Philippians 2: 3 - 8
Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.
Our dedicated Bible class teachers work with our children every week to pass on the important stories of faith and God's love to prepare them for the next level of Bible study as they enter our Student Ministry. In addition to our regular Bible classes, during the sermon on Sunday mornings, children ages three through the first grade are dismissed to go to COOL Kids (Crazy Over Our Lord) where Bible stories are reinforced through a variety of mediums such as puppets, songs, drama skits, games, crafts, etc.
The Eastridge Student Ministry (ESM) is a dynamic youth program for our 7th to 12th grade students headed up by our ministers Jacob and Alan. Our students have weekly classes on Sunday mornings at 9:45 and Wednesday evenings at 7:15. Throughout the year we have multiple retreats, service projects, Bible studies, camps, mission trips, hangouts, and we participate in the Downtown Dallas Reunion Hyatt LTC. The ESM goal is to minister to students while developing their relationships with Jesus, adult mentors, and with each other.
Our men’s ministry seeks to intentionally connect and disciple the men of Eastridge through service, retreats, projects, and interpersonal relationships. Adapting to the needs to the group, the men’s ministry leadership is always thinking outside the box as to how to engage within the congregational context, and especially, outside of the walls of the church.
Our women are dedicated to supporting one another and walking together through daily life. There is a long list of diverse ministry areas to get involved in. We offer Bible classes, Bible studies, social groups, service groups, specialty groups, and more. No matter your passions and interests, there is a place for you.
Celebrate Recovery meets every Friday night in the Chapel at Eastridge Church of Christ. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered spiritual recovery ministry for anyone looking to be set free from their hurts, habits and hang-ups.
Our counseling ministry is an avenue for those who would benefit from individual and family counseling services. Family Life Minister, Ryan Smith (PhD), oversees the program providing an environment of growth and healing, as well as offering invaluable resources along the way.
Community Outreach - Food Pantry
Our food pantry serves to feed hungry families in the Rockwall community. The food pantry is stocked with canned goods, dry beans, pasta, and nonperishable items such as: paper goods, trash bags,etc. We are open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm to anyone who needs assistance. To donate items to the food pantry follow the link below to our Amazon wish list. Additionally, support us through Smile Amazon with the link below.
All the produce grown in our community garden is shared with needy individuals in the Rockwall area through organizations such as Helping Hands. Last year alone we provided over 4,700 pounds of produce, mainly cabbage, okra, sweet potatoes, peppers, melons, squash, eggplant, cucumbers, and tomatoes. The garden is tended to by dedicated members of the Eastridge Family and community volunteers.
Emergency Relief is a service ministry aimed at helping those in our area affected by disaster. We are ready to mobilize anytime a disaster strikes such as tornadoes, flooding, hurricanes, etc. Our enclosed trailer is filled with necessary tools and supplies needed to support this ministry. If you want more information or need assistance, email firstname.lastname@example.org