Eppic Ministries International, Inc.

Rating: 4.9 stars   10 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Religion

Location: 21875 Country Hills Drive Corcoran MN 55374 USA

Mission: EPPIC brings to the public eye a unique style of presentations involving the performing art of pantomime.  To accomplish this, EPPIC has a repertoire of over 60 sketches that are used to put together programs for public schools, churches, community events and other public and private functions .  Each sketch is set to musicl sound track.  Sketches are mixed and matched into 15 to 90 minute programs that can be tailored to any audience.  EPPIC presentations have been used successfully all over the world.  It is a tool that effectively communicates with all generations in any culture. EPPIC’s vision is to use its tool more extensively and strategically in public and private venues to initiate character education and faith based programs.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Am always encouraged when I see the results of the hard work put into this program. My son was a volunteer with them many years ago for a tour to Central America. It was a great experience for him. My family catches a presentation once in a while. They are of the highest quality and have great impact on lives.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Chris and the people involved are very good at what they do; very professional and friendly.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

-----" I was a new Christian and a student at the University of Costa Rica in the 80's when Eppic Ministries International came to my country to minister the gospel in mime at the university campus. Even though I was part of a small Christian mime team already , I had never seen anything like Eppic before. The professionalism, the serving spirit of the mimes, and The skits were so powerful that I went home after classes that day and the images were still vivid and fresh in my mind and heart at night. I decided to attend the next performances and got to know the mimes and the director Chris Erickson. The next year after Eppic visited, Chris offered a scholarship to our novice mime team. So seven Costaricans attended a month of training at the two headquarters houses in Minnesota. We had a great time of learning , and met people that still remain friends throughout the years. Eppic sent us to our country fully equipped with suitcases of materials to continue our evangelistic work in the campus and beyond. We became one of the best mime trained teams operating and serving in Costa Rica at the time, and due to our training and exposure to Eppic, many doors to ministry were opened in our country and in the USA for us in the years ahead. Today, we are in our 40's, but we still have a fresh memory of that visit to USA and the month of training we experienced with Eppic. For us, meeting Chris and Eppic, was a life changing experience. ----Maria Chacon, Costa Rica

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the professional training we received and how it help in the work we carried out in Costa Rica

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

become part of the staff

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the trainig, the people , and my practice of the Enlgish language

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very loving and caring. the fed us very well and took us sight seeing.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

1- start a similar organization in Costa Rica with funding for income for staff so tehe can leave their secular jobs and devote their strength to ministry. 2-

Ways to make it better...

i could have spent more time with Eppic

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the funding

One thing I'd also say is that...

Christopher Erickson is an excellent example or a true leader and he has done very well in all these yeasrs to maintain the organization alive and going.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

1997-1-01

Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I loved working as a mime with EPPIC Ministries in Eden Prairie, MN, and Guatemala. Chris Erickson runs a tight ship, and is funny and encouraging throughout the learning process. I grew in my faith while taking part in EPPIC's mime program.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I experienced lives change for Jesus Christ while performing the mime skit in Guatemala. We also did a lot of praying with each other, and others as well, and that helped us all grow in our faith.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I really do not know what I would change, I enjoyed it. I wish the program was more well-known, but as most growing programs are, it has to work its way up.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

I saw people experience and enjoy the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Chris Erickson was amazing in his organization, mime skills, and overall encouragement.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

This organization could change lives all over the USA, and the world, if money was not an issue. Big things would happen with the actors and the people experiencing the shows.

Ways to make it better...

I was not an experienced mime before I took part in the program, but after, I got the hang of it.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

The issue of money, especially in a bad economy, always plays a factor.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I cannot stress enough that Chris Erickson is a work horse when it comes to this program. His hard working spirit is a blessing to EPPIC Ministries.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

Rating: 4 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

As a member at Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie, MN I was first introduced to Eppic with the mime presentations given to our Sunday school class. I believe it was 2nd or 3rd grade and I first noticed how intently the children were following what was going on. It's interesting though that I have to admit I had mime-a-fobia before, but there's something profound about this medium. One does not focus on tone of voice nor are there language barriers. It's a international method of communication and I really think makes the observer feel the performers full emotions. It moved me to tears and I know changed some young hearts that Sunday morning. To me this ministry is both unique and effective!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Performances of mime in Sacrifice.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The effectiveness of mime and performers of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Devoted to Christ and spreading the Gospel.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Probably perform at many more venues around the world. Get a sound system to support bigger audiences?

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I am a former board member for EPPIC. I have seen theh heart of this organization at work saving lives in the real sense of that phrase--bringing people of all races and nations to Christ. the art of pantomime provides a unique opportunity to communicate in any language since it is visual. these teams are dedicated servants of the Lord Jesus Christ and produce a professional and effective product very efficiently. Many lives have been saved and transformed.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Feeling I was actually in the presence of Jesus when viewing their spots

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated, passionate and talented

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2005-1-01

Rating: 5 stars  

1 people found this review helpful

The first time I saw an EPPIC team perform I was so touched by the Lord - His love penetrated my heart, and so it was that I began to get involved as a volunteer. I have seen and performed in the sketches perhaps 100's of times, and I am still affected by the Gospel message so clearly portrayed. These sketches need to be performed all over the world in every nation, that all may see the power of God's love and be touched by Him personally.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my own walk of faith with the Lord.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the relationships that developed as we toured the USA and other countries presenting the Gospel message in open air. I've so enjoyed seeing people be openly touched by God's love as they watched the performance.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

Rating: 5 stars  

12 people found this review helpful

Eppic uses the art of mime to tell Bible stories. I have personally seen how Eppic connects with people in the USA and around the globe (e.g., Guatemala). Regardless of language spoken, education level, geography or ethnicity, the artistic message of Jesus Christ's life, death, and resurrection is compelling and can be life-changing if accepted and lived-out.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my life.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

buy them better transportation.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing the faces of children and adults enjoying mime.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

passionate and engaged.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

staff teams that could put a smiles on faces throughout the world.

Ways to make it better...

n/a

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding.

One thing I'd also say is that...

strong character and passion leads to an engaged team.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I have seen the fruits of the ministry of Eppic globally as God has used mime to tell the story of His love.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the team work it promotes and how it's message reaches accross age, race and education!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I have witnessed the response of people coming to the Lord through the mime presentation of the gospel of Jesus Christ. They are able to touch the unreachable is a way they may of not responded by hearing the gospel...these are people that want to see a sermon rather than hear one. God is using Eppic is a way that most ministries and organization can't be used and deliver the gospel message in...

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing people come to Christ.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the way they are able to reach people with the gosple of Jesus Christ through mimi.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

first class, committed to Christ and their faith was their life style.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Reach more souls for Christ...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Through mime, Eppic is able to reach all people regardless of language spoken, education, geography or ethnicity. Their messages are compelling, emotional and life changing; truly a difference maker in a fallen world that needs love and basic truth.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Life changing mime that speaks the truth without words.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Enlarge it.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The integrity and faith of the leadership.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Tremendous commitment of all participants.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Reach the entire world with God's truth and uplifting mercy. They have the organization to do this.

Ways to make it better...

Had more of my time to commit to the experience and if they had more resources to do more.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Financial commitments that will allow them to expand--go more places and do more events.

One thing I'd also say is that...

This is one totally committed organization that has a message for this world.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-2-01

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