Athletics are an integral part of a well-rounded education and a valuable component to help students make an impact for Christ.  The purpose of our athletic program is to foster physical development and athletic skills while teaching values such as self-discipline, teamwork, servant leadership, commitment, hard work, and a desire to do one’s best.  Our teams participate in a way that honors God and conveys a positive witness to those around us.

We currently offer nine sports and have 30+ teams.  Further, more than 70% of our middle school students participate in athletics.  The following sports are offered for boys (B) and girls (G), by season, with grades indicated:


  • Baseball (7-8 B)
  • Competitive Cheer (5-9 G)
  • Cross-Country (4-10 B&G)
  • Soccer (5-8 B)
  • Soccer (3-8 G)
  • Tennis (6-8 B)
  • Volleyball (5-8 G)


  • Basketball (3-8 B)
  • Basketball (3-8 G)
  • Cheer- Spirit (5-8 G)
  • Swimming (9-10 B&G)
  • Wrestling (1-5 B)
  • Upward Sports – through church partners (K-8)


  • Baseball (7-8 B)
  • Tennis (6-8 G)
  • Track (5-10 B & G)
  • Intramural Soccer (1-4 Co-Ed)

ECS teams participate in various leagues with both public and private/parochial schools.  Non-league games/tournaments are also scheduled to expand opportunities.  Our home games/matches are at our Epworth Campus (gym and soccer fields).

High School Athletics – Our high school program builds on our current elementary and middle school sports, including individual and teams sports.  We have already started to compete in IHSAA individual sports and will add team sports as enrollment grows.  In fact, in 17/18, we had boys and girls teams in cross-country, swimming, and track.  In addition, if students are interested in a sport, we are committed to finding them a positive experience as there are a range of opportunities outside of IHSAA programs.  For more information, contact our Paul Dunham, High School Athletic Director.

Philosophy of Winning – At ECS, we strive for excellence in all we do, including athletics; but, the win-loss record is not the primary measure of excellence.  Winning means more than outscoring the opponent.  It means doing everything in a way that honors the Lord and doing everything heartily, as unto the Lord (Colossians 3:23).  With the humility that comes through putting Christ first, we strive to win without arrogance.  We can be gracious in defeat and modest in victory.

Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart as working for the Lord.
Colossians 3:23