ETC is a 40-week long, residential, faith-based program for men who are ready to make radical and dramatic changes to their lives. We refer to ourselves as a regeneration ministry because we recognize that it’s not just a minor adjustment to our old life that must be made but a brand new life which needs to emerge. We believe God is able to create that life and nurture it to maturity.
Carrying on the vision
WHAT TO EXPECT
After class, the men volunteer their time for approximately 4-5 hours per day on various work projects in the painting and landscaping industries and volunteer projects at other local Spartanburg and Greenville County churches and non-profits.
In the evenings there are group dinners which are often attended by the staff families, then chores and homework time. Saturday mornings the men volunteer their time on work projects from 8:30-11:30 and then are allowed approved family visitation from 1-5pm. We worship together at Hope Church on John Dodd Rd. in Spartanburg on Sundays from 9:00am-12:30pm and provide marriage counseling on Sundays to married couples who are open to reconciliation.
As the program progresses, participants are systematically given higher levels of responsibility and expectations in order to prepare them for reality after the program. ETC provides transition assistance at completion which can include help with securing living arrangements, job placement, etc.