CONNECT GROUPS

  • Dates: February 2nd – March 21st (unless otherwise noted
  • Sign ups OPEN until FEBRUARY 2nd.

Financial Peace University - Monday

If you feel you need to take control of your finances, this is the group for you! You will go through the Financial Peace University class and learn to handle your money God’s way.

Time: Monday 6:30-8:30 pm Place: Epic Church

Facilitators: Lindsey Peek and Chris Persing

Cost of Materials: $109.00

Linsey Peek

Lindsey has been married to Alex for twelve years, and they started coming to Epic four years ago. She began her relationship with Jesus as a young child but has grown closer to Jesus as an adult. She worked as a part of financial institutions for several years. Currently she works in the financial office at Nibco. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, gardening, sewing, and all geeky things!

Chris Persing

Chris married Shelly almost twenty years ago, and they have one son. They have been coming to Epic for six years. He is a veterinarian who met Jesus in his early childhood and was baptized in 2012. Chris likes reading, being with his family, and occasionally being able to golf.

Financial Peace University - Wednesday

If you feel you need to take control of your finances, this is the group for you! You will go through the Financial Peace University class and learn to handle your money God’s way.

Time: Wednesday 6:30-8:30 pm Place: Epic Church

Facilitator: Karleen Hallock

Cost of Materials: $109.00

Karleen Hallock

Karleen's been part of the Epic family since the beginning (10 years now!) and is so grateful to be part of such an amazing team at Epic. She has seen how a personal relationship with Jesus makes all the difference -- there's healing and freedom! A phrase you'll often hear her say is "life is an adventure!" and she enjoys this adventure through her hobbies which include hiking, exploring new places, traveling, kayaking, reading, and enjoying coffee with friends. In the area of finances...well, like most of us, she's made bad, good, and mediocre financial decisions and is able to encourage others in their journey towards financial freedom.

Men's Group

Time: Wednesday at 7:00-8:15pm  Place: Epic Church

Facilitators: Matt Zimmerman and Jeff Petersen

Matt Zimmerman

Matt married Elena 13 years ago. He has been part of Epic for 8 years, 5 months and 4 days (but who is counting?). He started his journey with Jesus in the winter of '95 but knows he is still getting to know Him. He is a paramedic/fire fighter for South Bend and loves spending time with his family, going on dates with is lovely wife, exercising and music.

Jeff Petersen

Jeff and his wife Leslie have been married for 28 years. They have 2 children, all grown up, living in Fort Wayne and Indianapolis. He was an elementary school teacher for 16 years and then was the Media and Production Director for Granger Community Church for many years before he opened his own photo/video studio within their hair salon in Granger. They have been happily attending Epic for a little over 2 years.

Women's Breakfast Group

*Childcare Provided*

Time: Tuesday at 9:30-11:30 am Place: Epic Church

Facilitators: Emily Van De Voorde and Elena Zimmerman

Emily Van De Voorde

Emily is a Co-Director of Connections here at Epic as well as a mother of 2 beautiful daughters, Ruthie and Allie. She and Mike have been married for 22 years, and started coming to Epic 4 years ago. She enjoys reading, cross-stitching, and feeding people .

Elena Zimmerman

Elena is a stay-at-home mom who enjoys spending time with her family doing fun activities like going to zoos, visiting gardens or parks and going for walks. Her family also looks forward to seasonal activities such as apple picking or going to the pumpkin patch. She and her husband of 13 years, Matt, have been part of Epic for 8 years. They have 3 beautiful kids: Anna (9), Johnny and David (4).

Alpha Group

*Childcare Provided*

Dates: Every other Monday February 10-May 18
There is a 2-night retreat April 24-26. CLICK HERE for a sample video.

Time: Thursday 6:30-8:00pm  Place: Epic Church

Cost:  $80 per person (A non-refundable $25 deposit is due the Feb 24th with the final payment due on April 5th)

What is Alpha?

It is a meal with friends. It is a good conversation. It is a safe, non-judgmental environment where you can explore thoughts and questions about life and faith.