Be a Witness

Dan HarrisonThis week we had the privilege of hosting the National Night Out event for the Forest Hills neighborhood. As I participated in this event, I was reminded that if we are serious about being an Acts 1:8 church, then we must begin in our own neighborhood. Many times we refer to Eastern Hills with the phrase, “A Church for all Montgomery.” God has planted Eastern Hills in the Forest Hills neighborhood and we want to be faithful to what God has called us to do.

As we reach out to others who come to know Christ and become a part of our church we have to remember that with growth comes change and sometimes that is painful. I remember as a child, occasionally I would have pains in my legs at night. My mother would comfort me and say it was “growing pains.” The same is true with our church. We need to be open and ready for changes that God might bring to our church. It means we need to be flexible with our routines as we attend Bible Study and worship. It also means that we have to constantly be looking around for the opportunity to be friendly and helpful with those that may not be familiar with our facilities.

Sunday school classes need to be open to guests. We naturally get comfortable with our classes and forget that there may be people there are guests. We also need to get contact information on our guests. Please fill out the guest registration form so we can follow up with them during the week.

As we serve together there are opportunities to serve in our greeter ministry. We are expanding our greeters to having them in the parking areas to assist people as they arrive. We have several openings for additional golf cart drivers. If you would be interested in helping in these areas please call the church office.

“And when the Holy Spirit comes on you, you will be able to be my witnesses in Jerusalem, all over Judea and Samaria, even to the ends of the world.” Acts 1:8 MSG


Dan Harrison About Dan Harrison

Dan joined the staff of Eastern Hills Baptist Church in March of 2009 following his time with The First Baptist Church of Paris, Texas. He is a native Floridian and enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, hiking, and gardening. His passion is church work and his favorite verse from scripture is Jeremiah 29:10-12, "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.