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NLR exhorts Russian, Ukrainian Christians to Pursue Peace

By Stan Friedman

JAMESTOWN, NY (March 4, 2014) — New Life Radio (NLR) which transmits religious programming in Russia and surrounding countries has been encouraging Christians on both sides of the ongoing conflict between Ukraine and Russia to pursue peace, says Dan Johnson, president of Christian Radio for Russia. Continue Reading »

Ukraine Conflict Hits Home for Texas Congregation

By Stan Friedman

DALLAS, TX (March 4, 2014) — Leonid Regheta says members of his congregation here are strongly divided about the turmoil in Ukraine, and moderating them can be “challenging.” The Ukraine-born Covenant project missionary now pastors River of Life Church, a non-denominational congregation that ministers to Russian-speaking area residents. Continue Reading »

CEUM Camp Closed for Years Reopened, Includes Discipleship Center

KARAWA, DR CONGO (March 3, 2014) — After many years of little use, Camp Zulu outside of Karawa was re-opened, and the semi-remodeled facilities also inaugurated as a new discipleship center during a six-hour ceremony that attracted 750 people. Continue Reading »

When Reconciliation and Neighborhood Development Collide

CHICAGO, IL (February 28, 2014) — This month’s issue of the Covenant Companion looks at the growing trend of churches forming nonprofit organizations. This week, we are publishing stories online that look at other possible opportunities to consider when discerning how to engage in community ministry. Today, we are sharing two edited blog posts by Daniel Hill, the pastor of River City Community Covenant Church in Chicago. In this post, he share the difficulties of trying to build bridges between neighborhood “insiders” and “outsiders.” Click here to read Daniel Hill’s other post. Continue Reading »

Church Develops Blueprint for Neighborhood Development

CHICAGO, IL (February 28, 2014) — This month’s issue of the Covenant Companion looks at the growing trend of churches forming nonprofit organizations. This week, we are publishing stories online that look at other possible opportunities to consider when discerning how to engage in community ministry. Today, we are sharing two edited blog posts by Daniel Hill, the pastor of River City Community Covenant Church in Chicago. In this post, he shares the four conceptual principles that are guiding River City as they prepare to move into their first building after 10 years of ministry. Click here to read Daniel Hill’s other post. Continue Reading »

Five for Friday: ‘Noah,’ Fasting, Cubs

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (February 28, 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 »

Community Ministry: Not About the Church

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (February 27, 2014)— This month the Covenant Companion looks at the growing trend of churches forming nonprofit organizations. Today and the rest of this week, we publish stories online that look at discerning how to engage in community ministry. Continue Reading »

Spiritual Direction “Woven into Fabric of the Covenant”

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (February 26, 2014) — In the 10 years since its founding, the C. John Weborg Center for Spiritual Direction at North Park Theological Seminary has influenced Covenant ministry in ways its organizers never imagined. Continue Reading »

Faith-Rooted Organizing: A Conversation with Alexia Salvatierra

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (February 26, 2014) — This month’s issue of the Covenant Companion looks at the growing trend of churches forming nonprofit organizations. Today and the rest of this week, we will publish stories online that look at other possible opportunities to consider when discerning how to engage in community ministry. Continue Reading »

Retirement Community Debuts Remodeling; Another Getting Addition

CHICAGO, IL (February 25, 2014) — One Covenant Retirement Community in California debuted a new $1 million remodeling last week, and another moved closer to opening its $4 million addition. Continue Reading »