Lindenwood Ave
Topeka, Kansas 66606
(785) 234-0469

We are located at SW 6th & Lindenwood Ave., 3 blocks West of St. Francis Health Center.
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Employment Opportunities
Youth Director
West Side Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is currently searching for a part-time Youth Director to work an average of six hours per week, not to exceed 24 hours per month. The Youth Director would work closely with the Senior Minister as well as the Christian Education Committee. The Youth Director will lead Sunday school youth grades six through 12 and help grow the number of participants in our youth program. A full job description is attached.
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Donna Gilchrist
Senior Minister

Rev. Donna Gilchrist is an Okie at heart but is rapidly adapting to the Kansas culture. (Her sister even gave her a pair of red shoes when she accepted the call to West Side Christian Church. “Because every Kansan needs a pair of red shoes.”)

At Oklahoma State University (Go, Cowboys!) she earned undergraduate degrees in psychology and special education as well as a master’s degree in school guidance and counseling. While still teaching, Donna began attending Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa, where she earned her MDiv in 2009. She was ordained later the same year. Donna has served in multiple church settings while in seminary and beyond. Throughout her ministry she has learned to trust the movement of the Holy Spirit in her own life and the lives of others.

Donna’s real passion is watching God transform lives. She enjoys helping people discover their gifts and abilities and empowering them to grow in their spirituality and leadership. She sees the Church as a dynamic part of the living body of Christ, with the ability to partner with God in righting injustice and creating positive change in local communities and the world.

When she’s relaxing, you might find Donna spending time with family or her dog. Long walks, good books, a new recipe, or time spent digging in the dirt are other pastimes.
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Renewal Task Force
The Renewal Task Force is a forward-thinking group who works to renew West Side through reenergizing our mission, focus, and efforts by proposing reforms and suggesting new ideas for West Side's future.
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  • 9:15 am Church School
  • 10:30 am Worship Celebration
  • 10:30 am Coffee & Bible study
  • 5:45 pm Epiphany Ringers
  • 6:45 pm Chancel Choir

(Choirs do not meet during summer months)

Sermon Series for October

Oct. 7  
Mat. 10:13-16  "Like a Little Child"

Park in the lots north or west of the church. Handicapped parking is available near the entrance — and the main entrance is step-free!
An elevator provides access to every level.
West Side Christian Church celebrates Christ’s presence in the world. We joyfully gather for worship, seek opportunities to learn and serve, and share life in Christ with the community and the world.