Epicenter Fellowship is the result of many years of prayer, planning, and seeking the will of God for this local and global ministry. We are a convergent, charismatic outreach ministry and church, in the charismatic and sacramental tradition. This simply means that we choose to move forward as a community of faith meeting people at their point of need. Our mission is simple. It is our desire to worship the Lord in Spirit and in Truth, while loving Him and others as Christ commands us to do. Our service to those who are hurting and broken is our top priority and Biblical mandate.
We are an outreach ministry and a church for the community first. Located in Newport, we choose to minister to our "Jerusalem" and then expand our reach globally. It's not about religion at Epicenter or Christ the King, just relationships; a relationship with Christ and each other. We are not only a single entity or parish, but a fellowship that recognizes the Body of Christ as a family united through the catholicity of the Church. It is our desire to identify, support, and disciple servant-leaders as they find their specific callings and gifts in God's Kingdom.
"You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart."
Jeremiah 29:13 (ESV)
Our ministries include:
Food and Homeless Outreach
Hospice of Carteret County Partner
Christ the King Cathedral (House of Worship)
Kids and Youth Ministries
Foreign and Local Missions
Recovery Support Groups
Up and Coming Ministries:
Substance Abuse Treatment Program
Mobile Soup Kitchen
Christian School (Classical Education)
The Convergence Church is rooted and grounded in Scripture. We have no other guiding Truth other than that which is stated in the Word of God. We believe that the Scriptures are infallible and complete on every topic of life and godliness, including the order and governance of the Church. We believe in the teaching, preaching, and daily living of all that is taught in Scripture. It is our desire to allow the Word to speak for itself, as it is the Living Word. We do not add to nor take away from what is written. To be Evangelical means that we present the message of Christ and Salvation through a personal relationship with Him to all who have ears to hear and a heart to receive. Salvation is not about church membership or good works, but a heart that has been sold out and given to Christ through a real and personal conversion experience.
We believe in the gifts and the Person of the Holy Spirit. These gifts are given by God to His people for worship, for service, and for winning the lost. When operational in the Church, they are used for the edification of the Church and for the salvation of the lost. The gifts are manifested throughout our worship, teaching, preaching, and our daily lives. We do believe that the gifts will always manifest in an orderly fashion and must always be in accordance with the Word of God and not the desires of man. We do not seek the gifts, but rather the Giver. This allows room for the Holy Spirit to minister to us and through us has He so wills. It is only when we decrease that the power of God will increase through those who call Him Lord. We believe that this same power that raised Jesus from the dead, truly dwells in every believer.
At the Epicenter, we place a much more significant emphasis on the sacraments than some other Protestant churches. This does not elevate us to a higher spiritual position but is simply a method of worship that helps to deepen our faith. Observing these and the other sacraments found throughout Scripture is our way of continuing to observe all that was taught by the Apostles concerning the New Testament Church and our worship. We observe the following sacraments as part of our worship: The Eucharist (Communion), Baptism, Holy Unction (Anointing with Oil), Holy Matrimony (between one natural-born man and one natural-born woman), Holy Orders (ordination of priests), Reconciliation (personal confession of sin unto God), and Confirmation (or a public profession faith in Christ).
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WHAT WE BELIEVE
I believe in God, the Father almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to hell.
The third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended to heaven
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.
From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.
We have also adopted the official Cannons of the CEEC as our guiding documents. Click the link below for more information.