34th EPC General Assembly

Theme:  "Tell the Story"

Dates:  June 18-21, 2014

Assembly Workshop: June 18

General Assembly:  June 19-21

Location:  Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church, Knoxville, TN

Invitation from Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church 



Workshop and Worship Wednesday June 18

Bob Roberts keynotes Workshop on "Transformation."

Bob Roberts, the founding and Senior Pastor of NorthWood Church near Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas is a leading practitioner and writer on "glocal" transformation of individuals, religious communities, non-governmental organizations, cities and global engagement. He is the author of numerous books including Transformation; Glocalization; The Multiplying Church; Real Time Connection: Linking Your Job with God’s Global Work; and the recently released Bold as Love - What can happen when we see people the way God does.

Workshop Schedule June 18, 2014
Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church, Knoxville Tennessee

9:00 – 9:15 Worship and Introductions
9:15 – 10:15 Session 1 – Kingdom – Moving from Conversion to Transformation
10:45 – 11:45 Session 2 – Disciple – Making Disciples for the World
11:45 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 2:00 Session 3 – Society – Our Jobs as Our Primary Ministry
2:30 – 3:30 Session 4 – Church – Multiplying Churches Out of Our Churches

Tim Keller preaching at evening worship

The Assembly welcomes Dr. Tim Keller as the preacher at the Wednesday Evening Worship Service (June 18, 7:30 pm) lead by the Worship Team of Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church. Dr. Keller, a minister in the Presbyterian Church in America, is the founder and senior pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City. He is well-known for sermons that illuminate the truths of scripture and engage the contemporary mind, Christian and skeptic alike, At Redeemer, Dr. Keller’s vision is to launch a movement of new churches and holistic ministries in NYC and major cities around the world. Redeemer has already supported the planting of more than 200 churches in NYC and around the world and, through Redeemer City to City. Dr. Keller’s books include the New York Times bestselling The Reason for God and The Prodigal God, as well as his recent books, The Meaning of Marriage, Every Good Endeavor, Walking with God through Pain and Suffering, and Encounters with Jesus.

Descending Overture 13-A (Revised Book of Government)

To take effect, Descending Overtures must be approved by 3/4 of the Presbyteries and be ratified by the upcoming General Assembly.

Assembly Hotel Information 

Best Western Cedar Bluff

420 N. Peters Road, Knoxville, TN 37922 | Phone: (865) 539-0058

  • Rate cut-off is May 19.
  • Double queens/standard kings -$89.00 per night + taxes
  • Executive king rooms w/sleeper sofa - $95.00 per night + taxes

Reservations must be made by calling the hotel.  Ask for the EPC General Assembly rate. EPC shuttle will be available to and from this hotel/church.


Country Inn & Suites

9137 Cross Park Drive, Knoxville, TN 37923 | Phone: (865) 693-4500

EPC has a small block of rooms with 3 different types of rooms ranging from $99 - $109 per night + taxes. Hotel offers spacious guest rooms with refrigerator, microwave, free wifi and a complimentary breakfast as well as afternoon cookies.

Reservations must be made by calling the hotel.  Ask for the EPC General Assembly rate. EPC shuttle will be available to and from this hotel/church.


Comfort Inn & Suites West Knoxville

208 Marketplace Lane, Knoxville, TN 37922 | Phone: (865) 531-1900

EPC block is for Standard Double rooms. Rate includes complimentary hot breakfast and high speed internet.   Rooms have microwave & refrigerator. This is a two story property with NO elevator. 

  • Standard double - $84.50 per night + taxes

Reservations must be made by calling into the hotel.  Ask for the 2014 Evangelical Presbyterian General Assembly rate.  EPC shuttle will be available to and from this hotel/church.


Holiday Inn Knoxville West at Cedar Bluff

9134 Executive Park Drive, Knoxville, TN  37923 | Phone: (865) 693-1011

Booking incentive: Everybody that registers to stay at the Holiday Inn Cedar Bluff by May 30th , 2014 will be entered into a drawing to win 2 nights free stay during the Assembly week.  The winner will be notified at hotel check-in. 

Holiday Inn Knoxville West Reservations

The Holiday Inn Knoxville is completing a renovation of guest rooms and public spaces leading up to our visit in June. All rooms have refrigerators and microwaves, free WiFi, free parking, fitness center, business center on site.

  • King - $109 per night + taxes
  • Queen - $109 per night + taxes

EPC shuttle will be available to and from this hotel/church.


Hampton Inn - Knoxville West

9128 Executive Park Drive, Knoxville, TN  37923 | Phone: (865) 693-1101

Hampton Inn Knoxville West Reservations

The Hampton Inn has completed extensive refurbishments to the public areas during 2013. Experience the new “Cloud Nine” bed experience. Complimentary hi-speed wifi, parking, hot breakfast and fitness center.

EPC block consists of king beds and double queens. Microwave/refrigerators available in all rooms.

  • King - $109 per night + taxes
  • Queen double - $109 per night + taxes

EPC shuttle will be available to and from this hotel/church.

Ground Transportation  


The Tyson-McGhee Airport is about 12 miles from the church and hotels.  The Chattanooga Airport is about a 2-1/2 hour drive.  The Nashville Airport is about a 2-3/4 hour drive.

Airport Shuttle Service

Available through Affairs of Style: 865-454-4059. Ask for the Presbyterian rate for a discount. Vehicles range from Sedan Town Car to 13 passenger mini-bus. Make reservations in advance.

Car Rentals

  • Dollar:  enter code CM0188 into the corporate ID section 
  • Thrifty:  enter code 004M002095 in the corporate discount number section.  You must enter airport code TYS to bring up our rates.

Cedar Springs Shuttle Service

Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church will provide continuous, complementary shuttle service during Assembly hours between the Assembly hotels (listed above) and Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church.

Commissioner Election, Certification and Memorial Notification