At Eastview God is the focus of our worship. That may sound like something all congregations do, but that is not always the case. Many churches have turned their worship into just another form of entertainment; and have shifted the focus from God to themselves. I suppose you could say that Eastview utilizes a "back-to-the-basics" approach to worship; or put another way, a "back-to-the-Bible" approach!
"God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and in truth."
- John 4:24
For centuries people have ridiculed the Bible, and the intellectuals continually challenge its accuracy and relevancy. To them, the Bible is nothing more than a crutch for the weak and ignorant. There have been times when groups have even attempted to destroy the Bible, but God's providence prevailed and the Holy Scriptures endured. Eastview believes the Bible to be the process by which God communicates with man, and we always approach the Bible with respect and awe. We believe the Bible to be more than a collection of stories for our teaching, and we don't try to "explain away" the miracles and God's creative power. We regard the Bible as a historical record of man and his origin.
"For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written: "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate."
- 1 Corinthians 1:18-19
We came to Eastview after the death of our youngest son. We came looking for a congregation where we could heal and find peace. We found much more! We found people who cared; people we could trust with our hearts and souls. We found a family of God.
- Fred & Stella Bishop
We enjoy Eastview because God is the focus of the worship service. The people are friendly, the singing is wonderful, the lessons are easy to understand, and we serve an awesome God!
- Jeff & Kim Souder
Pekin, Indiana .
Our family loves being a part of the Eastview congregation. Everyone is like family and we know we can count on them to help us get to heaven.
- Melissa, Jamie, & Raegan Richardson