EPIC School of Leadership

EPIC School of Leadership is a two-year program designed to help you cultivate your faith, know God more intimately and grow in your knowledge of Him and His Word.

Through teaching and training our goal is to provide a place for you to grow into the confident and thriving Christian God desires you to be. Your time and investment is valuable, and we know that seeking first the Kingdom carries a great reward. The impact of EPIC carries into your careers, relationships, families and futures.

EPIC is a two-year program. Throughout the 9-month school year, you'll experience 3 classes per semester, each with a specific focus. You can register as a full-time or part-time student.

To apply for EPIC School of Leadership, print out the PDF application to the left of the screen and turn into our Info Centers! Register before August 3 to waive the $35 application fee! 


Year 1 - Biblical Studies
The first year of the EPIC program is extremely flexible so that everyone who meets the prerequisites can participate. Students may take single, ala carte classes or participate as a full-time student. Classes include:

  • ABC's of Faith
  • New Testament Survey
  • Old Testament Survey
  • In Christ Realities
  • The Believer's Authority
  • Prayer and Praise Life
  • God's Plan for Spiritual Leadership
  • The Person of the Holy Spirit
  • The Life of Christ
  • Kingdom Laws
  • Christ the Healer
  • Financial Stewardship

Year 2 - Leadership Development
The second year is focused on leadership development. Classes include:

  • End Time Events
  • Holy Spirit Gifts
  • Communication & People Skills
  • Leadership Ethics
  • X-Team Factor
  • Organizational Structure
  • Spirit-Filled Life
  • Blood Covenant
  • Developing the Leader Within
  • Prosperous Living
  • VFC Church Culture
  • Traits of the Greats

Prerequisites to attend EPIC:
Read 7 Basics: Strong Roots for Every Christian by Pastor Beth Jones
Get A Grip 101: Basics by Pastor Beth Jones
Get A Grip 201: Serving by Pastor Beth Jones
Currently/Regularly Serving At Valley Family Church or Your Local Church
Faithful Attender of Valley Family Church or Your Local Church
18 years or older

Class Times and Schedule:
EPIC meets from September-May, on Sunday nights from 6:00 - 9:00pm.
Full-time students will have 3 classes each Sunday night. Each individual class runs for 50 minutes.

Is EPIC accredited?
The EPIC School of Leadership is not an accredited ministry training school; therefore, it will not be possible for the classes to be transferred to or from another Bible school. The EPIC School of Leadership exists to provide practical Bible training for those who want to be effective in helping Valley Family Church fulfill its vision and mission.

What if I graduated from another Bible College? Will this count towards EPIC?
Students who have completed other qualifying Bible school training may audit the first year classes. (In order to attend the 2nd year program at EPIC, all students - including those who have previous Bible College degrees - must take the 1st year program in EPIC.) Auditing students must attend all classes, do all homework assignments and take the final exam in order to graduate from EPIC. The first year tuition will be waived; however, students who audit will be responsible for the cost of their books per term. (To find out if the Bible School you attended qualifies for this option, please email: epicschool@valleyfamilychurch.org)

How much homework can I expect?
The EPIC School of Leadership is a school for equipping Christian leaders; therefore, more is required of a student than simply sitting in classes and listening to teachers lecture. Since there are only 8 hours of class time per term; there is a time commitment outside of class for reading and listening to audio resource material and completing class assignments as part of the training. The time required for each student will be dependent on the student and the pace at which they work.

Each instructor will assign at least one book of required reading and one audio assignment for listening outside of class. After completing the books/audio, the student will be required to go online to answer the questions for each class assignment. So, in addition to class time lectures, students will read 3 books, listen to 3 audio teachings and answer the questions for each assignment. 

How old do you have to be to attend EPIC?
Each student must be at least 18 years or older and have a high school diploma or its equivalent. Individuals must be mature in their faith and have a track record of sound financial stewardship.

How much does it cost to attend EPIC?
2014-2015 Tuition Costs:
Registration/Application: $35 if paid AFTER August 3 (non-refundable)

Full-Time First Year Students: $800/year 

Payments of $100/month Sept 15, Oct 1, Nov 1, Dec 1, Jan 1, Feb 1, Mar 1 & April 1. Make Tuition Payment.

Full-Time Second Year Students: $800/year
Payments of $100/month on September 15, October 1, November 1, December 1, January 1, February 1, March 1 and April 1. Make Tuition Payment.

Books are not included in the above tuition. They can be purchased online or through the Valley Family Church Bookstore Mon-Thurs 9-4 or before and after weekend services.

Part-Time Students: $90/class Click here to register and/or pay.
Married Couples: Couples applying together as Full-Time students receive 50% off spouse tuition by using the promo code "Spouse" when paying for tuition.

Graduation Event Fee: Second year students only - $65. Pay your graduation fees.

For more information or to apply, download the applications on the left hand side of this page, or email: epicschool@valleyfamilychurch.org


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Still want more information about EPIC School of Leadership?
Email EPICSchool@valleyfamilychurch.org and we'll be sure to respond.