Who We Are
We Are Christians.
We’re not interested in being “branded” Christians affiliated with any denomination. Instead, we simply seek to be known as followers of Christ as those in Acts 11:33 where we read that “the disciples were first called Christians…” That’s all we want to be, just Christians.
What We Believe
We believe The Bible. We believe that it not only contains the word of God, but that it is the Word of God, and we believe that it alone can instruct us for life as Christians and prepare us for the life to come. As 2 Timothy 3:16-17 says, “All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.” So, we need no manuals or creeds, just the Bible.
What We Offer
We offer Just the Gospel. Since we recognize that the church’s mission is to be “the pillar and support of the truth” (1 Timothy 3:15) and the gospel is “the power of God to salvation,” we work to extend that which man needs most. We offer no political agenda, no entertainment program, and no social club. All of our programs are aimed at teaching the Bible to every age group and to show its practical application on every area of life. We offer just the gospel.
Why We’re Here
Our goal is Service. We take to heart the admonition that “while we have opportunity, let us do good to all people” (Galatians 6:10) and so we seek to serve others with love. We’re not here to solicit money, promote private ambitions, nor to entertain or embarrass. We’re just here to serve.
What To Expect
At Eastside, our service is all about the Word, Jesus Christ. We believe that He’s “granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness” (2 Pet 1:3). This includes how to offer acceptable worship to God, the Father. As a result, you’ll find that our services are deeply spiritual and entirely Biblical.
We offer heartfelt prayer to God - Acts 2:42, 1 Thess 5:17, 25. The congregation is led in prayer by the men in the assembly. We pray, not only to praise and thank God, but also to ask for our needs and the needs others. 1 Tim 2:1-4, Eph 6:18
We sing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs - Eph 5:18-19, Col 3:16. The entire assembly joins in singing. There is no choir or special group, just simple congregational singing. Since there is no evidence of instrumental music in the New Testament churches, we do not use it in our worship.
We study the Bible in preaching and teaching - Acts 2:42, Matt 28:20. The classes and sermons are designed to teach God’s word and encourage obedience by all who listen.
We give of our means to carry on the work of the church - 1 Cor 16:1-2, 2 Cor 9:7. As the New Testament churches did, we give as we have prospered on the first day of every week for the benevolence of needy Christians and to continue the work God has given the church. This is a responsibility of our members and our visitors are not expected to contribute.
We observe the Lord’s supper in remembrance of Jesus’ sacrifice - 1 Cor 11:23-29, Acts 20:7. Like the church in the New Testament, we partake of the Lord’s Supper on the first day of every week. The supper consists of unleavened bread and fruit of the vine as memorials of the body and blood of Jesus.
That’s it. We’re just Christians, following just the Bible, recommending just the gospel, and seeking just to serve. Will you join us?