Mission + Beliefs

E3’s mission is to make disciples — followers — of Jesus Christ. That’s it; plain and simple. We believe that we best accomplish this three ways.

  • Worship. Every week on Sundays we come together to worship God as a family in a corporate way.
  • Groups. Throughout the week, we meet in small Growth Groups in homes, virtually, and coffee shops to get real with each other. We share what is burdening us, we encourage each other, and through these groups we are challenged to grow in our love of the Lord.
  • Service. Jesus was a servant, and so are we. We serve the E3 community in a variety of ways on Sunday mornings, but we also serve the greater Tallahassee area through Ability1st, Serve Tallahassee, WT Moore Elementary, and A Women’s Pregnancy Center. We also serve our brothers and sisters in Guatemala, Haiti, and Uganda.

E3 believes in UNITY in the essentials, FREEDOM in the nonessentials, and in all things LOVE.

Out of this we welcome and affirm all people, and ask all people to be transformed closer to Jesus by attending.

Below are the six essentials we believe the community of E3 must have unity on for authentic biblical community:

  1. We believe the Bible, composed of the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, is wholly inspired by God, and has one purpose of telling someone how to find salvation.
  2. We believe in one God, who is the Creator and Sustainer of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing as three persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  3. We believe all People…and we mean all… have been created in the image of God and have divine worth.  Regardless of background, gender, race, gifts, or abilities, we all have divine worth.  But we all have sinned that has kept a distance from us and our perfect creator God.
  4. We believe that we are totally reliant upon Jesus Christ as the only path to a restored relationship with Him.
  5. We believe the Holy Spirit fills true followers of Christ, revealing to us the actions, habits, and patterns in our lives that are not pleasing to God, empowering us to live out God’s purpose for our lives, and giving Spiritual Gifts for the building of the Kingdom of God.
  6. We believe that E3 is only a small part of Christ’s global Church which is comprised of all followers of Christ who are committed to:
    • Worshiping the one true God,
    • Telling others about the gift of Jesus Christ,
    • Connecting in biblical community,
    • Teaching and encouraging one another towards becoming more like Christ,
    • Serving the church and those far from God in the name of Jesus Christ.

 

If you are curious about baptism, Lord’s supper, views on the last days…or any other number of views of finer points of theology we welcome these as well.  Instead of feeling threatened by these ideas, we gather together with joy in seeing God in one another and expressed by one another.  Know that we do not preach what people want to hear, but we preach what people need to hear which is outlined above.