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EPC College MinistriesEPC College Ministries seeks to bring our community together to connect and collaborate through:

  • General Assembly network luncheons.
  • Partnerships with CCO and other campus ministries.
  • Networks of EPC ministry leaders and college-town church plants.
  • Social media, including EPC College Ministries Facebook group and Twitter feed.
  • College Ministries leadership team.

COLLEGE TOWN EPC CHURCH PLANTS 

 

The College Ministries Committee believes that God is calling us as a denomination to recapture the university campus through church planting. We seek to establish full-bodied, multi-generational, grace-filled, redeeming bodies of Christ committed to reaching an often-overlooked community with the life-saving message of Jesus Christ. To that end, four EPC church plants are underway: 

The Crossing Church
Columbia, Mo. (The University of MIssouri)

Grace Presbyterian Church (mission church)
Pennington, N.J. (College of New Jersey)

Gateway Community EPC (mission group)
Slippery Rock, Pa. (Slippery Rock University and Grove City College) 

The Antioch Movement
Ypsilanti, Mich. (Eastern Michigan University)

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LEADER NETWORK 

 

These EPC leaders minister to college students and young adults in a variety of ministry settings. If you serve college students in the EPC and are not listed (or your information has changed), please contact us.

The EPC College Ministries Facebook group is a great resource for connecting with other EPC College Ministry leaders, and is a safe forum for sharing ideas or asking questions. Join us!

John Brown
St. Giles Presbyterian Church, Charlotte, N.C.
704-553-1977

Ken Buck
Ashland EPC, Vorhees, N.J.
856-429-8844

Gus Diamondidis
Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church, Knoxville, Tenn.
865-693-9331

Chad Donohoe
Grace EPC, Lawrence, Kan.
785-843-2005, ext. 112

George Foose
Montreat Presbyterian Church, Montreat, N.C.
828-669-7577

Matt Grimm
Cornerstone EPC, Brighton, Mich.
810-227-9411

Marc Hunsaker
Central Presbyterian Church, St. Louis, Mo.
314-727-2777

Adam Long
Lookout Mountain Valley Church, Golden, Colo.
303-526-9287, ext.141

Bob Lynn
Knox Presbyterian Church, Ann Arbor, Mich.
734-761-5669

Mark Oblinger
Central Presbyterian Church, St. Louis, Mo.
314-727-2777

Dave O'Connell
Fourth Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, Md.
301-320-3434, ext. 227

Dave Partin
Covenant Chapel EPC, Leawood, Kan.
913-558-8321

Chris Perciante
Faith Evangelical Church, Loveland, Colo.
970-663-0522

Austin Prater
Brainerd EPC, Chattanooga, Tenn.
423-899-2424

Wes Simmons
Second Presbyterian Church, Memphis, Tenn.
901-454-0034

Dave Strunk
Cherry Creek Presbyterian Church, Englewood, Colo.
303-779-9909, ext. 5212

Gabe Swing
Lake Forest Church, Huntersville, N.C.
704-948-3232

Jonathan and Robin Tagg
Ordained EPC minister, serving out-of-bounds in North Carolina.

Ryan Wampler
The Crossing Church, Columbia, Mo.
573-256-4410

Greg Ward
Hope Presbyterian Church, Cordova, Tenn.
901-755-7721

Jonathon Weyer
Ordained EPC minister, serving out-of-bounds at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.

Billy Whitt
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Bluefield, W.V.
304-325-9121

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SURVEYS 

 

Surveys are one method we use to keep feedback continuous and current in the ever-changing face of college ministries across the EPC. We'd love to get to know you better and to hear your opinion on important issues impacting ministry to the next generation. We value your input!

GET TO KNOW COLLEGE AND STUDENT MINISTRY LEADERS
The Student and College Ministries Committee would like to connect with you. Members join the committee with a sincere desire to serve those who are called by God to reach and disciple the next generation. The intent of this survey is to get the conversation started with leaders, full-time or part-time, staff or volunteer.

HOW DO WE FOSTER SUSTAINABLE FAITH IN YOUNG ADULTS?
All EPC church leaders—pastors, elders, parents, youth leaders, college ministry leaders, and volunteers—are invited to take this survey by clicking the title above.

Two common responses to the question are:

  1. Ignore the situation, and hope young adults will return to church when they are older and have children; or
  2. Build the church on the preference of young people, to the exclusion of older members. 

Student and college ministry leaders are immersed in the statistics and articles that express a growing concern about young adults leaving the church, especially after high school. However, many of these leaders feel that more is going on than the "driver's-license-to-marriage-license" joy ride. How would you answer the question? We want your insights!

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