What is Etch?

"INGRAINING THE TRUTH OF CHRIST IN THE LIVES OF HIS FOLLOWERS"





It's our new/old way of doing ministry... TOGETHER! Etch is intergenerational. It's a time for all ages to interact with one common purpose: Discipleship. Together, we'll share stories of how God interacts with us in our everyday lives and pass on his truths to all generations.


Etch Electives

Etch Electives are four-week courses that are offered throughout the year on Wednesdays evenings for those interested in growing their faith and/or helping others grow in their faith. These electives are modeled for different ages and levels of spiritual maturity. 


Etch Knights Club

Etch Knights Club is designed to help young children (Pre-K Through 6th Grade) to learn about Christ. If you are new to ECOB, you will need to print, fill out and bring this registration form with you for each child. If you are a member or a regular attender at ECOB, you'll need to print, fill out, and bring this form with you for your children.


Nursery is provided for children under Pre-K age, and you will need to fill out an applicable form above.


Youth and Adult Electives

These electives are designed for 7th grade to adult. They will be much like a classroom format with elements of small group interactions. In these courses you will experience videos, object lessons, lectures, and many other methods of teaching.


REGISTER FOR YOUTH/ADULT ELECTIVES

Fall session 1 adult/youth electives

Below are the descriptions of the fall youth/adult electives. These are 1hr and 15 minutes classes, and are designed for 7th grade to adult. They will be much like a classroom format with small group interactions.


REGISTER

  • Women's Bible STudy: Rachel & Leah

    Why her? Every woman asks this quiet question in her heart at some point in her life. Throughout this six-week video series (spanning over sessions 1 & 2), discover what the Bible says about God, Rachel, Leah, and Jacob, and how He used flawed people for His kingdom.

    Cost for this study: $15 (for workbook/resources). There is also a workbook designed for teens for this study.


  • Men's BIble STudy: Holy Narrative

    Throughout the Bible, God is showing us when God interacts with us, He invites us into His Holy Narrative. Join us as we find the thread of Christ throughout history, and investigate how God has woven your story into His Holy Narrative.

  • OneLIFE Membership Class (Part 1)

    Covenant membership is vital to the spiritual health of the body as we carry out our mission together. If you are not a member of ECOB, we would like to invite you to prayerfully consider taking this course to become a covenant member. Part 2 (Discover Your Place) will be offered on Wednesdays, Oct. 17-Nov. 7. Both courses are required to be taken in order to become a member at ECOB.

  • Not Your TYpical Bible Stories

    BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! 

    This four-week course spends each Wednesday looking at a particular Bible story, but maybe not the way we’ve grown up hearing and learning about them. Stories include The Flood, David & Goliath, Samson & Delilah, and many more. 

    There is no Registration Required for this course.


fall electives session 2

You cannot currently register for these electives, but we want to give you an idea of what is coming to help better guide your decision on what electives to take in Session 1.

  • WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY: RACHEL & LEAH

    Why her? Every woman asks this quiet question in her heart at some point in her life. Throughout this six-week video series (spanning over sessions 1 & 2), discover what the Bible says about God, Rachel, Leah, and Jacob, and how He used flawed people for His kingdom.

    Cost for this study: $15 (for workbook/resources). There is also a workbook designed for teens for this study.

  • Men's Bible Study: The Character of God

    This four-week study takes us through four different attributes that are distinct to God's character. These four attributes set Him apart from all others. In the process of learning who God is, we also become aware of who we are in regards to Him.

    Attribute 1: God is All-Powerful

    Attribute 2: God is Everywhere

    Attribute 3: God Knows Everything

    Attribute 4: God is Love

  • Discover Your Place (D.Y.P.)

    This four-week course equips you to learn the importance of serving, and how God has uniquely designed each of us to serve within and beyond the church body as a disciple of Christ. The goal of this class is to understand ourselves and others better as we serve, which in turn makes our ministries stronger. This is class is open to any who desire to take it, but is also the second piece to our membership class.

  • Love One Another

    Relationships. They are what we are designed for. Whether it's to be in relationship with each other or relationship with God. In this four-week course, we will look at four different aspects of relationships and how understanding them can help make our relationships with one another (and God) stronger.

    Week 1: Identity

    Week 2: Communication

    Week 3: Conflict

    Week 4: Unity

etch meal

At Etch there is always a meal. The meal helps parents and adults not have to worry or rush with putting something on the table and then get to church. More importantly the Etch meal provides an opportunity where we can interact with each other, spend time mingling, and share life together.


You are welcome to bring your own food if you're on a special diet, or simply like to cook! The meal isn't so much about the food, but what takes place at the table while we eat. 


We also ask that you bring a small donation to help toward food costs if possible.


Meal is served from 5:45-6:15pm

etch community nights

Etch Community Nights are breaks between our four-week electives where we all gather for an evening of entertainment, interaction, and worship. Our goal is to share what Christ has been doing in our lives, what we've been learning from him, and also have a little fun while we're doing it.


Community Nights for the Fall:

September 5th; October 10th; November 14th

Etch values

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.