Virtual ECCO (COVID-19)
Thank you for choosing to worship with us and share the Good News about Jesus with your family! Due to Covid-19 we are slowly beginning to open back up the church, but for the safety of you and your family, we are not having ECCO Kids at this time. Instead, we are going to continue to provide digital lessons you can do at home with your kids! Each week we will be posting new lesson videos and downloadable content so you can help your children grow in their relationship with Christ!
This information will be available for you to use during the week for home lessons with your children, as well as on the weekends for your family to follow along with our livestream services. Here’s a quick rundown of the resources you will have access to!
Pray – Here, you will find a weekly family devotion and a prayer outline.
Learn – Contains a weekly lesson detailing the highlighted Bible story, corresponding activities, recap of the week.
Play – With indoor and outdoor activity options as well as a craft and Bible trivia, you will be well equipped to keep your child(ren) engaged in the Bible throughout the week!
ALL WEEKEND SERVICES
In ECCO (Experience Community Children's Outreach) we strive to form meaningful Christ-centered relationships with kids from 6 weeks old to 5th grade. Our mission is to guide kids to the light of Christ through love. We focus on teaching the Gospel, praying, and worshiping God together. Through our curriculum (The Gospel Project) each student who attends ECCO starting at age 3 will go through the entire Bible three times before graduating to our middle school ministry! While here, kids get to engage with the Bible through small group time, prayer, song, dance, and a short video. Volunteers are screened before being allowed in classrooms and attend teacher training each year. We do not require teachers to have experience, just a love for Christ and kids!
NURSERY (6 WEEKS - 36 MONTHS)
In the Nursery, we aim to create a safe and fun environment for babies to grow in God's love. We know that dropping off young ones can be stressful for both kids and parents, so we are here to help the transition in whatever way possible. Parents are welcome to accompany their kids in the nursery for a few weeks or you can drop them off and run - we are here to help however we can! Our awesome volunteers are screened before being allowed in a classroom, so you know they are in safe hands. Only women can change diapers and supervise potty visits, just for parents' ease of mind. When our babies transition from the "crawlers" room to the "walkers" room, we begin telling them short Bible stories, offering a snack (bananas), and having praise and worship time together!
PRESCHOOL (3 - 5 YEAR OLDS)
In our Preschool ministry, our goal is to create the first building steps towards a gospel-centered foundation for your child. We strive to teach the gospel on their level in a fun and interactive way. During the weekends, we worship by singing and dancing and teach the Bible to your child. We also have a huge emphasis on prayer and teaching your child that prayer is simply talking to their creator.
ELEMENTARY (K-5TH GRADE)
In our Elementary ministry, we work to continue building up a strong, gospel-centered foundation for your child. We do this by teaching them about the nature and character of God. Our hope is to partner with you in the discipleship of your child by creating environments, curriculum, and resources that center on the gospel of Jesus Christ. On the weekends, in ECCO, we worship through song, tell stories from the Bible, and gather in small groups by grade to talk about Scripture together and talk about life. Our number one goal is to meet your child where they are and build a long-lasting relationship with them.
Nursery: Every month we rotate through a Bible story for our older Toddlers and Twos classroom. We often coordinated these lessons with our Preschool and Elementary curriculum so that our families are able to continue these faith and character principles throughout the week with their entire family. Our curriculum is age-appropriate, simple and fun and are designed to introduce our youngest little ones to the love and power of Jesus Christ.
Pre-School-5th: The Gospel Project takes your child on a Christ-centered, chronological journey through Scripture. They will discover how the gospel unfolds from Genesis through Revelation. Over a three year cycle, your child will go through all 66 books of the Bible. When kids truly experience the gospel, their hearts are transformed. It is the gospel, not good behavior, that changes everything.
Our Mother’s Room is located within our Nursery and exists to provide mothers with infants an environment that is safe, quiet, and private space that offers mothers an opportunity to attend weekend services while caring for their little one. We supply our Mother’s Room with bottle warmers, a Keurig (for moms who need caffeine or to fill a mug with warm water to heat a bottle of breastmilk), as well as basic infant essentials a mom may need.
The purpose of ECCO Childcare is to make authentic followers of Jesus Christ by offering free evening childcare to parents of the church, who attend weekly on-campus life groups and special events. This is a paid position. During the shift, we follow a Play, Teach, Craft, Pray routine. We value teaching students about the Bible and helping them grow in their relationships with God, while having fun!