What is Etch?


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. 

Children's Ministry Electives

Though these classes are geared toward younger audiences, parents are welcome to learn alongside their children and experience faith from their eyes. The structure of these classes are as follows:

Etch Kids 1: Kindergarten-2nd Grade

Etch Kids 2: 3rd-5th Grades

We also provide a nursery for children birth-Pre-K

Youth and Adult Electives

These electives are designed for 6th 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. If a 4th or 5th grade student desires to be a part of one of these electives, they will need to attend the elective with a parent or an adult who will sponsor them.

Session 2 Elective Dates:

April 4; 11; 18; 25

more information below


These are the electives offered to adults and students (6th-12th grade) for the first session of Etch Electives. 

If you weren't able to register, we encourage you to attend the elective: Philippians, scroll down for more information.

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  • Discover Your Place

    Discover Your Place (DYP) is our four-week course that 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. This makes our ministries even stronger. In short, "We are better together." Specifically we look at how experiences, personality style, spiritual gifts, talents and your passion all create your ministry profile for serving. It is a great time of discovering together.  

  • Philippians: Paul's Encouragement

    The book of Philippians has offered inspiration, instruction, and challenge for millennia. This four-week course takes a look at how Paul, a man in prison, sends encouragement and compassion for a church who desires to suffer alongside him for the sake of Jesus Christ. This course does not require registration to attend, but would be appreciated.

  • Men's Study: Conquer Series

    (Registration Closed)


    What starts out as a moral problem, quickly becomes a brain problem. Often, men who’ve tried to quit have failed because they don’t understand the brain.

    Understanding the brain is so important in this battle. Men in sexual bondage go through a cycle of triggering, ritual and acting out.

    Discover how to renew your mind and break destructive patterns.

  • Women's Bible Study: The Quest

    (registration closed)

    By Beth Moore

    Curiosity is hardwired in humanity. We have this innate need to question and seek after what we don’t know or understand. In this study, we will delve into Scripture to explore how God created us to seek after Him—a God who desires to be found and known. In this lifelong quest of faith, learn to develop your intimacy with Him and embrace the adventure that comes with living a life for God.



    Getting to the Heart of God's Design for Marriage

    This Bible study for adults helps participants blend their personalities and their life's circumstances to create a divinely-inspired work of art — marriage. Every marriage is unique, expressed by the colorful personalities of each spouse and textured by the circumstances at play in their lives. Blending these to make marriage work is a divinely inspired art form — challenging to master but definitely worth the effort. Get ready to make a masterpiece of your marriage through this study.

etch meal

The table and food were an integral part of Jesus ministry. Often Jesus used a meal to teach, strike up conversation, or simply share a story. His disciples knew him by the way he interacted at the table, and others felt welcomed by his presence because they were welcome at his table. 

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. 

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.

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.