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Well, maybe just a little! Okay, we know it sounds weird. And by now, there's no doubt that you've already asked yourself, "What do they mean by, 'Don't Come Here!', aren't churches supposed to accept everyone?" Let us explain! The fact is, our number one goal is to help people like you find a life changing encounter with Jesus Christ and then to help them grow in that relationship. The day we as a church fail to actively pursue this purpose is the day we need to either close our doors, or change our name from 'The Church On Fire' to 'The Church Of The Lukewarm.'
The fact is many believe that the church, as a whole, has been stuck in a rut of 'tradition'. Though the message of the Good News of Jesus Christ and the principles for life found in the Word of God should never change, the methods of delivering the message should. Therefore, we believe there are times when it's necessary to change our methods in order to remain relevant and keep our edge. That's why we are confident that our church is not a church for everyone, because some people quite simply are looking for a more traditional kind of church. If that includes you we say, "God bless you!", but that's not who we are as a body and we feel it's best to be upfront with you, so that you can make an informed decision.
Hey, if you're looking for a church that starts promptly at 10:00 AM and ends promptly at 12:00 PM, we're okay with that, but we definitely aren't the church for you. If you are looking for a church that plays songs that are decades or even centuries old on a regular basis, then we definitely aren't the church for you. If you are looking for a church where the preacher puts you to sleep, so that you can catch up on some well deserved rest, then we definitely aren't the church for you. If you are looking for a church where the messages have no relevant meaning to your life, then we definitely aren't the church for you. If you are looking for a church where you have to dress up in order to fit in, then we definitely aren't the church for you. If you are looking for a church that could care less about the problems you face in this life, then we definately aren't the church for you. If you are looking for the 'PERFECT CHURCH', then, you guessed it...we definitely aren't the church for you.
On the other hand, if you're looking for a radical, family oriented, non-traditional church where the worship ROCKS and the messages are relevant to your life, then maybe WE ARE the church for you. If you're looking for a church where the people care more about a fresh encounter with the LORD than they do what time the service ends, then maybe WE ARE the church for you. If you are looking for a church where you will be loved no matter who you are, where you've been, or what you've done, then maybe WE ARE the church for you. If you a looking for a church that's serious about passionately pursuing God and developing friendships that last a lifetime, then maybe WE ARE the church for you. If you are looking for a church where you a free to: laugh, dance, shout, cry, kneel, jump, clap, twirl, run, play, serve, give, grow and risk, then, you guessed it...
...maybe WE ARE the church for you!!!
There's only one way to know for sure if we are the church for you. Why not pay us a visit? What have you got to lose? A better question to ask is...what do you stand to gain? We meet every Sunday at 10:00 AM and are located at 7847 Ocean Gateway (Rt. 50 West), Easton, Maryland 21601 next door to Economy Printing.
OUR CHURCH HISTORY:
For those who are interested in this sort of stuff, The Church On Fire is an on-fire, independent, non-denominational, multi-racial and charismatic family of believers. On any given Sunday you will see families and individuals from all over the Eastern Shore of Maryland, some coming from as far away as Annapolis, Maryland and Wilmington, Delaware. We have people of all ages who call The Church On Fire home. In fact, about 45% of our congregation is 18 years old or younger. For those with infants and toddlers we have a nursery available downstairs and a private nursing mother's room at the back of the sanctuary.
Concerning our history, The Church On Fire was founded on August 28, 2005 by Pastor John Leger, who serves as our Senior Pastor, with the assistance of Dale Becraft, who now serves as our Associate Pastor. It was founded as a new work with new foundation and a fresh vision to reach the Eastern Shore with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.