NewSeries@Epic: At the Movies

29 06 2010

In this Summer teaching series you will discover the spiritual meaning behind some of Hollywood’s BIGGEST Summer Blockbusters.

Twilight: The Truth about Love – July 11

The Karate Kid: Making Wise Choices – July18

Toy Story3: Growing Through Transition – July 25

People’s Choice – August 1

CAST YOUR VOTE FOR PEOPLES CHOICE:

  • Sex and the City: Sex and My Self Image
  • The A-Team: Choosing Right When You’ve Been Wronged
  • Despicable Me: Overcoming My Dark Side
  • Grown-ups: Six Steps to Spiritual Maturity
  • Inception: Dreams, Thoughts and Temptations




Did the Disciples Have Management Potential?

15 06 2010

Christ specializes in using screwed up, messed up, works-in-progress people. He’s not looking for perfect people, He’s looking for people who are available. People who are open the possibility that Christ might want to use them. When Christ looks at you, He sees potential in you that you don’t even see yourself.  He doesn’t say clean up your life and I’ll use you. He sees the person you are today and He sees the person that you can become. “You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit.” John 15:16

Think of the people Christ chose. Imagine if we brought in consulting firm to evaluate the potential of the 12 leaders that Christ personally chose to be disciples and lead his new organization. Here’s the report…

TO: Jesus, Son of Joseph, Woodcrafter Carpenter Shop, Nazareth

FROM: Jordan Management Consultants, Jerusalem

Dear Sir:

Thank you for submitting the resumes of the 12 men you have picked for management positions in your new organization. All of them have now taken our battery of tests; we have not only run the results through our computer, but also arranged personal interviews for each of them with our psychologist and vocational aptitude consultant.

It is the staff opinion that most of your nominees are lacking in background, education, and vocational aptitude for the type of enterprise you are undertaking. They do not have the team” concept. We would recommend that you continue your search for persons of experience in managerial ability and proven capability.

Simon Peter is emotionally unstable and given to fits of temper. Andrew has absolutely no qualities of leadership. The two brothers, James and John, the sons of Zebedee, place personal interest above company loyalty. Thomas demonstrates a questioning attitude that would tend to undermine morale.

We feel that it is our duty to tell you that Matthew has been blacklisted by the Greater Jerusalem Better Business Bureau. James, the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus definitely have radical leanings. They registered a high score on the manic depressive scale.

One of the candidates, however, shows great potential. He is a man of ability and resourcefulness, meets people well, has a keen business mind and has contacts in high places. He is highly motivated, ambitious, and responsible. We recommend Judas Iscariot as your controller and right-hand man. All of the other profiles are self-explanatory.

We wish you every success in your new Venture.

Sincerely yours,

Jordan Management Consultants

Greg Ogden, “Transforming Discipleship: Making Disciples a Few at a Time.”





New Series@Epic: Unstoppable

4 06 2010

What if instead of asking Jesus to answer our prayers, we became the answer to His? For 3 weeks, Epic will team up with over 700,000 people worldwide for One Prayer 2010. We’ll unite together and dare to become the church Christ had in mind…an unstoppable force to change the world.

  • Unstoppable Faith – June 13
  • Unstoppable Courage – June 20
  • Unstoppable Grace – June 27
  • Celebrate America! – July 4




Volunteer Celebration: Crazy Olympics

2 06 2010

To thank and celebrate all the volunteers, Epic Church threw a great picnic lunch and an “off the hook” Olympic celebration full of crazy team games. It was an hilarious riot and an amazing day.

Thank you Epic Volunteers! You are true champions in the ultimate race of life. “I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:14





Twelve Begins 06.06.10

1 06 2010

At Epic Church, we’re unpacking all the times in the Bible where the number 12 occurs. It’s fascinating! Christ invested in 12 lives and we will follow His example this summer by using the 12 weeks of summer to impact 12 lives for Him.

Sunday June 6: TWELVE