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Prospective Students


Personal growth, spiritual growth and opportunity for ministry are intentionally built into the extracurricular lives of students at EPIC Bible College. Beyond academic training, students benefit from rich Chapel experiences, local Christian concerts and events featuring outstanding guest speakers. In addition, students hone ministry skills and grow in Christ through active involvement in their choice of one of the many excellent churches in this area.

EPIC students also enjoy close relationships with each other and with faculty; sharing a love for God and a sincere desire to study the Scriptures. This distinct atmosphere of worship and dedication permeates all activities, both in and outside the classroom.


Choosing what college to go to can be a tough decision and is certainly important. If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, EPIC may be the college for you. If you feel a call to ministry or are just looking for spiritual growth and enrichment, EPIC is definitely a college you want to consider attending.


Regardless of your age, gender, ethnicity or denomination, EPIC is a great place to acquire the experience and knowledge to equip you for a life of Christian ministry and discipleship. EPIC has “students from many ethnic groups, students who ranged from 15 to 80 years of age, students from 130 churches representing 20 denominations, even students who came from many nations of the world” (Ron W. Harden, EPIC President). Along with Rev. Harden we invite to join our diverse student body and “take that step now to respond to God’s prompting to know Him more, or to be a better worker in your church, or to be prepared for ministry by ministers.”


We invite you to, in the words of Rev. Harden, “Come to Life at EPIC Bible College!”

New Student Orientation


EPIC Bible College provides orientation for new students to acquaint them with the steps to success at EPIC Bible College.  All new students will be required to attend this class, which will be offered each quarter.

New Student Orientation
Available Every Quarter, Day & Evening

New student Orientation provides:

  • A tour of the facilities

  • A description of EPIC’s critical policies and procedures

  • A review of the student handbook

  • A visit to the Library

  • Introduction of staff and administration

  • A review of the admission and enrollment processes

  • A guide to setting goals

  • A guide to time management and study skills

  • A review of financial aid

  • A plan for success at EPIC

Student Ministries


EPIC Bible College is not interested in merely preparing students for ministry after graduation; each student should be involved in some kind of ministry whether through his or her home church or through a para-church organization.


Ministry is therefore an essential part of student life at EPIC. Whatever your ministry is we would love to hear about it and even feature your ministry on our website. Of course this is not about receiving glory that is due to God alone, but to encourage other students who may not be involved in ministry.

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.  Hebrews 10:24 NIV



Chapel is a significant part of campus life.  It is a time for the EPIC community to come together for worship, fellowship, sharing in prayer, as well as providing important information. The purpose of the Chapel program is to offer a time for spiritual development and formation for the students, staff, faculty, and guests of Epic.


Chapel attendance and participation allows students to learn practical ministry skills from observation, experience and application.

Previous ASB President Jeremy Drew had this to say about chapel:

“The worship experiences here have just been a taste of Heaven for me. Because when we come to worship together, we come from different churches, we come from different experiences and different walks of life. But when we come together to worship, the presence of God is there, and all the lines fall. All the denominational differences fall. Any stereotypes we may have fall. Because we are all centered around the same goal: we want to see Christ glorified in our churches and in our world. And I believe that is what Heaven is going to be like, and I just so treasure that.”

Leadership Opportunities

  • Through Chapel, the student will experience opportunities for leadership in:

  • Worship

  • Prayer

  • Meditation and Reflection on the Scripture

  • Changes in belief, attitude and behavior

  • Encouragement

  • The preaching of the Word of God



Quality Biblical Education

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.   2 Timothy 2:15 ESV

With hands-on Bible training at the center of everything we do at EPIC Bible College, every program offered requires our core Bible and Ministry courses. Unlike some traditional colleges that encourage students to leave their lives behind for four years, EPIC Bible College equips Christians for ministry within the context of their everyday lives.

We also believe that students are best trained by instructors currently active in ministry, rather than theorists and academicians. That is why all the professors participate in a vital ministry, within their field, beyond the classroom walls. At EPIC Bible College you will find a personable faculty and staff that genuinely want to see you succeed.

Job Opportunities


EPIC Bible College receives notices regarding opportunities for various full-time and part-time ministry positions. 


EPIC will provide information, as it is available, to students.  Information may include: job opportunity, contact information, location and any other information that is provided. 


No guarantee for placement is made.


Free job search resources:




All around the world Alumni from EPIC Bible College are changing the world around them through their ministries, leadership, service, and vocations. As Pastor Ron always says, “There is life after EPIC Bible College.” We are proud of each student who has attended EPIC and is serving God and people.

We want to stay in contact with you and see what God is doing in your life. We also want to give you an opportunity to keep in touch with former classmates. If you have a need we want to pray for you. If you have a prayer request please contact us at (916)348-4689. Let us know if you would like us to post the prayer request so others can agree with you.

Need your transcript? Download & print our Transcript Request Form here.
You may email your completed transcript request form to Monida Slupik at

Main CL&M

Christian Life & Ministry (CL&M)

Christian Life & Ministry is a two-hour class taught once each week by guest lecturers or resident faculty, which presents biblical principles, relating to various subjects. Evening students are required to attend a live session once a month (usually the first Friday of the month) and take this class by audio-CD or MP3 download (below) for the rest of the sessions. Over a two-year period, this class covers such topics as: cross-cultural communications and missions, church administration, law and leadership, the gifts and fruit of the Spirit, principles, and theology of worship, philosophy and ethics of ministry and more.

Spring 2023 CL&M

May 26th, 2023

Speaker: Apostle Macdonald Jaa

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May 19th, 2023

Speaker: Pastor Dr. Ron Harden

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May 12th, 2023

Speaker: Pastor Tina Vasilchuk

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May 5th, 2023

Speaker: Pastor Tina Vasilchuk

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April  28th, 2023

Speaker: Pastor Arokiaraj Ambrose from India

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April  21st, 2023

Speaker: Pastors Hugo & Rosy Ruiz

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April  14th, 2023

Speaker: Pastor Carolyn Buckhalter

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March 31st, 2023

Speaker: Pastor Rod Carlson - Living Logos

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March 24th, 2023

Speaker: Pastor Thomas Woods

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March 17th, 2023

Speaker: Pastor Paul Doe

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EPIC CL&M Archive

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