We are a Place of Rescue by reflecting God’s love to others through a:
Hopeful Message: Since God desires for all to be saved (1 Tim 2:4-5), and this salvation is only through Jesus (Acts 4:12), we value opportunities to connect with our community, to individually share the message of salvation (Rom 10:14-15), and to imitate God in our daily lives (Eph 5:1, 15). It is our desire that in reflecting Jesus’ light (Matt 5:16), others in our vicinity would come to faith in Christ (Eph 5:13-14). We also seek to partner with others in the ECC family to facilitate a global ministry that effectively ministers to the least reached populations of the earth (Acts 1:8)
We are a Place of Refuge by becoming devoted followers of Christ through:
- Heartfelt Worship: Since worship begins as a heart response to the Truth of who God is and what He has done for us in Christ (Jn 4:23-24), we value opportunities, both individual and corporate, to express a lifestyle of humility and sacrifice in conformity to God’s will (Rom 12:1-3). It is our desire that this Spirit-led worship is based upon the Truth of God’s Word (Jn 4:23) and brings both honor and glory to His name (Rev 15:3-4).
- Healing Relationships: Since all relationships should be based on God’s love through the example of Christ (Jn 13:34-35), we value opportunities to encourage and exhort one another through the love of Christ (1 Thess 5:11). It is our desire to be authentic in our relationship with God and each other, unifying us in such a way that the body genuinely rejoices and grieves as we journey through life’s experiences together (Rom 12:15).
Heeding Scripture: Since the Bible, God’s Word, is our ultimate authority (2 Tim 3:16), we value opportunities to emphasize the practical application of Biblical Truth that strengthens our relationships and seeks to be relevant to contemporary life issues (Heb 4:12, Jas 1:21-22). It is our desire that all teaching and preaching be based upon God’s Word and the principles found in Scripture (Ps 119:9-16).
Healthy Growth: Since we are sons and daughters who have been saved by his grace (Eph 2:8-9), we value opportunities to grow spiritually through prayer, Bible study, acts of service, and fellowship with other believers (Heb 10:23-25). It is our desire that we continuously strive, in step with the Holy Spirit, to become more like Jesus (2 Pet 3:18).