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

EPC Chooses recent transfers from PC(USA) for leadership positions

Second, Henderson says, he is now “convinced that the greatest single strategic opportunity is captured in the diaspora, I came back committed to finding and reaching the international communities in our own backyard. For us in West Lafayette, that’s the international students or immigrant communities surrounding Purdue University. Former minister members of the Presbyterian Church... Continue Reading

Evangelical Presbyterian Church’s Stated Clerk’s report – Orthodoxy. Orthopraxy. And orthopathos?

In his comments to the 1,000 plus attendees of the 31st General Assembly meeting of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Stated Clerk Jeffrey Jeremiah said, “I believe our Lord is saying to us today, ‘I see your orthodoxy. It is essential and I commend you for it. I see your orthopraxy as well. Now, show me... Continue Reading

Evangelical Presbyterians meet in Memphis, seal deal on ordaining women

The 30-year-old EPC, which has grown from 180 churches five years ago to 306 this year, has become a refuge for dozens of pastors and congregations that have left the more liberal PCUSA, the largest mainline Presbyterian denomination, composed of about 10,000 congregations. A small but fast-growing Presbyterian denomination meeting this week in Memphis resolved... Continue Reading

Evangelical Presbyterian Church to conduct annual General Assembly in Memphis

Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC) poised to form 2 presbyteries and ratify amended means for ordaining women ministers The EPC will meet June 21-25 in Cordova, Tennessee, at Hope Presbyterian Church for its 31st General Assembly. General Assemblies are the annual gatherings of the EPC, where church representatives vote on committee recommendations and reports, vote on... Continue Reading

Growing pains: Adding 100 new congregations is changing the Evangelical Presbyterian Church

For a denomination to expand by 100 congregations in just three years bucks the trend of most North American mainline denominations that are universally in decline. Some of that growth is the result of church planting, but the vast majority is the result of congregations transferring into the EPC from the larger Presbyterian Church (USA).... Continue Reading