Our Name

“Jesus and his disciples went out into the Judean countryside, where he spent time with them, and baptized. Now John also was baptizing at Aenon (Enon) near Salim, because there was plenty of water, and people were constantly coming to be baptized.” (John 3: 22-23, NIV)

People frequently ask what the name “Enon” means? The word literally means “place of springs.” Enon church was originally located by an actual ‘live’ spring. While there’s no longer a spring on church property, the name still fits. Much like the ministry of John the Baptist at Aenon, we believe Enon church, this place of springs, has a special purpose too. Our mission is to prepare the way for God to change lives. We are committed to help people enter into a relationship with Jesus, be baptized, and continue growing into fully committed Christians whose lives reflect the life of Christ.

What better place for this to happen than at a refreshing place of springs? The water that flows up from this ground is truly “living” water because Jesus is its source. Jesus said, “Everyone who drinks…water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst…” (John 4: 13b-14, NIV) The water Jesus gives becomes a spring of water in people welling up to eternal life! Come, and be refreshed. Come, and be washed. Come to Enon, a place of springs that’s preparing the way for Jesus to change lives.

 

One Reply to “Our Name”

  1. Greetings, I attended Enon many decades ago – when I was a child, attended Camp Brosend, converted there, called to preach there as well. Bro Will Havens was the pastor then. There was and is a creek down the County road that was used for baptisms, even an old old cemetery. I would love to stop by on one of my trips back to P”ton sometime to see the old church. Our family begin attending in the old church building that is now the parking lot. If you ever do homecomings, anniversaries I would be interested in coming. The LaGranges, Hillyards, Wallaces and Williams were some of the families there many many years ago… Not sure if any still attend. Blessings to you, IT would be awesome even to preach some day maybe there! I have been pastoring since 1989… Have a great day!

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