We’re a good kind of different. A church that is designed for people who don’t usually like church. We think everyone deserves a church that speaks their language and creates opportunities for people to belong before they necessarily have to believe. That’s why a group of friends started EastLake Tri-Cities in 2010. We knew our friends needed a safe place to hear about the person and the teachings of Jesus so that together we can learn to think rightly, love unconditionally, and be a part of God’s redemptive plan for our world. We do have a dress code, but it’s fairly simple: please wear something.
Friendly people will help you find your way around.
If you have kids, they will enjoy fun, age appropriate classes while you are in the adult service.
There is a live band that will lead us in 3 songs - but participate as much or as little as you want.
Someone will pray and say "hi".
A pastor will give a message that is relevant to your life and the whole thing is 60 minutes or less or it's free.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
You’re probably looking for a long list of bullet points with catchy titles and multiple scriptural references from verses in the Bible. Before you read any of that, please know that what we actually believe is revealed more in what we do and how we live it out, rather than carefully crafted words on a paper. We think many of our friends are tired of seeing people who cling to the rules of religiosity, without living out the transforming nature of the message of Jesus. Our hope is that you’d give us a chance to prove it to you in real life before you make a judgement call based on impersonal doctrinal statements. Nevertheless, there is limited value in describing the essential framework of our beliefs, so here they are: our beliefs
Birthdays aside, our everyday culture doesn’t engage in a ton of corporate singing. So, for many people – the music part of a church service is the most awkward part. This is especially true when we don’t know the words or (more importantly) when we can’t imagine ourselves saying anything like that in normal conversation.
We get it.
We created a four minute video explaining how/why we do music the way we do it at EastLake.
WE CREATED A SPOTIFY PLAYLIST WITH ALL THE SONGS WE’RE CURRENTLY PLAYING.
We’re a good kind of different. A church that is designed for people who don’t usually like church. We think everyone deserves a church that speaks their language and creates opportunities for people to belong before they necessarily have to believe.
EXPERIENCE IT FOR YOURSELF
We’d love to have you come check it out in person. We currently meet at 9 and 10 AM at The Uptown Theatre.