ECC believes that God’s primary place of operation on earth is through the Church. Para-church organizations are supports to the Church, but can never take the place of the Church. Many para-church organizations would not exist if the Church was operating as commanded and commissioned by God. Nicolas Ellen has served in the positions of Christian Education Director, Assistant Pastor, College Professor, Biblical Counseling Trainer and Senior Pastor. With over 25 years of ministry experience, he has developed material that has proven to be effective for evangelism, discipleship and church development. If you would like this information, you may purchase the notes titled Essentials for Church Development in the bookstore or purchase the book every Christian a Counselor.