OUR PURPOSE (THIS IS WHAT WE DO):
Connecting People to Jesus Christ
OUR PROCESS (THIS IS HOW WE DO WHAT WE DO), Known Around EBC As The 4G’s:
- GATHER: We gather to celebrate Jesus Christ, daily and weekly.
- GROW: We grow through groups, small and study.
- GIVE: We give money and minutes to church and community—locally, nationally and globally.
- GO: We go to share the love of Jesus Christ (in word and deed) with those within our ever-expanding circle of influence (family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers).
OUR CORE VALUES (THIS IS WHO WE ARE):
Which Both Describes And Determines What We Will Do, Are Summarized In The Following Statements:
Transforming Lives Through the Love of Jesus Christ
to Make a Better Me, a Better We, and
a Better World.
We believe that Jesus Christ, the highest and clearest revelation of God, is the ultimate point of reference for making personal and collective decisions. (Mark 9:1-8)
We believe that Christian Scriptures are authoritative in all matters of belief and practice. (2 Timothy 3:16)
We believe that Christ has called and equipped us to minister to the needs of people, both within and beyond our congregation. (Matthew 28:18-20)
We believe that the gospel should be packaged in the cultural forms with which the “target audience” identifies. (1 Corinthians 9:19-23)
We believe that God has shaped each believer so as to fulfill His purpose for the church and the world. (Ephesians 4:1-17)
EXCELLENCE IN MINISTRY:
We believe that God has called the church to strive towards excellence in the ministry and mission. (Malachi 1:6-14)
PARTNERING THROUGH PRAYER:
We believe God works change, both personal and societal, through the prayers of believers. (Acts 12:5-17)