It has been long enough! It is time for us to get back together and find ways to combine life, family, and ministry and apply to the way we live our lives at home on a daily basis.
As the Etch Team reflected on last year, we saw some really great things happen at Etch! We saw the 5 values of Etch (Let Go, Reimagine, Reflect, Together, Pass On) all find their ways into the evenings. We saw families talking together (some that may not have time during the week to do so), and not just simply talking, but talking about God! We saw new friendships made that crossed generations. We saw laughter, learning, selflessness, creativity, and the list goes on.
While seeing the positives of the first series of Etch, we also recognized some aspects of Etch that are needing addressed as well. From the start of Etch, we’ve known that not everything was going to work perfectly. This is a new ministry model for us. It’s a new concept for us. We realize this, like any new ministry in the church, is a work-in-progress. We have much to work on, much to adapt, and the Etch Team is committed to seeing Etch attain the potential it was created for. I’m actually praying for it to exceed those expectations, because that’s just who God is! The Exceeder-of-Expectations.
With the recognition that Etch is a work-in-progress. Here are some changes you can expect to see in the upcoming series of Etches:
And these just scratch the surface. We always appreciate feedback (positive or negative). It helps us assess what will best work to see Etch as an effective ministry tool for each person who walks through the doors of ECOB.
Etch begins again this Wednesdays (Jan. 18) from 6-8pm. We are looking forward to seeing you there!