One thing we’ve been uniting around as an EPIC Team is that the church is the church, gathered or scattered. Gathering physically is an incredible gift; but we’re also grateful for ways to gather virtually while that isn’t possible. (As a reminder: all regular, in-person EPIC gatherings are currently cancelled until further notice.) We firmly believe social distancing doesn’t need to be relational distancing or spiritual distancing. So in this time, we want to stay connected with your student, and give them a few ways to continue engaging with God, us and each other!
Parents – We send out announcements, upcoming events and newsletters to make sure you’re in the loop of everything happening at EPIC.
Use this link: boredonsunday.com/parent-mailing-list/
May 27, 2020
No Worship Wednesday tonight, but we encourage you to check out last week’s! After a few songs of worship, Phil and Casey brought in their friend Kyle for a conversation about the need for racial reconciliation, and the way that need is close to God’s heart. As this need continues to be all the more fitting, we encourage you to listen in. —interview starts 28:40.
“As Christians, we understand that God made all people and all people have value. There’s a very specific reason He made us all different.
…And then you think about how the Bible often describes the church as a body. And when you think of a body, it has different parts—head, hands, feet, toes—everything is different. Can you imagine a body walking around with all hands? Or all feet? Or all heads? Like, that would be terrible. There is beauty in being individuals and who we are, but there’s also an important piece of embracing uniqueness.
…if you believe the things God does are wonderful and perfect, then you have to look at yourself and say, “Man…if I’m around all hands, I’m missing out. And other people are missing out.”
May 19, 2020
Today’s scripture: Colossians 4:18 • Hudson
Last Colossians devotional and we’re excited to finish with a STUDENT TAKEOVER! Hudson finishing us out by reflecting on Paul’s story and send-out message in Colossians 4:18: “Remember my chains.”
“The way Paul was freed from his chains reminded me of a time, a little over a year ago, when I broke my knee-cap. I was stuck in bed for a while…I was in crutches for over a month, and not gonna lie, was starting to lose some faith in God. …I remember when my faith was restored. I was “crutching” around the park with my friend, and these two girls came up and asked about my knee. …and they asked, “Can we pray for you?” And it helped me to have my faith healed. It didn’t take the crutches off my arms, but it took the crutches off my mind and my heart to get my faith back.”
Questions to think about:
– Has there been a time when you’ve been freed from your chains?
– What in life has caused you to forget God’s grace or be pulled from it?
May 18, 2020
Today’s scripture: Colossians 4:14-17 • Sarah
It’s another STUDENT TAKEOVER! Great words from Sarah, pressing into who on earth Demas is (and how we probably relate to him) and the power of serving faithfully. Grab your Bibles and join us!
“I think there’s one thing that’s certain…what God has for us is so much better than what the world has in store. So when things do get tough…it’s easy to just abandon what God has for us. But there’s so much more when we stay with Christ & what He has for us.”
May 15, 2020
Today’s scripture: Colossians 4:10-13 • Scott
It’s another STUDENT TAKEOVER! Great words from Scott on the power of loving people by welcoming them – welcoming individuals, welcoming groups different than us, and welcoming the presence of God.
“In a season of quarantine, it may seem like we’re not really able to invite people into a space…we’re not really able to welcome people anywhere. But that shouldn’t stop us from trying to welcome people into what God is doing. We would love to welcome you into our church family and invite you into these spaces so you can encounter God.”