ECC came together with the belief that following Jesus was more than just a Sunday morning thing. The church extends beyond the walls to the ends of the earth, and ECC had a heart from the beginning to be an outward focused church. We believe that all people—anybody, anywhere—are image bearers of God, and because of that all people deserve respect. ECC had a desire to show an authentic love like Jesus would have done.
Jesus’ last command before he ascended to heaven was to go out into the world and make disciples. Discipleship was so important to Jesus that He spent the majority of His three years of ministry training His twelve disciples. Discipleship is the other piece of the story that wove ECC together. If following Jesus is our priority, we should all desire to obey Him more every day. Community gropus are all about growing together in Jesus’ teachings.
The formation of ECC stemmed from an insatiable desire to follow Jesus more passionately with our lives. We want to give our everything to Him and encourage as many others to do the same along the way.
LOVE GOD, LOVE PEOPLE,
AND LEAD THEM TO BECOME FULL DEVOTED FOLLOWERS OF JESUS
A CHURCH FOR ANYBODY AND EVERYBODY TO COME AS THEY ARE
The Bible is our authority and we desire to build our lives on its truths
Life is about relationships and we intentionally engage with people,
where they are, to communicate God's love
We desire a community where people are transformed by Christ's love and sacrifice,
and can develop authentic relationships. We want to live life on life!
We believe in giving sacrificially to the work of God in our city and in the world.
You cannot out give God! We will lead the way through irrational generosity!
We will love people when they least expect it and least deserve it.
We refuse to have our backs to the world and we desire to actively
serve the local and global community.
We seek to do everything with excellence and maintaining that high standard.