Epic – Endless Possibilities In Christ – is all about making an impact on our rising generation.
Epic focuses on showing youth the reality of Jesus Christ, and encourages them to live their lives to the full! We beleive that epic is a place where high schoolers can belong. With pumping music, DJs, empowering messages to challenge and grow you, skate ramps, sports, games, comps, giveaways, tribal wars, new friends, connect groups, and sick events like Summercamp, epic ALL IN's, LIFE Conference, Miss Sistas and Man Conf. Where else would you rather be on a Friday night?!
A night for high schoolers aged 13-18 years, epic is a non-smoking, alcohol-free and drug-free event that happens every week.
WHERE does this happen?! The first Friday of each month we have our epic ALL IN service, an outreach service focused on seeing young people come to church for the first time and encounter God. It's held at LIFE Central, 95 Mt Eden Road, Mt Eden from 6:45pm to 9pm with bus transport running from various locations.
WHAT about the other Fridays of the month?! Well, epic happens every other Friday of the month in our LIFE Campuses from 6:45pm - 9pm. With great hangtimes, sports, pumping music, comps and games, along with praise & worship, an inspiring message and great connect group time.
North: 25 Arrenway Drive, Albany
Central: 95 Mt Eden Road, Mt Eden
South: 3 Lakewood Court, Manukau
Summercamp 18 - Endless Love
Double In A Day Promo - June 2017
Epic All In - May Highlights
Summercamp 2017 Highlights
epic: this is who we are
Summercamp 2k16 Highlights: Rise+Shine
EPIC EP Promo Vid
Ascend XVI promo
DIAD Feb 16 Promo
EMP 2k15 Highlights - Extended Cut
Double In A Day Highlights - Feb 2015
Double In A Day - 27th Feb 2015
Parakai Pools - Highlights 2015
Summercamp 2015 Highlights
Welcome to epic youth!
Thanks for stopping by our page to see what's going on in the life of our young people. We value your time as parents and caregivers of our amazing young people so much.
MESSAGE FROM OUR YOUTH TEAM:
Thanks for visiting our epic site to see what' s going on at youth.
Term 4 is underway and we have already had such an amazing year at Epic. We've just had our tenth EPIC All In with the awesome Ps James Murray preaching. We saw over 30 new people walk into EPIC and witnessed 14 incredible young people make a decision for Christ. Seeing this truly makes us realise the importance of these nights and why we put them on. The bottom line is, we want to see young people experience God for themselves, make a decision to follow Him and start to walk in the purpose God has set out for them. if you weren’t aware, the purpose of ALL IN’s is to create a night tailored to our Epicers bring friends that have never come to church before. The service has a massive outreach focus, so as a parent/caregiver, it’s a great conversation topic to be asking them who they are bringing.
Our EPIC campus nights have been going off each week! We love that every Friday night our young people get to come into an environment where they are invested into and discipled by our leadership team. We've seen our core youth grow in numbers and capacity as they have had more opportunity to serve on a Friday night. How awesome is it that as a church, we are giving our teenagers opportunities to lead and serve their peers!
In 2017 we have established a Youth Campus Pastor in each location to oversee both the Fuse & Epic ages groups. We have Josh Graveson at LIFE North, Dan Ackermann at LIFE Central and Tashinga Chanyau at LIFE South, and along with amazing campus youth teams we hope to develop our world class youth ministry more than ever with testimony after testimony of how many lives are being changed with the reality of Jesus.
We've stripped back many events this year so we can focus on getting our youth to LIFE Conference, Sistas & Man Conf. and will have special prices for our youth to make it as cheap as possible. We want young people to be apart of the bigger picture and bigger God environments. We believe this is a strategic move to see MORE of what God has for us in epic and for our youth to have a significant presence in the wider church.
Thank you for praying for us as we continue to create an environment where this generation of young people can encounter Christ, find a place to belong and step into their God given purpose.
Our team is passionate about young people, and we are focused and commited on building a youth ministry where young people find a place to belong.
We also have over 60 youth leaders plus volunteers that give up many hours and days to invest into the epicers. Running the Friday night service with connect groups and connecting on Sundays.
We are always on the look-out for new youth leaders and volunteers. And this year we are looking to build parent teams to help us with Friday night security and assisting at our Bus pickups and dropoffs at our campus' and beyond. If you're keen to check out what we do, or jump on team, just let us know by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Josh Graveson (Gravy) - North Campus Youth Pastor
Dan Ackermann (Acky) - Central Campus Youth Pastor
Tashinga Chanyau (TC)- South Campus Youth Pastor
Epic runs chartered buses to and from our services every Friday night. Your child must be picked up upon the return of the bus and we must have a "parent permission slip" returned for your child to ride on our transport services as per our child safety policy.
First Friday of the month bus times for ALL IN services:
Pakuranga - McDonalds/Z Station 6:00pm
Manukau - LIFE South (3 Lakewood Court) 6:15pm
Mangere – Sir Douglas Bader Intermediate 6:15pm
Royal Oak - Royal Oak Intermidiate 6:30pm
Alfriston - 143 Alfriston Road (Outside Alfriston College) 5:45pm
James Cook High School 6:00pm
Orewa - HBC Youth Centre 6:00pm
Albany - McDonalds Constellation Drive 6:15pm
Massey - BK Massey (opposite the cinemas) 6:00pm
West - Te Atatu Wendy’s 6:15pm
All buses depart LIFE Central between 9pm and 9:15pm
For all epic sevices in LIFE Campuses on remaining Fridays of the month:
LIFE North: (All buses depart LIFE North between 9pm and 9:15pm)
Orewa - HBC Youth Centre 6:15pm
Massey - BK Massey (opposite the cinemas) 6:15pm
LIFE Central: (Bus departs LIFE Central between 9pm and 9:15pm)
Pakuranga - McDonalds/Z Station 6:00pm
LIFE South: (All buses depart LIFE South between 9pm and 9:15pm)
Royal Oak - Royal Oak Intermidiate 5:45pm
Mangere – Sir Douglas Bader Intermediate 6:00pm
**Bus for Alfriston and James Cook is no longer available for Campus night.
At LIFE we follow NZ law and have a child protection policy and safe practice policy in place. As a result of these policies, we require all youth who wish to use our bus services to have completed a LIFE permission slip signed by their parent or guardian. This permission can be found below. Please complete the permission form and we will be in touch. Thank you so much for your cooperation and helping us provide a safer environment for our young people.