Alaskan Villages Brace for “Superstorm”

By Stan Friedman

NOME, AK (November 9, 2011) – Several towns and villages with Evangelical Covenant churches are in the path of what the National Weather Service is calling the “Bering Sea Superstorm” and one of the worst on record for the region. Continue Reading »

Covenanters Praise Midwinter Lineup of Speakers

CHICAGO, IL (November 9, 2011) – More than 1,000 Covenant ministers are expected to attend the 2012 Midwinter Conference at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare, which will run January 30 to February 3. Continue Reading »

Expanding the Gospel Beyond Who’s In and Who’s Out

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (November 8, 2011) – In his latest book, The King Jesus Gospel, Scot McKnight contends that evangelicals have reduced the gospel to a “plan of salvation” that is human-centric rather than Christocentric. The result has been the creation of a “salvation culture” as opposed to a “gospel culture.” Continue Reading »

NPU Soccer to Compete in National Tournament

CHICAGO, IL (November 7, 2011) – The North Park University men’s soccer team will take on Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, on Saturday in the first round of the NCAA Division III national tournament. While the time of match has not been finalized, it will be played at either 5 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. (CST). Continue Reading »

Highlighting the Realities of Trafficking

BLOOMINGTON, MN (November 7, 2011) – More than 220 people attended the recent anti-trafficking conference, Daybreak, held at Bloomington Covenant Church on October 28-30. Continue Reading »

Scholarships for Orphans Offer Hope

CHICAGO, IL (November 7, 2011) – As Christians around the world observed Orphan Sunday yesterday, Kim Crawford of the Department of World Mission, exhorted Covenanters to remember the children who are so easily forgotten. Continue Reading »

Celebrating 125 Years of Covenant Retirement Communities

CHICAGO, IL (November 4, 2011) – Residents of Covenant Retirement Communities (CRC) have celebrated the 125th year of the ministry by serving others in the same spirit as the Covenanters who established the Home of Mercy in 1886. Continue Reading »

Briefs: Workshop Registrations and Food Donations

Final Day to Register for NWC Children’s Ministry Workshop

WILLMAR, MN (November 4, 2011) – Today is the last registration day for church groups planning to attend the workshop “Imagine: A Day for Those Serving Children and Families,” which will be held from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 12 at First Covenant Church. The workshop is free. Continue Reading »

NP Vikings Advance to CCIW Finals

CHICAGO, IL (November 3, 2011) – The North Park men’s soccer team earned a spot in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin tournament championship game with a 2-1 win over visiting Wheaton College in the semifinals Wednesday night. Continue Reading »

Covenant Minister’s Work with Students Recognized

WEST PEABODY, MA (November 3, 2011) – Steve Cushing was bewildered during a recent worship service when his wife, Sharon, was called to the front of the sanctuary at West Peabody Community Covenant Church. Cushing, the chaplain at the New England Seafarer’s Mission, grew suspicious when Pastor Joel Anderle also invited three others: Continue Reading »