North Side Location
After much prayer, searching, site visits, and opportunities, we are excited to announce that epikos North Side will be located at Barack Obama School, 5075 N Sherman Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53209! You may not recognize the name of this Milwaukee Public School, but you may recognize its former name, Custer High School. It is a beautiful facility with a gorgeous auditorium (pictured above). In addition to being a great building, there are some amazing things happening within this school that we look forward to contributing to. What’s more: the school is especially meaningful to Pastor Kurt, as this is where he went to high school. And today, he lives just minutes away.
Launch August 7 / New Service Times in June
The scheduled launch date is Sunday August 7th at 10am. And as that date approaches, we need to begin making some changes to give us all time to acclimate. So starting Sunday June 5th, we will be adjusting our service times at East Side and West Allis:
- East Side: 9am, 10:30am, 5:30pm (no change)
- West Allis: 9am & 11am (10:30am changes to 11am)
- North Side: 10am (starting Aug 7)
1 Church, 1 Mission, 1 Message
When epikos multiplied from the East Side to West Allis, we said we would remain “One Church, on One Mission, with One Message.” This will continue as we multiply to the North Side. That means, just as we currently do, we will have one preacher who physically or virtually preaches to all campuses on a given Sunday. We have 3 preachers on the preaching team (Danny, Paul, and Kurt) who rotate.
With six services, we are able to accomplish one message per Sunday through travel and technology. By adding another campus, we’ll be changing up some of the current sermon video delivery method and service times. West Allis will have live preaching at both services, and the East Side morning sermons will be broadcast from West Allis. The 10am North Side sermon will be live, as well as 5:30 East Side. We understand this is a change for those who currently go to 9am East and are accustomed to live preaching. It’s also a change for those who enjoy the convenience of a 10:30 West Allis service time.
We acknowledge that change can be hard. Our Overseers and Lead Staff have had months to pray over and discuss these decisions. And while we believe these changes will allow us the best opportunity to accomplish our mission of making more and better disciples, we acknowledge that it will still take some time for all of us to get used to them. To help answer any questions you may have about these announcements, our Campus Pastors will be hosting Q&A sessions after every service on May 15th. There are still many details to work out as we look towards August and the launch of the epikos North Side. Please be in prayer for Pastor Kurt and his wife, Dee Dee; for the Launch Team as they begin to meet; and for the Lord’s favor as we pursue His glory in making more and better disciples!
Finally, if you are still interested in being part of the North Side launch team, we would love to have you! Just email Kurt Owens, North Side Campus Pastor: firstname.lastname@example.org.