2023 GA / GOSPEL PRIORITIES SUMMIT
Join us for the 43rd EPC General Assembly and Gospel Priorities Summit, June 20-22 at Cherry Hills Community Church in Highlands Ranch, Colorado.
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Worship Service Speakers
Worship Service Offerings
Moderator’s Scholarship Fund
Ruling Elder Commissioner Certification Form
In a departure from previous years’ format of the Leadership Institute on Tuesday followed by business through Friday, this year features training and equipping throughout the 3-day gathering.
Click here for complete details about the plenary and equipping sessions, or click on the titles in the schedule grid below.
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Click here for a schedule of World Outreach activities.
|9:00 - 9:45 a.m.
Moderator's Communion Service
|10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
|Gospel Priorities Summit Plenary 1:
Effective Biblical Leadership
|Gospel Priorities Summit Plenary 3:
|11:45 - 1:00 p.m.
|1:15 - 2:45 p.m.
|Gospel Priorities Summit Plenary 2:
|Business Session 2
|Business Session 3
|3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
|Business Session 1
|Gospel Priorities Summit Plenary 4:
|Business Session 4
|5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
|World Outreach Dinner
|Church Health/Planting Dinner
|7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
|Worship with Memorials
Registration fee is $295 per person through May 15. The registration fee includes lunch each day. The $50 early registration discount ends on May 15, when the fee increases to $345 per person. Late registration begins June 15 with a fee of $395 per person.
On-campus dinners Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday are optional at a cost of $30 per person.
TE, Presbytery of the Alleghenies
(Through June 20, 2023)
RE, Presbytery of the Pacific Northwest
(Installed as Moderator on June 20, 2023)
TE, Presbytery of the East
GA documents are intended for GA Commissioners, and include the Commissioners Handbook with action items for the Assembly, permanent and interim committee reports, Annual Church Statistical Report, EPC and BRI audited financial statements, Standing Committee assignments, and more.
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WORSHIP SERVICE SPEAKERS
First Presbyterian Church
South Charleston, Ohio
Moderator, 42nd General Assembly
RE, Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church
Gig Harbor, Washington
WORSHIP SERVICE OFFERINGS
The offerings received during the 43rd General Assembly / Gospel Priorities Summit evening worship services will help fund projects related to the theme of the 43nd General Assembly: “Sharpen.” Click any of the images below to donate to these funds.
Take advantage of connecting with others with similar ministry interests by attending any of a variety of Networking Lunches on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Pick up your lunch and enjoy a time of fellowship and enrichment from 12:00-12:50 p.m. (Mountain time) 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, 2023. You can email your Letter of Request to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to:
Evangelical Presbyterian Church
ATTN: Moderator’s Scholarship Fund
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
There are no “official” General Assembly hotels. Commissioners are encouraged to use a hotel aggregate site, such as Expedia, Hotels.com, Kayak, Priceline, TripAdvisor, or others to make hotel reservations. Airbnb and vrbo.com are increasingly popular options for groups and families wanting to reserve a private rental home. Cherry Hills Community Church is located at 3900 Grace Blvd, Highlands Ranch, Colorado 80126. Numerous hotels are in the vicinity.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: I submitted the Ruling Elder Commissioner Certification Form for our church. Do these REs still need to register for GA?
A: Yes, all Commissioners (TE and RE) need to register for the Assembly. This is separate from being certified by their church.
Q. I only want to attend one session during the Assembly. Do I still need to register?
A. Yes, but if you are only attending one session on one day you can purchase a Day Pass at a reduced rate. This is available through the online registration form.
Q. Is there a discount for Commissioner spouses to attend GA?
A. Unfortunately, we are not able to provide a spouse discount this year. We do everything we can to keep costs down but everything, especially in Colorado, has gone up since last year. The cost to put on GA is approximately $300,000. Our average in-person attendance—except for the virtual and hybrid Assemblies in 2020 and 2021—has been about 1,000. This is how we calculate the registration fee each year. Also, we check with other denominations and organizations that hold similar events. We have been the outlier related to spouse fees. Even with a flat rate this year, our registration fee is less than similar meetings.
Q: I saw a category on the registration form for WO Child. Can I being my kids and register them as a WO child?
A: No. We only provide childcare for our World Outreach global workers. This is not solely an EPC decision, but also involves the host church and state regulations regarding vetted childcare workers.
Q: What hotels have a discounted EPC General Assembly rate?
A: None. The cost and administrative load involved with hotel contracts for GA has become prohibitive. We now recommend online hotel booking sites like expedia, kayak, hotels.com, etc., to find a room that fits your budget. In addition, vacation rental homes such as Airbnb and vrbo are an increasingly popular option for people who are open to sharing accommodations.