Get to know the vision and heart behind everything we do here at Epic.
To see Every Person in the City make Jesus the forgiver and leader of their life.
We create churches that lead people to and through their next steps.
WE LOVE JESUS FIRST
WE BELIEVE THAT EVERY PERSON MATTERS
WE HAVE FUN AND CELEBRATE
WE LEAD THE WAY IN GENEROSITY
WE ARE PASSIONATE, NOT PASSIVE
WE ARE CONTRIBUTORS, NOT CONSUMERS
WE DO EVERYTHING WITH GREAT EXCELLENCE AND A GREAT ATTITUDE
WE PURSUE MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS
WE ARE #FORPHILLY
We love Jesus first
Epic Church is built on a core set of beliefs that reflect the essential elements of the Christian faith. These are the beliefs which unify us and are the foundation upon which we make decisions.
“In the essentials we need unity, in the non-essentials we need freedom; but in all things we need love.” -Rupertus Meldenius
God is the creator and ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed as one God in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
About Jesus Christ
Jesus Christ is the Son of God and equal with the Father and Holy Spirit. Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless human life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He rose from the dead after three days to demonstrate his power over sin and death. He ascended to Heaven and will return again to earth to reign as King of kings and Lord of lords.
About The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make people aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right.
About The Bible
The Bible is God’s Word to all people. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the foundational source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without error.
About Human Beings
People are made in the spiritual image of God to be like him in character. People are the object of God’s creation and love. Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us fall short because of sin. Our sin separates us from God until the relationship is restored through faith in and relationship with Jesus Christ.
Salvation is a gift from God to humanity. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith, we are saved from our sin. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
Humans were created to exist forever. We will either exist eternally separated from God by sin, or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.