“Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ” 1 Corinthians 12:12
Important and Useful Forms
Eastside Community Church Constitution and Policies
Fundamentally, we are governed by God’s Word (the bible). We believe that God’s Word holds ultimate authority and is the supreme standard by which all human conduct, documents, and opinions should be tried. While we are fundamentally governed by the Bible, we utilise other documents to aid in the governance of our church. We recognise that these documents are not on equal footing with the Bible; that is, they do not have the same authority in our corporate life that the Bible does. Nonetheless, we do think that they are important documents that serve important purposes. Feel free to read our beliefs on this matter, as we expand on this concept further.
Below is our Constitution which addresses how Eastside is to be organised and governed. Next is our Church Covenant, an attempt to outline a biblical pattern for the life of a Christian and what members of Eastside endeavour to keep. Lastly are our policies that help guide us through the day-to-day management and governance of Eastside.