Eastgate is united behind a biblical purpose! Jesus said to His followers: …All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen (Matt. 28:18–20). Jesus directive is our highest priority; every facet of church activity, in some way, relates to our biblical purpose.
Just as the New Testament church in the book of Acts was focused on making disciples, so are we! Acts 5:42 records of the Jerusalem church: …daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ. This young church was constantly engaged in communicating the gospel and helping people become devoted followers of Jesus.
This begins in the heart, with a personal relationship with Jesus. This love grows as we gather together in worship and to hear the teaching & preaching of the Bible.
And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
We grow together through the Word and through community. Community is the fellowship we enjoy as Christians. The Word is the truth of the Bible as it’s taught in services, connection groups, and one-on-one.
But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.
(2 Peter 3:18)
Jesus adds people to His church, and gifts them to serve by His grace. We desire to help every member of our family to discover and use their gifts to serve others through outreach, missions, community projects, and care.
For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.
Love God, grow together, serve others—that’s our biblical purpose. As a church family we are focused on gospel-centered ministry communicated in love and with grace.