Come to Know Christ
Leave to Share
Our logo is a visible
expression of our response to Christ's love and call. The vision of EPC,
“Loving all for the Glory of Jesus Christ” emphasizes the two commandments that Jesus gave the
ch to love God and to love our neighbor:
"Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?" Jesus replied: "'Love the Lord your
God with all your
heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and
greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'
All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments." (Matthew 22:36-40 NIV)
"As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you keep my commands,
you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commands and remain in his love. I have told
you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. My command is this: Love each
other as I have loved you." (John 15:9-12 NIV)
The vision is more than a simple call to obedience; the vision serves to draw us into a love relationship with God.
"Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God
and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love." (1 John 4:7, 8 NIV)
Recognizing that we live in a a diverse world, EPC’s motto
Come to Know Christ
Leave to Share Christ
reminds us to be 1) an intentionally open, inviting and accepting community where believing is not essential to belonging
and 2) that we strive to be a faithful community proclaiming Jesus as the Way, the Truth, and the Life, and living
under the authority of the Bible.
The words Relevant, Transforming, Biblical, and Incarnational in our logo represent our
mission to participate in the work of the Holy Spirit.
Relevant, to be attractive to the community by providing fellowship, friendship, and activities
to connect and experience the love of God.
Transforming, to invite people on a journey to discover the love of God in Jesus Christ through
worship, discipleship, and missional opportunities.
Biblical, to be deeply committed to the traditional and historical understanding of authority of scripture
that has led the church in the power of the Holy Spirit in all ages to proclaim “Jesus is Lord!”
Incarnational, to be the church in our homes, neighborhoods, workplace, schools, local
communities and the world.
God has invited us to join Him in His Kingdom work and we are prepared to respond by compassionately ministering
in our community and throughout the world, reflecting His Glory through the time, talents and resources He has provided.
Englewood Presbyterian Church's Response to the Passing of Amendment 10-A of the Presbyterian Church (USA):
Englewood Presbyterian Church understands the denominational vote as a contradiction of Biblical standards for ordained church leaders.
Those called to be ministers, elders, and deacons are called to live an exemplary lifestyle. We will continue to only ordain those persons
who reflect this exemplary lifestyle which includes living either in fidelity within the covenant of marriage between a man and a woman,
or chastity in singleness. Our position on ordination standards reflects only the call to leadership and we do not wish to marginalize
or devalue any individual or people group. For further information please see our leadership covenant.