PCA Strategic Plan, tensions reported in a national Christian Web Magazine

“We remain an anti-denominational denomination,” it states, “demonizing denominational leadership or movements to justify non-support of the larger church, or simply making self-survival or self-fulfillment the consuming goal of local church ministry.” Slowed numerical growth in the Presbyterian Church in America has prompted the denomination to move toward adopting a new “Strategic Plan” that will... Continue Reading

Baptist Church Planter in Utah Fired Over ‘Beer and Bible’

Bars and coffee shops were the few places that he would be able to meet with unchurched and non-LDS folks. Starting a Bible study in a bar could potentially be an issue, so he asked for permission from his boss and got a green light. Very few things take church planter Charles Hill by surprise.... Continue Reading

First Presbyterian, Bakersfield (Calif) dismissed from PCUSA to EPC with its property

While other PCUSA presbyteries, and former member congregations, are fighting in civil court over property rights, San Joaquin has pledged a different approach. First Presbyterian Church of Bakersfield, Calif., is the latest from the presbytery to leave the Presbyterian Church (USA) to affiliate with the more conservative Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC). Bakersfield has approximately 960... Continue Reading

The Christian and Missionary Alliance Announces Historic Appointment

“Ethnic people currently represent about one- third of the population of the United States, and that same percentage is held within the upper leadership of Church Ministries.” The Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA) of the United States is pleased to announce that Rev. Rosilio Román III has been appointed to serve as assistant vice president... Continue Reading

News of interest to members and friends of the EPC

Summaries with links on several items of interest concerning the coming General Assembly of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church and other related ministries Missionary Childcare Ministry Needed Four childcare volunteers are needed for The EPC World Outreach Family Gathering Homecoming Celebration, June 16-22, in Colorado. Over 100 missionaries attending the gathering are from 21 different countries... Continue Reading

PCUSA report critical of Evangelical Presbyterians, New Wineskins Presbytery

Specifically, the report claims that the PCUSA often is shown in a “less than flattering light” by NWAC and EPC leaders. A committee of the Presbyterian Church (USA), in its report to the 219th General Assembly, has accused a sister denomination of violating ecumenical etiquette and is urging dialogue in the future. The General Assembly... Continue Reading

ARP Synod files strongly worded appeal to set aside the Preliminary Injunction in the Erskine College case.

(Speaking of Judge Griffith who issued the injunction) “He found it to be likely in issuing his preliminary injunctions and he forbids anyone from expressing disagreement with that conclusion. As set forth above this is patently unconstitutional. On April 19, the attorneys for the General Synod of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (ARP Synod) filed... Continue Reading

Tennessee Valley Presbytery Overtures PCA GA to “Affirm Unordained Deaconesses”

At its April 17, 2010 stated meeting Tennessee Valley Presbytery approved an overture requesting the 38th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America “to affirm that unordained deaconesses may serve the church.” The PCA GA will meet in Nashville, Tenn., June 29 – July 2. The overture was sent to the Presbytery for consideration... Continue Reading

UPDATE Monday 4-19: Virginia Mission Executive accused of embezzling $700,000 from a PCA Church related agency

The Korean Central Presbyterian Church of Vienna, Virginia is a PCA congregation with more than 3,000 members and attendance and is a member of the Korean Capital Presbytery. At press time none of the church officers have been charged. UPDATE 4-19: The Reverend Henry Koh, Coordinator of Korean Ministries for the Presbyterian Church in America,... Continue Reading

Mansfield First Presbyterian (PCUSA) files complaint with synod Permanent Judicial Commission

-The complaint also asks that a special committee be formed to help Muskingum Valley Presbytery reconcile with the congregation and its pastor. First Presbyterian Church in Mansfield, Ohio, has filed a remedial complaint against Muskingum Valley Presbytery over its action to dissolve the relationship between the congregation and its pastor. The complaint, filed March 29... Continue Reading