2011 Pastoral Compensation Report Now Available

CHICAGO, IL (September 20, 2011) – The 2011 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 »

Special Vehicle Helps Ministry in Harsh Environs

SCAMMON BAY, AK (September 19, 2011) – Jason Stromstad, pastor of Scammon Bay Covenant Church on the west coast of the Bering Sea, says the recent donation of an all-terrain vehicle “is a specific answer to prayer.” Continue Reading »

Pastor, Family Lose Home in Weekend Blaze

By Stan Friedman

SAGINAW, MN (September 19, 2011) – Brad Shannon, pastor of New Life Covenant Church, chokes up as he describes the assistance community members have provided his family since their house burned to the ground Saturday morning. Continue Reading »

A Pastor Looks at Ministry Over the Long Haul

SANTA BARBARA, CA (September 16, 2011) – Editor’s note: From time to time, we come across articles in church newsletters, individual blogs and other media that we believe may interest our readers. Continue Reading »

Briefs: Megachurch Reflection, February Sankofa

Smaller Ministries the Focus, Not ‘Mega’ Growth

IRVINE, CA (September 16, 2011) – OCWeekly features a cover story on David Gibbons, pastor of Newsong Church, and his decision to switch the direction of the ministry when it was on its way to becoming a megachurch. Continue Reading »

North Park Soccer Garners Top 10 Ranking

CHICAGO, IL (September 15, 2011) – For the second time in two years, the North Park University Vikings men’s soccer team is ranked among the nation’s Top 10 Division III teams as determined by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Continue Reading »

Mission Meadows Camp Has New Director

DEWITTVILE, NY (September 15, 2011) – Mission Meadows Bible Camp has hired Bryan Muecke to be its new executive director. Continue Reading »

CovLink Mobile App Now Formatted for iPad

CHICAGO, IL (September 14, 2011) – The popular CovLink mobile application originally designed for iPhone and Android devices is now available in a redesigned format for Apple iPad devices, it was announced today. Continue Reading »

Olympia Church to Build New Bokonzo Water Tower, Lines

OLYMPIA, WA (September 14, 2011) – The water tower in Bokonzo, Democratic Republic of Congo, frequently runs dry, but thousands of people in the area count on that water. Even when the tower is filled, broken supply lines have hampered delivery to residents. Continue Reading »

Vikings Sports Season Off to Good Start

CHICAGO, IL (September 13, 2011) – In a battle between two of the nation’s best Division III men’s soccer teams, North Park tied University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh 1-1 after 90 minutes of regulation and two overtime periods Saturday afternoon. Continue Reading »