Faith and friends are big life topics.
Without answers to the questions of faith we are left wondering things like: Is there a God? What is the purpose of life? Why do bad things happen? We have found answers for the questions of faith, and we think you can too.
We believe that we are made by God to live in community with others. We believe deep and real friendships don’t just make life better, but give us purpose.
Life is too short to not have answers to the important life topics of faith and friends. And we think you can find answers in a place that is safe and supportive and gives you the space and time to find these answers.
Here is how it works
SHOW UP: Come visit us on Sunday morning. We have a safe and fun place for your kids. We have coffee and snacks. We sit together for a time of singing and a time of teaching. And we do all of this together…in community.
SAY HELLO: We want to meet you. We work hard to try and meet everyone. But we don’t want to miss you. So please, extend a hand and let us welcome you.
STAY CONNECTED: We have learned that attending church on Sunday is not enough to truly meet the needs of finding faith and finding friends. It is in settings made for friendship that we can deeply find these answers. The best thing we can do to help you on your spiritual journey is to both: (1) sit with you on Sunday mornings; and (2) do life with you in a smaller group. We call those smaller groups Life Groups, and you can join one right away!
A message from Pastor virgil grant
I love Richmond and I love Madison County. I was born and raised in this community and returned here after college to be a part of Eastside.
At Eastside, we like to say we are FOR Madison County. We want to be known for what we are FOR, not what we are against. When we say we are FOR Madison County, we are saying we are for you. We want you to find faith in God through Jesus, and find friends that will do life with you on your journey.
We want everyone in Madison County to find these things. Why? Because we found these things at Eastside and it has changed everything for us.
Because we found faith, we found purpose. We found a reason for life. And we have found joy in the journey of life, even when that journey is hard.
Because we found friends, we found acceptance. We feel known and loved by people. And that gives us the support we need when life is hard, and the smiles we need when it is time to celebrate.
I hope you will visit us. If you have visited before, I hope you will visit again. We are a perfect place for imperfect people. Please introduce yourself to me if you visit. I look forward to meeting you.
"The perfect place for imperfect people."
"Super fun and modern church. Loving and accepting of all sinners. You don’t feel judged when you walk in and the life groups are life changing. They provide an experience of worship that is unmatched and have created a sense of community that is not present in any other Richmond church."
"Your church is a true blessing. I was on the phone with our director and telling her that our order of masks was cancelled this morning. I was very stressed and worried about how we were going to protect our elderly clients and our staff. A lady from your church brought in handmade masks that your church family made. We can not thank you enough for helping to keep our community safe."