The church is a unique gathering that surpasses any human body. It is not the gym; it is not the school, it is not the PTA. It is a special assembly of people who belong to Jesus Christ. At Eastern Shore, we approach our Lord through three primary avenues.
The Harmony of Worship
Worship is no spectator sport. We all worship. There are no specially trained singers who perform. Instead, we all join together, blending our voices in praise to God. We join our hearts together in prayer and our minds and thoughts together as we assemble weekly around the Lord's table. The preaching is solely Bible-based and teaches clear, simple, Bible answers to the problems of today. Our goal is to worship simply, like the original Christians who were guided directly by the Lord's apostles and the Holy Spirit.
The Harmony of Study
We come to know Jesus better through a study of his word. We place a high priority on knowing God's word. Each individual is encouraged to do his own study. To help, we assemble for Bible study on Sunday morning and Wednesday night. Classes, by qualified teachers, are provided for all ages. We also offer two Bible studies during the week for women and two for men. Our young people are part of an active group that studies the word through devotionals as well as their Bible classes. From time to time we provide specialized seminar-style lessons on important topics.
The Harmony of Service
Jesus teaches his people to care for and serve one another. We take that to heart. Service comes in many forms. Individuals from Eastern Shore are often found carrying meals to the sick and infirm. Sometimes the meals are part of an organized effort to serve someone in need. At other times, our people simply learn of a need and rush to meet it. We are found serving monthly at the Ronald McDonald House in Mobile. There, we provide a freshly cooked meal for the families of children hospitalized at Children's and Women's Hospital. We purchase, pack and deliver Holiday Gift boxes to those in our area who struggle during the holidays. Of course, we are also active in disaster relief efforts and are involved in works across the nation.
The Harmony of Evangelism
We are incredibly loved by Jesus. We want to share his message with all who will listen. We seek to study the Bible, in homes, coffee shops or in our building. We provide free literature for study too. Eastern Shore is hard at work in the Caribbean. We work in campaigns in Guyana and operate a Bible University in the south of the country. A medical mission team supports that evangelism working in and through our clinic in Lethem, Guyana. Jesus told his people to take the message of salvation to all, and we are trying to do just that.
There is a place for you at Eastern Shore. We would be deeply honored to have you join us.
We are glad you have visited our website and we hope to join with you in worship. Our service times are as follows:
|Sunday Bible Class (all ages)||9 AM|
|Sunday Worship (all ages)||10 AM|
|Sunday Evening Worship (all ages)||5 PM|
|Wednesday Bible Study (all ages)||7 PM|
All children, regardless of age, join with us in the worship. There is no better way to learn than to be a part of the worship. However, if you desire, there is an attended nursery for small children. If you wish, you may stay with them.
Traveling to Eastern Shore?
Our church building is located at 1209 Daphne Avenue in Daphne, Alabama. We are about 2 blocks east of US Highway 98 behind Staples and Target. The Google map is here.
You can reach the church office at 251.626.7345
Where We Stand
There are many religious groups today. Some happily call themselves "denominations." Some are named for people and some for systems are methods found in their teachings. We do not.
The churches of Christ, by using the Bible only, worship in the same manner as the first Christians. We are the church Jesus spoke of in Matthew 16:18 and the church begun in Acts 2. We are so serious about adhering to the word of God that even our name is taken from Scripture (Romans 16:16). The BIble teaches, and we believe, that truth can be known (John 8:32)
The Eastern Shore church of Christ is not a denomination and does not name itself for any common man. We belong to Christ. We are his people and we are his body. As such, we live and worship according to his teachings while renouncing the innovations brought by man.
We worship every Sunday. Members of the church partake of the Lord's supper every Sunday and members give financially to support the work of the local church. We do not expect guests to contribute. Our singing is vocal only. We do not use any mechanical instrument. Why not? Because the original Christians did not. Only singing was ever authorized to the church of the New Testament and that is where we stand. Our songs are led by men who bring a variety of songs and styles to our worship. All songs are Biblical and teach eternal truths.
We welcome you to our services and hope you will bring your entire family. Check us out, ask questions and discuss your needs with us. I'm sure you will find Eastern Shore to be the place for which you are searching.
Thank you so much for visiting our web site. We hope you will also visit us at one of our services. The Eastern Shore church of Christ belongs only to Christ. Our worship is simple and aimed to please God. He alone is the object of our worship. We are not in the business of entertainment. Instead, we praise God and encourage one another just like the original Christians of the first century.
Some of our worship may be unfamiliar to you. Everyone participates and we seek to be orderly in our worship (1 Corinthians 14:40). We sing acapella (without instruments), we pray, we commune around the Lord's table, we hear preaching that is Bible based and we give. You will be neither embarrassed nor troubled by our worship although you will be challenged to live more like Christ.
You will be our guest. Come, seek the Lord with us.
Frequently Asked Questions
Labels are difficult because it really depends on your point of view. We like to say that we stand squarely in the middle of the Scriptures. We believe that when properly studied and applied, the Scriptures are the only reliable guide to life and worship. We will not bind upon anyone something that is not bound in Scripture. Likewise, we will not ignore any Bible teaching. We will study the Word and handle it properly (2 Timothy 2:15).
There is no dress code. Some will be dressed in suits and dresses while others will be more casual. The Bible offers to particular dress code other than modesty. Come as you are.
No. Members give on the first day of the week to support the work of the church. Their decisions are between them and God. Guests are not expected to give.
We all sing together without any mechanical instruments. We believe worship is directed to God and that we all participate. Therefore, we do not use instruments, choirs or praise teams.
Our preacher is Bryant Evans. Bryant has been at Eastern Shore for over 14 years. Sermons are Biblical in nature with strong applications to our lives today. Sermons typically last about 30 minutes.
Yes, we have classes for all ages taught be experienced teachers. Even the youngest children can enjoy the songs and the lessons tailored for their age.
We have a church full of imperfect angels! We welcome and encourage you to bring your children, whatever their age, into our assembly. Over time they will learn how to behave and act in a worship service.
We do provide two nursery options for infants and toddlers. You can care for your children yourself in a glassed-in room where you can listen to the service and participate. Or, you can drop your children with one of our attendants who will give them great care during the service. Whatever you choose is fine.
As parents ourselves we completely understand. You may keep your child with you in any class or assembly. You are never required to leave your child with anyone else. If you wish, moms may go with their children into the child's classroom. There, you can observe and know exactly what you child is being taught. We want you and your children to be comfortable.
We never single anyone out or cause you to feel awkward or embarrassed. We will greet you, introduce ourselves to you and extend a warm welcome. We want your first experience with us to be warm. Our hope is that we can get to know one another over time.
First of all, our worship is directed to God. He is the object of our worship. We sing together and are led in prayer. We listen to a message from the Bible and Christians take the Lord's Supper. Members also give or contribute to the financial needs of the church.
This is a worship service, not a concert and not an entertainment venue. It is an opportunity for our hearts to join together with God.
Our worship is not liturgical nor is it pentecostal in nature. If you have specific questions, email us (email@example.com) or call us at 251.626.7345
Absolutely! Everyone has a different story and a different path. We are where we are because of choices we have made in the past. I don't know anyone who doesn't wish for better past decisions. Jesus is not concerned about your past, but your future. Anyone who is ready to grow spiritually is welcomed. There may be changes needed, after all, we are called to repent. We will patiently work with you to find the salvation you need.
Great question! In fact, it's the greatest question a person can ask!
The quick answer is that salvation comes by submission to Jesus. Confession that Jesus is the Son of God, repentance or turning from sin, and baptism in water for the remission of sin are all required. Let us study with you to show you what the Bible says about each step.