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Medical Plan ID Cards and Prescription Benefit Information

Happy New Year to everyone! For 2014, there is a change to the EPC pharmacy provider, and some people may not have received their ID Cards. There were some last minute changes to group numbers and that caused a delay in getting the ID Cards sent out.  It was ...

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World Outreach needs your help….

Envision Trek 2014! Unique short-term mission trip opportunities! These short-term treks are scheduled for 2014: Sumatra, Indonesia August 1 – 18, 2014 High Wycombe, England July 14 – 24, 2014 Southern, Jordan May 28 – June 28, 2014 You are needed to invite members ...

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Merry Christmas!

“Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is Christ and Lord.” What an awesome summary of the glory of the coming of Jesus Christ! On behalf of the General Assembly staff, I want ...

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Interview with James Banks - Peace Church, Durham NC

EPC Pastor James Banks (Peace Church, Durham, NC - www.PeaceChurchDurham.org) was recently interviewed on “Let’s Pray” (The Hope Channel) about his book Praying the Prayers of the Bible.  To watch the interview, the segment starts about 8:10 into the program.  ...

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College Ministries Partnership with CCO Campus Ministry

In 2007, College Ministries entered into a partnership agreement with CCO (Coalition for Christian Outreach). CCO is a unique campus ministry in that it grew out of a vision to partner with local churches to reach college students for Jesus Christ. They work with churches to reach students on a ...

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Something New for EPC Women Pastors and Professionals

NETWORKING FORUM IN DENVER MARCH 2014: This forum is NOT just for those involved in Women In Ministry as pastors or directors, this is truly for those women in professional and academic ministry.  We want to meet for connection, enrichment and being sharpened by wrestling with what ministry ...

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Thoughts on Transformation (II)

“For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power.” (Corinthians 4.20) What is happening in the global church that isn’t happening in the United Stated? The Presbyterian Church of Brazil (IPB) increases by over 200,000 members in less than four years. The Nazarene ...

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Rufus Smith Elected as New Senior Pastor at Hope Church, Memphis, TN

On the weekend of October 26 and 27, the Congregation of Hope Presbyterian Church in Memphis, Tennessee, elected Rev. Rufus Smith, IV as its new Senior Pastor. Dr. R. Craig Strickland will maintain a very active and visible role within the church as a Teaching Elder and “Founding ...

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Federal Court ruling re: Minister’s Housing Allowance

On Saturday, November 23 the Associated Press reported that a federal judge in Wisconsin has struck down the law that gives clergy a housing allowance that is excluded from income tax. An important element of this ruling is that the housing allowances of pastors remain unaffected, because the ...

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Argentina Trip Report

On November 14-17, I made my annual visit to St. Andrews Presbytery of Argentina. The good news is that St. Andrews is growing. New, younger leadership is moving into existing churches and newly formed mission churches. There are now more mission churches (eight) than particular churches (seven). ...

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