What is ECG?
Back in 2008, we decided to hold a small gathering of people who wanted to share in God’s message and then go and spread the word in their own communities. So, we put together a team from across the UK and got to work.
From the beginning, our vision was clear. In fact, that’s what ECG stands for:
- Equipping today's generations to bring in God’s Kingdom.
- Calling Christians to discover and renew God’s unique vision and purpose for their lives.
- Going to serve, love and lead into discipleship those who don’t yet know Jesus Christ.
Since 2012, the conference has beeld at the historic Scarborough Spa and offers a full programme of worship and teaching and also fringe events that include comedy, music, film and drama.
Although many of our speakers and delegates are from a Methodist background, we do not choose guests on the basis of their denomination. Instead, we invite those who we feel offer real insights into Christian teaching and who can help us to deliver what always proves to be an interesting, varied and family-friendly programme.
Our family-friendly celebration is designed to ensure young worshippers from 0-18 also feel welcome and included. A range of specially designed activities ensures that our younger visitors don’t miss out either. Age-specific groups from babies to young adults make this an event for all the family. In 2017 we started an innovative 18-25s programme which has proved a great success and numbers attending this group have grown dramatically.
Our guiding focus is Mission and the importance of spreading God’s word. We want to equip all those who attend so that they are able to make a difference in their home community when they return.