Mission School Great Opportunity to Serve

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON (December 19, 2012) – Although some people might not consider working at a school that educates children of missionaries to be “real” missionary work, that service is as important as ministering to nationals, says Konroy Boeckel, an Evangelical Covenant Church missionary working with the Rain Forest International School (RFIS) here. Continue Reading »

Hindustani Church ‘Arising Anew’ from Tragedy

PUNE, INDIA (December 16, 2011) – “You wouldn’t believe, but it has happened – the church is arising anew!” Continue Reading »

Hamilton to Receive Alumni Medallion Award

SOLDOTNA, AK – (December 16, 2011) – Alaska Christian College President Keith Hamilton is the winner of Seattle Pacific University’s 2012 Alumni Medallion Award, it was announced today. Continue Reading »

New Online Giving Feature Now Available

CHICAGO, IL (December 16, 2011) – A new and improved online giving feature is now available on the Evangelical Covenant Church website, providing a more convenient and user-friendly experience for those wanting to support a variety of Covenant mission and ministry initiatives. Continue Reading »

Briefs: AVA, Disabilities and Inclusiveness

Christianity Today Article Includes AVA

CHICAGO, IL (December 15, 2011) – A story posted on the Christianity Today blog “Her.meneutics” addresses the issue of domestic violence and includes comments by two people connected with the Department of Women Ministry’s Advocacy for Victims of Abuse (AVA) ministry. Continue Reading »

Women Ministries Seeks to Broaden Participation

CHICAGO, IL (December 15, 2011) – “God wants you and me to shine,” the letter begins. Continue Reading »

CHET Scholarships Help Student Pursue Dream

COMPTON, CA (December 14, 2011) – Benito Amaya says the two scholarships he received during graduation ceremonies at Centro Hispano de Estudios Teologicos (CHET) will one day enable him to walk across the stage in a cap and gown as did the 74 graduates he watched earlier this month. Continue Reading »

Christian Camping New Concept for Many Russian Youth

By Stan Friedman

ASBEST, RUSSIA (December 14, 2011) – Church leaders here keep sending emails to Dave Cairns, executive director of Pilgrim Pines Conference Center, asking how they might advance Christian camping, which is something of a new concept for them. Continue Reading »

Family Awaits Ruling on Deportation Appeal

By Stan Friedman

TURLOCK, CA (December 13, 2011) – The Turlock Covenant Church and members of Maria Chaparro’s family are awaiting an immigration judge’s ruling on whether her deportation case will be re-opened, says Pastor Steve Carlson. Continue Reading »

Reflecting Jesus – It’s Worth the Risk

CHICAGO, IL (December 12, 2011) – Editor’s note: Advent is a season for both reflection and anticipation – celebrating the incarnation of Jesus while looking forward to the Messiah’s return and the kingdom of God in all its fullness. It arrives amidst the reality of a world filled with desperate needs, grief, anger and frustration. We find encouragement, however, in celebrating lives being transformed through our shared ministries, reminders of what is yet to come. Covenant News Service will publish occasional Advent reflections on ministry within that reality. Continue Reading »