EPC 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.
• Next Generation Ministries Council.
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:
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 STUDENT AND COLLEGE MINISTRY LEADERS
The Next Generation Ministries Council would like to connect with you. Members join the council 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 just get the conversation started with leaders (staff, volunteer, full-time, and part-time).
HOW DO WE FOSTER SUSTAINABLE FAITH IN YOUNG ADULTS?
Most in student and/or college ministry have heard the statistics and read the articles; the stats vary, but the sentiment is the same—there is a growing concern that young adults are leaving the church, especially after high school. Two common responses are:
1. Ignoring the situation, hoping young adults will return when they are older and have children.
2. Building the church on the preference of young people, excluding older members.
However, many feel that more is going on than the “driver’s license to marriage license” joy ride that we’ve seen in previous generations. The Next Generation Ministries Council wants input from EPC church leaders (pastors, elders, parents, youth leaders, college ministry leaders, and volunteers) on this topic. We believe that there is great merit in sharing our ideas, as God reveals His plan for our young people in our individual churches and in the EPC.