F = Formation Team
Formation at Ecclesia involves sharing the gospel, baptizing new Christians, and making disciples. Our Formation Team (known affectionately as F-Troop) provides opportunities for this through small group encounter and Bible study groups.
Small groups of all ages meet every Sunday morning at 10:00 for Imprints (see below). In addition, our youth meet each first and third Sunday evening at 6:00 for fellowship and Bible study to strengthen their walk with Christ. A Women's Bible study meets each first and third Tuesday at 11:00 at the church, and we offer other short term small group studies throughout the year.
Imprints (Sunday School)
Sundays at 10:00 AM groups of all ages gather for IMPRINTS, a three-year trek designed by Ecclesia leaders to take us through the gospel stories of Jesus. There is a core Jesus story and theme each month, and families can get familiar with the theme and story through "Stomping Grounds", a resource provided by Ecclesia's own Karen Doucette. Each age group has a particular IMPRINTS goal:
- Infants -- imprinting God as Love, recognizing Jesus as family
- Preschool -- imprinting God as Creator, loving Jesus as friend
- k-2nd grade -- imprinting God as Redeemer, accepting Jesus as savior
- 3rd - 5th grade -- imprinting God as Ruler, following Jesus as Lord
- Middle School -- imprinting God as Protector, trusting Jesus as Refuge and Strength
- High School -- imprinting God as Transformer, sharing Jesus as salt and light
- Co-Ed Young Adults -- imprinting God as Gift Giver, discovering Jesus in one's vocation