At Eastside Church we celebrate music and the arts in worship. We believe that at the heart of God is creativity. God has created and invites us to be co-creators in the resurrection narrative. Because of this, we encourage members of our community to compose new arrangements of ancient hymn texts and to author new theologically rich expressions of sacred music for use in our worship gatherings. We believe that the music we sing should not only be emotive, and expressive, but also reflect the theological richness of the Christian tradition.
We draw on various sources for our worship music. Some songs will be familiar by artists like David Crowder, Hillsong, All Sons and Daughters, or Chris Tomlin, others a bit more obscure from local churches or the emergent worship movement, and still others may be completely original to Eastside.
Our writers and worship leaders have been influenced by a broad range of musical sources. Some have a more contemporary worship music background, some alt rock, some folk, and others traditional church. Amidst this, we endeavor to plan music that is local to Decatur and Atlanta’s east side and recognizable in form while sacred in word.