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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.
Read more about our Student Ministry environments and schedule.
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.
Meet Our Ministry Leaders
Pastor Josh Fakhoury grew up at Keystone, studied at Indiana Wesleyan, and joined the Keystone staff in July 2013 as our Pastor of Student Ministries. He is married to his wonderful wife Jessica, has a beautiful little girl named Jenna, and loves to play a round of golf! If you have any questions, please feel free to email Josh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Matthew Roberts, Student Ministry Resident
Matthew grew up in Vicksburg Michigan and graduated from Cornerstone University in 2012 with a degree in Exercise Science. Following his calling to ministry, Matthew joined the team in 2015 while pursuing an Mdiv degree at Moody Theological Seminary. Matthew is married to his beautiful wife Kati and loves connecting, developing, and living life with students in order to create fully devoted followers of Christ, who know why they believe what they believe. Email matthew at email@example.com
Read more about What to Expect at Echo.