i'M BREAKING THE CYCLE OF toxic religion

Jesus said that he came so that we could have joy and full lives. Unfortunately, religion has too often been twisted into something that hurts more than helps. Eastside strives to be a place that helps untangle that mess.

cycle breaker resources

join next steps

Our four-week Next Steps experience helps you understand more about what the church should be and the good life that Jesus offers. You can jump in any week.

Read books that expose the lies of toxic religion

by Andy Stanley

He explores what made the teachings of Jesus and the faith practiced by his early followers so compelling, so defensible, so irresistible, that it turned the world upside down.

With by Skye Jethani 

He explores  life over, under, from, or even for God, what leads us into freedom and restoration is life with God.

The Deeply Formed Life by Pastor Rich Villodas

He uncovers five forgotten values that can spark internal growth and help us reconcile our Christian faith with the complexities of race, sexuality, and social justice.
Abba’s Child
by Brennan Manning

She invites us to drop our masks and approach God with honesty and transparency, embracing that we are his beloved children no matter our struggles and imperfections.  

religious panel

Watch this religious panel discussion about the similarities and differences amongst Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, Mormonism, and Christianity.

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