Mission Statement: EPIC Community Church exists to glorify God by declaring and demonstrating the power of the Gospel for the sake of a broken world.
Three Core Values from Our Mission Statement:
- We exist for the glory of God: Our main mantra at EPIC is “not to us.” It comes from Psalm 115:1 which says, “not to us, O Lord, not to us but to your name give glory.” We are convinced that there is nothing and no one like God. The main purpose of our lives and our church is to enjoy God and make much of Him. We are not here for ourselves but for Him. We are not wrapped up in our story but in His story.
- We exist to declare and demonstrate the power of the Gospel: The Gospel is the good news regarding what God has done in Jesus to rescue His creation from sin. Jesus, the Son of God, came to earth as a man, lived a sinless life, died to pay for our sins, rose three days later, ascended into heaven and is coming back one day. He offers new life to all who repent of sin and believe in Him. In Him, God is making all things new. The Gospel certainly has the power to save sinners but it also has the power to transform our lives. If we embrace the Gospel, it changes everything. It changes who we are and how we live. The Gospel is not just the ABC’s of Christian conversion; it is the A to Z of the Christian life. It not only justifies but also sanctifies. Therefore, we constantly seek to declare the Gospel to the world and ourselves. We also demonstrate the Gospel by applying it to every area of our lives.
- We exist for the sake of a broken world: We live in a tremendously broken world. There is disease, hunger, injustice, broken relationships, wars, and death. It does not take long to recognize various spaces in our own lives that are broken. And if we are honest, we are part of that mess. The brokenness in our world is a result of our rebellion against God; it’s a result of us seeking independence from God. This rebellion has fractured our world. Our hearts mourn over the brokenness on this planet and we long for God in Christ to make all things new. So, we declare and demonstrate the power of the Gospel for the sake of a world that God loves desperately. We serve our community, love our neighbors, give to the poor, support missionaries, send mission teams, fight injustice, plant churches, and share the Gospel. We join God in what He is doing to make all things new.