There are various ministries that give expresion to various spiritual gifts that meet throughout the week and year. Some of them are listed below.
Our primary and most widely attended adult ministry is small groups. Small groups incorporate the multi-generational element from Sunday mornings into a smaller atmosphere and help Christians practice the "one anothers" of the New Testament.
Sunday morning 9a.m. means "equipping hour" for adults (9th Grade to Adult) upstairs in our fellowship hall where gifted men teach on anything from "Dealing with Anger Biblically" to "Church History" to "Fundamentals of the Faith."
The Church also has a women's ministry that meets during the fall and spring semesters.
Men's ministry isn't primarily about a weekly meeting (as helpful as the regularity and accountability of that vehicle is). Our goal is being men who look and act more like Jesus in all the complicated and varied callings of our life. This often includes putting off the fleshly desire to isolate ourselves (Prov 18:1) for fear of exposure, and putting on humility that brings us together in our goal of Christlikeness (Prov 17:17). In this sense men's ministry is always happening, whether in the Sunday morning gathering, small groups, or a few men getting together during the week to memorize Scripture and ask hard questions of each other. The mainstay of the ministry, (and where the optimal blend of ingredients of sanctification comes together), is our weekly Tuesday morning meeting.
A vibrant and active widow's ministry @EBC also provides women in the area with fellowship and instruction in Sunday lunches, visitation, and different summer activities.
Men contact: Pastor Joe Young
Women contact: Peggy Plummer
Widows contact: Debby Caron
Marital issues, relationship struggles, parenting, fear, anger, anxiety, addiction, depression or finances troubles? Do you believe the Bible really has solutions for life's most trying struggles? We believe the Bible sufficiently addresses all spiritual and relationship issues (Ps.19:7-14; 2 Tim.4:16-17; 2 Peter 1:3), and that the local church is the context in which biblical counseling should be done (1 Tim.3:15). Please call the church office to make an appointment.
Children's Sunday School
What: Our ultimate goal is to come alongside parents (not replace them) in fulfilling the command "to tell the generation to come the praises of the Lord (Psalm 78:4, 6). " Teachers work to demonstrating to children the unity, consistency, and sufficiency of the Scriptures for their lives through age-appropriate Bible lessons and learning activities that teach the character of God, the work of Christ, and the means of living in right relationship to Him. We use Generations of Grace Curriculum.
When: Sunday mornings at 9am
- EC or Early Childhood (3 - 5 years)
- EL or Early Elementary (1st - 4th grade)
- JR or Juniors (5th - 8th grade)
What: Our ministry to allow parents to worship the Lord without distraction. Children Singing songs, play, and are taught simple lessons about our Lord.
When: All Lord's Day Services (9-12AM & 6-8PM)
Who: Newborn - 2 years
What: Another ministry to allow parents to worship the Lord without distraction.We are using the Desiring God for Children curriculum entitled He has spoken by His Son
When: During the main service around 11:00am children are dismissed
Who: Children ages 3 - 5 years
Note: There is no CC on Communion Sundays (first Sunday each month)
We have cancelled the AWANA ministry for the 2018-2019 year. If you have any questions about this, please ask.
- EC or Early Childhood (3 - 5 years)
Our music program is a beautiful mixture of hymns, traditional and contemporary favorites, as well as occasional instrumentals. We are always looking for skilled musicians who have a love for Christ and His church to serve in this important ministry.
Contact: Dan McCullough
In an effort to be obedient to God's command to be a city on a hill, and to make disciples EBC devotes a significant amount of attention to asking how we are doing that both locally and Globally. We believe this is reflected in how we budget our time, finances, and how we order our preaching and church ministry. Our outreach is purposefully not oriented around large events or drawing crowds but finds its strength in the day to day interactions of believers with the word around them in their workplaces, recreation, homes, and travels. We believe the opportunities in Great Falls are rich and really want to grow in this area but are thankful for the examples we have in our midst of evangelist full of grace and truth.
EBC is committed to supplementing not supplanting the parents biblical role in their youths’ lives. EBC wants to affirm and encourage the vital spiritual responsibility parents have in their youths’ lives (Eph 6:4; Prov 4:1-4; Josh 4:6, 7; 2 Tim 1:5). This also leads to wanting to encourage and help not just youth, but parents in their walk with the Lord.
That said,Parents do not possess every spiritual gift, or have the opportunity to display Christ in all the fullness that the rich tapestry of believers in the church do. It is our understanding therefore, that the church also plays a vital spiritual role in the training and nurturing of youth.
The Youth Ministry at EBC is therefore designed to integrate the youth into the life flow of the church. The world has no answers to what to do with generational differences, but God, in His genius, saw fit to squish everyone from “cradle to grave” in one beautiful body.
Finally we recognize that by God’s design we are all in different biological (1 Tim 4:12) and spiritual life stages (1 John 2:12-14). Integration of youth into the large body does not erase their uniqueness, rather it highlights it by valuing their involvement in the body and the body’s involvement in their life.
Youth ministry doesn’t have to choose between being “fluffy” or lifelessly rigid. It can, by God’s grace, be a means of both introducing youth to the Gospel of Christ and helping them mature and grow in that gospel grace (Col 1:28).
In view of the above we might summarize: The purpose of EBC’s youth ministry is to assist parents in the evangelism and discipleship of their youth by facilitating relationships with more mature saints in the church so that they might know and love Jesus for the rest of their lives.
We meet weekly in small groups (or 1-1) and monthly (usually the last Friday of the month) for teaching, serving, and recreation.
Contact: Pastor Tanner