The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association
(ECPA) is an international non-profit trade organization comprised of member
companies that are involved in the publishing and distribution of Christian
content worldwide. Since 1974,
ECPA has strengthened Christian publishing by building
networking, information, and advocacy opportunities within the
industry and throughout multiple channels so that our members can more
effectively produce and deliver transformational Christian content.
growing network of people and organizations, ECPA serves as a focal point of
thought and activity for evangelical publishers throughout the world. Though our
publishers are by their nature competitors, they share a common vision to
produce Christian content to a world in need.
This has been
ECPA's vision from the beginning, and it continues to be, as we provide programs
and services that advocate on behalf of our members; provide networking opportunities that increase their access to each other; deliver cutting-edge education, data and information; and raise awareness of their products in the marketplace.
ECPA's mission is to equip our members so they can more effectively make the Christian message
more widely known.
We accomplish our mission through member programs that advocate for our members and the industry; provide access to key data and programs that inform strategic business decisions; and offer opportunities to network and connect with industry colleagues, experts, customers and vendors.
Statement of Faith
produced by ECPA’s publishing members must not conflict with the Association’s Statement
The Statement of Faith of the Association
is as follows:
I. We believe
the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
II. We believe there is only one God, eternally existent in three persons:
Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
III. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in
His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through
His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand
of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
IV. We believe that for the salvation of the lost and sinful, regeneration by
the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
V. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling
the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
VI. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that
are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the
resurrection of damnation.
VII. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
(This Statement of Faith is essentially identical to that
of the National Association of Evangelicals.)