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2020 GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Due to the many unknowns surrounding the coronavirus situation, we have delayed the opening of registration until April 15. As of March 19, the 40th General Assembly is still scheduled for June 23-26. EPC and Hope Church leadership are monitoring events as they unfold, and are prepared to move quickly should additional changes be necessary.

Check back for updates, as more information is added frequently. Use these quick links to navigate to the appropriate section:

Location
Hope Church Campus Maps
Contact Information
Officers
Featured Speakers
Schedule
Leadership Institute
Networking Lunches
Moderator’s Scholarship Fund
Ruling Elder Commissioner Certification Form
Memorials Form
Assembly Hotels
Local Transportation

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.

CAMPUS MAPS

Hope Church, Ground Level

Registration Area (at the Information Desk in the Lobby), Sanctuary, Chapel, Numbered Entrances, Gym, South Hall, Exhibiter Display Booths (in the Lobby)

Hope Church, Upper Level

200s Classrooms, Hope 4 Kids Building Second Floor

CONTACT INFORMATION

For more information, contact Marti Brenner in the Office of the General Assembly at 407-930-4239, marti.brenner@epc.org, or by mail at:

Evangelical Presbyterian Church
ATTN: Marti Brenner
5850 T.G. Lee Blvd., Suite 510
Orlando, FL 32822

OFFICERS

Jeff Jeremiah

Stated Clerk
TE, Presbytery of the Pacific Northwest

Case Thorp

Moderator
TE, Presbytery of Florida and the Caribbean

Glenn Meyers

Moderator-Elect
RE, Presbytery of the Alleghenies

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Richard Borgonon

Author, The Word One To One
London, U.K.

D.A. Carson

Emeritus Professor of New Testament
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Deerfield, Illinois

Ligon Duncan

Chancellor
Reformed Theological Seminary
Jackson, Mississippi

John Lennox

Professor of Mathematics
Oxford University
Oxford, U.K.

Rufus Smith

Senior Pastor
Hope Presbyterian Church
Cordova, Tennessee

In the video below, Richard Borgonon and John Lennox reflect on the event that inspired Richard learn how to share the Bible, which led to his development of The Word One to One.

SCHEDULE

Click here for a complete schedule of meetings and activities.

Check back soon for a complete schedule of activities for children and students.

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.

LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE

“Effective Biblical Leadership” is one of the EPC’s four strategic priorities. The annual Leadership Institute—now in its sixth year—is our primary vehicle for providing practical ways to address the need for Effective Biblical Leadership in the local church.

This year, we are offering five all-day tracks and four afternoon-only tracks. The afternoon-only tracks are further divided into 1:00-3:00 p.m. and 3:00-5:00 p.m. sessions, providing opportunities to attend a variety of workshops. All pastors, elders, church staff, and church members are encouraged to attend!

Our plenary speakers—Richard Borgonon and John Lennox—will speak to this year’s theme of “Always” as conveyed in 2 Corinthians 2:14 from their experiences of “spreading the fragrance of the knowledge of Him” through evangelism and apologetics.

Click here for a complete lineup of Leadership Institute seminars.

NETWORKING LUNCHES

Take advantage of connecting with others with similar ministry interests! Pick up your lunch and enjoy a time of fellowship and enrichment from 12:00-1:30 p.m. each day. 

Click here for a complete list of this year’s Networking Lunches.

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 zenaida.bermudez@epc.org 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.

COMMISSIONER CERTIFICATION AND MEMORIAL FORMS

Instructions Letter

Overview of the 40th General Assembly from Stated Clerk Jeff Jeremiah, including instructions for the Ruling Elder Commissioner Certification and Memorials forms.

RE Commissioner Certification Form

For Clerks of Session to certify Ruling Elders elected to represent a church at the 40th General Assembly. This form is a fillable PDF document—save to your computer before completing.

Memorials Form

For notifying the Memorials and Appreciation Committee of EPC Ruling Elders and Teaching Elders who have passed away since the previous Assembly.

ASSEMBLY HOTELS

Each of the Assembly hotels features free high-speed internet, free on-site parking, accessibility accommodations, fitness/exercise facilities, swimming pool, and a business center. Hyatt Place, Staybridge Suites, and Homewood Suites (both locations) offer complimentary breakfast.

Click the appropriate hotel image below to reserve your room at special discounted GA rates (effective June 22-26 only). Click the hotel address for directions from that hotel to Hope Church. Click the hotel image or Room Rate link for online reservations.

For more information about hotels, contact Marti Brenner at marti.brenner@epc.org or 407-930-4239.

Courtyard Memphis East

#1 on Hotels Map

6015 Park Ave.
Memphis, TN 38119
(6.7 Miles to Hope Church)

GA rate: $142/night
Booking Deadline for GA Rate: May 29

Hyatt Place Memphis

#2 on Hotels Map

1220 Primacy Parkway
Memphis, TN 38119
(6.8 Miles to Hope Church)

GA rate: $150/night
Booking Deadline for GA Rate: May 29

Marriott Memphis East

#3 on Hotels Map

5795 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38119
(7 miles to Hope Church)

Rate: $168/night
Booking Deadline for GA Rate: May 14

Staybridge Suites Memphis

#4 on Hotels Map

1070 Ridge Lake Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38120
(6.9 Miles to Hope Church)

GA rate: $120/night
Booking Deadline for GA Rate: May 25

Homewood Suites Memphis

#5 on Hotels Map

5811 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38119
(7.2 Miles to Hope Church)

GA rate: $129/night
Booking Deadline for GA Rate: May 25

Homewood Suites Germantown

#6 on Hotels Map

7855 Wolf River Blvd.
Germantown, TN 38138
(2.3 Miles to Hope Church)

GA rate: $109-119/night
Booking Deadline for GA Rate: May 25

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION

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.

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.

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5850 T.G. Lee Blvd., Suite 510
Orlando, FL 32822
407-930-4239
407-930-4247 (fax)
info@epc.org

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