Transforming lives in our communities

through knowing and growing in relationship with Jesus

East Park Church has a clear mission of 'transforming lives in our communities through knowing and growing in relationship with Jesus’. The three primary things we do to achieve that are to worship together, do life together, and serve together.

East Park Church was planted in the East end of Vancouver WA in 1992 as part of the Christian Missionary Alliance denomination but our congregation comes from many church backgrounds and is represented by the local neighborhoods in our area making it truly a community church.

We are a grace-based community; which means you don't have to have it all together to fit in and feel at home. No matter where we are at, and what we are going through, God lives and accepts us for who we are. East Park is committed to being a place where broken people can find hope and healing through Jesus Christ.

statements of faith

The local church is a community of believers who gather for worship,

prayer, instruction, encouragement, mutual accountability, and fellowship

Through it, believers invest time, energy, spiritual gifts, and resources to fulfill the Great Commission. Baptism and Communion

are practiced by the church as key identifying symbols of Jesus' death and resurrection.

(Acts 2:18, 42-47; Matthew 28:16-20; Romans 6; Hebrews 10:25; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, 12:7; 2 Timothy 2:2; Acts 1:8)

The Bible is God's unique revelation to people

It is the inspired, infallible Word of God, and the supreme and final authority on all matters upon which it teaches. No other writingare vested with such divine authority. (Matthew 5:18; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Psalm 119:105-106)

There is only one God, Creator of Heaven and Earth

who exists eternally as three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, each fully God, yet each personally distinct from the other. 

(Genesis 1:1; Matthew 28:19-20; John 14:15-17)

All people are created in God's image and are exceedingly valuable to Him

The overarching story of the Bible is the story of rescue and redemption. God loves people, and invites them to live in

communion with Himself and in community with each other. (Genesis 1:26-27; John 3:16, 17; Colossians 3; Acts 2:42-47)

Jesus Christ is both the full expression of God and is fully human

He was born of the Virgin Mary and lived a perfectly sinless life. He willingly took upon Himself all of our sins, died and rose

again bodily, and is at the right hand of the Father as our advocate and mediator. Someday, He will return to fulfill the eternal planof God. (Matthew 1:22, 23; Isaiah 9:6; John 1:1-5, 14; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4; 1 Timothy 2:5; Hebrews 7:25)

Jesus Christ is the only hope for mankind

God gives salvation and eternal life to anyone who trusts in Jesus Christ and in His sacrifice on his or her behalf. Salvation cannotbe earned through personal goodness or human effort. It is a gift that must be received by faith.

(Romans 3:21-26; Romans 5:1-11; Ephesians 2:8-9)

The Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin and draws people to Christ

He also indwells all believers. He is available to empower them to lead Christ like lives, and gives them spiritual gifts with which

to serve the church and reach out to a lost and needy world.(2 Corinthians 3:17; John 16:7-13, 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; Ephesians 5:18)

Death seals the eternal destiny of each person

Followers of Jesus will be received into God's loving presence and rewarded for their faithfulness to Him in this life. Those who have not accepted his free gift of salvation will be judged and will spend eternity separated from him. 

(Hebrews 9:27 Matthew 25; 2 Thessalonians 1:6-9; 1 Corinthians 3:10,14)All who follow Jesus are members of the body of Christ, 

the one true Church Universal. Spiritual unity is to be expressed among Christians by acceptance and love of one another acrossethnic, cultural, socioeconomic, national, gender and denominational lines.

(Ephesians 1:22-23; Colossians 1:18, 3:11; Ephesians 3:17-19, 4:13-16)