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.

When you arrive on a Wednesday evening, there will be a meal to kick off the evening and tables for us to meet and enjoy a few moments in the week together. You will see families, friends, children, adults, and all in between. You'll witness the body of Christ investing in each other's lives.  

The evening will be focused on experiencing discipleship. Through drama, video, music, conversation, and so much more. Our aim is to put the gospel in the hands of Christ's followers and allow them to pass it on to those around them.

Etch values

LET GO of our own desires.

[Romans 12:1 NLT] 

1 And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice--the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.

[Matthew 16:24 NLT] 

24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, "If any of you wants to be my follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow me.

REIMAGINE the way we disciple.

[Romans 12:2 NLT] 

2 Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

[Deuteronomy 6:6-7 NLT] 

6 And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. 7 Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up.

REFLECT the image of Christ.

[2 Corinthians 3:18 NLT] 

18 So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord--who is the Spirit--makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image.

[1 Corinthians 11:1 NLT] 1 And you should imitate me, just as I imitate Christ.

TOGETHER, experiencing God's story of redemption.

[Psalm 145:4 NLT] 

4 Let each generation tell its children of your mighty acts; let them proclaim your power.

[John 17:23 NLT] 

23 I [Jesus] am in them and you are in me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me and that you love them as much as you love me.

PASS ON the truths of salvation to future generations.

[Psalm 78:4 NLT] 

4 We will not hide these truths from our children; we will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the LORD, about his power and his mighty wonders.

[Rom 1:16 NLT] 

16 For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes--the Jew first and also the Gentile.


When: We're on Summer Break- Check back for Fall start date

Meal: Starts at 6pm

Where: ECOB in the Great Room