Value Statements

Recognizing God's call on each church to "make disciples" (Matthew 28:19), we also recognize that like a puzzle piece, each church takes on a different shape as it seeks to live out the Great Commission and thus being part of the Kingdom of God. Therefore, the following values shape us to do ministry and to minister at East Hills...
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  • God's Word - Discipleship is rooted in God's Word and our obedience to it; therefore effective teaching of God's Word on Sunday morning, in our small groups, and in each of our ministries is vital.

               Verse References:  2 Timothy 3:16-17, Nehemiah 8:8, John 8:31-32, Romans 10:17

  • Worship - Realizing worship is not simply singing, but offering ourselves to God, East Hills teaches worship as a lifestyle and also provides a significant worship experience through music.

               Verse References:  Romans 12:1-2, Judges 5:3, Psalm 30:4, John 4:24

  • Leadership - We desire to raise up leaders to influence others for the Kingdom of God.

               Verse References: 2 Timothy 2:2, Luke 6:40, Exodus 18:25, Acts 20:28

  • Missions - We are committed to not only providing financial and prayer support to those in the mission field, but also actively serving in the mission field ourselves locally and globally.

               Verse References: Matthew 28:18-20, Matthew 5:14-16

  • Serving and Ministry - God has gifted each of us to serve one another and we believe that all believers are ministers and should be in ministry using their gifts.

               Verse References: 1 Peter 4:10, Mark 10:45

  • Small Groups - We are of the conviction that small groups are more that Bible studies; but people of faith doing life together. This includes living out our faith in community with one another learning to love God and one another, investigating God's Word, experiencing real fellowship, and evangelizing others.

               Verse References: Acts 2:42-47, Mark 12:28b-31

  • Integration - We believe our young people are not just the church of tomorrow, but also the church of today and therefore include them in our ministry efforts based on their giftedness and passion. We seek to include all people of all ages, backgrounds and cultures to be involved in the calling to make disciples.

               Verse References: 1 Timothy 4:12, 2 Timothy 2:2, 1 Corinthians 12:12-27

  • Church Multiplication - God has placed a call on East Hills to multiply churches. As a church plant itself in 1998, East Hills has already planted churches locally and abroad, as well as being a part of other local church starts. We believe in multiplying churches in whatever ways God makes available.

               Verse References: Matthew 28:18-20, Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

  • Family Oriented - Focusing on family events, integrating families into ministry, teaching and modeling family roles (husband, mother, child, etc.) are all vital elements at East Hills.

               Verse References: Ephesians 6:1-4, Deuteronomy 11:18-21, Titus 2:1-3