The whole body, being joined and fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love. Ephesians 4:16 NASB
The church is described in Scripture as a “body” of believers in Jesus. The Apostle Paul uses this analogy to help us see how our individual roles fit in the grand scheme of God’s design for His people and His church. In more modern terms, think of a circuit board. There are a variety of parts fastened and fused together to perform a specific task. When these individual parts are properly connected, and electrical power passes through the board, the parts are able to perform a unique function. If even one of the pieces is not properly connected, the circuitry is broken, and the rest of the board is ineffective in performing the function it was designed to produce.
Becoming a member of Eastgate is more than being added to a membership list. Becoming a member of Eastgate means you understand that you have something unique to add to Eastgate. Not only will you add to Eastgate, but in the process you will discover God’s purpose for your life! You are a missing piece, that when added to the rest of the body, it allows the body to perform in a more powerful and unique way!
At Eastgate we want you to: Know God | Find Freedom | Discover Purpose | Make a Difference