EPC we believe the Bible is God’s word, written to show us how we might have a relationship with Jesus. It is Jesus Christ who is building his kingdom and His desire is that all people worship Him as Lord and Saviour. It is his desire that we should live gospel-centred lives.
The fourfold outcome of a gospel-centred life is (1) the worship of God, (2) developing our identity in Christ, (3) living in true community with God’s people, and (4) following the mission of God.
If we are worshiping God and following his Son, Jesus Christ, as Spirit-filled disciples, we will be making disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to observe all that Jesus has commanded us. (Matthew 28: 19-20).
EPC takes the task of ‘making disciples’ in Jesus’ name seriously. Being a member of the Epping Presbyterian Church family means being a disciple and making disciples. It means active service to the inside as well as the outside. It means each member coming to Christ and maturing in obedience.
In short, at Epping Presbyterian Church, we are committed to building a family grounded in Christ and firm in faith, that is an effective team in reaching others with the Gospel.
To achieve this, we need to:
Be disciples, who are:
- committed to Christ-centred worship
- developing our identity in Christ
- living in true community by building healthy relationships and being shaped by expository teaching.
- encouraging, admonishing and teaching each other to follow Christ and become more like Him.
- spending time personally and together praying and studying God’s Word.
- submitting ourselves to godly leadership.
Make disciples, by:
- reaching out to our community with the goal of introducing them to Christ Jesus.
- discipling new Christians so that they will become disciple-makers.
- diligently training up God’s people for mission.
- planting a new disciple-being and disciple-making church within 5 years.