Core Values

1. We believe that everyone has a part to play in God’s story

  • God has given everyone Spiritual Gifts.
  • Creativity as a reflection of the image of God as the Creator.  
  • In Unity everyone has a voice.
  • 1 Peter 4:10, 11; Romans 12:6-8; Joel 2:28-30; Genesis 1:27

 

2. We believe in community

  • Relationships with each other matter. 
  • Community is a place to find Encouragement.
  • Spiritual GrowthAccountability, and Mentorship only happen in community.
  • Fellowship is the practice of sharing life as a Family.
  • Small Groups are a form of community.  
  • Acts 2:42-47; Hebrews 10:25; Matthew 18:20; James 5:16

 

3. We believe in a growing devotion to God 

  • Abiding with God is necessary to Spiritual Growth 
  • Awareness of God’s leading comes through Prayer and Listening.
  • Faith always requires a Next Step.
  • Community is necessary for Spiritual Growth. 
  • 1 Timothy 4:15; John 15:5; 2 Peter 3:18; Philippians 1:9-11

 

4. We believe in radical acceptance

  • Safe place is free of Judgment.
  • Disagreement does not cancel out Love or Unity.
  • A place of Grace and Forgiveness. 
  • Colossians 3:13; Romans 14:1; Philippians 2:3-4; Jude 1:22

 

5. We believe in transformational worship

  • God’s Presence never leaves us the same. 
  • The Message is Sacred, the Medium is not.
  • We offer our gifts of Excellence to God. 
  • Holistic worship engages the entire being, MindBody, and Spirit

 

6. We believe church is first and foremost for those who have yet to accept Jesus

  • We strive to make our local communities better through sharing the love of Jesus in Creative Outreach, Service, and support of Local Charities.  
  • We strive to make our world better by supporting World Missions and Charities Abroad.
  • Facilitate Natural ways to bring friends to a personal knowledge of the love of God. 
  • Mindful of Seekers in every aspect of programming.
  • Hebrews 13:12; Matthew 28:19; Matthew 25:35-40; Jame 1:27

 

7. We believe God’s story of redemption is the foundation for our story. 

  • We share a Seventh-day Adventist message, contextualized to our time through the narratives of Scripture.  
  • The Bible is our guide to life abundant and speaks to our lives today. 
  • Bible truth brings about transformation. 
  • The story of Jesus is central to all the stories in the Bible, and everything we do at Epic. 
  • 2 Timothy 3:16; Joshua 1:8; Hebrews 4:12; John 15:7; Revelation 14:6-12