Going, Serving, Learning
When a person encounters the work of Jesus Christ in their life, something happens inside them that makes them want others to have a similar experience. Add to that how the Holy Spirit gives individuals and congregations gifts to offer the world, and you have what we at Ephrata Community Church call missions.
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8
As a congregation, we take the job of being a witness for Jesus Christ seriously. We do this by talking about what God is doing in the world, then joining in both short and long-term ministry in our backyard and around the world by partnering with those who feel called to do the same. This mission is accomplished through a program we call MissionConnect.
MissionConnect consists of three basic teams that we developed to help carry out the mission God has for Ephrata Community Church.
Mission of Enthuse Team: The Enthuse Team inspires attendees of ECC to become familiar with what God is doing missionally through Ephrata Community Church. First and foremost, this goal will be accomplished through quality communications to inform and inspire the congregation into action. This team will be the lead on helping the MissionConnect leadership know how our community thinks, feels, and engages missionally—and will plan a communication strategy that leads all parts of the church into engagement with a personal and corporate mission.
Mission of Expose Team: The Expose Team helps attendees of ECC to engage with what God is doing missionally through Ephrata Community Church. First and foremost, that goal will be accomplished through the creation of opportunities for missional engagement through short-term trips, as well as providing additional missional service and learning opportunities.
Mission of the Engage Team: The MissionConnect Expose team helps attendees of ECC to engage with what God is doing missionally through our community. First and foremost, that goal will be accomplished through providing leadership to the various Engage Teams which exist to provide support for specific embedded missionaries and partnerships that ECC identifies and supports.
Join us and help make a difference as we build the Kingdom of God through reaching our world!