A More Excellent Way

"Where Jesus is Exalted, and The Word Is Explained"
1 Corinthians 12:31-13:13

The mission of the Eastern Star Church ministry is evangelism and discipleship. We are committed to the great commission instituted by Jesus Christ that of saving souls and nurturing souls that have been saved. (Matthew 28:18-20). Everything we have done is to live out this vision that the Lord has given to our church family. From adding ministries to staffing, from building facilities to adding programs, from stewardship to membership, it has all been for the purpose of being obedient to the commission of Christ.

In order to do this we must be committed to excellence at every level (Philippians 3:12-14). Excellence in service, attitude, humility, programs, staff, and facility must be committed to.

Our desire should be that the environment of the church has a certain quality and promote excellence in fellowship, functions, ministry programs, building design and spiritual lives. We must encourage our congregation to seek excellence for the Lord in every endeavor.

Eastern Star must be a well-rounded ministry that is rooted in Biblical standards and that provides quality service for all who attend. We must be people-focused, bible-based and doctrinal-purposed centered on Jesus Christ and complemented with a practical freedom within ministry (reaching many people, confronting various problems, and creating numerous solutions). We must do this with a sense of excellence and outstanding quality in every ministry and service that we offer.

Jesus shows us "a more excellent way". We must follow His example by consistently providing the best planning, labor and thought behind each ministry. We cannot settle for mediocrity.



I believe the word of God includes the proclamation of both the eternal power of Calvary and the potential power of Pentecost; the power of Jesus Christ for salvation because of the crucifixion/resurrection and the filling/controlling power of the Holy Spirit for service and holy victorious living because of Pentecost.

Acts 20:27; Acts 1:8

I believe in the value of all spiritual gifts for the edification of believers and the body of Christ until the end of this church age is consummated by the glorious event return of our Lord Jesus Christ. I believe these spiritual gifts are given for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of ministry and for the edifying of the body of Christ and are given without regard to ethnicity, social class or gender.



Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior and, on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we do now, in the presence of God, and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ.

We engage, therefore, by the aide of the Holy Spirit to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this Church, in knowledge, holiness, and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of its ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel through all nations.

We also engage to maintain family and secret devotions; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid all tattling, backbiting, and excessive anger; to abstain from the sale or, and use of, intoxicating drinks as a beverage; to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior.

We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember one another in prayer; to aid one another in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation and mindful of the rules of our Savior to secure it without delay.

We moreover engage that when we remove from this place we will, as soon as possible, unite with some other Church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God's Word. TO GOD BE THE GLORY!



-I believe there is only one God. (Isaiah 43:10; 44:6, 8; John 17:3; 1 Corinthians 8:5-6; Galatians 4:8-9).

-I believe God is three in one. (Matthew 3:16-17, 28:19; John 14:16-17; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Acts 2:32-33, John 10:30,17:11, 21; 1 Peter 1:2).

-I believe God is sovereign. (Zechariah 9:14; 1 Timothy 6:15-16).

-I believe God is holy. (1 Peter 1:15).

-I believe God is the creator of everything that exists. .(Genesis 1:1; Isaiah 44:24).

-I believe God is immutable. He does not change. (James 1:17; Malachi 3:6; Isaiah 46:9-10).

-I believe the Holy Spirit is God. (Acts 5:3-4; 1 Corinthians 2:11-12; 2 Corinthians 13:14).

-I believe in the indwelling of the Holy Spirit for all Christians. Romans 8: 14-27

-I believe that the Holy Spirit empowers believers for service in the kingdom of God. Acts 4:31

-I believe Jesus Christ is God. (John 1:1, 14, 10:30-33, 20:28; Colossians 2:9; Philippians 2:5-8; Hebrews 1:8).

-I believe Jesus is fully God and fully man. (Colossians 2:9; 1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 4:15; 2 Corinthians 5:21).

-I believe Jesus is the only way to God the Father. (John 14:6; Matthew 11:27; Luke 10:22).

-I believe Jesus died for the sins of each and every person in the world. (1 John 2:2; 2 Corinthians 5:14; 1 Peter 2:24).

-I believe Jesus' death was a substitutionary sacrifice. He died and paid the price for our sins, so that we might live. (1 Peter 2:24; Matthew 20:28; Mark 10:45).

-I believe Jesus resurrected from the dead in physical form. (John 2:19-21).

-I believe Salvation is a free gift of God. (Romans 4:5, 6:23; Ephesians 2:8-9; 1 John 1:8-10).

-I believe that Christ instructed the Church to go into the entire world and preach the Gospel to every person, baptizing and teaching those who believe. Matthew 28: 13-18

-I believe biblical marriage is a covenant between a man and woman, a sacred vow. It is an institution created by God to be a symbol of Christ and His Church. Genesis 2: 22-24, Matthew 19:4-6, Mark 10:6-7, Ephesians 5: 22-32.

-I believe that Tithing is our opportunity to show God He is the “owner” of our finances by giving back to Him the first of what He gives us. James 1:17; Mal 3:10

-I believe the Bible is the written and Holy Spirit inspired Word of God that is absolute and infallible and the final authority for the life of the believer and the church." (2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:21).

Worship Times, Locations and Directions

9:15 A.M. - Fishers, Sunday School: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
10:45 A.M. - Cooper Road, Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
12:15 P.M. - Main Campus, E. 30th St. Sunday School: 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 Noon
    5750 E. 30TH STREET

    5805 COOPER ROAD

    8850 E. 106TH STREET


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