After the earthquake that hit the coastal region of Ecuador in 2016, Epic Church started a partnership with a local church on the island of Muisne, one of the places where the devastation was most significant. After helping with training and emergency response, our next goal was to help them rebuild 11 of the homes that were partially or completely destroyed. For that, we took on the challenge of raising $66,000 to bring back hope and show the love of Jesus to these families who are in such deep need. Because of the overwhelming generosity of so many, we were actually able to raise $72,126.69 to rebuild 12 homes!
Epic’s focus for this past summer was Living out God’s love to our community, through our partnership with Miami Village Church and the City of South Bend. Therefore, we worked together on projects to improve the conditions of their buildings, and help to further the work of the City of South Bend in the area. It was a wonderful time to serve, share and enjoy the summer outside.
Epic Church is excited to continue our partnership with Compassion International in Chillanes, Ecuador. We have sponsored almost 100 children over the past 3 years, and we are looking forward to sponsoring at least 15 more in the next couple of months! Compassion International has given Epic the opportunity to impact an entire city by planting churches, supplying food and shelter, providing medical care, and supporting educational programs for those living in extreme poverty. We not only get to impact the community at large, but we get to form personal relationships with the children we sponsor.
Join us in helping bring Jesus’ light to the world!
To sponsor a child, please contact us for more information!
Director of Children's Ministry
Sabrina Engbrecht serves as Director of Epic Church’s Children's Ministry together with her husband, Aaron. Sabrina believes in the power of pouring into the next generation starting at an early age and loves the opportunity to introduce children to the amazing person of Jesus Christ and His transforming love.
Sabrina was born and raised overseas in South America. She has been married to Aaron for 5 ½ years. They live in Bremen, Indiana along with their 2-year-old son, Corban, and baby girl, Elsie. Sabrina has experience with elementary kids through her work as a bilingual educator in the public school system for five years and extensive travel experience working with children’s programs in various countries. She loves adventure, good conversation, being outdoors and connecting with other young families in her community.
If you are interested in getting involved in Children’s Ministry, or you simply would like more information, connect with Sabrina at our next gathering!
Director of Children's Ministry
Aaron Engbrecht serves as Director of Epic Church’s Children's Ministry together with his wife, Sabrina. Together, they focus on pouring into their volunteers and families, and taking every opportunity to learn the stories of other people and grow in Christ together. Aaron loves serving at Epic in large part for the way the Epic family seeks to fulfill the church mission statement – Living In + Living Out God’s Love – through tangible initiatives such as SOS (Summer of Service) Sunday, packing Thanksgiving boxes and engaging others in conversation each Sunday.
Aaron is a business teacher at Tippecanoe Valley High School during the school year, and he brings that experience of teaching and leading to his ministry at Epic.
Aaron, Sabrina, along with their son Corban and daughter Elsie live in Bremen, Indiana.
If you are interested in getting involved in Children’s Ministry, or you simply would like more information, connect with Aaron at our next gathering!
Director of Student Ministry
Nathan serves as the Director of Student Ministry alongside of his wife, Olivia. Together they discovered their passion for serving in Youth Ministry. Nathan enjoys working with students and the opportunity to invest in their lives by being a mentor and friend who encourages students to learn what it means to Live In and Live Out God’s love.
As the Director of Student Ministry, Nathan provides consistent leadership to the students and leads them in their discovery of what it means to pursue a relationship with Jesus. He enjoys having fun with the students, in any competitive game, and also cares about taking the time to listen to the students stories and encouraging them in their faith. Nathan believes in the potential of students and the way they can impact the world around them. He is grateful for the opportunity to serve them in a fun and meaningful way.
Nathan and Olivia have been serving together in Student Ministry for 3 years and love what they can learn from the students. Nathan enjoys any outdoor activity and working as a carpenter. He and Olivia have been married for 1 year and enjoy traveling together to new places.
Hosts & Facilitators: Chris & Jan Lassus
Location: Conant Dr. in Mishawaka
Hosts: Brandon & Taryn Liechty
Facilitators: Jared & Stephanie Brenneman
Location: E. South St. in South Bend
Facilitator: Ashley Leader
Elective Study: “Uninvited” (DVD series)
Location: Epic Church
Childcare: Provided (please indicate how many children need child care)