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Connect Groups are a great way to build friendships and grow in your faith!

Our Connect Groups are based on interest, common goals and/or life/age-specific activities.

There are 4 types of groups: Social, Serve, Growth, and Prayer.

We believe life change occurs in the context of relationships.

Our Connect Groups are listed below. Get connected today!






social groups

These groups are designed for people to make new acquaintances and build friendships. Many social groups are interest-based and centered on a hobby, a common interest or a life stage.

  • kings kids

    Get ready for fun! This group is for kids, ages 9-12. They will spend time together doing a fun activity.


    Meets: Quarterly, first event on 2/9

    Loc: Varies


    LEADER: Todd Keith

    CO-LEADER: Tina Keith

  • Fusion (jr/sr high)

    Weekend activities for Jr/Sr High students.

    Meets: Various dates

    Loc: Various locations

    See Newsletter for details.


    Leader: Chase & Krista Flowers

  • EPC Hyphen (college)

    Weekend activities for young adults, 18+.


    Meets: Twice a Month beginning April.

    Loc: Various Locations


    Leader: Stephanie Brown

    Co-Leader: Chris Walker

  • mcfriends

    Men meeting for breakfast and fellowship.


    Meets: Twice Monthly @ 7 AM - 1st & 3rd Wednesdays

    Loc: McDonald's (Hwy. 80/Beltline)


    LEADER: Pastor Flowers

  • experience dallas

    If you'd like to explore the city with others, join in this fun group! Activities may include trying out a new restaurant or having a fun time in a new activity.


    Meets: Monthly, Saturdays @ 11 AM | 2/23, 3/30, 4/27, 5/25 |

    Loc: 


    LEADERS: Marco & Jessica Vazquez

  • CUISINE QUEENS

    Groups of ladies who share in the joy of cooking. Ladies bring food and recipes or demonstrate cooking themes.


    Meets: Monthly, 2nd Thursday @ 6:30 PM

    Loc: EPC Activity Center


    LEADER: Kathy Kinnick

  • super moms

    For mom with children age 0-18; group is designed to refresh the mom and provide a support system on the journey of motherhood.


    Meets: 2/12, 4/13, & May TBD

    Loc: Varies


    LEADER: Mendy Flowers

  • crafts & Scrappers

    Fellowship, peace, fun and therapy through crafts.


    Meets: Monthly, 3rd Thursday @ 6:30 PM

    Loc: EPC Activity Center


    LEADER: Renee Taylor

  • Craft & scrappers jr.

    Craft party with pizza and dessert (girls up to 16 years).


    Meets: 4/6

    Loc: Home of Betty Parks


    LEADER: Betty Parks

  • On The move

    This group will take a day out of the week to walk together, for health, fresh air, and to clear our minds while getting to know others.


    Meets: Bi-Monthly, Saturdays @ 10 AM | 2/9, 2/23, 3/9, 3/23, 4/13, 4/27 |

    Loc: Varies


    LEADER: Christian & Alicia Gonzalez

  • golden classics

    Social group for men and women over 60 years of age.


    Meets: Monthly, Thursdays @ 12 PM | 2/21, 3/21, 4/18, 5/16 |

    Loc: Varies


    LEADER: Kathy Kinnick

  • Sports-Men-ship

    For men to fellowship while playing various sports.


    Meets: Bi-Monthly Saturdays @ 10 AM

    Loc: EPC Activity Center & Heartland Community


    LEADER: Gilbert Alegria

  • Lunch Ladies

    Ladies meeting for lunch, fellowship and encouragement.


    Meets: Monthly, @ 11:30 AM | 2/7, 3/7, 4/2, 5/7

    Loc: Varies


    Leader: Renee Flowers

  • BBQ CREW

    Discover new "dive" BBQ joints in the DFW metroplex. No chain restaurants!


    Meets: 2/9 @ 1 PM - Further dates TBD

    Loc: Varies


    Leader: Prentiss Reves






serve groups

These groups are designed for people to have the opportunity to serve the needs of the community. Serve groups provide a way for people to relationally connect and find fulfillment in caring for others.

  • jail ministry group

    Preparing hearts into the jail ministry to serve in the Dallas County jails every weekend.


    Meets: Begins March 10th (weekly) Sundays @ 10am

    Loc: EPC, Room 224


    LEADER: Marie Johnson

    CO-LEADER: Maria Astolfi

  • Reach out

    Reaching beyond our walls to share the Gospel.


    Meets: Monthly, 2nd Saturday of each month @ 10:30am

    Loc: Varies


    LEADER: James Parks

  • i-quiz connect

    Be our fan club and support these hard-working quizzers! This group is to assist this ministry with Sunday quiz practice, meal-prep, encourage the quizzers, call them and spot check them on verses, expose others to the quiz ministry and assist with fundraising for trips to be taken.


    Meets: 1st 3 Sundays of each month and various events

    Loc: Varies


    LEADER: Mike Mettlen

  • Random acts of kindness

    Random Acts of Kindness provides food, clothes, household chores to people in our church and community. Showing kindness by touching one heart at a time and spreading God's love. Kindness and love are two things that will be remembered.


    Meets: 2/23 (4:30 PM-6:30 PM), 3/23 (11 AM - 1 PM), 4/27 (TBD), 5/18 (TBD)

    Loc: Varies


    LEADERS: Sherry Pless & Tonja Henson

  • R.a.k. jr

    Super Moms (moms of kids age 0-18) are encouraged to bring their kids together to do random acts of kindness. Events will be planned where kids and young people with their moms can show the love of God to others in various ways. May involve a small monetary donation.


    Meets: 2/12, 3/31 (join Super Moms), 4/13, May TBD

    Loc: Varies


    LEADER: Mendy Flowers






Growth groups

These groups are designed for people to grow in their faith and make practical application of God's Word in their lives. They are often curriculum-based and cover a book, resource or Bible study. Contact CG Leaders if you're interested in a particular group.

  • Journey of growth (j.o.g.)

    The Journey of Growth (J.O.G.) ladies' master class provides instruction, discussion and exercises on personal growth. On this journey, we explore topics that will assist ladies in building up their sense of purpose and become more successful in every area of their lives.


    Meets: Tuesdays, twice a month (2/12, 2/26, 3/5, 3/19, 4/9, 4/23)

    Loc: EPC Campus


    LEADER: Stephanie Brown

  • endtime prophecy

    Will explore endtime prophecies as given throughout the Bible.


    Meets: Tuesdays @ 7 PM - Weekly

    Loc: EPC Dining Hall


    LEADER: Ed Kelleher

  • divorce care

    Divorce Care teaches one how to cope with divorce. Healing from the hurt of divorce and moving into God's plan for one's life is emphasized. It also teaches that God should be the central focus of one's life and everything in life will then be in its proper place.


    Meets: Wednesdays @ 7:30 PM - Weekly

    Loc: EPC


    Requirement: Going through a divorce or divorced


    LEADER: Mary Molina

  • thou shalt prosper

    This group is designed for men who are an entrepreneur, or plan to become one. A mastermind group can focus special attention on your effort - in the form of knowledge, resources and energy. Let's do it together!


    Meets: Initial meeting 2/21 @ 7:30 PM - Further dates TBD

    Loc: TBD


    LEADER: Todd Keith

    CO-LEADER: Craig Stephens

  • Equipped 2 lead

    This is a connect group for all Connect Group Leaders. Coaching, Training and support are provided to all leaders.


    Meets: 2/19, 3/12, 4/16, 5/7

    Loc: Video/Conference Call


    LEADER: Stephanie Brown

  • making disciples

    Group is open to those who are either new to EPC or are eager to be discipled further in their walk with God.


    Meets: Bi-weekly, Tuesdays @ 7 PM (starting 2/19)

    Loc: Home of Pastor Chad Flowers


    LEADER: Pastor Chad Flowers



Prayer Groups

These groups meet for a time of focused, and often times meet in homes throughout the metroplex. Come prepared to make war on the floor.

  • Prayer Group - Rockwall/collin county

    Monday night area prayer group for the Rockwall area.


    Meets: Weekly, Mondays @ 7:30 PM

    Loc: Home of Larry & Carolyn Keith


    LEADERS: Larry & Carolyn Keith

  • Prayer group - kaufman county (terrell)

    Monday night area prayer group for the Terrell area.


    Meets: Weekly, Mondays @ 7 PM

    Loc: Home of Craig & Courtney Stephens


    LEADERS: Craig & Courtney Stephens

  • Prayer Group - South Dallas County

    Monday night area prayer group for the Lancaster/Desoto area.


    Meets: Weekly, Mondays @ 7:30 PM

    Loc: Home of Renee Taylor


    LEADER: Renee Taylor

  • Prayer Group - North Tarrant county

    Monday night area prayer group for the Tarrant County area.


    Meets: Weekly, Mondays @ 7 PM

    Loc: Home of Fred & Charlotte Mangrum


    LEADERS: Fred & Charlotte Mangrum

  • Prayer Group - Kaufman county (Forney)

    Monday night area prayer group for the Forney area.


    Meets: Weekly, Mondays @ 7 PM

    Loc: Home of Gilbert & Diana Alegria


    LEADERS: Gilbert & Diana Alegria

  • Ladies Prayer Group

    Ladies meeting to pray on focused prayer points as well as arising needs.


    Meets: Weekly, Thursdays @ 10 AM

    Loc: EPC Prayer Room


    LEADER: Maria Astolfi

  • Midnight prayer group

    24-hour focused prayer chain on each Friday.


    Meets: Weekly, Fridays (24 Hour)

    Loc: From the comfort in your own home/prayer closet.


    LEADER: Maria Astolfi