ACCW Presents Three Awards

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (June 26, 2014) — Advocates for Covenant Clergy Women (ACCW) presented three awards during the Evangelical Covenant Church’s Ministerium meeting as part of the 129th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church. Continue Reading »

NWC Plans to Plant ’50 by ’25’

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (June 26, 2014) — The Northwest Conference (NWC) has embarked on an ambitious goal of planting 50 churches by 2025. Continue Reading »

Obituary: Gary Willard Downing

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (June 26, 2014) – Retired Covenant minister Gary Willard Downing, 67, died Wednesday. Continue Reading »

Manchester Connection to Woman Detained in Sudan

By Stan Friedman

MANCHESTER, NH (June 25, 2014) — Daniel Wani, the husband of the Sudanese woman who was imprisoned and sentenced to be executed in her country for not recanting her Christian faith, has attended the Sudanese Covenant Church here since it started, says Pastor Monyroor Teng. Continue Reading »

Raising ‘New Sails’ for Alaska Covenant Church

By Curtis Ivanoff

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA (June 25, 2014) — The Covenant Church in Alaska (ECCAK) has a rich history, one that reminds us of God’s faithfulness and of the transforming power of the gospel. Today we are living and serving in a time here in Alaska where one chapter is about to end and a new one will begin. The Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) has initiated movement for ECCAK to change its status from a mission field to becoming a newly established conference. This will be a momentous benchmark, and I think it is helpful to look back in order to better understand the significance of this shift. Continue Reading »

Discipleship School Students Can Earn NPU Credit

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (June 24, 2014) — The denomination’s Department of Christian Formation and North Park University have signed a memorandum of understanding that will allow students attending one of the Covenant Schools of Discipleship (CSD) to earn credit if they attend the university. Continue Reading »

News Briefs: Royal Treatment, Heads Shaved

Team Gives Covenant Pastor Royal Treatment for Service to Youth

KANSAS CITY, MO (June 23, 2014) — The Kansas City Royals recently honored Covenant minister Bruce McGregor with the Buck O’Neil Legacy Award for his work in founding and leading Freedom Fire Urban Ministry. Continue Reading »

Tour de North Gives Sanctuary Members Different View of Community

By Stan Friedman

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (June 23, 2014) — Some 300 attendees of Sanctuary Covenant Church left church early to ride, bike, or drive around their North Minneapolis neighborhood to know and learn how to better serve it. Continue Reading »

5 for Friday: Best iPhone Photos, Illegal Booksellers

By Cathy Norman Peterson

CHICAGO, IL (June 20, 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 »

PBS Interviews Covenant Pastor Gee

CHICAGO, IL (June 20, 2014) — Though few would pick a progressive university town like Madison, Wisconsin, as a case study for racial disparity, the gap between the black and white residents of that city is reportedly among the most extreme in the nation. One of the key leaders in a grassroots effort to bridge the divide is Alex Gee, pastor of Madison’s Fountain of Life Covenant Church. Continue Reading »