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 elements: worship, connecting through groups, and serving.

E3 has 6 essentials that define our core beliefs.  We truly have freedom in the non-essentials…which means that we have a variety of beliefs that still revolve around the essential 6 beliefs.  Differences in divisive issues grow us all, while we give charity and love to every person who comes into contact with our church.  We place Jesus in the center of all things and do not exclude anyone from attending or belonging in our church.  We hope that all who come find transformation in Jesus at the center of all we do.

6 Essentials:

  1. THE BIBLE: We believe the Bible, composed of the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, is wholly inspired
    by God, without error in revealing God’s truth through the use of narrative, poetry and teaching, and
    the final authority on all matters.
  2. GOD:  We believe in one God, who is the creator and sustainer of all things, infinitely perfect and eternal,
    existing as three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  3. JESUS CHRIST:  We believe that we are totally reliant on God’s free gift of His Son, Jesus Christ, as the only path to a restored relationship with Him and look forward to Christ’s coming return in fulfillment of the Bible’s
  4. HOLY SPIRIT:  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.
  5. PEOPLE: We believe all people have been designed to be in relationship with God, but that we have chosen
    to elevate our own desires above God’s perfect plan and have therefore eternally severed our
    relationship with God apart from the restoring work of Jesus Christ.
  6. CHURCH: We believe that E3 is only a small part of Christ’s global Church, which is comprised of all followers
    of Christ.
  7. SACRAMENTS: We believe the scriptural sacraments to be Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.

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 would love to discuss these with you!  Instead of feeling threatened by these ideas, we gather together with joy in seeing God in one another and expressed by one another.