Haworths: Supporting Churches, Unsung Heroes of Missionary Work

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (June 28, 2014) — When asked about their 32 years of ministry in Japan, retiring Covenant missionaries Jay and Ellen Haworth prefer to talk about the 30 churches that have supported their work. Continue Reading »

Olson, Lundgren Get Humorous Tribute

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (June 28, 2014) — Laughter was abundant during the portion of today’s business session of the 129th Annual Meeting during which retiring Covenant executives Dean Lundgren and Doreen Olson were honored. Continue Reading »

Olson Honored for Years of Service in Job She Didn’t Initially Want

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (June 28, 2014) — In no way did Doreen Olson want the job of directing what was then the Department of Christian Education when someone suggested she put together her resume for the position. Continue Reading »

Delegates Approve Immigration Resolution after Debate

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (June 28, 2014) — After extended debate, delegates to the 129th Annual Meeting overwhelmingly approved the 2014 Resolution on Immigration. Continue Reading »

Delegates Unanimous in Decision to Change Covenant Structure

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (June 28, 2014) — Delegates to the 129th Annual Meeting unanimously approved the first major restructuring of Covenant governance in roughly 40 years Friday. Continue Reading »

The Fullness of Life Explored in New Book

CHICAGO, IL (June 27, 2014) — Editor’s note: Daniel Hill, the pastor of River City Community Covenant Church in Chicago says that answering the question “What does the fullness of Christ actually look like?” has been the “pearl of great price for him.” In his new book, John 10:10: Life to the Fullest, he seeks to answer that question. Continue Reading »

Walter: Covenant Visibly Transforming Lives Together

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (June 27, 2014) — President Gary Walter’s report to delegates at the 129th Annual Meeting this morning highlighted the lives of people who have been transformed through local churches working together with their conferences and the denomination. Continue Reading »

Five for Friday: Ministry to Umpires, Siddhartha Theme Park, Girls and Science

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (June 27, 2014) — Many Covenanters routinely share links to social media articles and videos with one another that Covenant News Service believes may be of interest to others. Each Friday we post five of them. Following is a sample of those submissions—their inclusion does not represent an endorsement of any views expressed. Continue Reading »

Lundgren’s Final Treasurer’s Report Highlights Positive Numbers

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (June 27, 2014) — In his last-ever financial report to the Annual Meeting, r

Dean Lundgren presented a report showing financial growth. Continue Reading »

ECC Welcomes 27 New Churches

CHICAGO, IL (June 27, 2014) — Delegates to the 129th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church welcomed 27 churches into membership this morning, reflecting a cumulative membership of 2,039 and a cumulative average attendance of 3,324 individuals. Continue Reading »