CHURCH MISSION EFFORTS (LOCAL & ABROAD)
East Ridge is known for heavy involvement in mission work, both in our community and abroad. Browse below to see what mission efforts we are carrying out, and consider how you might get involved in sharing the gospel.
Every week, several of our members volunteer many hours in service to our community. Thanks to their ongoing effort, we are able to offer one of the most respected benevolence programs in the Chattanooga area. Stocked with food, clothing, and household items, our Benevolence Room is open Tuesdays from 8am-2pm to share the love of Christ with those in need. Donations of clean clothing and non-perishable foods can be brought to the Benevolence Room during regular office hours. Phone: 423.899.8498 (Coordinator: Jim Tidmore)
Our congregation is known for placing a heavy emphasis on mission work and evangelism. Many of our members travel abroad each year on mission campaigns to Nicaragua, Panama, Russia, and Africa. We also financially support missionaries and church leaders in these areas. Of course, we also believe mission work needs to be done at home. Stateside missions including door-to-door evangelism, gospel meetings and Vacation Bible Schools supplement our local efforts to help the needy (see left) and teach the lost (see below).
Books, magazines, DVDs and other materials are available for everyone, from small children to adults. The library offers Bible study tools, such as commentaries, dictionaries, atlases, and various Bible translations. Also included are collections about marriage, children, parenting, grief, world religions, history, cancer, and cultural problems. The fiction collection has inspirational novels by various popular authors. Children’s books cover a wide range of topics, such as Bible stories, character education, science, and picture books. Materials are checked out for a month, but if you need them longer, let one of the workers know and they will be renewed for you. Our library is staffed 30 minutes prior to each worship service. Please take advantage of this wonderful resource!
We sponsor and assist several organized efforts to teach the gospel both locally and abroad. A number of our members are dedicated to reaching the lost through World Bible School. We also offer Bible Correspondence Courses, especially to those who visit our Benevolent Room (see top-left).
We support several television and raido programs which are broadcasted across our community and beyond. We also support and assist the local Chattanooga Inner City program, which aims to teach children about Christ.