What can God do with Asian American movements mobilized to take their place in His redemptive mission? Come join movements of Asian Americans from all over the nation for the 1st ever National Epic Conference in December of 2019.
Margaret has enjoyed walking through life and ministry with college students and staff for about thirty years from Uzbekistan to Milwaukee and other places. From her training through the Masters in Global Leadership degree, she seeks to help develop the next generation of Asian and Ethnic American leaders through Epic and Cru. In her spare time, she loves frequenting coffee shops with friends, relaxing on the beach and talking about leadership lessons from watching NBA teams compete. Margaret lives in Southern California with her family.
Vivian Mabuni is a national speaker and author with a passion to disciple leaders who will love God and influence the college campus, families, communities, and the world to help spread the flourishing of God's kingdom in every place. A graduate from the University of Colorado with a degree in Marketing, Vivian is currently working on her MA in Bible Exposition at Talbot Seminary. With 30 years serving on staff with Cru, Viv loves teaching about the Bible and practical application to ministry and life. Author of "Warrior In Pink" and "Open Hands, Willing Heart," and host of the brand new podcast "Someday Is Now," Viv loves drinking coffee with her husband of 28 years, Darrin, and marveling at their three young adult kids. Connect with her on Instagram/Twitter @vivmabuni or on her website www.vivianmabuni.com
Hung and his family fled from war torn South Vietnam in 1975 and came to the United States and was sponsored by a local Church in Chattanooga, TN. He and his wife Angela have been married for 23 years and have three children, Caleb, Brooke, and Jericho. They have served with Cru for the past 20 years and Hung currently serves as the Team Leader for Cru's High School ministry in Los Angeles.
They are committed to reaching students in some of the most under served areas of LA. They primarily work in the inner city of Long Beach, Compton, and the Buddhist Vietnamese areas (only 1.8% Christian) of Garden Grove and Fountain Valley, CA. Their passion is to help bring the love and truth of Jesus to teenagers around their city and the world. Their family embraces the messiness of ministry and loves sharing life with the staff, college students, and teens in which they have privilege of serving and leading.
Growing up in the inner city, Jose Rodriguez was faced with many of the same challenges that students are faced with today. Impacted by his environment he made some poor choices. He joined a gang, got arrested for stealing cars, and even was suspended from school pretty regularly. His story is one that many can relate to today but it is a story of a complete turnaround.
Jose now is the founder and CEO of Rescue a Generation Inc., a non-profi t that focuses on reaching students who are struggling in school due to behavior, suspensions, and family issues. He is a well sought out motivational speaker who speaks to students in a variety of venues across the nation. His passion for young people, authenticity, and boldness gives him the tools to effectively rescue this generation.
Tracks are a way to personalize your Epic Conference experience. The unique content of each Track complements the main sessions by helping you connect with God and grow in your faith alongside others in a similar place on their journeys.
There are four Tracks to choose from:
We aim to equip high schoolers with the training and confidence to be actively engaged in evangelism and disciple-making to their peers and preparation for college after.
Your years during college are some of the most challenging and exciting to navigate. Come join other college students who are asking the same questions you are regarding life, faith, and purpose.
Even after college graduation we believe that the Lord has great things in store for young adults. We want to provide a space for recent graduates to be engaged in kingdom work wherever they live.
Church Leaders and Parents
Epic is a place we would like to provide training and equipping for leaders who want to develop ministry to high school, college students, and young adults. In addition, we'd like to give resources for parents of those with children who are representing this next generation.