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Smith: God Wants Covenant to Receive Second Wind

By Stan Friedman

ESTES PARK, CO (June 30, 2011) – Eight thousand feet up in the Rocky Mountains, where the air is thin and the unaccustomed find their footsteps slowed, hundreds of worshipers tonight were left a different kind of breathless, jumping to their feet with their hands waving and shouting “Amen, Amen” to their God when Efrem Smith was done preaching. Continue Reading »

Short-Term, Project Missionaries Commissioned

ESTES PARK, CO (June 30, 2011) – Delegates to the 126th Annual Meeting approved commissioning of short-term and project missionaries. Continue Reading »

Delegates Excited About New University Campaign

ESTES PARK, CO (June 30, 2011) – North Park University has had a wonderful year and faces an even more promising future, North Park University President David Parkyn told delegates to the 126th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church today. Continue Reading »

Retiring Conference Leaders Honored

ESTES PARK, CO (June 30, 2011) – Delegates attending the 126th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church this morning honored conference superintendents Ken Carlson and Jim Fretheim and Rodney Sawyer, regional field director of the Evangelical Covenant Church of Alaska. Continue Reading »

Marvin Branstrom Recipient of T.W. Anderson Award

ESTES PARK, CO (June 30, 2011) – Marvin “Marv” Branstrom, a longtime member of Sierra Bible Church in Murphys, California, was presented with the T.W. Anderson Award during a special ceremony as part of this morning’s business session during the 126th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church. Continue Reading »

Candidates for Ordination, Commissioning Approved

ESTES PARK, CO (June 30, 2011) – Delegates to the 126th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church today approved the following candidates for ordination to word and sacrament, specialized ministry, and finalization of transfer of ordination, as well as commissioning. Continue Reading »

Delegates Approve $21.3 Million Budget

ESTES PARK, CO (June 30, 2011) – Delegates to the 126th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) approved a $21.3 million Mission and Ministry Budget for 2012. Continue Reading »

Lifetime Service Recognition for 36 ECC Clergy

ESTES PARK, CO (June 30, 2011) – The Evangelical Covenant Church honored 36 clergy with a “Lifetime Service Recognition” during the denomination’s 126th Annual Meeting today. Continue Reading »

Delegates Elect Members to Various Boards

ESTES PARK, CO (June 30, 2011) – Delegates elected a number of individuals to various boards, with the results announced during the Thursday morning business session of the 126th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church. Continue Reading »

Will the Church Minister to a Broken World?

By Stan Friedman

ESTES PARK, CO (June 29, 2011) – The church’s view of reality will determine whether or not it will minister to a broken world, Juan Martinez told those gathered for worship this evening during the 126th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church. Continue Reading »