Church Health equipping opportunities abound at the 43rd General Assembly / Gospel Priorities Summit


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. This year’s Assembly takes place June 20-22 at Cherry Hills Community Church in Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Numerous opportunities are planned to help attendees learn more about the EPC Church Health Team’s strategies for personal and corporate evangelism, as well as the critical role a Transitional Pastor can play in church health while shepherding a congregation that is between installed pastors.

Wednesday, June 21

  • Plenary Session: “Celebrating Evangelism in the EPC” led by Thomas D., Jeff Moore, Bob Stauffer, and Mark V.; and “Love Thy Neighborhood” led by Keon Abner and Marc de Jeu. Abner is the Founding Pastor of Bridge City Church in Cleveland, Ohio; de Jeu serves as Church Health Coordinator and Mission Mobilizer for the Presbytery of the Alleghenies; D. and V. serve with EPC World Outreach; Moore is the Pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Aurora, Ill.; and Stauffer serves as the EPC’s National Director of Church Health.
  • Networking Lunch: “Come and Ask Your Church Health Questions.” Hosted by Bob Stauffer and members of the EPC National Church Health Team.

 Thursday, June 22

  • Equipping Session 1: “Building an Evangelistic Culture Utilizing 3 Circles.” Led by Mark Farrell, Pastor of Tampa Covenant Church in Tampa, Fla.
  • Equipping Session 2: “Do Less Better: The Power of Focus in your Church’s Health.” Led by Stefan Bomberger, Pastor of Manoa Community Church in Manoa, Pa.
  • Equipping Session 3: “Help, Our Pastor Left … What’s Next?” Led by Bill Rasch, Director of Transitional Pastor Ministries in West Lafayette, Ind., and member of the Church Health Team.
  • Networking Lunch: “Discerning and Engaging the Culture Through Film.” Hosted by Ritchey Cable, Pastor of Gashland Presbyterian Church in Kansas City and screenwriter of the feature-length film, “The Author.”

Online registration with a cost of $345 per person runs until June 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. Late registration begins June 15 with a fee of $395 per person.

For more information about the 43rd General Assembly / Gospel Priorities Summit and to register, see For full details about all the equipping opportunities on the EPC’s four Gospel Priorities, go to

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