Coming to church on Sunday mornings is a great start, but to experience the real beauty of this community of believers, we highly encourage you to get connected with some of our other ministries as well.
Kidz City is Eastgate's very creative childcare department. It's a city that belongs to the children, and our "Mayor," Debbie Clark, sees to it that each week is a new adventure for all children ages birth-12 years. Our teachers are the Kidz City councilmen and women and we even have a "sheriff" who patrols the premises to keep everyone safe.
Every Kidz City child's visit begins with a trip to children's choir, then moves to a classroom where they are served an organic fruit snack after the teaching, and then ends with a trip to the Bible Bucks store for a reward of their choosing. Parents can enjoy an entirely kid-free morning and relax knowing their children are loved and led at their level into a faith walk with Jesus. Children are also welcome to join the adult congregation for praise and worship.
Once you decide to become a part of Eastgate, we don't want to waste any time in discovering the spiritual gifts that are within you and how you can put those to use at Eastgate. To do that, we want to make sure you understand what Eastgate is all about and so we've created 4 messages we'd like you to hear in a class setting. There, you'll be able to meet other leaders and pastors and ask any questions you have as a new member.
1. Becoming a Member
2. Discovering Your Gifts
3. Developing Your Gifts
4. Connect Your Gifts
Eastgate is not a church with small groups. We are a church of small groups, and we call them "Connect Groups." In large part, we define membership at Eastgate by becoming a part of a Connect Group, because in them you will find community with like-minded people and truly thrive. We currently have groups meeting every day or night of the week and our groups are on a semester model, meaning that you choose one group for a 3 month period and then can choose another one the next semester (or stay if you prefer). Our groups range from Bible studies to art classes, and each group is either led by a Deacon or overseen by one.
Connect groups meet weekly but not the week of the first Wednesday each month, since we want to encourage attendance at Outpour.
Calling all youth, 7-12th grades! The youth at Eastgate are a family who walk through the ups and downs of life together; encouraging each other along the way and positioning themselves to be a sharpening tool in the Hands of God in one another's life. We love to watch our students become “ignited” in their passions, giftings, and relationship with the Father. Come join the family this September Friday nights at 7pm when our new trimester begins! Some exciting additional announcements will also be coming to you soon, so stay tuned on Instagram @ignitenashvillestudents
"Ecclesia" is Greek for "church" or "gathering" and at Eastgate, our young adults have their own community where they can gather and share life together. Ecclesia is led by Andrew Rodriguez and Nick Herod and meets each Wednesday at 7pm.
The group is a college and career group which welcomes everyone ages 18-28. For more information, contact: Andrew@EastgateCCF.com.
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See you Friday's at 7pm!
Looking for a “different” women’s Bible study? Is it possible to make deep, binding friendships in this electronic age? To find answers for the questions that keep you up at night? To discover what you were put on this earth to do? To hear what God is saying to you right NOW?
Come to NOWword Ladies Bible Study and find out. NOW=Nashville's Overcoming Women!
NOWword is now one of Eastgate's Connect groups, meeting weekly on Monday nights except on the week of the first Wednesday each month (which is Outpour week). We meet from 7-9pm on those Mondays. We are weekly women’s fellowship that seeks sisterhood, asks and answers tough questions, discovers destinies, and pursues the voice of God.
So come to NOWword, find a friend, and receive a fresh revelation of God for your life!
"What sets us apart from other Bible studies I have attended is that we end our study time by actually praying over one another and waiting on the Lord to prophetically speak about the situation. THAT'S why it's called, "NOWword," and that's why I try not to miss a single Monday!” -NOW member.
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It has been said that Sunday morning worship at Eastgate is where a mirror from Heaven is lowered and each of us are able to see ourselves as we are and be transformed into who God says we can be.
Worship is concert style with a full band and there are usually 3-4 songs, beginning with high praise and ending with something more contemplative. You will see some standing with hands raised and others kneeling with eyes closed, but all are urged to participate as they are inspired by God to contribute.