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Youth (Echo)

“Echo” is what we call our youth ministry, where students are invited into the beautiful life that God intended for us.

Below is a list of resources on our web site related this ministry. Feel free to use the filter checkboxes to narrow your search and easily find what you are looking for.

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Echo Fall Retreat 2019

This fall’s Echo retreat brought together 80 students for a weekend focused on learning how to connect, be relational and build trust. Read More 


Wednesday Together

An evening for all generations to take a break from the busyness of life and recharge. Join us as we fellowship and grow in our faith together! Read More 

Music Fest 2019 Photos

On Wednesday, August 14 we hosted Music Fest 2019! Thanks to The Mighty Revivals, Ten20, Reception of Four and Spooky Tanya for playing at the event, and to everybody who came out. It was a great night with awesome people, groovy music and wonderful weather! Read More 

EchOlympics 2018

This week, Echo held their annual EchOlympics competition, pitting the Blue Room vs. the Red Room. Read More 

Fall Retreat: Echo Journey Groups

Our Echo ministry for 7th-12th graders recently hosted a fall retreat deep in the woods of Hudson, WI. Surrounded by each other and nature, they found it both fun and challenging. Read More 

West Viriginia Missions Trip Recap

This summer, twenty Echo students signed up to see and reveal Jesus among the rural poor of Appalachia. The group spent a week in West Virginia working alongside Mustard Seeds and Mountains, a Christian community development organization that has been building relationships in hill communities left behind by the modernization of the coal mining industry. Some of the highlights students … Read More 

Echo Baptism

Echo Baptism 2018

Last Wednesday, June 20, 10 of our Echo students (7th-12th grade) took the important step to be baptized. For many of them, being invited and accepted into the Echo community has greatly shifted their view and experience of Jesus, church and community. The baptism itself was a beautiful representation of that–every one had family there with them, and many of … Read More 


Tubing with Echo

Join the 7th-12th grade Echo students for an evening of winter fun on Friday, January 26th from 6-9pm! We will be meeting at Green Acres in Lake Elmo to go tubing. You’ll need to bring: a signed waiver (available at the Hello Desk in the Gathering Area, or you can download the PDF) $10 cash or check made out to … Read More 

Operation Joy Success!

This year, we provided gifts to 24 families (all connected through the church’s ministries or Close to My Heart Daycare).  We also provided 58 gifts to The Lift for their toy store. Overall that equals 280+ gifts. That’s a big Christmas tree. Gifts were provided by families in Heroes Gate, a small group, some individuals, and Echo Journey Groups. Thank … Read More 

EchOlympics 2017

Since 2010, some serious craziness ensues in the Gathering Area once a year: EchOlympics. Read More 

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