ECCSS Works with Others to Provide Critical Aid to Refugees

By Stan Friedman

GAMBELLA, ETHIOPIA (July 24, 2014) — By combining efforts with other faith-based organizations, the Evangelical Covenant Church of South Sudan (ECCSS) was recently able to help 1,000 refugees, which was more than initially hoped. Continue Reading »

Father, Daughter Learn Paul Carlson Inspired Each Other Then Serve Together

By Stan Friedman

RED WING, MN (July 23, 2014) — Julie Malyon, a nurse and director of a free medical clinic, was curious about the expression on her dad’s face when she returned from the Women Ministries Triennial last year and told him she had learned about a wonderful ministry called the Paul Carlson Partnership. Continue Reading »

News Briefs: CPE Scholarships, Centennial Celebration

Covenant Chaplains Award CPE Scholarships

CHICAGO, IL (July 21, 2014) — The Covenant Chaplains Association awarded three North Park Theological Seminary students with scholarships to help them during the clinical pastoral education (CPE) segment of their education. Continue Reading »

17-Year-Old Saves Camp for Jr. High Students 600 Miles Away

By Stan Friedman

JONESVILLE, VA (July 17, 2014) — Thanks to the initiative of a Michigan teenager, a weeklong junior high camp for some of the poorest children in Virginia was not canceled at Covenant Mountain Mission Bible Camp (CMMBC) earlier this month. Continue Reading »

Five for Friday: Phones at Restaurants, ‘Aha’ Moments, Schools Re-Segregating

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (July 18, 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 of any views expressed. Continue Reading »

2014 Pastoral Compensation Report Now Available

CHICAGO, IL (July 17, 2014) — The 2014 edition of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) Pastoral Compensation Report is now available on the Covenant website, offering a wide range of resources and guidelines for use by local Covenant churches in establishing compensation levels for pastoral staff. Continue Reading »

Discovery under Kitchen Flooring Recounts Martyrdom

By Stan Friedman

SEATTLE, WA (July 17, 2014) — For the past two years, Greg Asimakoupoulos had been getting his parents’ home ready to sell. He had started in the attic, where many of their papers were stored. Continue Reading »

Funny How Things Happen: Viral Parody Videos Make Farming Brothers International Sensation

By Stan Friedman

ASSARIA, KS (July 16, 2014) — The Peterson Brothers were just a trio of farm boys from this small town in Kansas when they made their first parody video, “I’m a Farmer, and I Grow It,” based on the hit single “I’m Sexy and I Know It.” That was in 2012, and they produced it on a whim to entertain family and friends. Continue Reading »

Free Tutorial on Domestic Violence Awareness Now Online

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (July 15, 2014) — A pop quiz:

1. How many teen girls/teen boys admit to experiencing physical violence in a dating relationship in the past year? Continue Reading »

Covenant Ministries Consider Responses to ‘Humanitarian Crisis’

By Stan Friedman

SAN DIEGO, CA (July 15, 2014) — Several San Diego Covenant churches are working with a local nonprofit to provide personal care items for hundreds of mothers and children who had been flown into the area from Texas by the U.S. Border Patrol. Continue Reading »