Eternal Perspective Ministries
Eternal Perspective Ministries is a Bible-believing Christ-centered nonprofit organization with two goals:
- to teach the principles of God's Word, emphasizing an eternal viewpoint;
- to reach the needy in Christ's name, calling attention to the needs of the:
- unreached, who've never heard the gospel;
- unfed, unclothed, unsheltered and poor due to circumstance (not choice);
- unsupported, Christians suffering in hostile spiritual environments;
- unborn, targeted for abortion, and their mothers deceived and exploited by the child-killing industry;
- unreconciled, those of different races and cultures who are alienated, hostile, or suspicious of each other;
- untrained, a generation growing up in a society without moral
absolutes and eternal values, who need to hear God's truth spoken in
love, and whose parents need to be equipped to be their children's
educators and role models.
Our teaching goal of promoting an eternal perspective is accomplished primarily through Randy's books, articles, magazines and E-News updates
, interviews, blogs
updates, and the EPM website, as well as a limited number of speaking engagements.
Our reaching goal includes the funding of many missions and relief
projects around the world, as well as local, national, and
international prolife efforts. We support strategic and distinctive
ministries according to current needs and opportunities.
Royalties from Randy Alcorn's books are the property of EPM and have been sent to vital ministries such as World Relief
, Prison Fellowship
, The JESUS Film Project
, Action International
, John Perkins Foundation
, Voice of the Martyrs
, Care Net
, Justice for All
, Bible League
, Operation Mobilization
, Make Way Partners
, and many others. (See Organizations EPM Supports and/or Recommends
for a more complete list. In addition to financial gifts, EPM has had
the privilege of donating thousands of Randy's books to various
Christian organizations for evangelism and discipleship purposes.
Many fine overseas ministries are unknown to most Christians in the
West, since they put their funds into doing the ministry, not marketing
or fundraising. EPM has seen first-hand the work of many organizations
and has contacts with Christian leaders of high integrity across the
globe. Through these international contacts we have helped line up
qualified people with specific ministry needs. EPM seeks to identify,
support, and call attention to highly impactful Christ-centered
Those wishing to give funds to Christian work, but who lack the time
and opportunity to personally investigate which ministries are most
worthy and strategic, can give to EPM's several special funds knowing
that 100% of all contributions will go to carefully chosen ministries.
(Go to our donate page
more about the funds.) In this way, EPM serves as an eternal investment
brokerage for those desiring to store up treasures in heaven.
EPM avoids provincialism, competition, turf-consciousness and
reinventing the wheel. Our philosophy is that much more is accomplished
for eternity when it doesn't matter which group gets the credit. EPM
seeks to foster unity and cooperation in the body of Christ. An example
of this was our founding of a bimonthly pro-life leaders fellowship
affiliation in Oregon and Washington that used to meet several years
ago, growing from six participants in 1991 to over fifty. Greater
understanding, shared resources and ministry cooperation came out of
EPM is led by a former pastor
and a board
committed to the local church. It does not replace church ministries,
but complements, strengthens and facilitates them. Contributions to EPM
are needed and appreciated, but we ask that they be above and beyond
one's regular giving to a Bible-believing Christ-centered local church.
EPM is a Christ-centered non-profit outreach which offers no cost and
low cost ministry and materials. Pastors and churches are invited to
avail themselves of EPM's teaching and reaching ministries. If they so
desire, individuals and churches may support this ministry. EPM is a
501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and therefore all gifts to EPM, whether
to our general or special funds, are tax deductible. Gifts may be mailed
to EPM, 39085 Pioneer Blvd., Suite 206, Sandy, OR 97055. You may first
wish to examine EPM's financial principles and practices.
While we greatly appreciate your financial gift, we value your prayers for our ministry above all.
The convictions and priorities of Eternal Perspective Ministries are reflected in the book Money, Possessions and Eternity
by Randy Alcorn, EPM director. (The book is available for purchase from our online store
. A free copy will be sent to pastors or leaders of Christian organizations who request it.
) Our quarterly magazine is available free of charge. Visit our sign up page
to request our magazine.
The common element in all of Eternal Perspective Ministries writing
and teaching ministry is an emphasis on seeing life through the eyes of
eternity, and thereby learning to live now to the glory of God.
Read more: http://www.epm.org/about-us/#ixzz3cUE47hDR