Networking Lunches at General Assembly

Take advantage of connecting with others with similar ministry interests at the General Assembly meeting at Cherry Hills Community Church, Highlands Ranch, CO. Pick up your lunch and head to one of these groups meeting in assigned rooms on the Cherry Hills campus during lunch.

Thursday, June 20

For more details about these groups, click here.

Church Planting – Tom Ricks

You don't want to miss the momentum of every church in the EPC; a Patron, Parent or Partner of church planting!

Clerks of Session – Howard Shockley

Learn some best practices and develop a network of some “go-to” people when you have questions.

College Ministries – Susan Holland and Chris Robinson

A gathering of college ministry leaders hosted by the EPC’s Student and College Ministries Committee.

Communications: “Make an Impact by Going Back to the Basics” – Dana Cadman

Look at the basic elements of your web site, Facebook page, and other social media channels to achieve the greatest impact with the least amount of effort.

Newly Ordained Ministers – Fred Lian

For ministers ordained for two years or less - meet and encourage each another and dialogue about issues faced early in ministry.

Pastor in Residence Ministries: Building Self-awareness for Effective Leadership – Roy Yanke and Ed Lochmoeller

Discover why corporations have used the Pro-D Assessment for over 10 years to assist leaders in finding their best fit.

Presbyterian Lay Committee – Carmen Fowler LaBerge, President

News and information about Presbyterians in sister denominations (PCUSA and ECO), new resources including www.GodEquips.org and a presentation by Rev. Matthew Everhard on his new book Hold Fast the Faith.

Visitors to General Assembly – Bill Dudley, Incoming Moderator

An opportunity for those considering the EPC to learn more and have questions answered by EPC leadership. 

World Outreach Engage 2025 – George Carey and Greg Livingstone
Find how you and your presbytery can be involved in this growing initiative to place 10 church planting teams in unengaged Muslim people groups around the world by 2025.

Women In Ministry Leaders - Susan Nash and Rill Currie

For leaders of Women in Minstry, staff or lay, in any stage of ministry development. Our focus is equipping and training.

Women Teaching Elders and Candidates - Joyce Harris

A time for Female TE and Candidates to connect with one another and share about our lives together in the role God has called us in the EPC. 

Friday, June 21

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EPC Benefits Q&A – Phil VanValkenburg

Highmark will demonstrate how its website helps participants better plan and manage their healthcare. Fidelity will discuss confident investing in any market.

Children’s Ministries Leaders – Sheila Robinson

Meet other children’s ministries leaders and discuss some of the important issues in children’s ministries.

Church-Media Relationships – Neal Browne

Gay rights, same-sex marriages, abortion, traditional values; how prepared are you when these issues mean reporters at your door? Find out what to do and never to do from a former TV anchor and reporter.

English Language Institute China – David Raisor

Learn more about this ministry partner that is gaining an increasing number of EPC participants.

International Theological Education Network (ITEN) – Bruce Anderson

Learn about ITEN’s work, including a new partnership with a seminary in Pakistan, hear from Dr. Sam Logan and others with whom we are networked. 

Leaders of Small Churches – Ed McCallum

For leaders in churches with average attendance under 200.  Discuss some of the some of the big ideas in Karl Vaters’ recent book “The Grasshopper Myth” (www.NewSmallChurch.com).

Missionary Care – Jim and Barbie Murphy

A panel of missions pastors will share some of their best practices and be available to answer questions about your specific situation.

Pastors Mentoring Pastors – Zack Erswine

Learn about The Pastor's Abbey, First Church and the Preacher's Mentor programs. Affordable and personal ongoing training designed by pastors for pastors.

Student Ministries – Susan Holland and Chris Robinson

A gathering of student ministry leaders hosted by the EPC’s Student and College Ministries Committee.

Young Ministers – Michael Flake

Meet colleagues and start new friendships with other ministers 40 and under – but we won’t card.