Life is a journey and the teenager years are an important part of that journey. Whether you are a new 6th grader or a veteran 12th grader ready to graduate high school and enter into college The WRECK (Where Reality Encounters Christ’s Kingdom) is the place to be! Around town we are known for having a student ministry that impacts our local schools for Jesus Christ. At Emerald Coast Fellowship we desire to help teenagers make the most of this part of their lives. Our goal is for parents and teenagers to know that here they are valued for who they are! We work extremely hard to partner with parents during this time in their families lives as their children become young adults and begin to take hold of all the plans that God has for them.
The WRECK is our meeting area at the church. It is a high tech and welcoming area that includes a stage and worship area that looks like a sunken pirate ship, a galley area where food is served and video games are played, and a parking lot that is packed out with teenagers hanging out and playing basketball before worship. It is truly a tremendous place for teenagers to hang out with friends and experience God.
We call Wednesday Nights “The Best Night Of The Week” because each week, teenagers from all across Bay County gather in The WRECK for a time of high energy worship, food, and fun with their friends. We start serving food at 5:45 PM and worship is from 6:15-7:15 PM. Our worship time includes powerful worship with our student band, and the teaching of God’s Word.
Our church has two identical worship services each Sunday morning at 8:15 AM and 10:45 AM Our bible study time is from 9:45-10:30 AM in The WRECK. During this time students are broken up into co-ed age groups with teachers who walk through life with them. Recently while giving a testimony on a Wednesday Night one of our high school girls told the group that one of the most important Christian influences in her life were her Small Group teachers.
We believe that the adult volunteers at The WRECK are the “Third Adult” in the life of a student. Our belief is that no matter how much time a student spends at The WRECK we will never have as much influence in their life as parents do. Because of this belief we have developed a ministry to help parents become the spiritual hero in their teenagers life. We would love for you to click on the image below to visit ecfparents.com and check out all the great resources we have for you!