Discipleship is at the heart of our ministry strategy for adults. Jesus clearly calls us all to be disciples. Luke 9:23 is one of the best examples of what discipleship means. "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me." This is a costly commitment, but it is the call to a life like no other. At East Side, we take this call seriously. All adults should be involved in a discipling relationship and should be in a small group. Our goal is to get you connected to other adults who are walking in God's Word and to help you become all God intends for you to become. There are small-group options available for you.
Connect Groups (Sunday School) are our on-campus, life-stage Bible study small groups that meet at 9am. Each group is centered around four simple goals: connect, grow, serve, go. Practically that means that we want you to connect with God and other people through relationships. It also means that we want you to be growing spiritually and for the group to grow numerically. Serving means that the group is involved in some sort of service ministry to the church body. And going is simply getting into the community to share the Gospel with people in a practical way. All Connect Groups are journeying through "Christos" from Life Bible Study in this year.