2018 GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining FORWARD to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:13-14 ESV).
Check back for updates, as more information is added frequently. Use these quick links to navigate to the appropriate section:
Moderator’s Scholarship Fund
Worship Service Speakers
Wednesday Evening Special Guest
Ruling Elder Commissioner Certification Form
Hope Church is in Cordova, a suburb on the east side of Memphis. The church campus is south of Interstate 40 and east of Interstate 240, just east of Shelby Farms Park. Parking lots are accessible from two entrances on Walnut Grove Road. Building entrances for GA are 1, 2 and 3. Handicap parking is available directly in front of entrances 2 and 3 (west lot). Those bringing children should park closest to entrance 3. Blue dot parking is for those who need close parking but aren’t eligible for a handicap spot.
Registration Area (at the Information Desk in the Lobby), Sanctuary, Chapel, Numbered Entrances, Gym, South Hall, Children’s Check-in, Exhibiter Display Booths (in the Lobby)
MODERATOR’S SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Financial assistance to offset travel costs for ministers and Ruling Elders from smaller EPC churches is available from the Moderator’s Scholarship Fund. Funds are limited, and Letters of Request should be received by April 30. You can email your Letter of Request to [email protected] or mail to:
Moderator’s Scholarship Fund
EPC Office of the General Assembly
5850 T.G. Lee Blvd., Suite 510
Orlando, FL 32822
Please indicate whether you are a Teaching Elder or Ruling Elder, and the church you will be representing.
WORSHIP SERVICE SPEAKERS
WEDNESDAY EVENING PROGRAM
Our Wednesday evening program this year features renowned comedian Michael Jr.
Hailed as one of today’s most gifted comedians, he is the first comedian to ever appear live via satellite on “The Tonight Show.” His other television appearances include The Late, Late Show; Oprah; Jimmy Kimmel Live; Comedy Central; The Tom Joyner Show; The Bob and Tom Show; TV One; Bryon Allen’s Comic Unleashed; BET’s ComicView; SiTV; CNN; DayBreak USA; and ComedyTV.
He also performs frequently in front of live audiences at the most prestigious comedy clubs across the nation, including The Improv, The Laugh Factory, The Comedy Store, The Punchline, The Comic Strip, and Zanies Comedy Club. He also is well-known for bringing his family friendly comedy to Christian and church audiences.
Although Michael’s passion is comedy, he also has written a children’s book, The Parts We Play. He and his wife are the proud parents of five beautiful children.
TE, Presbytery of the Pacific Northwest
TE, Presbytery of the Alleghenies
RE, Presbytery of Mid-America
Click here for a complete schedule of meetings and activities.
Click here for a schedule of meetings and activities hosted by the Women’s Resource Council.
Click here for a schedule of meetings and activities hosted by World Outreach.
Click here for a schedule of activities and events for children and youth.
A key strategy for the future of the EPC is creating a leadership development culture with the goal of long-term, sustainable, transformational growth. The fourth annual Leadership Institute is the premier building block to implementing that strategy. This year, 14 tracks provide a wide variety of options that can help you hone your ministry skills.
Click here for a complete lineup of Leadership Institute seminars.
The following proposed amendments to the EPC’s Book of Government were approved by the 37th General Assembly. All constitutional amendments are sent to the presbyteries for vote. If approved by 11 of the 14 EPC presbyteries (75 percent), the amendments come to the 2018 General Assembly for ratification. These four Overtures received the required approval.
To amend Book of Government 9-6A and 10-8B.2a to specify the term of service for an out-of-bounds call to be for a renewable term of up to three years, bringing consistency to the two sections.
COMMISSIONER CERTIFICATION AND MEMORIAL FORMS
For Clerks of Session to certify Ruling Elders elected to represent a church at the 38th General Assembly. Fillable pdf format—save to your computer before completing.
Each of the Assembly hotels features free high-speed internet, free breakfast, free on-site parking, accessibility accomodations, fitness/exercise facilities, swimming pool, and a business center.
Click the appropriate hotel image below to reserve your room at special discounted GA rates (effective June 17-22 only). Click the hotel address for directions from that hotel to Hope Church. For more information about hotels, contact Marti Brenner at [email protected] or 407-930-4239.
Rental cars are encouraged for those flying into Memphis, since there is no commercial shuttle service to the Cordova/Germantown area and the hotels are approximately 10-15 minutes (driving) from the church. There is plenty of parking at Hope Church. In addition, shuttle service between hotels and Hope Church will not be provided. Carpooling is a good option (or using Uber or Lyft) for those who do not have personal transportation and do not want to rent a vehicle.
To reserve a vehicle at special discounted GA rates, click the car rental company you prefer.