OUR MISSION - WHY WE EXIST
The mission of Eternal Purpose Ministries (EPM) is to help believers understand, embrace & devote their lives to God's timeless vision for the church and the family.
We are a registered non-profit ministry, based in the South Island of New Zealand.
Through Christ, God has called every believer to be part of His eternal purpose - which ultimately is for Christ’s name to be magnified in all the earth (Ephesians 3:1-11).
This is primarily carried out within the day-to-day roles believers have both in the local church, and the family. We are living in a time in which there is much confusion, and much compromise in regards to the purpose and the function of the church, and the purpose and function of the family. Our desire, by God's grace, is to uphold God's vision for church and family, based upon the authority of God's Word.
We are committed to the task of encouraging believers to live wholeheartedly for Christ, through the practical application of God’s Word, by faith, and in dependence upon the Holy Spirit. Working in partnership with the local church, our ministry provides biblical teaching, one-on-one and small group discipleship, conferences (such as the ENGAGE conference in NZ), and the production of resources in various media formats. Our ministry relies upon the prayers, and financial support of believers who desire to support our mission. Our particular emphasis, is helping believers when they just don't know where to start with such things as leading family devotions, effectively sharing the gospel with unbelievers, and practically applying God's Word to all areas of our lives.
OUR PEOPLE - WHO WE ARE
EPM is a certified non-profit ministry, that operates in with Redemption Church Christchurch. The ministry is overseen and directed by Kris Baines (founding pastor of Redemption Church) with the assistance of his wife Becky and their older children.
Kris and his family are based in Leeston, Canterbury and are very privileged to have the support of their local church family, along with other brothers and sisters in Christ who assist and serve alongside them in the ministry of EPM. Kris is also available to speak at churches, conferences, and events - please contact us for more info.
Eventually, on this website you will find a range of content, all with the purpose of helping you understand, embrace, and devote yourselves to God’s timeless vision for the church, and the family. This is currently a work in progress, but for now you can view much of our content on the EPM blog page, and at our conference website.
If you would like to be updated via email with content that seeks to uphold God's timeless vision for church and family, please fill in your details in the form to the right. If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.