DUH!SCIPLES is a play on Jesus' followers the disciples. It's a simple reminder that he wants us walking with him even when we have lots of questions - the original 12 weren't much different.
We talk a lot about the world around us and how we, as Christians, respond.
We are a tight-knit bunch of 6th-12th grade students who just wanna love Jesus and each other
and get through the awkward stages of life with God's grace and a sense of purpose.
DUH!SCIPLES on Sunday is the flagship of our youth ministry. We meet on Sunday afternoons during the school year (Sept - May) for fellowship, time in the Word and discussions. DUH!SCIPLES is for 6th-12th grade students. Friends are always welcome!
SOS (Serving on Saturday) is our monthly commitment to help our neighbors who need a hand. We meet the second Saturday of the month (weather permitting). Projects are things like odd jobs, yard work, minor construction/home repairs or just visiting.
Backyard is a week-long mission camp that happens right here at Epworth. Backyard was launched in the summer of 2016. It's primary purpose is to equip students to serve in their own backyards through home repairs, random acts of kindness and meeting their neighbors.
Our campers ARE the camp staff, along with some pretty great adult mentors. Our facilities include a big, beautiful field behind Epworth where we hang hammocks and pitch our tents for the week.
Backyard is geared towards students who are 6th-12th grade. Check us out this summer!
Epworth's youth have incredible mission opportunities during the summer. We have a long-standing relationship with Carolina Cross Connection; an organization that connects communities and churches and provides students a platform to be leaders and missionaries.
For the past 7 summers we've sent a team of youth and adults to Honduras to work with orphans. Our students have built meaningful, caring relationships with many of the children they've met.
We're also heavily involved with CCC's urban ministry in Asheville. Our students spend time within the homeless community making friends, crushing stereotypes and being engaged with folks who are so often overlooked.