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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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Movement Day

Brian Steadman and Chris Hildebrandt from Resurrection Brooklyn Presbyterian Church EPC in Brooklyn, NY joined Dave Robinson along with Richard Kidd of Mid-Atlantic Presbytery and EPC Stated Clerk Jeff Jeremiah. Photo (left to right):  Dave Robinson, Jeff Jeremiah, Brian ...

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Daylight Savings Time Change November 3rd

Remind your congregations this weekend that Daylight Savings Time changes next weekend November 3rd.

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We Need Your Input

The 2013 General Assembly directed Moderator Bill Dudley (photo) to appoint an interim committee to examine the preparation of and requirements for those seeking ordination as teaching elders in the EPC. The following were appointed by Bill: Luder Whitlock (Florida), Rob Norris (East), Mark ...

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Annual EPC Offering Gives Thanks to God

The 2013 denomination-wide Thanksgiving Offering will be used for Church Planting recruitment in EPC World Outreach. There is real need to recruit church planting missionaries to go to areas of the world where the church doesn’t exist. Please consider making your church a part of this annual ...

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Free Copy of Advent Devotional Guide

Rick Marcy, pastor of Faith EPC in Crivitz, WI has written an Advent devotional guide that he wants to make available as his gift to the EPC.  The guide features a daily Scripture reading, brief thought and a prayer.  There is a journal page provided for writing your thoughts for the ...

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