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Causes: Arts & Culture, Arts Services, Christianity, Performing Arts, Religion

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.

Community Stories

13 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been blessed to have been able to work with EPPIC ministries. If knew the impact it had on me as I hoped to have on the people I wouldn't have believed. I believe the people are genuine, and I'm so thankful to have the opportunity to work with them in Gods ministry.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The best experience in ministry. Mime has completely changed the way I view the gospel.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I worked with Eppic back in 2012 in Central America and was greatly blessed by the ministry I participated in. Moreover, the work we did as mimes was an effective way to communicate the Gospel and, as a result, we saw many people come to know the Lord during our two week mission trip. I am a firm believer in Eppic Ministries!

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

5

Former Volunteer

Rating: 5

-----" 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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

6

Donor

Rating: 4

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!

6

Board Member

Rating: 5

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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Former Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Donor

Rating: 5

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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Donor

Rating: 5

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

5

Donor

Rating: 5

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...

6

Donor

Rating: 5

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.