Welcome to our About Page!
What We Are
Texas A&M Epic Movement is the Asian-American branch of Campus Crusade for Christ, organizationally unrelated to any denominational group. We accept people of any denomination to join us as we seek to follow after Jesus Christ.
We focus our ministry on Asian-Americans but are by no means restricted to only this ethnicity. We encourage cultural and spiritual diversity for the purpose of sharing our love for Jesus Christ on the Texas A&M campus.
[For more information on Epic Movement on a national level, please visit www.epicmovement.com]
OUR VISION AS TEXAS A&M EPIC
Movements everywhere so that everyone knows someone who truly follows Jesus Christ.
Reach, Build, Send.
Our mission is how we reach our vision. We strive to Reach every organization on the Texas A&M campus to clearly communicate, but not impose, the gospel of Jesus Christ. We strive to Build the people we reach through discipleship, Small Group Bible studies, Large Group fellowship, and community building. We strive to Send the people who are in the process of being built to repeat the Mission of Reach, Build, Send. Through this mission, we hope to see our members move everywhere among the Texas A&M campus so that every single Aggie would eventually have a friend and/or know someone who truly follows Christ and as a result, know who Jesus Christ is.
Now, a word from one of the Epic Movement leaders:
So, if you want to know everything about Epic at A&M, I would recommend you ask one of the student leaders. BUT, the fact that you’re on this page makes me think that you’re at least a bit interested. Every other page on this website might seem really formal because this is our official website, but since when has Derek ever cared about formalities? This is the story of Epic.
Epic Movement at Texas A&M started from humble beginnings. A few of the staff came to Texas A&M from T.U. (HISS*) to try and launch a movement by spreading a vision. The vision was to see movements everywhere so that everyone knows someone who truly follows Jesus Christ. The vision wasn’t to see everyone to become a Christian or to see everyone get involved in a Christian organization; it was all about living out the Gospel. From my understanding of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Christians are called to live in the world, but not of it, so that their lives can display the wonder and joy of being in a relationship with God. This vision of Epic captured the hearts of six young leaders who decided during their 2010-2011 school year that God was going to make a place for Epic at Texas A&M.
It was a rough start, I can tell you for sure. At first, we didn’t have any other members. We weren’t an official organization on campus. We didn’t have a room to have our meetings in. We weren’t sure how to cast the vision to the people interested. All six of the original leaders/members were constantly stressed. And it wasn’t until one Sunday meeting where we literally just poured out our frustrations and insecurities about starting Epic that we allowed God to just take the reign, take the wheel, and take over our fellowship. We just prayed that God would give us strength, give us hope, and give us purpose. Since that day, we have seen God lead our members and our organization to be a movement on this campus. We have seen Him bring people to Christ. We have seen Him reach those previously unreached and introduce Jesus to those unbelieving. Best of all, we have seen him transform the lives of those people involved.
Simply put, Epic Movement has been a force to be reckoned with at Texas A&M because God is gracious, loving, and powerful. As long as God intends to use Epic to reach those who do not know of Jesus, we vow to continue spreading the good news of Jesus Christ across this campus and then, to the world. No matter where you are, if the vision of Epic is in your heart, you are living out the vision by being a Christian in a non-Christian world. Live for Jesus!
PS: Just for the record, if the leadership team makes me edit this post because it seems super informal, then I’ll fight to the death to make sure it isn’t edited. Sorry if there are typos. I don’t edit typos… ever.