ECM at a Glance
Ecclesia Children Ministries began its work in India in the later part of the 1990’s. The beginning of this ministry was in response to a call from the Lord to reach out to children among India’s rural communities.
ECM began by sharing the good news of Jesus Christ and by teaching godly character values to children. ECM began working with local Christian believers, who hosted weekly group meetings with children. With the favor of the Lord, the weekly village programs were received with the parents’ consent and with approval of village leadership.
The local program provided security to children by having a gathering near to their homes and gave children the opportunity to develop relationships with other children from within their communities.
A focus in the teaching of Ecclesia Children’s Ministries is found in – II Peter 1:5 “giving all diligence, add to your faith, virtue, and to virtue, knowledge. These foundational Biblical principles assist parents and teachers in establishing a Christian foundation in the lives of their children.
ECM Main Ministry Goals are:
1. …to train and equip Christians to share the good news of the gospel of Christ with children.
2. …to train and equip parents and teachers with character & Bible lesson materials to teach godly principles to children.
3. …to develop and provide character and Bible lesson materials and worship songs in different languages for children, sharing the message of Christian discipleship to instill in children, Christian virtues that will develop a godly life that honors the Lord.
ECM offers “Character Training Program” and “Bible Training Program”.
In the 1990’s ECM began its ministry reaching out in the name of Jesus Christ to children among the fishing communities and rural villages of Andra Pradesh, South India.
ECM is training and equipping Pastors, School teachers and church workers in teaching character values to children.