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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Schedule
Location
Cost
Contact Information
Officers
Documents
Worship Service Speakers
Worship Service Offerings
Networking Lunches
Moderator’s Scholarship Fund
Ruling Elder Commissioner Certification Form
Hotels
FAQs

SCHEDULE

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.
Click here for a detailed daily schedule.
Click here for a schedule of World Outreach activities.

Times Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
9:00 - 9:45 a.m. Worship Worship Worship:
Moderator's Communion Service
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Gospel Priorities Summit Plenary 1:
Effective Biblical Leadership
Gospel Priorities Summit Plenary 3:
Church Health
Equipping Sessions
11:45 - 1:00 p.m. Networking Lunches Networking Lunches Equipping Lunches
1:15 - 2:45 p.m. Gospel Priorities Summit Plenary 2:
Global Movement
Business Session 2 
Standing Committees
Business Session 3
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Business Session 1 Gospel Priorities Summit Plenary 4:
Church Planting
Business Session 4
5:00 - 6:30 p.m. World Outreach Dinner Group Dinners
Church Health/Planting Dinner
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Worship Worship
Worship with Memorials

COST

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.

CONTACT INFORMATION

For more information, contact Marti Ratcliff in the Office of the General Assembly at 407-930-4263, marti.ratcliff@epc.org, or by mail at:

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

OFFICERS

Dean Weaver

Stated Clerk
TE, Presbytery of the Alleghenies

Rosemary Lukens

Moderator
(Through June 20, 2023)
RE, Presbytery of the Pacific Northwest

Joe Kim

Moderator-elect
(Installed as Moderator on June 20, 2023)
TE, Presbytery of the East

DOCUMENTS

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.

Click here to go to the GA documents page.

WORSHIP SERVICE SPEAKERS

Shelley Kral

Associate Pastor
Longview EPC
Longview, Texas

Tuesday Morning
Designated Offering:
None

Mike Kuhn

Director
EPC World Outreach ITEN
Orlando, Florida

Tuesday Evening
Designated Offering:
Global Worker Health Fund

Aaron White

Pastor
First Presbyterian Church
South Charleston, Ohio

Wednesday Morning
Designated Offering:
None

Mark Farrell

Pastor
Tampa Covenant Church
Tampa, Florida

Wednesday Evening
Designated Offering:
Care of Pastors and Spouses

Rosemary Lukens

Moderator, 42nd General Assembly
RE, Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church
Gig Harbor, Washington

Thursday Morning
Designated Offering:
None

Curt Taylor

Senior Pastor
Cherry Hills Community Church
Highlands Ranch, Colorado

Thursday Evening
Designated Offering:
Moderator’s Scholarship Fund

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.

NETWORKING LUNCHES

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 zenaida.bermudez@epc.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

Welcome Letter

Overview from Stated Clerk Dean Weaver, 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 43rd General Assembly

ASSEMBLY HOTELS

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.

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Orlando, FL 32822
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