“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.” -1 Timothy 4:12

Knowing and following Jesus is best done together. ECC TEEN provides a safe place to ask questions, make great friends, and have lots of fun along the way. But we don’t stop there…

ECC Teen is also a place where you’ll be able to explore the Bible, discover what it means to be a follower of Christ, and be challenged to change the world around you!

Teen Programs


4-5 Grade

Students in grades 4-5 are at a unique crossroads that’s equal parts goofy and great. We help our PreTEENS navigate this crucial transition from childhood to the teen years.

Middle School

6-8 Grade

You matter to us! We’re here to help you make real friends, connect with mentors you can relate to, develop a deeper walk with God, and navigate the tough choices ahead.

High School

9-12 Grade

In High School, relationships are more complex than ever, there’s more to do than can ever get done, and life’s big questions get a whole lot bigger! Get practical, real-life advice from mentors who care about you and make lasting friendships along the way.

Activities & Events

Wednesday Nights

We meet at the Emmanuel Studios from 6:30 – 7:30 (MS) & 8:00 – 9:00 pm (HS) during the school year. Make new friends, learn from helpful mentors, go deeper with God, and have a blast in the process! Contact Dan Swartz for details.

Fall Retreats

We retreat to advance. Retreats provide an opportunity to go even deeper with God & grow even closer as a group through outdoor games, powerful worship, memorable sessions, and meaningful discussions (without all of the normal distractions).  Contact Dan Swartz for details.

Snow Camps

Invest in your faith, strengthen your relationships, and get in some quality broomball at Covenant Pines Bible Camp. We offer separate tracks for PreTEENS, Middle School and High School students. Contact Dan Swartz for details.

Summer Camp

Covenant Pines Bible Camp has been a place where people have experienced Christ in an outdoor setting since 1954.  The camp covers 140 acres and is nestled between two lakes near McGregor, Minnesota. To learn more about CPBC’s opportunities for teens, check out their website www.covenantpines.org.

Juarez, Mexico

High School students are invited to join us for a life-transforming visit to Emmanuel’s partners in Juarez, Mexico. Meet the staff of Emmanuel Children’s Home, experience hands-on construction projects, and help us give the kids at the Home the best week of their summer. Contact Dan Swartz for details.


We believe there’s something powerful in gathering together with other High School students from around the state (and sometimes the country) to worship and follow Jesus. High-class speakers, passionate worship, and unforgettable activities are all a part of UNITE.