“Go into all the world and make disciples of all Nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” Matt. 28:19
As commissioned by Jesus Christ, the Eastside congregation believes heavily in evangelism, and we make it a priority in our budget to support various evangelistic efforts both local and foreign.
The following are a list of Resources and Links to various ministries we support around the globe. We hope you find this list of resources useful.
Bible Talk – Online Bible Studies
BibleTalk.tv is a new mission work, produced by Mike Mazzalongo of the Choctaw Church of Christ, which focuses primarily on the over 2 billion people who use the internet. It is a website that provides video, audio, and textual Bible teaching and preaching material for free. These include entire series on books of the Bible as well as hundreds of individual Bible related subjects available for easy download for free. You can also order DVDs/CDs of the material and have it mailed to your homes.
The Goal of this work is to spread the gospel to the greatest number of people using the latest technology available.
Truth for Today
Truth for Today is a missionary school which is heavily involved in printing materials for the missionaries out in the fields. The cost for the missionaries is free, and it helps them to spread the word of God. Visit their website at http://www.biblecourses.com and for information on purchasing the extremely useful Truth for Today Commentaries visit http://www.resourcepublications.net/
World Bible School
World Bible School, http://www.worldbibleschool.org/ is a unique ministry opportunity that not only brings the Bible to remote areas all over the world, but also involves people from around the globe, including you and me, in delivering the message. World Bible school sets up a 7 part series of correspondance courses for people all over and provides lessons which will be mailed to members of the church throughout the globe. Many members at Eastside are involved in grading these courses and corresponding with students of WBS. If you would like to be involved in this unique outreach ministry, please contact our Elders at Eastside and we can get you involved.
Quito, Equator School of Biblical Studies
Operation Ecuador, http://www.eqeb.org, is a foreign ministry working to train talented young men in ministry for the Lord at the Ecuador School of Biblical Studies in Quito, Ecuador. Kent Marcum has been the director at the school in Quito Equator for the past 20 years.
Operation Equator began in 1989 with 4 North American families and 1 Latin American family planting a church in Quito. Since then the Lord has blessed them with several new churches throughout the country.
Quito School of Biblical Studies began in 1997 with 14 full-time students. The present number of students is 45-50 per year as of 2013. They have now expanded their curriculum to included several courses online for accesibility.
Mission Guatemala, is headed by missionaries Byron Benitez and Hawatthia Jones in Central America. These gentlemen preside over the Latin America Theological Institute, http://www.itlguatemala.org, which trains students in the greatly needed effort of spreading the gospel over Central America.
Eastside has been involved in many different mission efforts in Australia over the years. Currently Eastside supports Ted Paull and the Macquarie School of Biblical Studies in Australia. Visit their website for more information
Winston Bolt serves as the director of the Batam Bible School which trains leaders for the church in Indonesia. New churches are being planted every year, as the Gospel is preached in this largely Islamic nation.
We stock a small food pantry with some basic food items for giveaway to help families in an emergency situation. Call or email us for more details.
Several times a year, we offer clothing to anyone in need. The clothing has been donated to us and we pass along all usable items. We open the doors to our “store” on a first-come, first-serve basis on an announced Thursday afternoon and Saturday morning. Special appointments are sometimes made for special needs. Call or email us for more details.
After natural disasters, we often provide money and/or other items needed by the victims to help them recover. After the May 3, 1999, tornado that hit Oklahoma City, we served as a distribution point for food, appliances, and furniture needed by those affected.
We have also setup our Family Center providing food and shelter to many homeless affected by the highly damaging cold snap that hit the Oklahoma area in February 2021.