City Impact exists to intervene on behalf of the people in the inner city of San Francisco through 14 service programs. For over 30 years they have accomplished this by bringing relief for those in urgent need, rehabilitation for those wanting a way out, and development to ensure the cycles of poverty and despair are not repeated. City Impact continues outreach specifically in building the Mission Center.
Because Justice Matters
Because Justice Matters is focused on empowering and supporting women and girls, by building creative communities. Within these communities, (dance classes, nail day, ESL, brunch and other groups) BJM is committed to building long term relationship, providing space for healing and spiritual growth and raising up community leaders. God is doing a powerful work among women and BJM is proactive and intentional in reaching and equipping women and girls. BJM is excited to expand their youth dance program, launch English classes for Spanish & Arabic speaking women, and start a new ministry into SF clubs.
“At Bessie Carmichael, we dare to dream to big. I’ve always dreamed of creating a school where we wished the world would be. We look at everything we do, in terms of instruction through a social justice lens. One of our goals is to interrupt systemic oppression and that students leave Bessie with the knowledge and critical thinking skills that they need for the 21 century. Most important we want our scholars to leave Bessie happy and successful.” -Principal Lagdamen
Bessie Carmichael is the only public school located in the SoMa neighborhood. The school educates almost 700 children, Kindergarten through 8th grade, on two campus. Epic began this partnership in October 2010 and has maintained it through resourcing teachers and students.
Josh and Kassi
God called Josh and Kassi to San Francisco to equip, inspire, and release the next generation of missionaries and ministry leaders into the nations. They have been serving with YWAM in San Francisco for more than four years and have been a part of Epic Church, leading teams and groups, since moving to SF. At YWAM, Josh and Kassi are leading and facilitating six-month discipleship and missions training courses called Discipleship Training Schools (DTS). They believe that God wants us to bring His Kingdom both here locally and internationally. Josh and Kassi live and work in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco, as well as lead young missionaries to serve and minister internationally for a minimum of two months each year.
Church Planting Partnerships
Mountain View, CA
Current SV started in the fall of 2016. Current’s mission is love God, love one another, and love the world. Current wants to be invested in the common good of society, while also reflecting God’s love for the world.
Eden’s mission is to impact the Silicon Valley by leading people to become fully devoted followers of Christ. In this season, Eden is focused on impacting their immediate neighborhood and surrounding communities through serving schools and families.
In fall 2017, Flourish successfully launched weekly services. Flourish is building a community of Christ followers in Seattle that “invite people to find themselves in God’s story.” Everyone’s story matters and Flourish Church is seeking to create environments where their story is known to others and where they can explore God’s story with others.
Story City Church
Los Angeles, CA
Story City is a new church in Los Angeles with a mission to be a church for the story of God and the city of LA. Story City recently inherited a building that will serve as their base for ministry, offices, training, and students.
Through a partnership with Compassion International, we have been able to fund several major projects associated with United Christian Centre and Compassion Project UG544. There are around 150 individuals at Epic who sponsor kids monthly, which provides for basic needs like food, medical care, and school fees. Sponsorship also allows the child to learn everyday skills as well as who Jesus is and what He wants for their life.
Impact Church, led by Pastor Adi Galiger, started meeting in 2011 in the center of Oradea, Romania. Impact Church exists to represent Christ and serve the community by being relevant to this present generation. Their projects and actions are motivated by the desire to serve the poor and the disadvantaged, to improve the community in Oradea, and help grow the next generation of servant leaders, and to be involved in cultural dialog locally, nationally, and through international partners. Last year, Epic took 25 people over two trips to join in the work and encourage the church.
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
LEC has a vision to see a church planted in each of Ho Chi Minh’s 24 districts. The church started 7 years ago and is committed to sharing the love and hope of Jesus with their neighbors, family, co-workers, and friends. They do this through English clubs, soccer clinics, and reaching out to the poor. Over the last year Epic helped the church launch a brand new campus for university students which has grown and now has space to accommodate 100 students.
Prayer Power Church
Raj, one of our Epic leaders moved to SF in 2013 from Hyderabad, India where he was a part of Prayer Power Church. Prayer Power Church started in 1986 under the leadership of Sam Abraham and Esther Rani. The church reaches out to those in their city and villages by praying for people in need. In the last 25 years the church has grown from one small group to 250 branches reaching over 50,000 people in India.