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Core Convictions About Discipleship

July 31, 2015

Discipleship is the “in” buzz word these days at church conferences. Here are my core convictions when it comes to discipleship. 1. Discipleship is the core mission of the church (Matthew 2818-20). 2. The best environment to make disciples is a small group. 3. Small group is NOT the end goal for a Christian. The…

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What is Stratop and Who Is Tom Paterson?

July 29, 2015

Introduction StratOp is a 3-day, team-discovery process, that: Gives you perspective on all of the strategic, financial, and operational parts of your organization; Helps you know where you stand; Clarifies where you should go; and Gives you a customized plan on how to get there. The StratOp process is a powerful and proven process that…

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All-IN Meeting

July 28, 2015

Join us on Wednesday, August 5th at 6:30pm for our ALL-IN MEETING. Everyone is invited. What All-In IS… When a Christ-Follower can say… I believe Jesus is the most important relationship in my life I understand All-In is an attitude of surrender.  I know All-In is the starting point, NOT the finish line. I believe…

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Introducing eKids

July 24, 2015

Parents, Eastside has merged Sunshine Kids (ages birth through pre-K) and Kids Konnect (ages K- 5th grade) into one group called eKids. Brooke Taulbee is now the director of eKids. Please become friends with eKids on Facebook by clicking here. Brooke is available to answer any of your questions or to speak with you about serving in her department. Please…

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No Regret Living

July 23, 2015

Regrets. We all have them. In Bronnie Ware’s book The Top Five Regrets of Dying, Ware discusses the many years she spent caring for people who are close to their own mortality. She questioned those who are dying about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently. She found five common themes in…

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God Never Said That

July 8, 2015

We love offering little nuggets of advice, support, or sympathy. They come in handy when we want people to feel better. But what if the guidance you’re giving or receiving just isn’t true? What if God Never Said That? This four-week series tackles common myths about God, like “God wants you happy” or “God never gives…

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Fear or Faith?

July 1, 2015

One evening an elder Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside all people. He said, “My son, the battle is between two wolves inside us.  One is Fear. It carries anxiety, concern, uncertainty, hesitancy, indecision and inaction. The other is Faith. It brings calm, conviction, confidence, enthusiasm, decisiveness, excitement and action.”…

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