A national gathering of pastors, delegates and guests from EMCC churches coast to coast.
General Assembly is a Biennial gathering of pastors, delegates and guests from EMCC churches from coast to coast. It is a place for vision casting, celebrating what God is doing in our midst, learning, connecting and carrying on the business essential to our life together.
The 2019 theme is "Be A Neighbour!" The idea behind the theme is to consider “What would the EMCC look like if we were known for our merciful neighbourly ways?” Jesus instructed us to go and do likewise meaning - be merciful to those in need.
The 2019 General Assembly Book is now available to download as a PDF. The book contains important information for all EMCC churches and leaders, such as the AGM business meeting agenda, financial statements, and various reports.
Please review the book prior to Assembly. If you are attending Assembly, either in person or via the video live stream, it will prepare you for the discussions that will happen, particularly on Saturday.
If you are not attending Assembly, you are invited to interact with the information in the book by contacting the EMCC office.
Download the Assembly Book here.
In preparation for the Saturday morning World Partners presentation, please take some time to review this PDF document, containing the Proposed Vision and Strategic Direction for World Partners.
We look forward to our dialogue with you about this vision, and we also ask you to pray and come with an attitude of openness to how the Spirit is speaking to us about the future of World Partners.
Online registration is now open! Registration costs and detailed information is located on the Assembly Event page.
Before you register, take note of the following important information:
The Delegate Appointment System has recently changed! The EMCC National Board has created a new process that needs to be followed by each church. The information on this process is contained in this document, along with a form that needs to be filled out and returned. If you are registering as a Delegate, please read this information carefully and ensure your church has taken the necessary steps which will allow you to vote at Assembly.
Dear Credentialed Ministers and Church Board Chairs:
I am writing to you with a major appeal!
My appeal is for every credentialed minister of the EMCC and at least one delegate from each church to be present at General Assembly April 26-28 this year in Toronto. There are three reasons for this appeal:
My Appeal - Reason #1
On Saturday afternoon of Assembly, we will wrestle with a question about our identity: “What does it mean for us to Follow Jesus Together?” The emphasis in this question is on the word TOGETHER. Therefore, your input in the round table discussion is vital both to the shaping of the ethos and culture of the EMCC, and your voice is crucial as we determine what togetherness means!
My Appeal - Reason #2
We will be considering the future direction of World Partners. Joel Zantingh, Executive Director of World Partners and team will be walking us through a discerned trajectory for World Partners, and it's implications for you and your church community. This proposed strategic direction will come after months of prayerful consultation with mission-engaged people, missionaries and partners, sifted by the Global Mission Task Force, and reviewed by the National Board, and will come with a recommendation for the Assembly’s consideration. Therefore, your presence is crucial to the future of World Partners.
My Appeal – Reason #3
"Be A Neighbour!" (Luke 10:25-37) is the theme of the General Assembly April 26-28. The idea behind the theme is to consider "What would the EMCC look like if we were known for our merciful neighbourly ways?" Jesus instructed us to go and do likewise, meaning, be merciful to those in need. So, on Sunday morning we will engage in a Sacred Prayer Gathering wherein we will listen UP to hear the voice of Jesus impress upon us, "What do You want us to repent from?" AND, "What do You want us to repent to?" Therefore, your presence will give you opportunity to witness the outworking of the Holy Spirit among us and to discover our future together.
Thank you for considering my appeal!