Under the leadership and artistic direction of Jaime Mills, true praise through dance and body in motion is rendered to uplift and encourage audiences to greater faith by looking away from oneself and focusing on the object of Praise (GOD). True Praise aka ‘TP’ was formed shortly after the birth of ECM and has been going strong since 2011. We strive to represent God skillfully and with a spirit of excellence (Psalm 33:3). Our goal is to impact the community in a positive way through teaching, worship, prayer, honest friendship and compassion. In 2012 we had the privilege of adding to the ECM Dance Ministry and debuted our junior team known as Vi’Zhaul Arts. Members of Vi’Zhaul Arts range in age from 6 years old – 12 years old. These little ladies are an extension of True Praise and are taught to minister in excellence all the same. To witness a piece ministered by the ECM Dance Ministry is to witness a fusion of dance styles including Modern, Lyrical, African and even Hip Hop. Each and every time we stand to minister, we pray that someone is blessed by the gift that God has chosen to bless us with and that God receives the Glory out of everything we do!
ROQK STAR United(RSU)
ROQK (Royalty Of Queens & Kings) is a subdivision of the youth and young adult department at ECM. ROQK’s mission is to encourage, empower, and edify today’s youth to become the royal men and women of God as destined to them (Peter 2:9). ROQK’s mission is also to build accountability in its members while educating them through life experiences, practical and realistic guidance as well as the teachings of the Bible. ROQK is an ‘out of the box ministry’ for youth between the ages of 12-27 that caters to those who may be tired of traditional ways of praising God, those who may have been hurt by unjust judgment, talked about, or excluded from the church because of their background, past history, or even current afflictions. In ROQK we say, SO WHAT!!! because everything that anyone is going through God can use for His glory. Through Christ, ROQK will turn boys to men and then men to KINGS and girls to women, then women to QUEENS! We ROQK!
Gladiators of Praise.
Ministering through Music.
We are the Praise Team of ECM. More than just singers we are a called group of worship leaders who together are assigned to connect heaven and earth through song. We charge the atmosphere with Praise and welcome God’s presence with worship.
Kindred, our adult choir is a talented and gifted ensemble of men and women who are enthusiastic about Christ and the upbuilding of the Kingdom and equally serious about their craft. Under the direction and leadership of our Minister of Music, Aireah McClain, Kindred is a well-rehearsed choir that breathes life into the text and real-life scenarios as it sings and ministers with confidence. The high energy, harmony, passion and heartfelt expressions of Kindred are inspiring and contagious and congregants are often moved to join in by singing along.
In 2012 we had the privilege of adding to the ECM Dance Ministry and debuted our junior team known as JR PRAISE DANCE MINISTRY (JPD). Jr Praise currently ranges in age from 6 years old – 12 years old and is led by lead choreographer Tatiana Hewlett. These little ladies are an extension of True Praise and are taught to minister in excellence just the same. To witness a piece ministered by the ECM Dance Ministry is to witness a fusion of dance styles including Modern, Lyrical, African and even Hip Hop. Each and every time we stand to minister, we pray someone is blessed by the gift God has chosen to bless us with and that God receives the Glory out of everything we do.
The children’s choir of ECM. Singing God’s praises in excellence and authority!
And Jesus said to the people have you never read that out of the mouths of babes thou has perfected praise? Matthew 21:16
Just as Jeremiah knew the voice of God as a child and began walking in his divine purpose at an early age the children of ECM are being taught to be sensitive to the voice of God and not let the fear of being too young stop them from ministering in excellence and authority.