Epic Ministries Inc is a charitable trust focused on the development of youth in Central Hawkes Bay.
Our vision is:
To see a generation of young people empowered to reach their maximum potential - physically, socially, emotionally and spiritually so they can be contributors to a healthy community.
The EPICentre can be found on the corner of St Andrews Street and Church Lane Waipukurau and is our base for creating youth initiatives and resources, working with youth and giving youth a space.
As youth workers we want to offer more than just fun; we want youth to realise their true potential, live their life with purpose, experience community and build positive memories. We have developed a clear plan to implement this which we have called our DNA.
Engaged in SOUL TRAINING
Activities that encourage youth to actively engage with simple principles in their own time:
WHO AM I?
WHY AM I HERE?
AM I VALUABLE?
With a CULTURE of
Relationship: Providing a range of opportunities for youth to build strong and healthy relationships: Honour, Affirmation, Listening, Belonging.
Challenge: Youth will be provided with initiatives and programs that challenge and enable them to grow...
Emotionally: Opportunities to discuss issues relevant to them.
Physically: Providing safe opportunities to go crazy!
Spiritually: Input into their stories Accountability, Boldness, Trust, Independence, Generosity.
Socially: Providing an environment where young people are part of a village.
Equip: To see youth with a practical understanding of 'contributing to and being part of healthy community'. Leadership: Being involved in leadership roles, while learning and growing; life skills; engaged in experiences that grow their faith.
PARTICIPATING IN COMMUNITY
Being intentional with the development of community, working from a strengths based model that builds young people's belief that I am loved (Belonging), I can succeed (Mastery), I have the power to make decisions (Independence), and I have a purpose for my life (Generosity).