Mission: To Help People Find and Follow Jesus


Vision: Search for the Lost, Develop Disciples, and Serve the Community with Love


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STRATEGY (Core Values)

1 – Biblically Driven

Everything we do at Eastland Christian Church is Biblically Driven, including our Core Values.

2 Tim. 3:15-17; col. 3:16
 

2 - Evangelism

Because God’s heart is to reach the lost, we’re passionate about telling others the good news of Jesus and engaging people outside of the Christian faith.

JOHN 3:16, LUKE 19:10
 
Evangelism Initiatives: 
Lighthouse program (for kids Fri. pm), Members host cookouts in their neighborhoods, Community events, train members to share testimony/lead others in salvation study

3 - Equipping

We want to give our people all of the equipment they need to be like Jesus and do what Jesus did.  Our goal is to train believers how to do things for themselves as Christians, such as praying, studying the Bible, etc.

EPHESIANS 4:12



Equipping Initiatives:

Discipleship Classes (beginner and advanced), Financial Peace University, Marriage Enrichment programs, Life Groups teach people how to do basic Bible study/practice praying for others


4 - Leadership Development

Following Jesus’ model, we are committed to a culture of developing new leaders within the church.  Rather than always choosing the “best person” to do a task, we will sometimes give less experienced people the opportunity to develop their skills.

II TIMOTHY 2:2

 

Leadership Development Initiatives:

Staff study Leadership books together, Offer classes/host conferences for the community, Leadership Retreats (elders/deacons/ministry leaders), Youth Sundays give teens opportunity to lead services


5 – BE the Church (Serve the Community)

Rather than a mindset of “go to church,” we want our people to BE the church.  As we live like Jesus, we will see people concerned about the needs of their fellow Christians as well as the needs of the community around them, and we take action accordingly.

james 2:14-17; matt. 25:35   

 

Serving Initiatives:

ECC Food Pantry, Partnership w/local school (Focus Learning Academy), Big Serve Days (4 times/year), Teach members to serve as a family (Find a Need, Fill a Need)


All of this adds up to IMPACT!  If you are looking for a church that wants to make a difference, this is your church.  Someone once asked the question, "If your church magically disappeared from the face of the earth, would your community miss you?"  We want the answer to that question to be a resounding "Yes!"  We want to be so involved with our community that they can't imagine life without us.

Come join the movement and make an IMPACT with us!