At WestVillage, we exist to see people connect, be challenged, and celebrate through personally knowing and following Jesus Christ. We focus on three activities and one Person. This is what we’re about and what we do.
Being born and raised in Ottawa, Jeff and Ruth, love their city and have a heart to see people in our nation’s capital come to know and follow Jesus. Living in the heart of Westboro, the Scotts are highschool sweethearts and have four crazy awesome kids: Gabriel, Joel, Thomas, and Violet. When not enjoying time at the neighbourhood park or beach, Jeff and Ruth drink LOTS of great coffee (four kids, remember!), running, and good books & movies.
The vigorous, continual planting of new congregations is the single most crucial strategy for (1) the numerical growth of the body of Christ in a city and (2) the continual corporate renewal and revival of the existing churches in a city. Nothing else—not crusades, outreach programs, parachurch ministries, growing megachurches, congregational consulting, nor church renewal processes—will have the consistent impact of dynamic, extensive church planting. This is an eyebrow-raising statement, but to those who have done any study at all, it is not even controversial.