2023-24 SPECIAL PROJECTS
These Special Projects were approved by the 43rd General Assembly and range from local to international, from an individual or two to an entire people group or region. They all represent a ministry opportunity that fits within one or more of our strategic initiatives—church planting, church revitalization, global movement, and effective biblical leadership—but are not funded in the EPC operating budget.
Each of the projects has a challenging—but reachable—financial goal. You can donate to any of these Special Projects by using our secure online form or by text-to-give by using the appropriate “Click to Donate” button. You also can give by check made payable to the EPC with an indication of the fund(s) you wish to support, and mail to:
Evangelical Presbyterian Church
ATTN: FINANCE OFFICE
5850 T.G. Lee Blvd., Suite 510
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Thank you for your generous support of these Special Projects that fall outside the EPC’s operating budget. Use these quick links to navigate to the appropriate section:
CHURCH PLANTING INITIATIVES
Project ID: 008
Planting new EPC churches in North America is one of the primary means of accomplishing transformational growth. Gifts to this fund will help coordinate, encourage, and provide resources for church planting, evangelism, and church development/revitalization efforts of presbyteries and churches. Gifts to this fund also help provide oversight of church planter assessing, equipping, and the church planter application process.
CARE OF CHAPLAINS
Project ID: 477
EPC Chaplains minister on the battlefield, at military bases, and in hospitals, hospice, prisons, law enforcement/first responder agencies, as well as various other institutional settings. The EPC’s Chaplains Work and Care Committee and Chaplain Endorser manage the endorsement process and provide direct, consistent care for all EPC Chaplains. Gifts to this fund help chaplains attend training and spiritual renewal opportunities. Gifts also help the Chaplains Work and Care Committee fulfill its responsibilities as an endorsing agency and its care of EPC Chaplains.
CARE OF PASTORS AND SPOUSES
Project ID: 475
Under the direction of the Ministerial Vocation Committee, this fund is a resource for the spiritual and emotional wellness and healing of our pastoral leaders and spouses. Gifts to this fund support existing approved programs and agencies, design new programs and systems, and help those with financial need to attend conferences, retreats, and specialized programs for pastoral health.
SMALLER CHURCH NETWORK
Project ID: 479
This fund provides resources to develop programs, purchase leadership training materials, and assist leaders of small churches with financial need to attend regional conferences and gatherings that will “affirm the small church in its missional purpose and practice.”
NEXT GENERATION MINISTRIES
NEXT GENERATION MINISTRIES
Project ID: 062
The Next Generation Ministries purpose is to equip, encourage, and shepherd church leadership to evangelize and disciple the Next Generation from birth through young adulthood. To that end, this fund serves to support a variety of leadership development opportunities for ministry leaders and college students. It also supports the Next Generation strategy to connect and network ministry leaders throughout the denomination and with our ministry partners, such as the Coalition for Christian Outreach (CCO) and Reformed Youth Ministries (RYM). The ministry leaders who are affected by this support are usually the non-pastoral staff of a church, such as the Children’s Ministry Director, the Student Ministry Director, or their volunteers and interns.
Project ID: 612
Donations to this project will help fund a global worker’s ministry among Muslims in metro Detroit and South Asia by sharing the gospel and starting house churches. These global workers also lead teams caring for a refugee community in South Asia.
LEBANON—PHILEMON PRESCHOOL PROJECT
Project ID: 458
The Philemon Project provides the very best Christian-led, early childhood development for at-risk, economically disadvantaged Lebanese, Syrian refugee, and migrant children. Working in conjunction with the National Evangelical Church of Beirut, and focusing on children ages 1-4, project staff also mentor parents to help at-risk families develop healthy relationships.
MIDDLE EAST—FOOD VOUCHERS FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES
Project ID: 503
Donations to this fund will help with the Syrian refugee crisis in the Middle East and Europe. The EPC is joining church partners in Lebanon, Turkey, and Germany to not only assist refugees with physical needs, but also to share the gospel to meet their spiritual needs. To Donate or for more information, contact EPC World Outreach at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MIDDLE EAST—THE CROCHET PROJECT
The Crochet Project exists to help women support their families financially, with also the hope that consistent interaction with these women would lead to evangelism opportunities and discipleship relationships. To Donate or for more information, contact EPC World Outreach at email@example.com.