One of our themes leading into 2019 is Hero Makers. Hero Makers are those who live and lead like Jesus and are more concerned with making heroes, than becoming a hero themselves. Our goal in 2019 is to bring real change to our church and community by helping others reach their potential — creating an echo with their lives.
As we together sacrificially give toward the Hero Maker Offering, we will join God in the work He’s already doing through our church to see more and more lives changed, locally and globally.
This page will give you a glimpse into some of the partnerships that are funded through our combined generosity.
Will you join us in making an impact by giving a sacrificial gift, above your regular giving, between now and the end of the year?
Andy Wood, Lead Pastor
Support Our Hero Makers
Making Heroes Locally
Your generosity will also amplify the influence of our other local partners who are heroes in their specific fields of impact:
Cleaning up our community one piece of trash at a time.
Foster the Bay
Providing a loving home for every child in the foster system.
Campus Community Impact
Serving at local city festivals like Oktoberfest and other organizations and initiatives making a difference around each of our campuses.
Making Heroes Globally
Unreached People Groups
We have made strategic partnerships in countries in the Middle East and Southeast Asia where our team is using various strategies like starting coffee businesses, consulting organizations, etc. to take the message of Jesus into countries known to be hostile to Christianity and where less than 1% of people know Jesus.
Supporting our partners who are running a teen drug rehab center, serving children at an orphanage dedicated to sexually abused children, and sharing God’s love in practical ways to people in their village.
In partnership with a local church in Verona, Italy, we serve at a summer camp for kids ages 8 through 13. It’s an amazing opportunity to support our partners in sharing God’s love through music, art, sports and English learning activities.
Making Heroes Regionally
Starting new churches is proven to be the most effective way to reach people far from God. That is why over the last nine years we’ve been involved in planting several churches around the Bay and the country, have invested hundreds of thousands of dollars into their launch, and have trained dozens of planters.
Through your investment in the Hero Maker Offering, we’ll together be able to fund, train, and release more church planters around the Bay and beyond.
The Hero Maker Offering will enable us also to continue investing and resourcing local Bay Area pastors. Several times a year we host events that help assess dozens of church planters, equip hundreds of pastors, and raise up those called to ministry.
“I wanted to personally say thank you Echo.Church for believing in my wife and I to start a church to reach those far from God! We just celebrated our one-year anniversary this fall and I’m so amazed at what God is doing! We don’t want to ever treat the extraordinary as ordinary. Because of your support as a Hero Maker we have seen 58 people say yes to Jesus for the first time, have baptized 13 people, and are reaching 117 people for our weekly attendance — we believe the best is yet to come!”
— Ali & Yasmin, Lead Pastors at CenterSet Church in Santana Row
Expanding Our Impact
We believe God’s desire is for all people, in every community, to experience His love and grace. That is why we are constantly striving to improve our local campus experiences and expand our spaces, in order to make room for the friends we are all inviting to experience God at Echo.Church.
Fremont Campus Launch
God has opened a door for us to launch a new campus in the city of Fremont. The HM Offering will enable us to renovate the facilities and buy the necessary equipment to get the campus off the ground.
Campus Expansion and Improvements
Through the Hero Maker Offering, we will be able to make facility improvements at the North San Jose Campus and Sunnyvale Campuses. We will also be able to start an “Opportunity Fund” as opportunities arise to move our South San Jose Campus into a more permanent facility or for future Echo.Church campuses.
We are in the planning phase of possibility becoming an extension site or regional campus of Southeastern University! Southeastern University has been partnering with churches all over the country in order to offer accredited degree programs while providing students with unique practical ministry experiences.
Partnerships like this are intentional ways of developing future Kingdom leaders by providing an opportunity for those in our community, church, and staff to get accredited biblical training as they serve the Church.
We will also continue to invest in other initiatives that train and equip those in our church to become Echo Group leaders, ministry directors, campus pastors, etc.