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Church Planting (8/30/15) SERIES: Church 201

Posted on August 30th, by dhamilton in Listen. No Comments



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Today Epic Church celebrated 6 years as a church plant! And there’s no better way to celebrate our plant than by planting another church! We’re sending Jeremiah Holcomb to Eudora, KS and today he shares with us why we need more churches.

Church Planting (8/30/15) SERIES: Church 201

Posted on August 30th, by dhamilton in Video, Watch. No Comments

Today Epic Church celebrated 6 years as a church plant! And there’s no better way to celebrate our plant than by planting another church! We’re sending Jeremiah Holcomb to Eudora, KS and today he shares with us why we need more churches.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted on November 27th, by epic in Family, Uncategorized. No Comments

Happy Thanksgiving to one and to all!

Here are just a few things I’m thankful for this year:

God’s immense love – no joke, I know it sounds corny, but lately I have thought a lot about where I would be if God had not brought me into a relationship with Him.
Jenni – I am not that great of a husband and she is so loving, forgiving and able to push me just right.
Peter – baby smiles, need I say more.
Our friends and family.
Those folks who are supporting Epic Church through prayer and finances.  Jenni and I have been taking stock of just how many people are making this thing happen.  It’s incredible!
My Grandma for letting Jenni and I live with her for the past 6 months or so.
Pecan pie!
Bible Christian Church – for being so faithful and allowing us to … Read More »

He Must Become Greater

Posted on November 11th, by epic in Church Planting. No Comments

John 3:30.

Perhaps there is nothing more humbling than planting a church (surely there is – like having your skirt caught by the wind or something of that nature).  The problem with church planting is that the humblings (that’s my own personal word) keep coming.  They come because there is very little about the process that I actually control.  The two things that a church plant need to survive are people and money and these two things come from the only thing that a church plant needs to thrive – God.

Yeah, I am in charge of what happens between now and Sept. of 2009, or am I accountable for what happens – perhaps that is a better way of saying it.  But God is the one who brings it all together.  The key lies in me aligning my heart with … Read More »


Posted on August 19th, by epic in Church Planting, Epic Church, Prayer Requests. No Comments

Sometimes you just need a good whack!

Jenni and I have really been wrestling with where the exact location of Epic Church is going to rest.  We have been looking over demographics and cost of living, where our strategy would fit best, etc.  It really has been a little bit frustrating if I were totally honest.  We are convinced beyond a shadow of a doubt that God has called us into Church Planting, but don’t know where that is going to be lived out.

Yesterday, I was talking about this with Justin from The Heartland Project, and he gave me the whack I needed.  Justin asked me to quit worrying about all of the details and to ask one simple question, this is my paraphrase of the question, “Who are the people that God is burning a whole in your … Read More »

Importance of Church Planting

Posted on August 15th, by epic in Church Planting, Epic Church. No Comments

I was doing a little studying this morning on the demographics of some locations Jenni and I have been praying over for a specific place to plant Epic Church.  I ran across these statistics that just hammer home to me the need for new churches in our country!  These statistics are all taken from the Hartford Institute for Religious Research.

Q: How many people go to church each Sunday?
A: For years, the Gallup Research Organization has come up with a consistent figure — 40 percent of all Americans, or roughly 118 million people, who said they attended worship on the previous weekend. Recently, sociologists of religion have questioned that figure, saying Americans tend to exaggerate how often they attend. By actually counting the number of people who showed up at representative sample of churches, two researchers, Kirk Hadaway and Penny … Read More »

27 Psalm

Posted on August 14th, by epic in Uncategorized. No Comments

13 I am still confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the LORD
in the land of the living.

14 Wait for the LORD;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the LORD.

I find this encouraging as Jenni and I wait for the Lord on some things for Church Planting.

If you have not been praying for us, I would like to ask you to consider doing so.  We are giving our whole life to this (finances and all), we need as many people as possible praying that God would be our guide!  If you have been praying, let me say “Thank You!”, God has been leading us and confirming His call!  We appreciate each and every one of you!

I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living!

Great is Thy Faithfulness

Posted on July 11th, by epic in Church Planting. 3 comments

Perhaps the scariest part about planting a church is not the question of where or how.  You know, “where will the money come from?” or “how will we find the people who need to know God?”  The scariest part is sitting in complete faith that God has all of that lined out.  You see, I’m a bit persistent (Jenni would call it obsessive compulsive) when it comes to needing to know how and where.  I spin my wheels trying to “make” something happen.  I will spend hours, days, weeks and months making plans and gutting ideas.  I want to know now!

But God does not work like that.  He is not some crazy haired scientist who is bouncing back and forth throwing things around that are not yet ready to be moved.  God is a gentleman.  He does things perfectly and … Read More »

What will you do?

Posted on July 8th, by epic in Church Planting, Epic Church. No Comments

I have had several people who have asked me about Church Planting and what we will do if it doesn’t work, or we don’t raise enough money. I understand that question well, it is a fear that can easily plague a person. I recently went on a prayer walk and just cried out to God saying, “if this is what you are calling me too, then I will step where ever you say step.” I’m not sure exactly who the money will come from, but I do know where it will come from. I’m not sure what exactly it will look like to go from two people and a baby in our congregation to an entity that is impacting the spiritual landscape of KC, but I do know how it will happen. At the … Read More »

My First Love

Posted on May 7th, by epic in Vision. No Comments

Last night I was reading the Revelation of John, I read these words Jesus spoke to the Church in Ephesus:

Revelation 2:4-5

Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken your first love.  Remember the height from which you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first.

I started thinking about how I lived life when I first came to know Jesus.  I remember picking people up and giving them rides, I remember giving money because I had been given so much (through Jesus), I remember praying like everything depended on it and reading the scripture like it was a cool drink for a parched throat.

It has been funny how stepping out on faith has forced me back into that person again.  It is like I had been looking through rose colored lenses and now I see things as … Read More »

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