Welcome to the new EBC! Our new identity is just a small reflection of a much deeper change: our heart.
We believe God has been stirring us up to greater acts of mission, stretching to the ends of the earth, but beginning in our great city of Edenvale.
We realise this is an ambitious undertaking, but as we heard in our Winds of Change series, all of the commission statements that we studied include some comfort:
- “Peace be with you” (John 20:21)
- “I am with you always, to the end of the age” (Matt 28:20)
- “And behold, I am sending the promise of my Father upon you” (Luke 24:49)
- “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you” (Acts 1:8)
Jesus did not give us a project without a promise, and these include such great things as having His divine presence as well as His power, with us to the end of age. That’s a long time. About as long as we may need to reach the Ends of the Earth through Edenvale.
Paul prayed something similar for the Thessalonian Church, a prayer that we would love to keep on praying for EBC:
“To this end we always pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by his power, so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ” (2 Thess 1:11-12).
May God make us worthy of this great calling.
May He fulfill our every resolve for good
and every work of faith
by his power.
So that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in us,
according to grace of our God
and the Lord Jesus Christ.