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The Purpose of ECC, part 2: Loving God

Here is the second part of a brief statement approved by the ECC Session to help further clarify what we mean by the ECC Purpose Statement. The purpose statement is designed to remind us what it is that God requires of us as followers of Jesus....

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The Purpose of ECC, part 1: Following Jesus

There is research that shows that the most effective churches doing ministry today are those that have a clear sense of purpose. With that in view, the Session has continued to think about what our church’s purpose statement means and how it can be used to bring clarity and focus to the ministries of ECC....

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Community Groups

Why Community Groups? What possible reason do we believe you should be involved in Community Groups? Here are three reasons that exist behind Community Groups at ECC....

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Why are all those kids in the worship service?

We have chosen to include our children in our regular worship services at ECC rather than having a separate children's church. Why is that? And how can we, as grown-up members of the congregation, support our families as they seek to train their children in worship?...

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Men's Prayer Night

This might be the most important thing our men do...and perhaps the hardest thing: devoting an evening to prayer together. ...

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Report from Florida

A few weeks ago I wrote about the youth group’s summer plans, so I thought I’d take the opportunity to give an update on our latest venture, the RYM Florida Conference. First of all, a big thank you is due to the congregation for generously supporting our trip. Between the Rent-a-Student jobs and our spaghetti dinner fundraiser, we had an easy time raising all...

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Tales from Rehab

I have experienced the community of believers here at ECC in a very real way recently. You all have taught me what it means to care for each other. ...

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Your Marriage is about Community

Getting married is not an isolated event between two people. Rather, a Christian wedding invites the entire community of the people of God to look in and peer on your marriage. Are you married? Then guess what...your relationship to your spouse is open to accountability from everyone else!...

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Summer in the Burbs

Having lived in a suburb most of my life, I can both identify and enjoy the over-the-top depiction of middle-class suburban life. Unlike the movie depiction however, there are many people who can live in their suburban homes and even after 30 years, never really get to know those who live on the same street....

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Wide-Angle Bible Reading

Consider a new way of reading your Bible this summer: whole book Bible reading. Here's why to do it and how it might change your outlook on the Bible....

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