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Youth and Family Ministries at ECF

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Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me.”

At ECF, we take seriously Jesus’ words to welcome children, not only the littlest ones, but all ages!

ECF’s approach to ministry with children is simple: that through this ministry, children will be attracted to Jesus and his Church, sustained in their faith and sense of belonging in our church family, and encouraged in the transition from their parents' faith to their own.

A key part of our approach is strengthening the families of which children are a part. That is why we try to make as many activities as possible multi-generational. We all have something to learn from one another!

If you have any questions about ECF’s programs, opportunities to get involved, or about your child(ren)’s faith development, please contact Pastor Don Ridder at 8395-9653.

We look forward to meeting your children soon!
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What We Offer for Children, Youth, and Families

Nursery/childcare during worship, retreats, and the Thursday morning Women’s Bible Study

ECF’s Bible Discovery Zone (Sunday School), which meets during worship and uses the Workshop Rotation Model of Christian Education to reinforce the same Bible story or theme over 4 or 5 weeks using a variety of learning strategies in different workshops (drama, cooking, science, video, music, writing, computers, etc.).

Confirmation Class, which prepares older children for active participation in the life of the church and to articulate their own adult faith.

Support for the ministries of Young Life, Wyld Life, and the International Youth Group of AMCA, and encouragement to ECFers to involve their children in these school-based ministries.