Community (You and Others)
Discipleship is at the heart of all we do! We believe this happens best when we are sharing our lives and living in intimate relationships with one another 24-7!
Neil Cole writes,“Ultimately each church will be evaluated by only one thing. Its disciples! Your church is only as good as its disciples. It does not matter how good your praise, preaching, programs or property are. If your disciples are passive, needy, consumerist, and not moving in the direction of radical obedience, your church is not good.”
Discipleship Groups (D-groups)
Besides our desire to be family to one another in both our large and small group settings, ‘d-groups’ are groups of 3-5 people journeying together in intimate relationship, wrestling with real life issues, seeking to ‘hear Jesus’ voice’ and to respond to it! These groups meet at various times about every other week. If you’d like to become a part of a d-group, or if you have any questions, contact Mike Hollenbach!
Fusion (Teen ministry)
Community and Family Days
What do we mean by community?
The church is not a building we go to. Nor is church something we go to on Sunday. We are the church. So when we are a part of a church, we must necessarily be involved in each other’s lives every day of the week. Therefore we value intentional, sacrificial, honest, grace-filled connection with others who are seeking to find hope in Jesus. One cannot consume community. One enters into it by serving one another. No perfect people are allowed. We are all in need of renewal and a grace-filled connection with others who are seeking hope in the God of the universe.
As a church that not only exists ‘in’ our community, but exists ‘for’ our community, we desire to be a gospel centered community amidst the community that already exists here in Easton. Within our church community we will nurture authentic relationship, personal transformation and transcendent living.
- Ephesians 4:1-2, “I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”
Core values for our community
- Life-on-life Relationships… From Easton’s Lafayette students to its large Latino population; from traditional families to the growing professional population; from those we work with to those we play with… we believe the gospel calls us to an intentionally incarnational lifestyle with those we hope to reach with the good news of Christ. Therefore…
- Interpersonal Reconciliation… From the clash of traditional and modern worldviews to conservative and liberal ideologies; from racial discrimination to socio-economic oppression; from strained marriages to broken friendships… we believe the gospel compels us to seek peace and unity between all people. Therefore…
- Welcoming Diversity… People are different… ethnically, socio-economically, culturally… tattoos, piercings, sexual orientation… urban, suburban, rural… our God is a welcoming God! Therefore…