Our Biblical Mandate:
Glorifying God, Loving People
“One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question:
‘Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?’
Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment.
And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'”
– Matthew 22:35-39
To be a biblically functioning Church in Eagan
characterized by Christians that:
Meet regularly for worship, prayer, fellowship, service, and teaching.(Acts 2:42-47).
Celebrate the Lord’s Supper and Baptism.(1 Corinthians 11:23-32; Matthew 28:19)
Are governed by Elders(1 Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; 1 Peter 5:1-4).
Care for the needs of one another(Micah 6:8; Acts 6:1-7).
Make disciples through spreading the Gospel locally, and to all nations.(Matthew 28:18-20).
Five Values that reveal the heart
of Eagan Hills Church
1. Triune God-Centered: Gathering as an audience for One
From children’s ministry to adult ministry, from Sunday services to caring for our facility, our heart’s desire is to center everything we do upon One God in three persons, for His glory. Therefore, our Sunday services are designed for our congregation to gather, pray, and worship the Father, Son and Holy Spirit as an audience for One – the Creator who became our Savior and binds us in the Spirit – God. Luke 3:21,22
2. Bible-Based: God’s Spirit uses God’s Word to transform God’s people
From children memorizing verses in Awana to adults studying the Bible in small groups, from people bringing their Bibles to church to the preaching on Sunday mornings, our heart’s desire is to base everything we do on scripture. Therefore, in our Sunday services we sing songs that are based upon scriptures, and systematically teach through books of the Bible. 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12
3. Historic-Contemporary: Historic Christianity matters
From showing solidarity with 2,000 years of the universal church to expressing worship in our 21st century American context, from our youth learning the Apostles Creed and learning our denominational confession of faith, our heart’s desire is to embrace historical Christianity in our contemporary context. Therefore, in our Sunday services we seek to incorporate ancient creeds, confessions, hymns, and liturgy alongside contemporary music as part of our worship. Colossians 3:16; 1 Corinthians 14:36
4. Ministry-Integrity: The process is as important as the result
From who we are in ministry to serving with others on teams, from honoring the process as much as we celebrate the results, our heart’s desire is to do ministry with integrity. Therefore, in our Sunday services we seek to be authentic, relevant, and do everything with an excellence that honors God. Colossians 3:23
5. Evangelistic-Compassion: Sharing the Gospel and Jesus’ love
From local evangelism to world missions, from making disciples to the long-term nurturing of a culturally diverse congregation, our heart’s desire is to build God’s kingdom. Therefore, in our Sunday services we present the Gospel, participate as a congregation, and promote missions across the street and around the world. Matthew 28:19