What to Expect2017-03-31T16:51:21+00:00

What to expect

We know visiting a church for the first time, or coming back to church after a long time away, can be very intimidating. The ECM team is very intentional about making you feel comfortable and allow you to be as anonymous as you would prefer. You can relax without fear of being embarrassed. We don’t announce guests, and don’t make them stand or say anything. Our FAQ section below should help answer some of the questions you are wondering about.

Upon entering our facility you will be greeted by one of our hospitality staff. During the Welcome segment of the service, ECM guests are encouraged to complete a Welcome Card and return back to us by the end of service. Everyone is welcome and we make sure ECM is a safe place to explore faith, no matter where you are at in your journey.

The worship experience is typically about 2 hours. At ECM we utilize various forms of worship. On any given Sunday we may worship via music, singing, prayer, dancing, drama, etc. Our Sr. Pastor, Pastor Shep, teaches biblically based messages that are modern and easily applicable to every day life. We use modern technology to connect, engage, inspire, motivate and challenge.
No. Feel free to dress in clothes that are comfortable for you when you come to ECM. You can “dress up” if you want, or wear casual clothes. Generally speaking, if you’re comfortable, we’re comfortable. God is interested in your heart, not your wardrobe.
  • Sunday service starts at 10:07 a.m.
  • A virtual Bible Study is held every 1st & 3rd Saturday morning on Facebook Live at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Shep (Anthony Shep Crawford). All are welcome to join in.
  • Mid-week Life Groups are held on Wednesday’s & Thursday’s at 7:17 p.m. for 7 weeks of each quarter (please check calendar for specific details as some weeks are dark)
ECM members, church attendees and Ministry Partners support the church financially. Our guests are welcome to give if they feel led to do so.
In addition to street parking near the church, additional parking is available at the Dr. Maya Angelou Community High School located at 300 E. 53rd St., between Slauson & Vernon, just East of San Pedro. Shuttle vans are available to get you back and forth with wait times of two minutes or less.

FRESH Kids Children’s Church is available for children ages 2-11 (must be potty trained) for the Sunday morning service. FRESH Kids participate in age appropriate Bible based curriculum and/or activities. Parents sign their children in/out prior to and after church service on Sunday mornings.

ECM does acknowledge and welcome its visitors. Visitors are typically asked to raise their hands and to fill out a visitor/welcome card. Nevertheless, no visitor is singled out in any form or fashion. The acknowledgement of the visitor is strictly on a volunteer bases. No standing. No speeches. Even the hand raising is voluntary.