ECHO is our Student Ministry for 6th to 12th graders. Our goal is to make it easy for students to turn to God, and equip them to echo the heart and life of Jesus. Students will experience authentic community, relevant teachings that apply to real life, awesome media, fun games, group discussions with incredible leaders, and an atmosphere of acceptance.
Our Vision: To make it easy for students to turn to God
ECHO exists to reach students with the life-changing message of Jesus, to help them belong to an authentic community, and to grow deeper in faith and service.
Our Mission: To equip students to echo the heart and life of Jesus
By making it easy for students to turn to God through engaging and relevant environments and experiences, we are able to equip students to take their next step in echoing the heart and life of Jesus. We accomplish this by creating environments where students can prioritize their relationship with God, positively influence their friends and experience personal ministry.
One definition of the word echo is “a close parallel or repetition of an idea, feeling, style, or event.” We simply desire to help students take their next step in making their heart and life a close parallel or repetition of that of Jesus’ heart and life. We want to see students grow in their love for God and in their love for other people.
Ephesians 4:15 states, “…we will hold to the truth in love, becoming more and more in every way like Christ…” (NLT)
When a student’s life is a close parallel or repetition of Christ’s life, positively impacting those around them, they are having the “Echo Effect” we desire to see students have.
What to Expect at ECHO
ECHO Middle School
Middle school is a time of change, questions, and a search for identity. ECHO Middle School is a safe place for students to belong, an environment to discover their identity in Christ, and an exciting journey as they begin to discover God’s unique purpose for their lives.
During a typical evening at ECHO, students will have dinner and connect with other students, play crazy games, receive practical teaching that speaks to the issues they face in their everyday life, meet in small groups to grow in community with other students, all the while, having fun in the process.
ECHO Middle School meets most Wednesdays 6-8pm throughout the school year (meals served). Check the calendar for schedule.
Echo High School
High School is a time of transition, navigating through new challenges and exploring new territory. ECHO High School is designed to give students a place to belong, an environment to tackle relevant questions, and a launching pad to owning their faith for the long haul.
During a typical evening at ECHO, students will have the opportunity to connect with their peers and leaders, be inspired by worship led by our live student band, receive practical teaching that speaks to the issues they face in their everyday life, and meet in small groups to grow in community with other students – all the while, having fun in the process.
ECHO High School meets most Sundays 6-8pm throughout the school year. (meals not served) Check the calendar for schedule.
One-2-One is our ministry for students with special needs. One-2-One Buddies partner with students with special needs as they participate in the ECHO Middle School and ECHO High School environments on Wednesday nights.
Through ECHO Friends, our students in 6th-12th grade with special needs have the opportunity to partner with other ECHO age friends for a fun learning environment designed just for them. Our goal is to help students grow in wisdom, faith and friendship with God and others. We aim to create an experience that is cognitively and age-appropriate, and connects with teen peers, while allowing parents the time and peace to refuel in the adult worship experience. ECHO Friends meets on Sunday mornings during the 3rd Experience at 11:45 a.m.
Five Ways to Stay Connected to ECHO
- Text Updates – If you want to receive weekly texts, reminders, and updates, then sign up for text updates. Students and parents can sign up using the links below:
- Parent Email Updates – Subscribe to our parent email updates, which include:
- Monthly ECHO News
- Monthly Youth Culture Update
- Event updates, deadlines, and sign up information
- Follow us on Facebook.
- Follow us on Instagram.
- Follow us on Twitter.
Event Sign Up
Before signing up for the event, check the dates and information to ensure your attendance is possible. Payment must be made at the event. For Winter Retreat, Mission Trip, or Cedar Point, we will require a special form and payment for sign up.
Contact Pastor Josh for more information.