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Eastgate celebrates 32 years!

January 26, 2024 | anniversary, celebration, church, church growth, church planting, thankful

Happy 32nd Anniversary Eastgate Church! Over 32 years ago, on Sunday, November 17, 1991, we held an organizational meeting in our home to discuss the idea of planting a church. We invited around 40 people to attend. Fifteen people came. At the end of the meeting, I handed out index cards asking those present to express their

Are we seeing transformed lives in our churches today?

October 22, 2021 | church, church attendance, discipleship, life change, transformation

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” – Romans 12:1-2 (NKJV) In the 12th chapter

THREE REASONS YOUR CHURCH ENGAGEMENT IS ALL THE MORE IMPORTANT NOW

July 17, 2020 | anxiety, church, church attendance, church engagement, depression, fear, fellowship, participation, service, spiritual health, worship

The troubling statistics of declining church engagement combined with the increasing mental health challenges among the individuals and families in our communities, leads to why church engagement is all the more important now. 

Church Matters

June 28, 2020 | Hebrews 10:19-25 | church

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Why does gathering together as a local church even matter? In the epistle of Hebrews, believers were instructed that the glorious privilege of access to God through Christ Jesus came with certain important responsibilities as members of His body that make the Church really matter. We can recognize these important responsibilities that make the Church really matter.

Vision Sunday Recap

February 2, 2018 | church, church growth, church membership, mission, purpose, vision

“Where there is no vision, the people perish.” – Proverbs 29:18 KJV “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it.” – Habakkuk 2:2 ESV This past Sunday we talked about the importance of being in alignment with God’s Word and with one another visionally. With this in mind we shared

Eight things to remember when attending church

December 7, 2017 | church, church members

“Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves.” – Philippians 2:3 (NLT) During this Christmas season when we are seeing even more guests attending our services, it seems good to remind our own church members of a few important items. All of these reminders have the idea of “thinking of others” as you go

Two ways you can help us prepare for a full house this Easter

March 31, 2017 | church, church growth, easter, full house, invitational, invite

“And the master said to the servant, ‘Go out to the highways and hedges and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled” (Luke 14:23 ESV). “When you are invited by someone to a wedding feast, do not sit down in a place of honor, lest someone more distinguished than you be

Thankful to God for 25 years!

January 27, 2017 | anniversary, church, history, WCC

Happy 25th Anniversary WCC! Over 25 years ago, on Sunday, November 17, 1991, we held an organizational meeting in our home to discuss the idea of planting a church. We invited around 40 people to attend. Fifteen people came. At the end of the meeting, I handed out index cards asking those present to express their commitment

The joy and sorrow of cross cultural ministry

June 24, 2016 | Christ, church, church growth, cross cultural ministry, God, gospel, hispanic, jesus, nations

“And when they arrived and gathered the church together, they declared all that God had done with them, and how he had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles.” (Acts 14:27 ESV). I’m a little sad. We recently had to close the door on our Hispanic ministry. We launched our Spanish-speaking worship services on Easter Sunday 2012 and within two

Stop going to church

March 18, 2016 | Christ, church, church growth, family, God, grace, Spirit, witness

“Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom