We are called to be people who reflect the character of Christ. For this to take place is both a work of God and a work of his people. We see four aspects of spiritual growth that work together to both bring us to maturity in Christ and fulfill His mission on earth. We are called to be:
This includes the personal word (Christ himself John 1:1-14) and the written word (Scripture - 1 Thessalonians 2:13). Our hope is that the Word of God takes root in our lives and affects the way that we think, speak, and act. "So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness." Colossians 2:6-7
We begin this process during Sunday morning worship each week, starting at 10:45 am.
As we become rooted in the Word of God, we begin, through the work of the Holy Spirit (Romans 5:1-5) and in community (Ephesians 2:19-22), to grow more like Christ. "But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ." 2 Peter 3:18
Contact ercc@edenroad or call 817-465-3500 for more information on Growth Groups
The growth that we experience together results in the fruit of service to one another and the world. "...so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God," Colossians 1:10
We accomplish this as a church through various ministries of the church.
If we are rooted in God's Word, growing together, and bearing fruit in service our lives (both word and deed) become a reflection of the Gospel (1 Timothy 2:1-3). We begin to plant the seeds of faith in the lives of others as we love them and share the Scriptures with them. "So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. The one who plants and the one who waters have one purpose, and they will each be rewarded according to their own labor. For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building." 1 Corinthians 3:7-9
- Bridges at Matlock Place - We are located right next door to a nursing and rehabilitation facility and minister there with a weekly Sunday morning worship service, as well as a weekly Bible study.
- Benevolence - On the first Sunday of every month, we take an offering to help with the financial needs of those within the body of Eden Road.
Global Missions - here are some of our global mission partners: