GA 2024 Host Committee

Greater Richmond Convention Center

James River Presbytery is pleased to be the co-host of the 2024 PCA General Assembly at the Richmond Convention Center on June 10-14, 2023.  This is the first time that four Presbyteries will participate in the planning and hosting of the General Assembly.  Presbyteries include James River, Tidewater, Blueridge, and Korean Capital.

The GA 2024 Host Committee plans in tandem with the PCA Administrative Committee and the Stated Clerk’s Office.  The committee coordinates worship, Family and Wife events, local transportation, hospitality, and prayer for the General Assembly.

The four Presbyteries have contributed toward many of the costs associated with events planned by the Host Committee, but we are also seeking donations to offset the costs of commissioners and their families to participate in our planned events.

If you would like to contribute to GA 2024 Host Committee activities, you may click on the Donate button.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in serving, the following opportunities are available:

Prayer Room Volunteers

Worship Services Volunteers

We need ushers (men and women) and Elders to assist with the General Assembly Worship Services in June, including Communion preparation and clean up.  Please review the information below for the dates, times, and number of volunteers needed.  If you are available to serve, then sign up through the link for each day.
  • Tuesday, June 11 – 6:00 pm
    • Ushers – 40 individuals to assist with seating and collecting the offering
    • Elders – 48 individuals to assist with serving communion – note you may sign up for both positions on this day.
    • Communion Preparation – 6 individuals to assist with Communion preparation.  Please meet in the Concession stand behind the staging curtain in Exhibit Hall B at 3:00 pm.
    • Communion Clean Up – 6 individuals to assist with Communion clean up.  Please meet in the Concession stand behind the staging curtain in Exhibit Hall B immediately following the Worship service.
  • Wednesday, June 12 – 4:45 pm
    • Ushers – 10 individuals to assist with seating
  • Thursday, June 13 – 7:30 pm
    • Ushers – 40 individuals to assist with seating and collecting the offering
Please contact Peter Martin, Volunteer Subcommittee Chair at [email protected] with any questions.

Choir Volunteers

On Tuesday evening, June 11, 2024, there will be a choral prelude prior to the evening worship. This prelude will begin at 6:00 p.m., and we would like to invite all interested persons from our participating presbyteries to participate in the choir. If you are interested, please sign up at the link below. Music will be provided ahead of time so that when we meet to rehearse, it will be a matter of pulling everything together and not sight-reading the pieces for the first time.  

To sign up for the choir and to see rehearsal times go here.

General Assembly Convention Volunteers – Hosting

Volunteers are needed to serve before and during General Assembly to help set-up the Richmond Convention Center, to host all the attendees during General Assembly, and to move out at the end of the General Assembly.  Below is a list of available dates and needs.

Saturday, June 8 from 9:00-11:00 am

  • Move-in Team – 15 strong individuals are needed to unload the AC truck into the Richmond Convention Center
Sunday, June 9 from 3:00-6:00 pm
  • Network Set-up Team – 3 people needed to assist with the set-up of the General Assembly computer network. Knowledge of computer networks would be valuable.
  • Bookstore Move-in Team – 15 people needed to unload the bookstore truck and distribute materials.

Monday-Thursday, June 10-14 – volunteers are needed to act as “Ask Me” Guides during the following shifts each day.  People may sign up for multiple shifts

  • Monday Shifts
    • 7:30-10:30 – 4 people needed
    • 10:30-1:30 – 4 people needed
    • 1:30-5:00 – 4 people needed
  • Tuesday Shifts
    • 7:30-10:30 – 8 people needed
    • 10:30-1:30 – 8 people needed
    • 1:30-4:30 – 6 people needed
    • 4:30-7:30 – 6 people needed
  • Wednesday – Thursday Shifts
    • 7:30-10:30 – 4 people needed
    • 10:30-1:30 – 4 people needed
    • 1:30-4:30 – 2 people needed
    • 4:30-7:30 – 2 people needed

Friday, June 15 at 9:30 am

  • Move-Out Team – 9:30-12:30 – 20 individuals to assist moving out of the Richmond Convention Center
If you have any questions, please contact Peter Martin, Volunteer Subcommitee Chair at [email protected].

Seminar Room Hosts

As a seminar room host, you will:

  • Serve as the liaison for each seminar speaker in your assigned room with the seminar staff and tech team.
  • Present the seminar sponsorship (if applicable – a script will be given ahead of time).
  • Introduce the speaker.
  • Keep the speaker on time – give time warnings as the end of the seminar approaches.

As the Seminar Room Host, you’ll need to serve in your room the entire seminar block – arriving at least 30 minutes prior to the first seminar time, and staying at least 10 minutes after the last seminar.  Seminar Room Hosts do not need to be commissioners, and may be men or women.

Sign up HERE to volunteer!