The Measure of a Man

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Next to December with all that surrounds the Christmas season, June may be the busiest month of the year at Eastmont. Music on Mission, Carpenters for Christ, Vacation Bible School, and Youth Mission Trip are all in the line-up! But June is also the month in which we celebrate Father’s Day. Father’s Day has been celebrated in the United States since […]

Why We Do VBS

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Relevant! Significant! Vital! Useful! Strategic! These may not be the first words that come to your mind when you think of Vacation Bible School but since at least 1898 VBS has been part of the landscape of many evangelical churches. And while the days of stand-up/sit-down chords and watered-down Kool-Aid and butter cookies (the ones […]

Don’t Waste Your Summer

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“What are you doing this summer?” It’s the perennial question for students and teachers and for families as the days grow longer and warmer and schedules seem to become a little freer. Backyard BBQ, late nights listening to the crickets and drinking sweet tea, a day at the pool or even the lake, vehicles packed […]

Getting Back to Normal

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Getting back to normal!? It has been truly encouraging to see so many of our Eastmont family coming back to in-person worship and LifeGroups. Seeing and listening to so many of you over the last several weeks has given me an excitement about the future and potential of EBC to reach our community with the Gospel of Jesus […]

He is Risen!

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He is risen! He is risen, indeed!  These words comprise one of the oldest and most hope-filled greetings among followers of Christ Jesus. The greeting is based upon the retelling of the events on the road to Emmaus by two of the disciples (Luke 24:13 – 35). As these two retell the events, they declare to all the […]

An Unseeded Generation

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This Saturday (March 20th) marks the first day of spring! As a young boy this meant more hours to spend playing outside, signing up for baseball, the early scent of freshly mowed grass (probably more weeds than grass), and soon the first sounds of the bullfrogs on the farm pond behind our house. But it was also the […]

The Mission Moves Forward

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The Mission Moves Forward!   This is the theme the North American Mission Board (NAMB) has chosen for the Week of Prayer for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering this year. Beginning this Sunday we will unite with thousands of other churches as we pray for and give to the missionaries and ministries sponsored by NAMB. Did […]

Reconnecting by Serving

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Have you noticed the days are already getting longer? Maybe they’re not getting longer – 24 hours is still the time it takes for the earth to rotate on its axis. But sunrise is about 1 minute earlier and sunset 1 minute later each day!!! It seems imperceptible when viewed one day to the next, […]

Authentic, Loving, Genuine Community

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Thank you Eastmont Family!   You have called, texted, and messaged checking in on me and my family.   You have prayed for us and for our health.   You have provided for us by bringing meals and even a grocery run or two.   Coming to the end of my time of isolation (I found out that quarantine […]

Dreams for 2021


What are your dreams for 2021? Great health, job security, that the Vols win the NCAA football national championship (well I did say dreams)?   What if our dreams are too small or too inconsequential? What if we are settling for a year of just passing time until “normal” returns? What if “normal” never returns? While everyone else around us […]