identity-beliefs

Theology of Singleness

CR-DocumentThis paper seeks to treat singleness from a theological perspective as one faithful form of discipleship, alongside marriage, and to imagine how people who are not married play indispensable roles in the flourishing and witness of the church. Continue Reading »

Infant Baptism and Dedication Brochure

The Evangelical Covenant Church practices both infant baptism and infant dedication. This brochure outlines the Covenant’s stance on infant baptism and infant dedication and what it means to you as a parent, pastor or layperson.

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Rules for the Ordered Ministry of the Evangelical Covenant Church

These rules which govern ministers in the Evangelical Covenant Church were adopted in 2002 and were most recently revised in 2017.
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The Five Fold Test

The Evangelical Covenant Church takes seriously both the mission of Christ and the unity of Christ’s church. These two burdens converge at the point of pressing forward in ethnic ministry and diversity. This document is part of the larger Mission Friends: The Meaning of Membership material, Session 2. Continue Reading »

Covenant Affirmations: This We Believe

This book, by Donald C. Frisk, is an attempt to present, in a relatively small volume, the basic theological affirmations of the Evangelical Covenant Church. It is not intended to be in any sense a “Covenant Creed.” It does not seek to cover the entire range of Covenant convictions; it lifts up for consideration those doctrines which have been of most vital significance in our life as a Christian fellowship. Continue Reading »

Covenant Logo

The Covenant logo is a registered trademark of the Evangelical Covenant Church and serves as the primary identifier for core ECC ministries and programs. Reproductions must be made from authorized art and must not be re-drawn or re-proportioned. Continue Reading »

Living Faith: Reflections on Covenant Affirmations

The Covenant affirmations bring the vibrant faith tenets of the Evangelical Covenant Church into written focus. They form the nucleus of beliefs that shape the Covenant’s theology. Neither a creed nor a confession in the historical sense, they represent long-held theological and biblical views that express living faith in a living God. They continually address believers, asking us to be intentional in how we use our heads, hearts, and hands in the work of Christ. Continue Reading »

Covenant Faith in Action: Reflections on Covenant Resolutions

Faith in Action is a ten-week study guide for congregations, small groups, and student/adult Sunday school classes. The booklet is available for dowload below and is full of easy-to-use study guides to use alongside your Bible. Each one-hour lesson incorporates reflection, discussion, mini-lectures, worship, an action challenge, and resources to help participants understand topics around stewardship, sacredness, and biblical reconciliation. Continue Reading »

Covenant Resource Papers

A Covenant Resource Paper is a teaching document designed to provide context and clarity for Covenant churches on critical issues of concern in matters of faith, doctrine, and conduct. Continue Reading »

Covenant Affirmations

The Evangelical Covenant Church seeks to form and nurture communities that are deeply committed to Jesus Christ and passionately engaged in Christ’s mission in the world. The purpose of Covenant Affirmations is to make clear the values and principles that have guided the Evangelical Covenant Church since its founding in 1885.

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