Voices: Churches Can Help Stop Sexual Violence in College by Educating Children, Teens

HONOLULU, HAWAII (October 29, 2014) — Editor’s note: Corrie Gustafson is an ordained Covenant pastor and a Pacific Southwest Conference regional coordinator with the denomination’s Advocacy for Victims of Abuse ministry. She currently serves as the K-5 chaplain at Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii. Gustafson spent her first seven years in ministry working with college students on several campuses in the U.S. and Canada. After publishing Gustafson’s article on the high incidence of sexual assault on college campuses, Covenant News Service asked her to write another that focused on how churches and parents could prepare students for college related to this issue. Continue Reading »

Cascades Seeks Manager for Sunrise Ranch

YELM, WA (October 29, 2014) — Cascades Camp and Conference Center is seeking to fill its full-time manager position for Sunrise Ranch, a horsemanship program for students in fourth through eleventh grade. 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 »

Five for Friday: Jane Goodall Still Working to Save the Chimps, Classical Orchestras Try Contemporary Methods, Shia Finds God

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (October 24, 2014) — Many Covenanters routinely share links to social media articles and videos with one another that Covenant News Service believes may be of interest to others. Each Friday we post five of them. Following is a sample of those submissions—their inclusion does not represent an endorsement by the Covenant of any views expressed. Continue Reading »

Volunteers from Ecuadorian Churches Work Together to Build Home for At-Risk Children

By Stan Friedman

CAYAMBE, ECUADOR (October 24, 2014) – Covenant missionaries Joel and Kim Delp say they have been humbled by the commitment of area Covenanters to make sure a home for at-risk children is constructed here. Continue Reading »

Failure Birthed Ministry of the “Billy Graham of the Andes”

CHICAGO, IL (October 24, 2014) — Editor’s note: Evangelical Covenant Church of Ecuador members living around the city of Cayambe have been working to construct a home for at-risk children. Eight of the nine churches were started by Jaime Lomas, the “Billy Graham of the Andes.” He died in January. Retired Covenant Missionary Nancy Reed recounts his life. Continue Reading »

Obituary: Helen Anderson

DASSEL, MN (October 23, 2014) — Helen (Johnson) Anderson, widow of Covenant pastor Gilbert Anderson, died Thursday, October 16. She was 100. Continue Reading »

Obituary: Joy Lundquist

MINNETONKA, MN (October 22, 2014) — Retired Covenant missionary Joy (Moberg) Lundquist, 88, died Friday. Continue Reading »

Early Registration for Midwinter 2015 Now Open

CHICAGO, IL (October 22, 2014) — Early registration for Midwinter 2015 pastors conference is now open and runs through Friday, November 21. Continue Reading »

Obituary: Homer Melgren

OSAGE CITY, KS (October 22, 2014) — Retired Covenant pastor and missionary Homer Melgren, 90, died Monday, October 20. Continue Reading »