Eternal Perspective Ministries is focused on investing in what lasts for eternity. To learn more about the heart behind Eternal Perspective Ministries—living for the line, not the dot—we invite you to watch this short video:
So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. (2 Corinthians 4:18)
Eternal Perspective Ministries is founded and directed by author Randy Alcorn. We are a Bible-believing, Christ-centered nonprofit organization with two objectives:
- 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.
We reach by funding local and global missions, relief and prolife efforts. EPM supports 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, Joni and Friends, Prison Fellowship, The JESUS Film Project, Action International, John & Vera Mae Perkins Foundation, Open Doors, Abort73.com, Elam Ministries, Operation Mobilization, and many others. (See Organizations EPM Supports and/or Recommends for a more complete list.) In addition to financial gifts, EPM has the privilege of donating thousands of Randy's books to various Christian organizations for evangelism and discipleship purposes.
Those wishing to give funds to Christian work, but who are unable to personally investigate which ministries are most worthy and strategic, can give to one of EPM's special funds knowing 100% of all contributions will go to carefully chosen ministries.
EPM 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 offers no cost and low cost ministry materials. Pastors and churches are invited to avail themselves of EPM's teaching and reaching ministries.
The common element in all that Eternal Perspective Ministries does is an emphasis on seeing life through the eyes of eternity, and thereby learning to live now to the glory of God. As there will be no second chance for the unbeliever to go back and live his life over again, this time accepting Christ, so there will be no second chance for the believer to go back and live his life over again, this time serving Christ. Now is our window of opportunity. Now is our chance to follow Christ, speak the truth and reach out to the needy in love. Now is our chance to invest our lives in eternity.
Watch several friends of Eternal Perspective Ministries, including John Piper, Joni Eareckson Tada, Ron Blue, Joshua Harris, and Nancy Leigh DeMoss, share what Randy and his ministry have meant to them.