Remember what it was like when you were a kid on a hot summer day and you stood at the edge of a pool for that first refreshing dip into the water? Chances are, you didn’t wade in; chances are you took a plunge. Maybe, if you were like me, without much finesse or panache, your plunge was in the form of what came most natural… a cannonball. Cannonballs were all about going all in and making an impact; a statement that said, “I’m here!”
I believe that God is calling us to make a similar statement in the community where He has planted us and in the world around us. I believe He is calling us to go all in; to be committed to pursuing with a reckless abandon those who are hurting, those who are searching, those who are missing from God’s Story.
We will be like a cannonball into a pool! In other words, all in – without fear or regret; making waves that extend out around us in all directions and that are felt by those around us.
I’d like to ask you to consider joining us for a two year journey of radical generosity, helping to make a cannonball style impact on our community. We have a primary goal to see 100% of those who call Eastside home engage in this mission with us.
I hope that you will join us. I hope that you will pray fervently that God will prepare our hearts; that you will commit fully to help us reach our goal for all “Eastsiders” to be a part; that you will cheer loudly, sharing your story of God’s work in your life; and that you will give generously in a way that stretches you spiritually, financially and relationally.
If you’re ready, then jump in and make some waves…
When you were a kid, there was only one way to make a statement. A cannonball. Because with a cannonball, there’s no halfway.
You’re all in from the jump. But what if we lived that way in every area of our lives - our relationships, jobs, time, talent and treasure? Imagine the splash we could make, the ripples we could create, if we lived “all in” for a purpose beyond ourselves. It’s time. Jump in and make some waves. The water’s fine.
We believe there is an urgent need in our world to introduce people to a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ. In order to achieve this calling, we have to be committed to recklessly pursuing those who are missing from God’s Story. We have to empower and train up committed Followers of Christ to spread His Good News. We will be a church filled with people who are passionately pursuing His calling by being connected in Life Groups, serving in a volunteer capacity and giving sacrificially.
We will be like a CANNONBALL into a pool! All in! Making waves! This is our vision and it is BIG! It may sound IMPOSSIBLE... but we serve a BIG God who makes the IMPOSSIBLE a reality!
Will you join us?
Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the LORD of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need. Malachi 3:10