EPC Chooses recent transfers from PC(USA) for leadership positions

Second, Henderson says, he is now “convinced that the greatest single strategic opportunity is captured in the diaspora, I came back committed to finding and reaching the international communities in our own backyard. For us in West Lafayette, that’s the international students or immigrant communities surrounding Purdue University.

Former minister members of the Presbyterian Church USA are serving in high profile, significant positions of leadership in their new denominational home in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

Bill Dudley from Signal Mountain is on the Committee on Administration, Garnett Slatton from Bay Village will be the first Moderator of the new Allegheny presbytery and one of the preachers at this year’s GA was Rev. Dr. David Henderson from Covenant Presbyterian Church in West Lafayette, Indiana.

To lead off his message (read full text here) Henderson shared on behalf of three EPC teaching elders who participated in the 3rd Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization in Cape Town, South Africa in October 2010. An event that Henderson says “tilted (his) whole world sideways.”

At Lausanne, Henderson considered with 4000 brothers and sisters in Christ from 198 different countries, how the whole church can more effectively take the whole gospel to the whole world.

In his own words, “I came home with a suitcase of ideas.”

Topping Henderson’s list is a call to become a people of prayer. Using Operation World, the Covenant Church is praying each week for a different nation. The process will take four years. The concerns of the featured nation are included in the Sunday bulletin, identified on a world map in the church entry hall and families are encouraged to pray for the featured nation throughout the week.

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