1-19-20 - The elders have been hard at work lining up our Bible class structure for 2020 and beyond. We have new classes available for small children, and some exciting opportunities in our adult Bible classes.
We will complete our study-through-the-Bible series with a class on Ezekiel Feb-Apr 2020. This series started in late 2013, and has been completed ahead of the original schedule. Later this year, we will start afresh with revisiting the books of Genesis and the gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke.
Eastview will also offer several new topical studies in 2020, beginning with "Why?", a look at the reasoning behind our beliefs. These classes have been specifically chosen by our shepherds and teachers to equip and strengthen the flock at Eastview (2 Tim 2:15).
We are also looking to grant opportunities for several of our newer Bible class teachers. Following Scriptural example (Ex 24:13, 1 Kin 19:21, Tit 2:1-6), we plan to use a mentorship model to teach our younger or less experienced Christians how to share Christ. We want more and more to learn and yearn to teach (2 Tim 2:2)!
Join with us in our ongoing Bible discussions, Sundays at 9:30 am, and Wednesdays at 7:00 pm.
2020 Theme: Prayer
12-22-19 - The shepherds of our congregation have decided on a theme for the year 2020. Eastview Church of Christ will make 2020 a year of prayer (Luke 11:1). The elders have compiled a prayer booklet, suggesting different subjects to specifically pray over each week of the year. This is not intended as a prescription for daily prayer, but a supplement to direct us toward unity in our group prayers.
Along with this theme for 2020, the order of Sunday evening services will be changing. These changes will be put into place in 2 weeks, 1-5-20. We will begin by gathering in a circle to briefly study the week's prayer topic, then being led in one (or several) accompanying prayers. After this, our worship service will continue as in the past, with one fewer hymn.
Just as having our Bible studies in a circle have helped to unify us in mind, praying together in a circle can unify us in heart (1 Thess 5:17). Please continue to pray for one another (Jas 5:16). And let us look forward to making 2020 a fruitful year of prayer (Matt 6:5-13, Luke 11:2-4).