Our presbytery will be sending two teaching elders, two ruling elders, and a young adult advisory delegate (YAAD) to the 222nd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in Portland, Oregon (June 18-25, 2016). The General Assembly pays the expenses of all commissioners who attend.
Steve Crowley (one of our ruling elder commissioners to the General Assembly in 2014) shares, “I had an opportunity to be a commissioner to the 221st General Assembly. Talk about amazing! You get out of your insulated world and realize that the ministry of the church reaches around the world and into our own communities. And, what is astounding is that it is led by people just like you and me. You begin to understand what this connectional thing is all about. At General Assembly you get to know people and make incredible friends. Working along with those friends, and hundreds of other spirit-filled people, you become the Church. You strive together to discern God’s will for – and God’s direction into – a future we only see darkly. It is transformative.”
Please download an application now and share it with someone who should apply to serve or – if you feel called – fill it out and submit it! The Nominating and Representation Committee needs all applications by August 21, 2015. They should be provided by email to the Stated Clerk or by mail to 1937 University Blvd., Jacksonville, FL, 32217.