Church planting in the Evangelical Covenant Church is built on the foundations of Christ and community. We plant churches because we truly believe that people need Christ and that planting new churches is the best way to introduce new people to the good news of Christ. God’s most effective tool at displaying the gospel in our local communities is churches that are filled with people whose lives have been transformed by a relationship with Jesus.
Our strategy for planting is built on these same foundations. Our church planter assessment center is based on discerning the work of Christ in the life and ministry of each potential planter. Training is based on living out the mission and ministry of Jesus in our churches. We care for and nurture each new plant from the first conversations to the point when a sustainable worship community is formed.
In 2010, the Covenant planted twenty-two new churches in the United States and Canada, an average of one every three weeks. Currently, there are sixty-six church plants in development across the Covenant, including the first Covenant church in Nevada, located in Las Vegas.
We approach each church plant with diligence, experience, and care, so that the tangible results are healthy churches, healthy planters, and fruitful ministry.