World Vision-Covenant Launch Historic Partnership

By Don Meyer

CHICAGO, IL (February 3, 2012) – A major partnership with World Vision that promises to dramatically impact the lives of people suffering the ravages of poverty in the Democratic Republic of Congo was unveiled this morning during the closing session of the Midwinter Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC). Continue Reading »

Community Mobilizes to Pack Food for Hungry Kids

HILMAR, CA (February 2, 2012) – Nearly 1,500 volunteers from the local school district, businesses, and civic organizations filled the gym of Hilmar Covenant Church to participate in a food-packing event the congregation organized to benefit Feed My Starving Children (FMSC). Continue Reading »

Evangelism: Focus On Number Going Out, Not Coming In

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (February 1, 2012) – A biblically illiterate world needs to hear and see the gospel story from followers of Christ who are confident they have been sent on the mission by Jesus, even if they don’t feel they have the “gift of evangelism,” John Teter said during the Tuesday night worship service at the Midwinter Conference. Continue Reading »

New Covenant Bookstore Website Makes Debut

CHICAGO, IL (January 31, 2012) – A new website for the online Covenant Bookstore was unveiled today, offering an array of customer-friendly options not available in the former website configuration. Continue Reading »

‘Not Good Church Material’ Is Christ’s Material

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (January 31, 2012) – The lives of people considered “not good church material” can be transformed if the church will build bridges across troubled waters to reach whosoever, wheresoever, howsoever and whensoever, Bishop Vashti McKenzie told the gathering at the opening worship service of the Midwinter Conference Monday night. Continue Reading »

‘Living Faith’ eBook Now Available

CHICAGO, IL (January 30, 2012) – A digital version of Living Faith: Reflections on Covenant Affirmations is now available through, the official online bookstore of the Evangelical Covenant Church, it was announced today. Continue Reading »

New Director of Center for Youth Ministry Studies

CHICAGO (January 30, 2012) – North Park University has named Daniel White Hodge director of its Center for Youth Ministry Studies (CYMS). He will assume his new role on February 15. Continue Reading »

Richard Stearns of World Vision Special Midwinter Guest

ROSEMONT, IL (January 27, 2012) – A major new mission partnership in the Democratic Republic of Congo, introduction of new evangelism resources and an overview of new directions in the Department of Compassion, Mercy and Justice are among highlights of the 2012 Midwinter Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church that begins Monday and concludes with Friday morning’s vision-packed presentation facilitated by President Gary Walter. Continue Reading »

Incoming CEUM President Dreamed of ‘New Harvest’

INERA BONGABO, DR CONGO (January 27, 2012) – It was a recurring dream that led the new president of the Congo Covenant Church (CEUM) to pursue ministry shortly after graduating from high school. Continue Reading »

Bill Would Open School Buildings for Religious Use

By Stan Friedman

BRONX, NY (January 27, 2012) – Legislation that would allow churches to use schools after hours and when no one else is in the building received unanimous approval in the New York State Senate Education Committee on Tuesday. Continue Reading »