million people

The Eastern District is a mission field with approximately 43 million inhabitants and many communities in dramatic need of Gospel witness.


Our churches are spread across a geographically and culturally diverse section of the Northeast including New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and our nation's capitol. 


The Eastern District is a movement, not just a loosely affiliated organization or institution. We are connected and growing together - committed to seeing each other thrive for the sake of the Gospel.  

The Critical Difference Between Solitude and Isolation

  “A man who isolates himself seeks his own desire; He rages against all wise judgment. A fool has no delight in understanding, but in expressing his own heart. “ Proverbs 18:1-2 NKJV I recently read an excellent article by a church planter in NYC. But something very important struck me that…

4 Benefits of Collaborative Sermon Prep

In most churches the preaching pastor spends a significant amount of time studying alone and crafting the sermon each week in preparation for Sunday. It’s hard work and a great labor of love. At Redemption Hill Church we have taken a slightly different approach. We study together every week. Before…

Have we outsmarted Jesus?

Have you ever considered how some of the ways today’s respected leaders suggest we shouldn’t do ministry are precisely the ways Jesus did ministry? In some ways, it seems we’ve outsmarted Jesus. Take a look at the conferences and literature that are intended to guide the American Church. Our American…

No one needs you. Now what?

  “What you are doing is not good. You and these people who come to you will only wear yourselves out. The work is too heavy for you; you cannot handle it alone.”  Exodus 18:17-19 When confronted by his father-in-law about the work he has taken on, Moses responds very much…

All Churches Multiply

  What was the first thought that went through your mind when you read that title?  If you’re anything like me, you’ve been turned off over so much emphasis on church multiplication at any expense that the mere suggestion of multiplication completely frustrates you. Yet, every church multiplies… Whether intentional…

8 Ideas to Involve Special Needs People at Your Church (and Why You Should).

Pop Quiz: What is the largest minority in the United States right now? (Do you hear the Jeopardy theme song playing?) Many might have guessed the Latino community. At over 18%, that is a good guess. While statistics vary because of the difficulty to count those who are often hidden, at nearly a…

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Eastern District Association
PO Box 3547
Camp Hill, PA 17011