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.
Addressing the priority of Global Movement, a variety of gatherings and equipping sessions will focus on how EPC World Outreach serves EPC congregations to reach the 3 billion people in the world with least access to the gospel.
Tuesday, June 20
- Plenary Session: “Sharpening our Focus on the 3 Billion.” Led by Matthew Ellison, Mary Ho, and John Love. Ellison is the President of Sixteen:Fifteen, a ministry that provides mission coaching for churches. Ho is the International Executive Leader of All Nations International, a global Christian missions agency. Love is an EPC Teaching Elder serving with EPC World Outreach and Pioneers.
- Networking Lunch: “World Outreach: Home from the Field.” Hosted by Shawn Stewart, Coordinator of Field Development and Co-op Support for EPC World Outreach.
Wednesday, June 21
- Networking Lunch: “Meet Our Newly Commissioned Global Workers.” Hosted by Saul and Jesse Huber, Coordinators of Mobilization for EPC World Outreach.
Thursday, June 22
- Equipping Session 1: “A Touch of Kairos: Simply Mobilizing & EPC World Outreach.” Led by Nancy Cimprich, Colleen Di Raddo, and Randy H. Cimprich and H. serve with EPC World Outreach; Di Raddo serves as National Coordinator for Simply Mobilizing-USA.
- Equipping Session 2: “Practically, What Does it Take to Reach the 3 Billion?” Led by Mary Ho, International Executive Leader of All Nations International.
- Equipping Session 3: “The Mobilized Church: Keys to Unlock Missions Potential in Your Church.” Led by Matthew Ellison, President of Sixteen:Fifteen.
- Networking Lunch: “ITEN Partnership and Training Ministries.” Hosted by Mike Kuhn, Director of the International Theological Education Network (ITEN) of EPC World Outreach.
- Networking Lunch: “Next Generation Missions.” Hosted by Saul and Jesse Huber, Coordinators of Mobilization for EPC World Outreach.
In addition to the equipping and networking opportunities, the annual World Outreach banquet—now known as the Gospel Priorities Dinner—will be held on Tuesday, June 20. World Outreach global workers will share stories of how they have witnessed God working among some of the least-reached peoples in the world. An additional World Outreach dinner on Wednesday, June 21, will provide opportunity to hear how God is at work in the five strategic priorities of EPC World Outreach: prayer, least-access peoples, partnership and sending, word and deed, and church engagement.
In the evening worship service on Tuesday, World Outreach will commission its newest global workers. The speaker for the service is Mike Kuhn, Director of the International Theological Education Network (ITEN) of EPC World Outreach.
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 these and other World Outreach activities, see www.epc.org/ga2023worldoutreachevents. For more information about the 43rd General Assembly / Gospel Priorities Summit and to register, see www.epc.org/ga2023. For full details about all the equipping opportunities on the EPC’s four Gospel Priorities, go to www.epc.org/ga2023gospelprioritiessummit.