Finding the right church is not an easy thing to do. Being a faithful church isn't easy either. Both the church seeker and the church must be certain that they understand what God intends the Church to be or both will end up in a world of trouble.
The Church today is pressured to be everything to everyone. The church seeker has been led to believe that production, glitz and size are the proofs that "God is in the house" and churches increasingly face the pressure to produce these proofs.
We at East Gate Presbyterian aren't sure about production and glitz but we are committed to seeking the presence of the great and holy God in our midst. We believe that the Bible is the Word of God and are committed to understand and obey what God has revealed in His Word.
We believe that the church is a family, a family of people who have been redeemed and called out of the world to follow Christ. The growth we seek is that growth that results from people coming to repentance and saving faith. We are not after a single demographic. What we are after is God's glory and the souls of: young and old; rich and poor; red, yellow, black and white for all are precious in His sight.
We sing what is true, it may be old or may be new. We believe that it is not all about us but that we have been called to serve, not be served.
By God's kindness we love each other. We are involved in one another's lives. We enjoy each other, laugh together, poke fun at one another, eat together and work together. We carry one another's burdens.
If you are looking for "everything" in a church we are probably not the church for you. If you are looking for the pursuit of God's glory, a commitment to His truth and a family we are definitely the church for you. For our part, we are looking for people who want to pursue God and help His church become what it can be by His grace.
We invite you to visit us and find out if perhaps East Gate is the church God has for you.