Eastside Baptist Church
Monday, May 29, 2017
A great place to grow

Welcome to the Eastside Baptist Church web-site.  Consider yourself officially invited to come and be a part of our family. 
 
             
Just in case you're wondering, our services are contemporary with a relaxed, casual setting.  Also, at Eastside we believe that "doing life together" is where true connection takes place. So we've tried to create a way for you to connect with other people on a deeper level through our weekly Small Groups. 
Please feel free to stick around a little while, look around the web-site, check us out, and learn more about EBC. 
 
We hope to meet you soon.
 
 

Our Purpose

To honor God by reaching and making followers of Jesus Christ.

Our Mission

Eastside Baptist Church desires to attract and win people to Jesus Christ and to help them grow and mature through fellowship and service as they lead a life of continuous worship.

Our Core Values

  • We believe people matter to God
  • We believe teaching is for Life-Change
  • We believe the message will never change but the methods must.
  • We focus on the things that unite us, not the things that divide us.
  • We believe every member is a minister to the Body with a mission to the world.
  • We believe every expression and ministry of the Church must be done with excellence, authenticity and integrity.
  • We believe the family is the God ordained backbone of society, thus we will seek to strengthen and unite families.
  • We are committed to growing larger and smaller at the same time.

 

 

Our Beliefs

About God

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe.  He eternally exists in three personalities: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  These three are co-equal and are one God.

Genesis 1:1, 26-2, 3:22; Psalm 90:2; Matthew 28:19; 1 Peter 1:2; 2 Corinthians 13:14

About Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the Son of God.  He is co-equal with the Father.  Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross.  He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death.  He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. 

Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5; 14:10-30; Hebrews 4:14, 15; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 1:3-4; Acts 1:9-11; 1 Timothy 6:14-15; Titus 2:13 

About the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God.  He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ.  He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation.  He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right.  He gives every believer at least one spiritual gift when they are saved.  As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily.

2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; Galatians 5:25; Ephesians 5:18

About the Bible

The Bible is God’s Word to us.  It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit.  It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living.  Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error.

2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 2 Timothy 1:13; Psalm 119:105, 160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5

About Human Beings

People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character.  People are the supreme object of God’s creation.  Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by an attitude of disobedience toward God called “sin”.   This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life.

Genesis 1:27; Psalm 8:3-6; Isaiah 53:6a; Romans 3:23; Isaiah 59:1-2

About Salvation

Salvation is God’s free gift to us but we must accept it.  We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works.  Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty.  When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved.  Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith. 

Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; John 1:12, 14:6; Titus 3:5; Galatians 3:26; Romans 5:1

About Eternal Security

Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the true believer is secure in that salvation for eternity.  If you have been genuinely saved, you cannot “lose” it.  Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian.  It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives us this security.

John 10:29; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 7:25, 10:10, 14; 1 Peter 1:3-5

About Eternity

People were created to exist forever.  We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through forgiveness and salvation.  To be eternally separated from God is Hell.  To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life.  Heaven and Hell are real places of eternal existence.

John 3:16; John 14:17; Romans 6:23; Romans 8:17-18; Revelation 20:15; 1 Cor. 2:7-9

 

 

 All that being said, even if Eastside isn’t the place for you, we can help you find the church that best fits the needs of you and your family.  Our goal is to develop fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, regardless of where it happens.
 
If you have a prayer request, question, comment; please call the office or simply fill out the online response section. We will be looking forward to hearing from you!