Aggressive. It blows my mind that you can have so much hostility toward a church. Because I don't have the time or desire to provide an itemized list of the work EBC does in the community and world to an "anonymous" individual who seems unreasonably hell-bent on bad mouthing an organization that they have nothing to do with, I'll provide you with links to resources so that you can educate yourself. How about that? Does that sound fair, Anonymous?
I would also encourage you - if you are genuinely concerned and have a true desire to learn - to contact EBC directly. I'm not employed by EBC, I'm merely an attender and part of the church community. EBC will be able to give you more information about the church's local impact.
Finally, give it a rest. I cannot fathom going around bad-mouthing a church that I'm not involved with, invested in, or at all genuinely concerned about. You clearly have an irrational personal vendetta that you're working out. Give it up. It's not worth it. It's destructive and, frankly, sinful.
I'll repeat myself, we'd love to have you on the weekend. If EBC is not for you, that's fine. I get that, it's certainly not for everybody. That's the great thing about having hundreds of churches around sharing the Gospel - you have options! Find one that works for you and invest in it, rather than spending your time trying to drag a fellow church down.
WHAT'S THAT, SORRY?
SILENCE? THAT'S WHAT I THOUGHT.
Please list the programs, locations, and associated resources allotted to each program EBC has been called to serve. Thank you.
I'm sorry you feel that way. EBC has been an incredible church home for me and my family - we meet God there every single week. There is nothing fake about it. The church is slowly expanding where it feels called. Spring Lake Park and Coon Rapids can hardly be considered "wealthy suburbs." Further, EBC supports dozens of inner city programs that do a great job of reaching people. If and when EBC feels called into "economically oppressed areas of Mpls/St. Paul" I have no doubt that EBC will follow God's calling there.
You're obviously not involved at EBC, so to be frank, why do you care? If anything a member could raise concerns. With no investment in the church community you're not adding to the discussion, you're merely making noise. Take a break. Find another, more constructive hobby.