Here at East Side we believe in the Acts 1:8 philosophy of Missions. We believe that Christ has empowered us through the Holy Spirit and sent us to our Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and to the ends of the earth.
How is this actualized here at East Side? We have two teams that help us focus our mission efforts both locally and around the world.
First, we have our Community Missions Team that provides ministry opportunities to the Paragould Community. These opportunities have come in the form of Block parties, Back to School events, Treats in the Streets Halloween Outreaches, providing funds and food to our local schools Weekend Food Backpack for children programs, Thanksgiving Community-wide Fellowship Meals and we have many other Community Mission outreaches that we are planning for the future.
Second, our Global Impact Team seeks to encourage East Side to give financially to our state and national missions offering, but that is not where our giving ends. The GIT leads East Side to give financially beyond SBC special offerings and to partner with ministries, evangelists and Church planters around the US and world. Our missions budget reflects our desire to reach the nations for Christ. Sending money is great, but we don’t just rely on giving. East Side sends teams all over the world. We have sent Short Term Mission teams to Seattle, WA, Romania, Guatemala, East Asia, Nicaragua, Columbia, Brazil, Hungary, Kenya and are seeking God’s leading to go places we have never gone before. This is in addition to our Student Ministry who uses Summer Camp time as Summer missions to introduce this generation to missions.
Whatever your talents, abilities, or gifts, they can be used on the mission field from Greene County to the ends of the world. If you would be open to allowing God to use you to reach the world, contact either Tony Lucius for Community Missions, Jackie Fulton of the Global Impact Team for global missions, or the church office for other mission opportunities.