Stuff We Believe In:
The Moravians had a statement that we feel represents us: "In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, in ALL things love." That's the attitude we try to promote at Eastgate. Our main goal is to journey together toward an authentic faith in Jesus Christ, learn from His Word, and grow from our experiences together.
These are things we believe are essential truths, which are the truths that unite us with historic Christianity:
We believe that the Bible is a true message to the human race from God, who created all things. We believe that Scripture is relevant today, and life changing for all who will embrace and live out it's truths. It is the central source for developing a proper worldview.
We believe that God is revealed in the Bible as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three, unified, equal yet distinct personalities make up the one triune God. (Don't understand that? Neither do we...that's what makes God so much fun!)
We believe that mankind is separated from God because of sin, and in need of salvation which is found by having faith in Jesus Christ, and trusting in His sacrificial death for sin.
We believe that Jesus is the Christ (the Hero who rescues us); fully God and fully man; who was crucified and killed; who rose again after the third day; who has ascended into heaven; who rules His church, and Whom we anticipate to return bodily to restore all things.
We believe in the liberty of every believer to be personally led by the Holy Spirit in following God's plan for his or her life
We believe a lot of other stuff too, but what we've listed here are the "essentials" we think are most important. They are the issues we seek to have unity on. We don't, however, have a litmus test we deliver at the door. Overarching it all, we believe the church is a hang out where we learn to love Jesus and learn to love each other...and from our gathering we go out and make a difference in the world where we've been placed.