Mission & Vision

Go therefore and make disciples...

The Mission & Vision

We believe that God has placed us within this community for a reason. It’s not hard to look around and see the overwhelming amount of need and broken lives in our neighborhoods. We bring a message of hope for people and we present it in how we serve the community around us. One of the ways we do this is by our monthly food distribution where we are able to resource more than 175 local households. We do this on the first Saturday of each month at 10am in our Café.

As you look at scripture you will see Jesus giving a very holistic (mind, body and soul) approach to His message. We do our best to imitate this approach. Whether we are helping people who need food, or giving away backpacks and supplies to students as they begin a new school year, we are always looking for new ways to love our community and point them to a loving God.

We aren’t perfect people and we don’t claim to have all the answers. We are continuing to learn. East Gate is a beautiful mix of people who are new in their faith, and people who have been walking this journey for a while. Wherever you find yourself in your faith, just know, you’ll fit right in here.

Core Beliefs

The following are the core beliefs of East Gate Church based on the foundational truths taught in the Bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these Biblical doctrines.

There is one eternally existing God who has three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is the creator of all that exists, both visible and invisible, and is therefore worthy of all glory and praise.  God is perfect in love, power, holiness, goodness, knowledge, wisdom,  justice, and mercy. He is unchangeable and therefore is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

God has revealed himself to us through his son, Jesus Christ, who is the visible image of the invisible God, the holy scriptures, and through all of creation itself.

Humans, both male and female, were created in God's image for His glory. The first humans, Adam and Eve, were created without sin and appointed as caretakers of the rest of God's creations.

The Fall
When Adam and Eve chose not to obey God, they ceased to be what they were made to be and became distorted images of God. This caused them to fall out of fellowship with God, and fractured all of creation ever since that time.

Jesus Christ came to reconcile us with God. He lived a life without sin and willingly died on the cross to pay the penalty for our transgressions. God raised him from the dead and now, by grace, offers as a free gift eternal life to all who follow Christ, by faith, as their Lord and Savior. That is why salvation can be found in Christ alone.

The Church
The Church is meant to be the visible body of Christ, sent into the world to glorify God and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Jesus Christ is returning one day to judge both the living and the dead and to usher in the fullness of God's kingdom on earth.