At Epic our mission is to connect people to God and each other by actually trying to do what Jesus taught us to do. We are a non-denominational "church-planting" church. We do that through intentionally making disciples who make disciples. In Wichita roughly 35% of the population attends church, and less know what it means to follow Jesus. We believe our church was born not only to redeem the lost, broken, and weary, but to empower them to help others find the same hope in Jesus they have found.
The mission of Epic Church is to glorify God by making disciples through the gospel of Jesus Christ. God’s mission and the mission of His Church are inseparably linked. If God’s mission is to be glorified through the redemption and reconciliation of a people, the Church’s mission must orient joining God in His mission by being disciples who make disciples.
Our vision is to be a church of grace-filled people, empowered for community transformation and new church formation, so that the Gospel is faithfully transferred from person to person and generation to generation. As Jesus Christ works in and through us to fulfill our mission and pursue our vision, we expect to see results in three areas: Community Transformation, New Church Formation, Next Generation Empowerment.
The Gospel is ultimately about humanity being restored to God’s community. Only through practicing community will individuals grow fully in the grace and knowledge to be found in Jesus. Furthermore, it is through community that a fragmented world can best witness the power of the Gospel and the nature of God’s work. As a culture of confession, transformation, friendship, forgiveness, justice, power, and love springs up in the lives of normal people, those who don’t know Christ will be compelled to ask, "What is happening?"
Connect (or "Missional") Groups are an essential part of our church, as they provide a place where deeper fellowship and better support for one another can take place. Considering that the early church worshipped in large settings - in the synagogues - as well as in homes, we unite together similarly in order to be in deeper fellowship with God and one another. God has reconciled us not only to Himself but also to each other. This "each other" is called His Church.
We believe in One God - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 5:16; John 1:1; 2 Peter 1:21)
We believe God the Father spoke all things into being. (Genesis 1:1; Acts 17:24-28; Hebrews 11:3)
We believe Jesus, God's only Son, was both fully human and divine, born of a virgin, and lived a perfect life as to come as one of us to rescue us from sin. (Matthew 1:8; John 1:14)
We believe Jesus was crucified, died, was buried, and resurrected from the dead on the third day to save us from our sins and make the only way we can be rescued from death. (1 Corinthians 15:3-8)
We believe the Bible is God's Holy Word and by it we discover more clearly who God is, understand who Jesus is, and it sets the standard who we are called to be as disciples. (Hebrews 4:12)
We believe all have fallen away from the way God created us to be, and as a result of our rebellion (apart from Jesus) we have condemned ourselves. (Acts 4:12; Romans 3:23)
We believe salvation from this self-inflicted condemnation comes only through the blood of Jesus. (Matthew 26:28; Romans 5:8-9; Ephesians 2:8-9)
When a person becomes a disciple of Jesus they accept God's grace. A person disciples themselves to Jesus through faith in Christ, repentance of sin, immersing themselves into Christ, and committing themselves to follow and obey the teachings of Jesus. (Romans 5:1-2; Luke 24:45-47; 2 Peter 3:9; Galatians 2:27; Colossians 2:12)
We believe the church is the bride of Christ, brought together by the blood of Jesus, made up of all Christ followers everywhere. (Matthew 16:13-18; Acts 2:14-47)