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)
perspective: (noun) a) A specific point of view in understanding or judging things or events, especially one that shows them in their true relations to one another; b) the ability to see things in a true relationship. - Webster's Dictionary
Eternal Perspective Ministries is a Bible-believing Christ-centered nonprofit organization with two goals:
- 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, and whose parents need to be equipped to be their children's educators and role models.
Our teaching goal of promoting an eternal perspective is accomplished primarily through Randy's books, articles, magazines and E-News updates, interviews, blogs, Facebook and Twitter updates, and the EPM website, as well as a limited number of speaking engagements.
Our reaching goal includes the funding of many missions and relief projects around the world, as well as local, national, and international prolife efforts. We support 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, Prison Fellowship, The JESUS Film Project, Action International, John Perkins Foundation, Voice of the Martyrs, Care Net, Justice for All, Bible League, Operation Mobilization, Make Way Partners, and many others. (See Organizations EPM Supports and/or Recommends for a more complete list. In addition to financial gifts, EPM has had the privilege of donating thousands of Randy's books to various Christian organizations for evangelism and discipleship purposes.
Many fine overseas ministries are unknown to most Christians in the West, since they put their funds into doing the ministry, not marketing or fundraising. EPM has seen first-hand the work of many organizations and has contacts with Christian leaders of high integrity across the globe. Through these international contacts we have helped line up qualified people with specific ministry needs. EPM seeks to identify, support, and call attention to highly impactful Christ-centered ministries.
Those wishing to give funds to Christian work, but who lack the time and opportunity to personally investigate which ministries are most worthy and strategic, can give to EPM's several special funds knowing that 100% of all contributions will go to carefully chosen ministries. (Go to our donate page to learn more about the funds.) In this way, EPM serves as an eternal investment brokerage for those desiring to store up treasures in heaven.
EPM avoids provincialism, competition, turf-consciousness and reinventing the wheel. Our philosophy is that much more is accomplished for eternity when it doesn't matter which group gets the credit. EPM seeks to foster unity and cooperation in the body of Christ. An example of this was our founding of a bimonthly pro-life leaders fellowship affiliation in Oregon and Washington that used to meet several years ago, growing from six participants in 1991 to over fifty. Greater understanding, shared resources and ministry cooperation came out of those meetings.
EPM is led by a former pastor and a board committed to the local church. It 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 is a Christ-centered non-profit outreach which offers no cost and low cost ministry and materials. Pastors and churches are invited to avail themselves of EPM's teaching and reaching ministries. If they so desire, individuals and churches may support this ministry. EPM is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, and therefore all gifts to EPM, whether to our general or special funds, are tax deductible. Gifts may be mailed to EPM, 39085 Pioneer Blvd., Suite 206, Sandy, OR 97055. You may first wish to examine EPM's financial principles and practices. While we greatly appreciate your financial gift, we value your prayers for our ministry above all.
The convictions and priorities of Eternal Perspective Ministries are reflected in the book Money, Possessions and Eternity by Randy Alcorn, EPM director. (The book is available for purchase from our online store. A free copy will be sent to pastors or leaders of Christian organizations who request it.) Our quarterly magazine is available free of charge. Visit our sign up page to request our magazine.
The common element in all of Eternal Perspective Ministries writing and teaching ministry is an emphasis on seeing life through the eyes of eternity, and thereby learning to live now to the glory of God.