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The Passing of Dr. Orin Littlejohn

Dr. Orin Littlejohn, Moderator of the 24th General Assembly (2004), died on Monday, March 3. Instrumental in the organization of EPC of Marshall Texas, he was a ruling elder actively involved in the EPC at the local church, presbytery and national levels. In Central South Presbytery, he served as ...

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World Outreach Director Called

The Committee on Administration (COA) approved the recommendation of the World Outreach Director Search Committee to call Phil Linton to succeed George Carey as Director of World Outreach. George Carey said, “I admire Phil and his wife Janet for their years of faithful mission service and ...

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General Assembly Office seeks a Communications Director

The General Assembly Office of the EPC is seeking a full-time Communications Director. This position is located in the Detroit-area office and will lead implementation of the communications strategy and optimize use of electronic and print media in advancing God’s mission through our ...

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Transformation “Metrics”?

It is said, “What you measure is what you value.” In January, the General Assembly office staff begins work on the 2013 Annual Statistical and Financial Report (ASFR). The numbers that make up the ASFR provide a measure of church health in terms of growth or decline. The 2013 report ...

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Help Us to Provide You with Communications Tools

The Christian Education & Communications Committee has created a survey to collect information about how churches are approaching their communication ministry. This 12-question survey should take less than 10 minutes to provide us with the data we need to find or create resources to help you ...

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Thoughts on Transformation (4)

What role does spiritual warfare play in your thinking about the mission of the church? I was challenged and inspired by a story Fred Lian (photo), pastor of Gracepoint Community Church of Littleton, CO told me recently. He committed that story to writing and presented below as a letter to ...

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Thoughts on Transformation (II)

“For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power.” (Corinthians 4.20) What is happening in the global church that isn’t happening in the United Stated? The Presbyterian Church of Brazil (IPB) increases by over 200,000 members in less than four years. The Nazarene ...

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Argentina Trip Report

On November 14-17, I made my annual visit to St. Andrews Presbytery of Argentina. The good news is that St. Andrews is growing. New, younger leadership is moving into existing churches and newly formed mission churches. There are now more mission churches (eight) than particular churches (seven). ...

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Typhoon Haiyan Relief

The Office of the General Assembly has received a number of calls regarding relief efforts for the Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.  The EPC does not have workers or churches in the region and recommends that donations go to World Relief, the relief arm of the National ...

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Thoughts on Transformation

We know that transfer growth is not what we’re ultimately about. God has something better, He has something much greater for us! As I’ve thought about the increase in our number of churches the last six weeks the number I’ve focused on is 2.5. We’ve grown by a factor of 2.5 ...

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