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The Power of Simplicity

October 26, 2016

The Power of Simplicity Simplicity. It’s a beautiful word, isn’t it? I really do believe that when many people approach us about doing a LifePlan, what they are really looking for is simplicity. They want a life that works. They want clear direction and purpose. They want a roadmap that helps them live for that which is most important. But…

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Reflections on Core Values

September 29, 2016

I received this post from The Paterson Center. It was written by Laura Brasov. If you are a parent of a young children this will be worth your time to read. Reflections on Core Values Let me preface this story with a parenting philosophy that I completely share with my husband Adiel: we were GREAT…

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Fa-la-la-la-la! Christmas Family Village

December 15, 2015

This Christmas you are invited to start a new family tradition at Eastside Community Church that will give you the Christmas experience of a life time… right here in Richmond. Start indoors with a creative worship experience and then be transported into our Christmas Family Village outside. Encounter carolers and interactive story cabins where cast…

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Love Can Reach MORE People and Build a New Facility

November 16, 2015

This coming Sunday is “Commitment Sunday” at Eastside. Below is the response card that we are asking each “stakeholder” at Eastside to fill out. We have been asking you to pray a very simple prayer: “Lord, what do you want to do through me to accomplish your LOVE CAN vision at Eastside?”  The purposes of…

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Poverty and Riches

November 15, 2015

Laurence was in charge of the finances of the church. He was also a deacon. There was a great revival taking place all around him. It was said that, ‘All of Rome were becoming Christians.’ As a result, persecution broke out under the Emperor Valerian in around the year 250 AD. Christians who owned property…

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I Deserve It

August 5, 2015

How different would the world look if everyone got what they deserved? Would your salary be the same? What would our prisons look like? Would nice guys finish first or last? Or would things be a lot worse? This four-part sermon series takes a look at the things we actually deserve that God’s forgiveness spares…

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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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