WHO WE ARE
Eastside Community Church is a church based in Pretoria, South Africa. We are a church in and for the community. We are committed to walk with people wherever they are in their journey with God. Our heart is that people would accept and subsequently become wholly devoted followers of Christ.
“A Journey with God”
ECC Moreleta is located on the corner of Garsfontein and Primula Street in Moreleta Park. This campus is the first of ECC’s campuses. Here we focus on the whole family – from the smallest child to the oldest adult. We aim to have a safe environment where people can journey together in their quest towards intimacy with God.
We are casual, our worship style is contemporary and we are committed to exploring the Bible as a way of answering life’s questions. We focus on small groups, with people gathering in homes across the city during the week for Bible studies, prayer meetings, meals or simply to ‘hang out’.
Our building, affectionately known as “The Shed”, is a community building that is used regularly by many different organizations for their events. We believe we are here to serve our community, and consider our building a connecting point between ourselves and people in our community.
Our main services are held on Sunday’s at 9am and 6pm.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT WHEN YOU VISIT EASTSIDE
You may be considering visiting one of our Eastside services, but may not know what to expect.
When you visit Eastside for the first time, you will be welcomed at the door by members of our hospitality team who will assist you to find a seat. If you have children with you, they will help you connect with the Children’s Church team, who will securely check-in your children, and give you a security card to collect your children after the service.
Our services start at 9am & 6pm with contemporary worship, where we sing songs written by artists such as Steve Fee, Hillsong, Jesus Culture, Chris Tomlin etc. A time is set aside in every service to communicate with the congregation about weekly activities, give the congregation the opportunity to sow into the ministry at Eastside (but as a visitor, you are to feel no pressure to contribute), and share in communion together (once a month). Thereafter, one of our preachers will preach a relevant sermon, usually based on a bible-based series that the church is working through. The service lasts approximately 75 minutes.
After the service, you will be invited to stay for a cup of coffee or tea, or a glass of juice, where you have the opportunity to meet Eastsiders and find out more about the congregation.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
- In the scriptures of the Old and New Testament in their original writings as fully inspired of God, and accepts them as the final authority for faith and life.
- In one God eternally existing in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
- That Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, and is true God and true man.
- That God created man in His own image; that man sinned and thereby incurred the penalty of death, physical and spiritual; and that all human beings inherit a sinful nature; which issues (in the case of those who have reached moral responsibility) in actual transgression involving personal guilt.
- That the Lord Jesus died for our sins, a substitutionary sacrifice, according to the Scriptures, and that all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood.
- In the bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, His ascension into heaven, and His present life as our High Priest and Advocate.
- In the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
- In the personality of the Holy Spirit, His regenerating work, and abiding presence in the true believer.
- That all who receive the Lord Jesus Christ by faith are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God.
- That all Christians are called to a life of holiness, devotion to the Lord Jesus Christ and service for Him.
- In the resurrection both of the just and the unjust, the eternal blessedness of the redeemed, and the eternal banishment of those who have rejected the offer of salvation.