LET GO of our own desires.
Romans 12:1; Matthew 16:24
If we are to grow in Christ, then we must begin by letting go of any piece of the world that holds tightly to us. Jesus calls us to let go of our lives if we are to follow him. In letting go of our lives, though, we are promised that we can find an abundant life.
REIMAGINE the way we disciple.
Romans 12:2; Deuteronomy 6:6-7
Discipleship takes on many shapes and forms. At ECOB we look for many different ways to disciple, but at Etch, we are desiring to see discipleship across generations. It is the church's responsibility to care for future generations and their relationships with Christ.
REFLECT the image of Christ.
2 Corinthians 3:18; 1 Corinthians 11:1
One of the biggest ways to share the gospel with young believers is through our lives. We believe it is important for all who attend Etch (and as they go home) to model Christ in every aspect of his or her life.
TOGETHER, experiencing God's story of redemption.
Psalm 145:4; John 17:23
We must realize a relationship with Christ is plural. We're in this together! God's story is about God and his people, and he invites all to be a part of his grand narrative.
PASS ON the truths of salvation to future generations.
Psalm 78:4; Rom 1:16
The story of God's salvation through Jesus Christ cannot stop with us. It must be carried on from generation to generation. At Etch we believe it is imperative for the mature in faith to give to the young in faith. We also believe that Etch is more than Wednesday nights, but it's a model for how we live our lives. We must live and share the gospel of Christ to all who are lending an ear.