43rd General Assembly / Gospel Priorities Summit provides church planting helps, information


The EPC’s 43rd General Assembly / Gospel Priorities Summit features training and equipping sessions based on the denomination’s four Gospel Priorities of Church Planting, Church Health, Global Movement, and Effective Biblical Leadership. The Assembly takes place June 20-22 at Cherry Hills Community Church in Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Opportunities occur each day to learn more about how every EPC church can become a parent, patron, or partner of church planting.

 Tuesday, June 20

  • Plenary Session 1: “A Gospel- and Mission-Centric Movement” followed by “A Compelling Narrative and Hermeneutic for Evangelism.” Led by Michael Carrion, Vice President for Church Planting and Leadership Development for Redeemer City to City in New York City.
  • Networking Lunch: “Apologetic Principles for Church Planting.” Hosted by Tommy Allen, Planting Pastor of EPC Spokane in Spokane, Wash., and Shane Sunn, Executive Director of the Aspen Grove Church Planting Network in Denver, Colo.
  • Networking Lunch: “Choosing to Plant a Multi-Ethnic Church.” Hosted by Sean Boone, Planting Pastor of Woke Bridge Community Church in Ferguson, Mo., and Marcos Ortega, Lead Pastor of Goodwill Church Beacon in Beacon, N.Y.

 Wednesday, June 21

  •  Networking Lunch: “An Introduction to Multi-Ethnic Church Planting.” Hosted by Michael Carrion.

 Thursday, June 22

  •  Networking Lunch: “Healthy Leadership Development in Church Planting.” Hosted by Cron Gibson, Executive Director of Hopewell Equipping and Counseling Ministry in Virginia Beach, Va.
  • Equipping Session 1: “Incarnational Church Planting.” Led by Michael Carrion.
  • Equipping Session 2: “The Many Faces of Church Planting.” Led by Shawn Robinson, Founding Pastor of Clayton Community Church in Clayton, Calif., and Shane Sunn, Executive Director of the Aspen Grove Church Planting Network.
  • Equipping Session 3: “Why Church Planting Is Good for Every Church.” Led by Hunter Bailey, Regional Director of the EPC Church Planting Network’s South and Heartland regions, and Richard Rieves, Lead Pastor of Downtown Church in Memphis, Tenn.

Online registration with a cost of $295 per person runs until May 15. The registration fee includes lunch each day, while on-campus dinners Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday are optional at a cost of $30 per person. 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.

For more information and to register, see www.epc.org/ga2023.

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