The NEXT Initiative

The ‘next’ initiative

GOAL OF $450,000 / Sept. 2019 – sept. 2020

Since beginning in September 2013, Epic Church has been a “portable” church and has met in movie theaters for worship services. Since then, over 300 people have said YES to faith in Jesus for the first time, and Epic has continued to grow.

In September 2019, God provided an opportunity for a more permanent home for the ministry of Epic Church. The NEXT initiative is a 12-month goal to raise $450,000 that will be used to renovate this facility. Together, we can accomplish this goal and continue to lead people in becoming all-in followers of Jesus.

from a movie theater to a renovated auto center

In the Fall of 2019, renovations will begin to turn the former Sears Auto Center (Eastern Hills Mall) into a ministry space for Epic Church.

This 27,000 square feet building will include a 600-seat auditorium, plenty of space for kids and student ministry, as well other opportunities to make a difference in our communities.

Our hope is to be in this new space by Easter Sunday (April 12) of 2020!

Check out the video from the 6-Year Anniversary service where Pastor Mark shares the vision for the NEXT season of Epic Church and the the NEXT initiative.

If you would like to give to the NEXT initiative, here are a few ways to give:

  1. GIVE ONLINE – you can give online HERE and choose the “Future Facility” fund.
  2. GIVE BY TEXT – simply text any amount to 716.320.1818 and include the keyword “NEXT.” (Ex. $500 NEXT) Need more instructions for text giving? Click HERE.
  3. GIVE AT AN EPIC CHURCH SERVICE – You can give at any Epic Church Sunday service by using the giving envelope and designating your gift for the “future facility.”
  4. GIVE BY MAIL – if you’d like to mail in your gift, please send to P.O. Box 180, Clarence, NY 14031.

If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Ray Hammond (ray@epicchurchbuffalo.com or 716.320.0102). Thank you for your generosity and willingness to make a difference in the lives of people as we strive to lead people to become all-in followers of Jesus.

You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.” – 2 Corinthians 9:7