Who We Are
As a church family, everything we do is guided by 5 core values:
1. Relationships are first
We prioritize our relationships with God and others. Building, fortifying and restoring relationships is of utmost importance to us. These relationships supersede any tasks, things or agendas we may have.
2. Grace-filled truth telling
Grace without truth breeds moral indifference and keeps people from growing and healing; truth without grace breeds cold, self-righteous legalism. We exist to be as Christ, who was full of grace and truth. We speak the truth in love, with our only motives being growth, discipleship and relationship.
3. A growing spirit of excellence
We are committed to giving our best for the Lord; not out of performance, but out of worship. We continually desire improvement and resist complacency in our personal spiritual journeys as well as our corporate efforts.
4. Releasing emerging leaders
It doesn't matter how old or young you are; God has a specific plan for your life. He has uniquely equipped each of us for a ministry within the church and a mission outside the church. We believe in calling each other up to those assignments, spurring each other on to rise to the occasion.
5. Doing church as a team
A church isn't an institution; it's a community. We each have a part to play in advancing the Kingdom of Heaven. The reason we get together at East Hill is to worship God, and then go out into the world together to change it for Him. Paid staff can't and shouldn't be the only people who do ministry.