Turning Interest Into Action
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.
To honor God by reaching and making followers of Jesus Christ.
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.
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
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
John 1:1-5; 14:10-30
Hebrews 4:14, 15
1 Corinthians 15:3-4
1 Timothy 6:14-15
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
1 Corinthians 2:12, 3:16
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
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.
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.
John 1:12, 14:6
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.
2 Timothy 1:12
Hebrews 7:25, 10:10, 14
1 Peter 1:3-5
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.
Revelation 20:15; 1 Cor. 2:7-9