The Gift of Mentoring

by Marilyn Miller

Life can throw us into uncharted waters sometimes. We find ourselves in seasons of life we aren't sure how to navigate. They might be joyful times like becoming a new wife or mother, starting a new career or learning a new hobby. Difficult seasons like receiving a serious diagnosis, the…

Posted in: General, Women's Ministries

Famous Wise Sayings (Mom Style)

by Christy Cabe

In keeping with with our monthly theme of "Living Realistically In A Pinterest World," Christy Cabe, (ECC church member and blogger at, shares some amendments to famous wise sayings. Here's to "keeping it real!"  ------------------------ I have great and…

Posted in: General

Helping Your Teenager Grieve

by Brian Kramer

I’ve had the privilege of walking alongside many teenagers as they have struggled with their losses. It’s not something that I look forward to at all, or even consider myself particularly good at, but I have learned some things that I’d like to pass on, with the hope of equipping…

Posted in: General, Family Ministries, Youth Ministries

You Follow Me

by Marilyn Miller

Yup. It happened to me just like it has probably happened to you!  I've fallen victim to social media comparison! Many  of us can relate. We follow others on social media and consider their lives based on their posts and then, either consciously or unconsciously, compare it to our…

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What You Don’t Know Changes Everything

by Natalie Trout

She was so perfect. When I was in high school, there was a girl at a rival school who lived the perfect life. She was beautiful, smart, athletic, and she never, ever did anything wrong. Guys loved her innocent charm, but it made me sick. It made me sick for a few reasons. For one, I…

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Making Outreach a Priority by Natalie Trout

by Camilla Sauder

When I moved to Fort Wayne in 2008, I was excited to find an apartment downtown.  I thought downtown living would be fun.  My apartment had a great view of the city, and I was only a few blocks away from The Rescue Mission.  I was pumped about volunteering there and how…

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Worship Attitudes: Eagerly Expectant

by Sam Ward

Have you ever waited expectantly for news from the doctor?  How about an adoption agency?  That's where I am right now, waiting constantly for the phone to ring.  When it does, I jump. "Hello?"  But instead of the doctor or the adoption agency, it's a business…

Posted in: Worship Arts Ministry

Even Before I Ask

by Marilyn Miller

If I told you my story, it would include multiple challenges my family has faced throughout a 14 year period of time. We often found ourselves in deep waters and sometimes numbed by pain and blinded by grief. One child was diagnosed with a disability and underwent two complicated surgeries early…

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Tyler Merritt is coming to ECC!

by Erin Stringer

Tyler Merritt, from The Gospel Project, will be joining us to share the Crucifixion and Resurrection Story Easter weekend [Saturday at 5:00, Sunday at 9:00 and 10:30]. This will be an incredible experience for our ECC children. Tyler’s voice has shared God's Word to our kids for the past…

Posted in: General, Family Ministries, Children's Ministries

You Might Be Religious If…

by Dennis Miller

You Might Be Religious If . . . You care more about the RULES than meeting NEEDS of people. You MAJOR on the MINORS, caring more about what people think of you than what God thinks of you. You love to be RECOGNIZED as important. You have very little POSITIVE input into the lives…

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