Our Vision for Ministry
We are trusting in God’s generous mercy and grace to us in Jesus Christ, and in prayerful dependence we seek to express our vision for ministry at ECC in the following areas.
To Exalt God in the way we live every day, because all of life is meant to be worship. But the Christian is also part of God’s society, the Church, so we are committed to gathering publicly week by week to worship God by singing about His greatness and the forgiveness that is ours in Christ, to hear His word being read and preached, to offer up prayer and to share in the Lord’s Supper.
Romans 12:1-2; 1Peter 2:4-5, 9; Psalm 34:3; 95:1,6; 96:7-9
To Engage people in relevant ways and through various means in order to introduce them to the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. We are committed to helping people hear about God’s provision of salvation through Christ, so they can share in the life He freely offers to all who will trust in Him. 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; 1 Peter 3:15; Jude 22-23
To Equip believers to lead godly Christian lives through applied Bible teaching, training and equipping them for effective service, and to help them become mature active members of His church. 2 Timothy 3:14-17; Colossians 1:28
To Encourage all Christians in their spiritual growth through meeting for prayer, worship, study of the Word, pastoral care and other activities and ministries which serve this purpose. To encourage all Christians to make a Biblical assessment of their gifts and to employ those gifts in suitable ministry. Hebrews 10:19-25; Acts 2:42-47; Romans 12:3,6-8
To Extend the work of the gospel locally and globally by preparing, supporting and sending out individuals and families, to serve Christ in the world through the witness of the gospel. Acts 1:8; Colossians 4:5-6; 2 Corinthians 8:1-4