Begin with these 5 simple missional practices for blessing unchurched family and friends.


Begin (with prayer)

Pray God blesses and encourages unchurched family and friends in specific ways. Check out Take 5 prayer tips.



Ask provoking question that get to heart issues. Listen to their spiritual stories.



Practice hospitality and create community by inviting an unchurched person to eat with you once a week.



Let them tell you how to love and serve them well. Invite them to care for you too!



Share a story of how God is transforming your life and then share God’s big story too.


Cultivate a greater passion for evangelism and for people far from God as you spend more time getting to know unchurched people through blessing them weekly by praying, listening, eating together, serving and sharing with them your story and God’s story.




Midwinter Conference

Midwinter is an annual training event for ministries of all specialties and provides a retreat for the Covenant Ministerium.

Infuse evangelistic passion in your church and personally at Midwinter.

Join us for one or all of the following opportunities:

January 25-29, 2016
The Hyatt Regency O’Hare
Rosemont, IL 60018

Monday, Jan 25, Learning Experience for Senior pastors (1-4:30):
LE001 |  Evangelism Cohorts: Join God’s Mission of Making Disciples that Make Disciples

Senior pastors are invited to learn more about piloting intentional evangelism cohorts designed to strengthen your personal witness, infuse evangelistic passion in your local church, and to make disciples that mature and multiply. 

Beth Seversen is the evangelism team leader for the Evangelical Covenant Church.

Tuesday, Jan 26, Cov Talks (9-11 am):
Organic or Inorganic, You Tell Me – Kevin Harney

Every Christian has the same passion and desire…we long to see people encounter God’s love through a life-transforming relationship with the risen Savior, Jesus Christ.  We desire this and we believe it is God’s will for each of us to naturally share our faith with others.  This is the question, why does this happen so rarely and often awkwardly?  Join us and discover how ordinary followers of Jesus can share their faith in organic and natural ways.

Kevin Harney, author and lead pastor at Shoreline Community Church in Monterey, California.

Tuesday, Jan 26, MainStage (7pm):
R. York Moore — Living a Gospel Witness: Evangelistic Integrity for Leaders

York Moore serves as a National Evangelist for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship USA. He is the author of two books and a renowned speaker. Through his ministry with InterVarsity York has led over 13,000 college students to Christ, as well as trained over 25,000 students about sharing their faith with others. Additionally, Moore is an abolitionist working to end modern-day slavery alongside state, federal, and international law makers. He is married and has three kids with whom he shares a love for biking, video games, and zombies. The Moore family lives in Detroit, Michigan.

Wednesday, Jan 27, Learning Experience (1-4:30):
LE106 | Intentional Evangelism and Church Transformation

Evangelism and Discipleship are absolutely inseparable. Learn how evangelism propels us into discipleship and how spiritual growth of believers leads to natural outreach.  There are few things that transform a local church or a Christian movement more than fresh new believers.  Join us as we discover ways to move your church forward in evangelism and spiritual growth.

Kevin Harney, author and lead pastor at Shoreline Community Church in Monterey, CA. Beth Seversen, team leader of Evangelism for the Make & Deepen Disciples mission priority of the Evangelical Covenant Church.