GO REACH PEOPLE FAR FROM GOD
We love people because Christ loves people...
...not just people that attend our church, and not just people that believe the same way we do. The great commission that God set at the forefront of every believer's life's mission, is to love people. This is the opposite of a selective club where we face inward to only care about ourselves. Jesus' life was faced outward and filled with outreach because He loved people. That's why outreach is so important to us at East Coast Believers Church. We love people and we go reach people far from God, no matter what.
One of the ways we have been serving our community is with our food distribution. We have been helping school kids, Seniors, and families in our own congregation. Now, we are excited that we are opening our doors to the entire community. You can continue to be a key part of this by grabbing a list of needed items and drop those items off at the collection bin in the lobby.
If you are in need of food, we would love to help. Please fill out the appointment form below.
LOVE OUR CITY
October 15th 2022
Love Our City is a day when ECBC mobilizes as the local church to give, serve, and show our community the love of God! We break up into groups and touch our city using our hands and feet. An amazing opportunity to bless others and be blessed. Hundreds will go out into our communities and show the love of Christ in real and tangible ways. Small groups from East Coast Believers will sign up for projects that everyone can do together as a group, so there will be many ways to get involved.
ECBC and 5 Partner churches have a vision for the beautiful nation of Guatemala. One part includes a bible school to train up laborers in the local city of Antigua.
Destiny School of Ministry was founded in February 2010 by Harry and Karen Wilson alongside their four children. Each graduating in October of that year from the curriculum. The 9-month school trains those that are called into the 5-fold ministry (pastors, teachers, evangelism etc.) as well as those called to take the gospel into their everyday world. The heart of the school is to see nationals rise-up and take the gospel across the Nation of Guatemala – bringing in the last day harvest and changing lives everywhere. In 2016, a second-year program was added to provide more dedicated training for pastors and church leaders.
It’s easier to build children than to repair adults. That’s why kids are so extremely important to us. Our Lead Pastor and a small group of other churches began a Children’s Home to care for kids around the world.
Casa del Destino (House of Destiny) is a children’s home in Antigua, Guatemala that was established in 2007 by East Coast Believers Church, West Coast Believers Church (Southern California), and several other non-denominational churches across the United States.
Casa del Destino has been commissioned to help raise up kids in the teaching of God’s Word and place them into healthy, Christian homes across the world.
Case del Destino is a legal corporation recognized by the Guatemalan government, that maintains the power to adopt.
There is no doubt that small things done with great love can change the world. A random act of kindness with no strings attached is a great way to show the love of Jesus to those around us.
Who doesn’t like a free cup of coffee on a cold day? Especially by someone who is smiling, happy and having fun. This type of servant evangelism wins the heart before it confronts the mind. A small act of kindness nudges a person closer to God, often in a profound way. With each act, leave the little card with them to let them know that God loves them. Kindness builds the bridge for the person to receive a touch of love from God. It’s simple, practical, effective, inexpensive, and fun! Pick-up a stack of Acts of Kindness cards located at Information.
Below are some “random acts of kindness” ideas. You’ll hear responses like, “Oh, thank you!” “This is so nice!” “I can’t believe this is for free!” and, “Why are you doing this?”
ACTS OF KINDNESS IDEAS
- Buy someone’s groceries.
- Pay the toll fee for the person behind you.
- Deliver fresh-baked cookies to a neighbor or co-worker.
- Bring flowers (poinsettias, etc.) to someone.
- Offer to babysit for free.
- Pay for someone’s coffee behind you in the drive-through.
- Pay for someone’s food behind you in the drive-through.
- Send a note of encouragement to someone.
- Put $ in a Redbox DVD for the next person who rents.
- Give another driver your parking spot.
- Give a treat to the postman or delivery person.
- Leave a big tip for a waiter or waitress.
- Pay for someone’s movie that is behind you in line.
- Slip a $20 to someone who you know is struggling financially.
- Pay for someone’s meal or dessert at a restaurant.
- Take baked goods to the police station, fire station, or hospital.
- Take a box of doughnuts to a school, office, etc.
- Cook a meal for a neighbor or co-worker.