Kansas City to Be Site for Triennial XV

CHICAGO, IL (March 19, 2014) — Triennial XV will be held at the Sheraton Crown Center in Kansas City, Missouri, July 28-31, 2016, it was announced. Continue Reading »

Six Covenanters Contribute to Academic Leadership Volumes

By Stan Friedman

HOLLAND, MI (March 18, 2014) — Articles by six Covenanters are included in the recently published two-volume Religious Leadership: A Reference Handbook, including one of its co-editors Kyle Small, associate dean and associate professor of church leadership at Western Theological Seminary and ordained Covenant minister. Continue Reading »

Child in Protective Services after Wandering into Church

By Stan Friedman

GREELEY, CO (March 17, 2014) — Police were called to the cinema where Crossroads Covenant Church meets after an unaccompanied three-year-old boy walked into the building Sunday morning. His parents could not be found. Continue Reading »

NPTS Student Knows Hunger, Advocates for the Poor

By Stan Friedman

WASHINGTON, DC (March 17, 2014) — Ericka Elion knows what it’s like to have money and a comfortable life, and in recent years, she’s learned what it is to go hungry. Continue Reading »

Obituary: Virginia Johnson

BOSTON, MA (March 17, 2014) — Virginia “Ginny” (Lagh) Johnson, wife of retired Covenant pastor Alden Johnson, died Wednesday. Continue Reading »

Five for Friday: Pope, Wall Street, Woman Finds Herself

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (March 13, 2013) — 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 »

Engebretson New Covenant Kids Congo Project Leader


By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (March 13, 2014) — Donn Engebretson has been named the new project leader for Covenant Kids Congo powered by World Vision (CKC). Former short-term missionary to the African nation Christine Buettgen has been chosen to be the new liaison with World Vision’s Ledia Water Project. Continue Reading »

Pastor Two Blocks From NYC Explosion

By Stan Friedman

NEW YORK, NY (March 12, 2014) – Jose Humphreys, pastor of Metro Hope Covenant Church, was walking his dog this morning when he heard and felt the explosion in East Harlem that brought down a pair of apartment buildings, killing at least three people and injuring dozens more just two blocks from him. Continue Reading »

Online Lenten Art Series: Questions God Asks

CHICAGO, IL (March 12, 2014) — We often don’t hesitate to come to God with our questions. But how much do we take the time to consider the numerous questions God asks of us throughout Scripture? He asks, not because he doesn’t know the answer of course, but rather to lead us to reflect on our lives and communities. Continue Reading »

Covenant Enabling Residence of Illinois Celebrates Anniversary

OAK FOREST, IL (March 12, 2014) — Covenant Enabling Residences of Illinois celebrated its twentieth anniversary with dinner and dancing Sunday. Continue Reading »