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Welcome!

April 29, 2013

What is Disciple-Making Leadership?  Disciple-Making Leadership is helping the local church to have clarity on what is the core function of the church, making disciples (Matt 28:18-20). Disciple-Making Leadership is based on the method of Jesus Christ.  Jesus discipled twelve ordinary men (A.K.A. his disciples or the apostles) and changed the world, how? He led…

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Mother’s Day 2013

April 29, 2013

Dear Friends, I was reading a blog a couple weeks ago and found this statement which shows the value of you praying for your friends and for making a personal invitation to each one of them. Don’t forget to invite your friends to Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12, 2013 to hear Dennis Swanberg. Here is the…

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Steps to Implementing a Discipleship Culture

April 27, 2013

Friends, Over the last month, I have been asked a half of dozen times what are the steps to implementing a discipleship program in a local church. Discipleship is not a program rather it is a lifestyle. Discipleship is not a “silver bullet” rather it is getting back to the message and methods of Jesus…

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Exponential 2013 Notes

April 26, 2013

Dear Friends, Greg Gillum and I had the opportunity to spend 4 days in Orlando, FL at the Exponential Conference this past week. You can learn more about this conference by visiting www.exponential.org. While there, Greg and I was able to spend a lot of time with our friends from Real Life Ministries in Post Falls,…

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Welcome Charles Judd & Family

April 26, 2013

Eastside Community Church would like to welcome Charles Judd as her newest staff member. Charles will serve as our part-time Creative Media & Worship Planning Director. Here is a little information about Charles and his family: Charles is originally from McKee, Kentucky, but has been a resident of Berea for many years. He has been married…

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Staff Member’s Responsibilities

April 19, 2013

What are the responsibilities of Eastside’s staff team members? What type of staff member’s do we have at Eastside…Individual Stars? Silo Builders? Team Members? Team Leaders? Quarterbacks? Or do they serve at the discretion of the senior leader? At Eastside, I have outlined four primary functions or responsibilities of each staff team member. Why did…

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Parenthood Series Promo Video

April 13, 2013

Dear Friends, It’s me again. One last email encouraging you to be at worship on Sunday and to bring someone with you. It will be awesome. We will be looking at The Parent’s Priority. See you at either 9:30 am or 11:00 am. Parenthood Series Promo from Eastside Community Church on Vimeo.

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Parents, Sports and Church

April 11, 2013

(Dr. White) Dear Parents, As we prepare to launch our new sermon series on Sunday called Parenthood. I would like to encourage you to read this article from Dr. James Emery White who is a pastor in North Carolina. I have posted his articles before on my blog. Sunday we will be discussing “The Parent’s…

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Interim Preschool Director

April 10, 2013

Please welcome Nancy Morgan as Eastside’s interim Preschool Director. Nancy was born and raised here in Richmond. She has been a member at Eastside since she was 11 years old! Nancy has been married to Adam for 10 years. They are blessed with two amazing children, Gavin and Reagan!  Nancy started on Tuesday, April 9th.  

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New Sermon Series: Parenthood

April 9, 2013

  Join Pastor Virgil as he launches a brand new sermon series on all things parental on Sunday, April 14th.  This would be a great opportunity to invite your friends, family members, or co-workers. Here is brief description of the sermons with the titles. If you have kids or are even thinking about having them,…

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