We love our multigenerational worship and the middle hour being a common place of connection, learning, and growth. Continue to invite your friends, neighbors, and co-workers. All are welcome as we serve our great God and his Son Jesus Christ!
Sunday Morning Schedule
Children, Student, & Adult Sunday School
Sunday School Classes
Discover EP Membership Class/Gospel Transformation (Room TBD, Starts in March)
Nathan Boyette and Laurie Nelson
New to EP? We want to give you an opportunity to discover who we are, what we believe, and how we are to live a missional life. This six-week class is a great way to determine if EP could be your church home, and though it is a requirement for church membership, you do not need to become a member to attend.
Genesis 1-11: Creation, Fall, Flood, Nations (155-156)
The first eleven chapters of Genesis lays the foundation of the Bible, Christianity, and our faith. We will study many of the fascinating questions present in these eleven chapters, using The Genesis Academy, a newly released 12-part video series.
Gospel According to Mark (153-154)
Frank Rouland and Bruce Hotlzman
The Gospel According to Mark is the shortest but “fastest-paced” of the three synoptic gospels, emphasizing the immediacy of Jesus’s authoritative action and teaching. This class continues our exploration of this amazing account of Jesus’s life and ministry.
Gospel Centered Family (001)
Brian & Leigh Miller and Team
This class will challenge us to wrestle with the big picture of gospel-centered parenting. Our aim is to prepare ourselves in heart and mind to respond to all that parenting entails in ways that encourage and build up our children. Only then will we find rest and assurance in trusting how God will use us for His purposes in the lives of our children.
Marriage Preparation and Enrichment (151-152, Starts in February)
Have a plan for after the wedding. From communication to finances, we help you prepare for the time after Just Married.
Nehemiah (Church Library)
Jim Ferguson, David Porter, and Mike Hoffman
We will continue to study Nehemiah as he builds the wall and shepherds the returnees from Babylon.We will continue to study Nehemiah as he builds the wall and shepherds the returnees from Babylon.
Tammy Ramos and Dana Andre
Join us as we pray for our youth, our church, and our own lives. You are welcome to make this your Sunday school class or to stop by as you are able. We will pray in small groups each week during the Sunday school hour.
Rejoicing in Christ (101)
Jay Mitchell and Jonathan Nichols
We live in an “ABC” (Anything-But-Christ) culture. Even in the church, we have a propensity to look beyond the person of Jesus. In his book, Rejoicing in Christ, Michael Reeves compels us to look at Christ to see that he is our life and our hope. Join us as we use Reeves’ book to help us see the Word Incarnate as he is revealed in the Scriptures.
Sermon Topics: Renew/Gospel According to Mark (Fellowship Hall)
Peter Polk and Team
This class will discuss and delve deeper into the passage from the pastors’ weekly sermons.
Sharing Jesus While Strengthening Relationships (School Library 113)
Nathan Boyette and Don Mullis
The Bible teaches that Christians possess the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ. How can we communicate this good news in a way that strengthens our relationships rather than breaks them? Join us as we explore this question and learn together how we might “always be prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect” (1 Peter 3:15).
The Heidelberg Catechism (005)
Immediately upon finishing our Fall Lesson Plans, entitled, “A Biblical Study of The Old Testament Prophets Augmented By Michael Card’s Work entitled, ‘The Word – Recapturing The Imagination Of The Prophets’,” we will return to our “In-Depth Study Of The Heidelberg Catechism.” The Heidelberg Catechism is a Protestant Confession of Faith written in 1563. We’ll be resuming at Question 23, The Apostles’ Creed.
The History of Christianity (121A)
Pastor Bruce O’Neil and Michael Fenimore
Today’s church has limited exposure to circumstances and struggles faced by our forebearers in the early church, and as a result, have often repeated those same errors and problems that they faced. This class will look at the past with an eye to the present, comparing the practices of the early church with those of our day, giving context to why we do the things we do, giving encouragement to us in our situation, and connecting us to greater story of God’s redemption.
The Small Group and the Vine (Cheryl’s Office 128A)
Small group leadership is rightly seen as an indispensable ministry. But what’s your goal as a leader? What’s your job description, and what does that job look like week to week? Over the five sessions of this training course, we’ll explore what small groups really are and how they work, focusing on key aspects of your role as a small group leader. This course is an excellent introduction for new small group leaders and a valuable refresher for seasoned facilitators.
Women of the Word (Church Parlor 150A)
Debbie Cavallaro, Hannah Manyara, Debbie Topp, Monice White, and Team
Whether you have been a Christian for decades or are a young believer, this class will help you learn more about how to open the Bible on your own and use tools that will challenge you to think and grow. We will study 1 Peter together using Jen Wilkin’s study guide and video series.
Student, Elementary, & Nursery Information
Middle School and High School
Our Sunday morning gatherings will be in the Cove at 9:45 a.m. We will have joint worship and then a breakout time for each ministry. You and your family and friends can attend corporate worship at either 8:30 or 11 a.m.
Elementary, Pre-School, and Nursery
EP Kids elementary (K-5) gathering will be in the Chapel starting at 9:45 a.m. Pre-school and nursery childcare will be all three hours in the Children’s wing. Parents, if you have questions, please email Linda Cate.
Fall Renew Groups for Women
One of the best ways to get connected at EP is to step into a Renew Group. Renew Groups are a great place to get connected to other people seeking after Jesus, a safe space to study Scripture and grow in your experience of God’s grace. Fall groups start the week of September 9.
(Childcare is available during our Tuesday morning groups.)