Our Hope: A Message from Gary Walter on the Ferguson Decision

CHICAGO, IL (November 25, 2014) — Below is a message from ECC president Gary Walter regarding last night’s announcement of the decision from the Ferguson grand jury. Continue Reading »

A Pastoral Letter Regarding Ferguson

Dear Covenant Family,

One consistent promise throughout Scripture is that God weaves redemptive purposes even out of distressing and troubling circumstances. That bedrock promise and premise means we ultimately are bearers of hope to the world. This letter is a call for all of us to seek God’s redemptive purposes out of the pain and dilemmas presented by the saga of Ferguson, Missouri. Continue Reading »

President’s Letter to Local Church Annual Meetings Available Online

CHICAGO, IL (November 4, 2014) — Local Evangelical Covenant churches may download the Congregational Annual Meeting Letter from President Gary Walter. Printed copies of the letter, which is intended to be read during local congregational annual meetings, are being mailed to all churches this week. Continue Reading »

Search for Love Mercy and Do Justice Executive Minister Begins

CHICAGO, IL (November 3, 2014) — The Covenant Executive Board has announced the initiation of the search for a nominee to serve as executive minister for Love Mercy and Do Justice (LMDJ), one of three executive minister searches that will be undertaken prior to next year’s Covenant Annual Meeting. Continue Reading »

Three Executive Minister Searches Announced

CHICAGO, IL (October 27, 2014) — The Covenant Executive Board has formed three nominating committees for the elections of three executive ministers during the Covenant Annual Meeting, June 25-27, 2015. The positions are executive leadership roles for the ministry areas of Serve Globally, Love Mercy and Do Justice, and Make and Deepen Disciples. Continue Reading »

ECC Leaders’ Official Statements on Ferguson

From the African American Denominational Leadership of the ECC

CHICAGO, IL (August 23, 2014) — We, the undersigned, acknowledge the deep pain and grief that accompanies the unfolding of events in Ferguson, Missouri, over these past two weeks. We are parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, aunts, and uncles of African American boys and men, who daily confront the harsh racial realities of a society unreconciled, which does not always affirm their human dignity or celebrate the value and worth of their lives. Continue Reading »

Engebretson New Covenant Kids Congo Project Leader


By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (March 13, 2014) — Donn Engebretson has been named the new project leader for Covenant Kids Congo powered by World Vision (CKC). Former short-term missionary to the African nation Christine Buettgen has been chosen to be the new liaison with World Vision’s Ledia Water Project. Continue Reading »

Paul Hawkinson Named Treasurer for the Covenant

CHICAGO, IL (March 12, 2014) — Paul Hawkinson has been named treasurer and executive director of finance for the Evangelical Covenant Church, it was announced today. Continue Reading »

Washington to Leave CKC Leadership Post

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (February 20, 2014) — Reesheda Washington, who has guided Covenant Kids Congo powered by World Vision (CKC) for nearly two years, has resigned her position as project leader to become executive director of Communities First Association. Her resignation is effective March 3. Continue Reading »

End of Fiscal Year Contributions Needed

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (January 30, 2014) – The Covenant’s fiscal year ends Friday, and congregations are asked to make sure their contributions to the denomination and regional conferences are up to date. Continue Reading »