Freq Asked Questions
WHO CAN ATTEND?
All events are for leagally single adults.
Occasionally, we will have an open event for everyone, and we'll be sure to make that clear. If you are dating you may attend, but you and your date will need to refrain from any public displays of affection.
IS THERE A FEE TO JOIN?
No, all echo events are free unless otherwise stated, but we do ask that people will help financailly support the ministry by donating.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO STAY INFORMED OR UPDATED ON EVENT CHANGES? The best way is to get on our email list. That way you will receive our newsletter and be personally updated to any event changes. But we also have a convenient cell phone text reminder system along with other social media we post on. See the top right corner of our website for our social media links and first calendar page for text reminder sign up.
IS ECHO AFFILIATED WITH A CHURCH?
No, Echo is a stand alone ministry that occasionally parnters with specific churches.
ARE CHILDREN ALLOWED AT EVENTS?
Most events are specific to just single adults, but on occasion, we will have an open event.
IS ALCOHOL EVER PERMITTED AT EVENTS?
No, we are a non-alcoholic ministry.
ARE DOGS ALLOWED ON HIKES?
No, dogs or any other animals are not permitted on hikes.
DOES ECHO HAVE AN OFFICE?
Yes, our administrative office is between Cleveland and Helen, Ga. Address: 8802 Duncan Bridge Rd Suite C Cleveland, Ga 30528
IS THERE CHILDCARE?
Unfortunately, we're currently are unable to provide any childcare at this time.
WHAT IS THE PREDOMINANT AGE OF THE GROUP?
Echo is welcome to any legally single adult 18 or over. Regular Echo ranges predominantly from late 30's to 50's, but any age is welcome at regular Echo events. Echo Next Generation (currently on hold) is distinctly 18 to 39.
HOW IS ECHO SUPPORTED?
Currently, our financial support comes by the grace of God and from individual donors like you!
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO GIVE?
We are a 501c3 organization, therefore all donations are tax-deductable. The best and most convenient way to give is through our safe and secure e-giving account on the website. Any checks can be given at events or mailed to P O Box 757 Helen, Ga 30545
HOW OFTEN DOES ECHO MEET?
We have events just about every week or weekend, averaging approximately 100 to115 events a year.
WHO DECIDES HOW DONATIONS ARE SPENT?
We have a Stewardship Board that meets every quarter that approves the budget and manages all the resources of Echo.
DOES ECHO OPPORATE EVENTS OUT OF A SPECIFIC PLACE OR AREA?
Not really, because depending on the event, each geographic location may very across the cities in north Atlanta.
WHAT IS THE LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE OF ECHO?
We are a Pastor/President lead ministry that is guided by Elders. Here are our four governing entities. Elders, Stewardship Board, Executive Staff, Volunteer Staff.
HOW DID ECHO GET ITS NAME AND IS IT AN ACRONYM?
No, Echo is not an acronym. In the beginning stages of the ministry, Greg and the team members went on a prayer retreat to pray and craft essential aspects of the ministry. Greg said to the team that it should be a simple, cool, easily rememberable name. After crafting the 7 core values, the coach felt led to suggest taking the first 2 letters and the last 2 letters of each core value and wordsmith. Greg and the rest of the team agreed to give it a try. Amazingly, ECHO YAHWEH was revealed. The consensus was that YAHWEH was the confirmation of the name ECHO. ECHO is to repeat, imitate or relfect, and that is what we are to do: Repeat the gospel mesage, be imitators of Jesus Christ, and reflect His light and love to the world.