Our Mission

The mission of the church family at East Side is to

Grow in FAITH,

Bring HOPE to a dying world,

and be Known by our LOVE.


The Bible is very clear about giving our Firstfruits (the first and best of our lives and possessions) to God. Jesus himself taught that we should “Seek first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness...” These words still apply to us today. At East Side, we believe that a faithful disciple of Christ will commit themselves to being more like the Savior by giving Firstfruits in every part of their lives. Below you will find a list of seven Firstfruits - characteristics of a committed disciple of Jesus as found in the Scriptures. This is not an exhaustive list, but we believe these Firstfruits will help shape everyone into a better likeness of our Lord. Below each Firstfruit is a list of verses for you to read and consider.

Worship Regularly

Verses for consideration: Deuteronomy 8:19, Psalm 29:2, Psalm 95:1-11, Psalm 100:1-5, Luke 4:8, John 4:24, Hebrews 10:24-25, Hebrews 12:28-29, Revelation 7:11-12

Pray Continually

Verses for consideration: Psalm 6:9, Psalm 17:6, Psalm 65:2, Psalm 66:20, Matthew 5:44-45, Matthew 26:41, Luke 5:16, Acts 1:14, Acts 2:42, Romans 12:12, Ephesians 6:18, Philippians 4:6, Colossians 4:2, 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Fellowship Often

Verses for consideration: Deuteronomy 27:6-7, Psalm 55:13-14, Acts 2:42-47, 1 Corinthians 1:9, 2 Corinthians 13:14, 1 John 1:7

Study the Word

Verses for consideration: Deuteronomy 6:4-9, Deuteronomy 11:18-21, Ezra 7:9-10, Psalm 1:1-6, Psalm 119:9-11, John 17:17, Acts 17:11, 2 Timothy 2:15, 1 Peter 1:24-25

Give Generously

Verses for consideration: Deuteronomy 15:10-11, Malachi 1:14, Malachi 3:10, Matthew 23:23, Acts 11:29, 1 Corinthians 16:1-2, 2 Corinthians 9:6-8, Ephesians 4:28

Serve Faithfully

Verses for consideration: Deuteronomy 10:20, Deuteronomy 13:4, Matthew 4:10, Matthew 20:25-28, Matthew 25:21, John 12:25-26, Romans 7:6, Romans 14:17-18, Galatians 5:13, Ephesians 6:7-8, 1 Timothy 3:13

Make Disciples of Christ

Verses for consideration: 1 Chronicles 16:8, Psalm 105:1, Isaiah 12:4, Malachi 1:11, Matthew 9:36-38, Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 4:29, Acts 6:7, Acts 8:4, 1 Peter 3:15-16