Start Strong

START STRONG | Start 2024 Right
As we begin this NEW year, we want to invite you to join us on the next leg of the journey as we take our next steps in faith. Specifically, we want to invite you to:

  • Find your PEOPLE
  • Join a TEAM
  • Plan Your GIVING

Below you will find a host of opportunities to Connect here at ECC, to find your people, join a team, and take your next step toward being part of the ECC family.

Find Your People

We are made to be in community with one another.  We can't do this alone.  We would love to help you find your people as we start 2024.  Here are some opportunities. more...

Small Church

Join a small group.

What is Small Church?  Small Church is Emmanuel Covenant Church intentionally gathering in neighborhoods in order to bring the Experience of God into our communities.   Small Churches gather to grow closer to one another and closer to God.  If you would like more information about Small Church, visit or email Jason Peterson.

Studio Church

Join us on Tuesday nights at 7:30pm at our Emmanuel Studios in New Brighton.  We will have a worship service with great music, powerful teaching, and deep community.  Come early.  Stay late.  Get connected.



Fun After 50

Join us for Fun after 50 on Saturday, January 13th at 6:00 PM the Studio.  Bring your favorite potluck dish to share (drinks and paperware are provided).  Enjoy an evening of food, conversation, and fun!


For any questions, contact Katie Hoganson at

Chili Potluck

Cold January calls for hot chili with friends. Join us at Emmanuel Studios for a Chili Cook Off Potluck on Sunday, January 28! There will be prizes for the best overall, best name and spiciest!

Register today, and let us know if you have a favorite chili or chili side dish to bring to the event.


Questions? Contact Katie Hoganson (

Adventurous Women Boundary Waters

Gather with women from Emmanuel for an amazing weekend in the heart of the BWCA! Whether you enjoy the snowy outdoors, or games by a cozy fireplace, this is an event for you. Click here for more information about Adventurous Christians.

We will meet at 9:30am on Friday, January 19, at the Forest Lake Park-n-Ride at Running Aces (15201 Zurich St, Columbus, MN 55025).  MORE INFORMATION OR REGISTER HERE

IF: 2024 Women’s Conference

IF:2024 is returning to Emmanuel Studios February 23-24. We invite you to join us as we gather to dive deeper into relationship with Christ and community with other women. We hope to see you there!

Looking for more information about IF:Gathering or this year’s conference? Go to

In 2014, IF:Gathering began with one question: “If God is real, then what?” This question sparked our mission as we gathered, equipped, and unleashed a generation of women to live out their God-given calling to make disciples.

It’s time to thank God for all He’s done in these last 10 years, and prepare to keep building His kingdom in the next. We know He’s real. We’ve watched Him move. So, what’s next? What is God asking of us for these next 10 years, and how are we going to choose to live differently?

IF:2024 is a chance to gather. A reason to celebrate. A moment to refocus on our mission to go make disciples because we know our time on earth is short. And if Jesus were to come back in our lifetime, wouldn’t we want to have done everything in our power to reach every person on earth?


For more information visit or email Katie Hoganson (

Emmanuel Studios
1775 Old Highway 8, Suite 111
New Brighton, MN, 55112

Women’s Game Night

The second Friday night of the month is Women’s Game Night at Emmanuel Studios.  Come for an evening of hanging out, playing games, and just getting to know other women at Emmanuel.

8:00pm at
Emmanuel Studios
1775 Old HIghway 8
New Brighton, MN 55112

Join the Group
For more information contact Megan DeHaan

Men’s Game NIght

Join with other ECC guys on the first and third Saturday nights each month for game night where we can build community, share some laughs, and play some serious games! Throughout the year this group will gather together on Saturday nights to enrich relationships by sitting down to some friendly board games of various kinds.

Young Adults Group

Meeting on Sunday nights twice a month, Young Adults at ECC provides a chance to find community, explore faith, and have fun with others 18-30. Join us 7:00-8:30pm at Emmanuel Studios as we eat, laugh, and talk together.

Join the Group for more information contact Pastor Dan (

Join a Team

The Church is at its best when we are serving and loving one another in community. We can help you the team that is right for you. more...

Serve With Us

Are you looking for a way to serve and get connected at Emmanuel? Join a team and start 2024 strong.  We have many opportunities from Welcome Teams, to Kids and TEENs, to technical arts and worship.  We even have maintenance teams, building teams, outreach teams, and so many other opportunities.  Join a team today.

ECC Kids

One of the best ways to care for families is to care for their kids. God has entrusted our church with a LOT of kids, and there’s always a need on Sunday mornings for small group leaders, classroom assistants, administrative support, and help with setting up and taking down.
Get started today by submitting one of the following applications:

To learn more, visit or contact Kelsey Crenshaw.


ECC Teen

Think about how many life-altering decisions are made during the teen years! We’re always in need of caring mentors who can help us come alongside teens and their families during these formative years. Our Youth Group meets on Wednesday nights during the school year, and we offer special programs and events year-round.

For more information contact Dan Swartz.

Hospitality Team

This is the team that brews the coffee and keeps our treat table filled with goodies on Sunday mornings and other events.

For more information contact Kelsey Crenshaw.

Prayer Team

A team of committed men and women pray for every request that comes our way. We also make personalized prayer available during and after every Sunday service.

For more information about how you can be involved contact Kelsey Crenshaw.


Worship & Tech

This team includes our worship band, audio mixing, and video production. The people who decorate our Worship Center are also part of this team. If you love music, electronics, or making things beautiful, start a conversation with Jason.

For more information contact Jason Peterson.

Sunday Ushers, Greeters, & Welcome Team

Who doesn’t like to feel welcomed? First time guests visit Emmanuel almost every Sunday. This is one of the teams who communicates, “We’ve been expecting you” to those brave souls who take that big step of a first visit. There are opportunities to serve for those who love to meet new people and those who prefer to work behind the scenes.

For more information contact Katie Hoganson.

Cleaning And/Or Maintenance

We have an office in Shoreview and a Studio Space for meetings, filming, youth and adult events, we have a lot of space to care for! Be part of a team of volunteers who saves our church thousands of dollars in custodial fees so we can invest them in better ways.

For more information contact Kelsey Crenshaw.

Sunday Set-Up & Take Down

We are portable church that sets up and tears down every week.  Even, if it’s hard for you to commit to a specific week, we can always use people to help with set-up or take-down. We can train you in so you’ll be ready to jump in as your schedule allows.

For more information contact Kelsey Crenshaw.


Serving Communion

We gather around the Lord’s Table on a monthly basis. This is the team that prepares and serves this holy meal.

For more information contact Jason Peterson.

Leading / Hosting A Small Church

Life change happens when we do life together in Jesus’ name. Contact Jason Peterson to learn more about leading or hosting a Small Church.


Plan Your Giving

Giving back to God through tithes and offerings is an act of worship and just like everything else in life it won't happen without intentionality.  It helps to make a plan.  more...

How much will you give? How frequently? The start of the year is a great time to evaluate your giving, transition to online giving, or start giving for the first time.

Plan Your Giving

Questions? Contact Kelsey Crenshaw