The EPC

Our Family of Churches

We think churches are better together than standing alone . . . a bit like people.  As a result, we’re a part of a network of churches known as the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

 

“Evangelical” means that we believe God’s love is to be shared with others.  God cares about people, and He has the answer for our lives.

 

“Presbyterian” is a way of organizing the church. We like the idea of a team of people leading the church rather than just one person. “Presbyterian” comes from an ancient Greek word meaning “ruled by elders.” A team of trusted leaders (our pastors and elders) leads the church.

 

“Church” is actually a word that Jesus coined. It’s a cool concept. It means a group of people who have been called by God to do His work and represent His love to the world. We’re serious about doing God’s work, so church is important to us.

 

What many people find interesting about KPC is that—though we’re pretty contemporary and creative about how we do things—our roots are in ancient Presbyterian Church. We think that’s a good thing—being anchored in the past while doing our best to be relevant in the present.

 

Yes, there are several Presbyterian denominations around the country. The EPC is known for its commitment to the trustworthiness of the Bible and to historic Christianity.

 

EPC Position Papers

Click here to read the position of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church regarding the regulations put forth by the Department of Health and Human Services on February 15, 2012 under the 2010 Affordable Care Act.
Adopted by the 32nd General Assembly June 2012

 

Position Paper on Abortion

Position Paper on Divorce & Remarriage

Position Paper on the Holy Spirit

Position Paper on Homosexuality

Position Paper on the Ordination of Women

Position Paper on the Sanctity of Marriage

Position Paper on Suffering, Death and Dying

Position Paper on the Value of and Respect for Human Life

 

 

EPC Pastoral Letters

A pastoral letter is intended to shine the light of God’s word broadly on a general area of concern to the Church. Requiring the approval of only one General Assembly, it is not as definitive as a Position Paper, which requires the approval of two General Assemblies (including a minimum of one year circulation among the presbyteries). The primary purpose of a pastoral letter is to guide churches within the EPC rather than to identify our positions to the world. (Act of Assembly 97-13).


Pastoral Letter on AIDS and HIV

Pastoral Letter on the use of Catechisms

Pastoral Letter on Children & the Lord’s Supper

Pastoral Letter on Civil Disobedience

Pastoral Letter on Domestic Abuse

Pastoral Letter on Open Theism

Pastoral Letter on Organ Donation & Transplantation

What It Means To “Receive and Adopt” the Westminster Standards

Pastoral Letter on Secret Fraternal Organizations
You can learn more about our denomination by visiting www.epc.org