About ECHO

ECHO Student Ministry is a place where 6th-12th grade students will experience community with their peers, mentorship from incredible adult leaders, and messages and teachings that will inspire genuine life change. There will be opportunities to engage in bible studies, attend exciting group events, and participate in camps and retreats.

Vision

To see a generation of students established in TRUTH and influenced by GRACE (2 Peter 1:9) so that they are LIGHT shining in the darkness (2 Peter 1:19)

Mission

To love and lead students in an intimate relationship with God.

Implementation

ECHO: Ascent – Middle School and High School large groups

ECHO: Dyno Groups – discipleship groups

Middle Schoolers (also MS)

Students in 6th-8th grade during the current school year

High Schoolers (also HS)

Students in 9th-12th grade during the current school year

The Attic

The ECHO Student Ministry main room located upstairs at the south end of Keystone Church

ECHO: Ascent

ECHO: Ascent would be what you think of when you think about “youth group.” Friendships will be formed, there will be musical worship, relatable teachings, and small group discussions. There will be monthly connection events for fellowship, fun, and food (The 3 Fs of youth groups).

ECHO: Ascent MS

ECHO: Ascent MS will meet on Sunday mornings during the 9:00am and 10:30am experiences. Students will usually sit with their families during musical worship and be dismissed to The Attic from the stage. There will be some special Sundays this doesn’t apply, but normal procedure  will be to meet in the auditorium, engage in musical worship, then upon dismissal, head to The Attic for ECHO: Ascent programming.

ECHO: Ascent HS

ECHO: Ascent HS will meet in The Attic on Sunday nights from6-8pm. If the schedule changes, we will communicate.

ECHO: Dyno Groups

ECHO: Dyno Groups are our discipleship groups. Groups will be formed based on age, grade, or gender. The studies are usually 3-6-week commitments. These small group (6-8 students) led studies will vary from straight Bible studies, to book studies, to topical studies. We ask students to COMMIT to the time expectation as there will be outside readings, writings, and maybe service projects.

ECHO: Dyno Groups MS will primarily meet on Wednesday evenings at Keystone church from 6:30-8:00pm.

ECHO: Dyno Groups HS may meet different times and days of the week but will primarily also meet Wednesday evenings at Keystone from 6:30-8:00pm.

For all of our middle & high school students we are focusing on training them to grow and develop their own faith through discipleship methods that will lead to a lasting and contagious faith.

One way we want to partner with you to provide an atmosphere of discipleship in your home is to provide some great resources you can do together. Check out the daily devotionals below and start walking with your students today!

• Radical Lives       • Faith and Fear


Claim Your Campus

Pray for your campus (students, teachers, each other) with other students online every Wednesday. Students from all different schools are welcome to participate. For information on how to join the Zoom meeting, email Pastor Matthew.

Middle schoolers: Wednesdays at 12:oopm (noon)

High schoolers: Wednesdays at 12:30pm.

For more information, visit the Claim Your Campus website or download their app.


Special Live Event: “Science vs. God – Has Science Buried God?”

All middle and high school students and their parents are invited to join us for this special live event on Sunday, May 3, 6-8pm. Randy Pistor will show us where science and our faith seem to differ and where science supports and proves our faith. There will also be time for Q&A with Randy. This presentation is going to be packed with information, so be sure to have your Bible, a notebook, and a pen ready. For more information or for the link to the event, email Pastor Matthew.


Looking To Get Connected?

Our high school students meet in connection groups weekly via FaceTime and Zoom as we navigate ministry during this time.  If you are not apart of one of these groups and would like to get plugged in please contact us.

Our middle school adult leaders are contacting many of the students who have been attending and are checking in via text messages and video chatting in groups.  If you would like an adult leader to reach out to you or your student please contact us.

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If you have any questions or would like more information contact…

Pastor Matthew Roberts (ECHO middle school)

Pastor Steve Anderson (ECHO high school)

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