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Gospel of John Bible Study

We will be studying the Gospel of John with the inductive Bible study method, using a "manuscript" approach. Come explore the life of Jesus, the Word of God and the Light of the World with us. The study will sometimes be supplemented with video clips from The Gospel of John.

Facilitator: Katie Weakland

Time: Mondays 7:00-8:15 pm

Dates: Oct. 4 - Nov. 22

Meeting Place: Katie's home in Mishawaka near Bethel University

Cost of Materials: No cost, but a set of markers or colored pencils is suggested

Leader Profile for Connect Groups

Katie Weakland

Katie was part of Epic from the beginning, joining the church planting team in the fall of 2009. Katie is a wildlife biologist who is currently a professor of biology at Bethel University. She also spent 4 years on the mission field in Tajikistan as a partner with Epic Church. She has a passion for missions, inductive Bible study, discipling students, kayaking, and gardening. She looks forward to studying the life of Jesus with you through the eyes of John the evangelist.

Women's Group

Come join with other ladies as we take time to visit, pray together, and have the opportunity to discuss the messages that are shared on Sundays at Epic. 

Facilitator: Emily Van De Voorde

Meets: Tuesdays 7:00-8:15 pm

Dates: Oct. 19 - Nov. 16

Meeting Place: Epic Church

*Childcare Provided

Emily Van De Voorde

Emily Van De Voorde is one of the Directors of Connections here at Epic. She is married to Mike, and is also the mother of 2 daughters, Ruthie and Allie. She enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family. She is looking forward to connecting with other women and digging deeper into the Sunday morning messages during this 5-week group.

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Men's Group

Focus: "You Were Made for This" by Dan Grider

Facilitator: Mike Van De Voorde

Meets: Thursdays 7:00-8:15pm

Dates: Oct. 7 - November 18

Meeting Place: Epic Church

Mike Van De Voorde

Mike Van De Voorde and his family have been a part of Epic for 6 years. He loves to hike, ride his bike, and spend time with his family. Mike is excited to study this book together as it is a great insight into the DNA of Epic Church and will help us to discover the life for which we were created.

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Alpha Group

Alpha is a safe place to connect with others, ask questions about life, and explore the Christian faith. We'll enjoy our time as we connect, learn, and grow together.

Facilitator: Karleen Hallock

Time: Every Other Wednesday 6:30-8:30 pm

Dates: Oct. 13 - Dec. 8 (5 gatherings)

Meeting Place: Epic Church

*Childcare is provided

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Karleen Hallock

I've had the honor of being part of the Epic Church family since the beginning (10 years now!) and I'm so grateful to be part of such an amazing leadership team. There are several things I believe to my core: 1) a personal relationship with Jesus makes all the difference, 2) living in community with others makes us better, and 3) life is an adventure! I hope you'll join me on this journey as we (together) explore questions about life and faith.