EPiC is the suggested new name for the new conference.
As a Noun, epic is a long poem, typically one derived from ancient oral tradition, narrating the deeds and adventures of heroic or legendary figures or the history of a nation.
As an Adjective, it is long, grand, monumental, vast, Homeric, lofty, grandiloquent, high-flown, high-sounding, extravagant, bombastic
The new EPiC: Eastern Pennsylvania i Conference: As a noun we are the weaving together of many individual verses that tells the heroic and legendary journey that our Congregations have made over the years. As an adjective we strive for lofty and grandiloquent ministries that show the extravagance of God.
And what does the “i” stand for? Inclusive, innovative, inclusive, incarnational, infinite, inspirational, intentional, inspirit, imaginative, in the image of God. The “i” opens us to the possibilities of God as we continue our epic journey of faith into the yet unwritten future.
Are we EPiC people? Are we members of the new Eastern Pennsylvania i Conference? An epic poem is derived from ancient oral traditions, narrating the deeds and adventures of heroic figures. Are we part of the long poem of faithful saints as it journeys through the ages?
Something is described as epic when it is grand, monumental, lofty and extravagant. Does that describe the ministries and ambitions we have in our churches? What does it mean for us to be EPiC in name and action? Will we be Inclusive? Inspired? Intentional? Innovative? Imaginative? Living in the Image of God? The Spirit is moving us into something new and wonderful, will we join God in this EPIC adventure?