Why we Celebrate the First Fruits Offering at Essential Church

Every year on our church’s anniversary, we conclude our worship service with a special offering called the First Fruits offering. Since this may be unfamiliar to many believers, we thought it may be helpful to share a little of the Biblical background and purpose of this one time annual offering.

Why Deacons Are Essential


Essential Church practices the Biblical leadership model of Elders and Deacons.  The New Testament leadership position of deacon is first described in Acts 6:1-7.  The church was growing rapidly, and certain groups of people were being neglected and were falling though the cracks because the