Who We Are
As followers of Jesus we are all about 4 key things at Eastside:
1. Loving God and loving one another as our Father loves us.
2. Building strong relationships with believers and non-believers alike.
3. Making a difference in peoples’ lives in a real and meaningful way.
4. Communicating spiritual truth with cultural relevance.
We believe that we are called to follow in the footsteps and direction set for us by our Savior, Jesus Christ. (1 John 2:6)
We believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God. Infallible. Inerrant. God-Breathed. It serves as the final authority for us in all matters. (2 Timothy 3:16)
We believe that God eternally exists in three eternal persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19)
We believe that Jesus became man without ceasing to be God and that He died on a cross for our redemption. (1 Peter 2:21-25)
We believe that the Holy Spirit resides within us serving as our counselor, teacher, comforter, power and truth. Through the Holy Spirit the fruits of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control are built into our lives. (Galatians 5:22-23)
We believe that salvation is offered freely to all through Jesus Christ, whose blood was shed on our behalf and made sure by His resurrection from the dead. (1 Peter 1:18–19)
We believe that salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in Jesus Christ, whose blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins. We are saved by the atoning Blood of Jesus Christ when we repent of our sins, accept His forgiveness, and begin a personal relationship with Him. Baptism declares a public confession of an inward profession of faith. The act of baptism symbolizes the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It is a simple act of obedience to the Lord when we follow through and commit ourselves to do it for Him. It has a symbolic connotation of cleansing, dying to the old life, and allegiance to the new life with a new Master. (Ephesians 2:8–10; John 1:12; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:18–19; Acts 10:48; Rom 6:3; 1 Cor 12:13; Gal 3:27; Acts 2:38-41). Repentance of sin and faith in Jesus are the marks of a Christian. And all Christians are commanded to be baptized in order to identify themselves with the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Only someone who has truly accepted Christ into their heart should be baptized.
VIdeos of weekly teachings can be seen via the Internet here: http://www.eastsideonline.cc/messages/