Evangelical Presbyterian Church issues statement on Preventive Care Mandate
Religious liberty means Americans are free to practice their chosen religion everywhere, all the time
Debate of the issue at the assembly acknowledged that the EPC does not take political positions but does issue statements related to theological and Biblical matters. Because life, religious liberty and the free exercise of the conscience are regarded as issues of significant importance, commissioners agreed overwhelmingly to issue the statement.
EPC General Assembly re-drawing some presbytery boundaries around women’s ordination
Ordination of women to all offices is an essential "yes" in the PCUSA and ECO, and an essential "no" in the PCA; "non-essential" in the EPC.
Currently, two of the EPC presbyteries are majority complementarian, which means they do not ordain women to the office of teaching elder. And in Mid-America "a number of presbyters have expressed the view that churches with women ruling elders should not be received into the presbytery."
Evangelical Presbyterian Church has grown from 182 to 364 churches in five years
Executive presbyters in the PCUSA know of 800 churches in the discernment or dismissal process
The Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC) voted unanimously to elect the Rev. Jeffrey Jeremiah to a third term as its stated clerk. In his remarks to the assembly, meeting this week at First Presbyterian Church, Baton Rouge, Jeremiah said that five years ago (2007) the EPC had 182 churches. Today, that number has literally doubled to 364.
EPC General Assembly, Friday Morning
Two congregations share news of weather-involved tragedy
Over seven hundred people from the EPC poured into the town from both teams and individual volunteer commitments to graciously assist. One church alone sent over 21 teams to Joplin, MO (sight of massive tornado)
From the EPC General Assembly: Thursday Morning Business Session
Focus on World Missions
First order of business was to bring forward 37 of the EPC’s world missionaries for prayer and recognition. Across the stage stood singles and couple’s representing the 324-church denomination’s work in Afghanistan, Belarus, Guatemala, and England among other locations.
EPC General Assembly Begins on a Light-Hearted Note
A packed house of presbyters, many toting Bibles under their arms, could set them aside for the evening as entertainment was clearly the goal of the initial gathering.
Preview of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church General Assembly
Report from the State Clerk of the EPC
The Assembly will consider a constitutional amendment clarifying the process whereby a minister may serve beyond the age of 70. The Assembly will be asked to combine the Student Ministries and College Ministries Committees into a single ministry. The Assembly will welcome fraternal guests Reverend Seth Yi representing the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church and Reverend Woody Markett representing the Presbyterian Church in America.
Evangelical Presbyterian Church 31st General Assembly – Report of the Stated Clerk
Churches – there are 298 member churches that are a part of the EPC, an increase of 27 churches from 2009. Membership – total church membership grew from 99,795 (2009) to 105,908 in 2010. This is an increase of 6,113, or 6.1%. Nearing the completion of my fifth year as Stated Clerk, I’m grateful for... Continue Reading
Detailed Report from the Evangelical Presbyterian Church 2011 General Assembly
The 31st General Assembly of the Evangelical Presbytery Church met in Memphis on June 23-24-25. Following is a detail report of what occurred on each day. Report of Thursday Events Moderator Rob Liddon convened the 31st General Assembly of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church at 10:00. Chaplain Brian Hill offered the convening prayer. The Business Sessions... Continue Reading
EPC forms two new presbyteries: The A and P (Alleghany and Pacific)
“We want to conceive of a presbytery that promotes the mission of the church composed of missional networks that are both intra, inter and co-centric with the presbytery itself. The new presbytery of the Allegheny presbytery represents a good example of what this might look like elsewhere.” The 460 commissioners of the 31st General Assembly... Continue Reading