The Evangelical Covenant Church of Portage, in obedience to Christ’s call, exists to exalt God:
* By joining together in worship
* By proclaiming in His ministry of reconciliation
* By encouraging each other to live as His disciples
* By reaching out to others in love, fellowship and compassion
Welcome to the Portage Evangelical Covenant Church!
It is a blessing to introduce you to our fellowship where a warm and inviting welcome will greet you as you walk through our doors. We are a church that is in pursuit of Jesus Christ and all that He desires for our lives and community, so if passionate worship, solid bible teaching, prayer, and authentic relationships are what you are after then we invite you to become a part of what we are doing here at Portage ECC.
You may be wondering who exactly is the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC). Currently, we are one of the fastest growing Protestant denominations in the U.S. While our roots are Swedish, we have experienced great growth as a result of reaching people of all races and ethnicities to become a part of us. A great way to learn more about who we are is to read our short booklet, What Does It Mean To Be A Covenant Church: A Look At Covenant Distinctives which reflects four core values of our denomination found on our website www.eccportage.org. Just click on the pull-down menu, “About Us” and go from there. Other denominational resources are available there as well or further information can be found at www.CovChurch.org.
The purpose of Portage ECC is to be a gathering of God’s people in fellowship that helps bring others to Christ as we ourselves also grow in Christ. We are a missions-oriented church as we support the efforts of ECC missionaries and others to take the gospel to the world, along with serving those in our own community and Northwest Indiana. We welcome all to our church whether first-time seekers who have some serious questions about who God is or those who have been Christians for many years.
We also encouraged you to check out our various ministries that range from our Kidz Klub on Wednesdays nights, a music ministry that includes our choir and contemporary praise band, women’s bible study, discipleship class, prayer on Thursdays nights, men’s monthly fellowship and more that will engage and deepen your walk with God. We also welcome you to attend our Sunday services which begin with 9:30am bible studies for all age groups and followed by worship at 10:30. Nursery is provided for both Sunday school and worship services.
My desire as pastor of Portage ECC is that you will find a worshipping community who loves God and each other and through that love glorifies God in our church and community. So, plan now on joining us at Portage ECC where we may greet you with a warm heart and the love of God. Please feel free to contact me with any further questions you may have and I hope to see you soon!