CHET Close to Paying Off Mortgage Debt

By Stan Friedman

COMPTON, CA (November 25, 2013) — Just three years after purchasing its building, Centro Hispano de Estudios Teológicos (CHET) is close to paying off its mortgage, and a challenge grant could help put it over the top by the end of the year, President Ed Delgado says. Continue Reading »

Memorial Service Set for Patricia Olson

VANCOUVER, BC (November 22, 2013)—When Patricia Olson was in her forties, she went to college to earn a degree in early childhood education with a focus on children with special needs. When she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, she participated in multiple research studies so others could be helped. Continue Reading »

VanDerVeer, First Executive Secretary of Board of Ministry, Dies

MERCER ISLAND, WA (November 22, 2013)—Earl M. VanDerVeer, retired Covenant pastor and the denomination’s first executive secretary of the Board of the Ministry, died this morning. Continue Reading »

Five for Friday: Links Covenanters Are Discussing

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (November 22, 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 »

Covenant Schools of Discipleship Will Network Programs

CHICAGO, IL (November 21, 2013) — A newly formed Covenant Schools of Discipleship (CSD) will pull together initiatives from across the denomination, says Aune Carlson, who oversees the denomination’s early adult ministry area. Continue Reading »

New Residential Discipleship Program Begins in Summer 2014

LONG PRAIRIE, MN (November 21, 2013) — Lake Beauty Bible Camp (LBBC) will launch its first-ever nine-month residential discipleship program for young adults in August 2014. Continue Reading »

Conway Caps Successful Season with CCIW Coach of the Year Honor

CHICAGO, IL (November 21, 2013) — In his first year as head coach of the North Park University Vikings football team, Mike Conway became the first-ever coach in the school’s history to be named the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin (CCIW) Bob Reade Coach of the Year. Continue Reading »

Last Year for Churches to Receive Health Care Tax Credit

CHICAGO, IL (November 20, 2013) – A tax credit that has returned an estimated $2 million to Evangelical Covenant Church congregations over the past three years will end this filing season. Continue Reading »

Midwinter Early Registration Deadline Is Friday

CHICAGO, IL (November 20, 2013) — The early registration deadline for the 2014 Midwinter Conference as well as the Youth Workers Connection is Friday. Continue Reading »

Briefs: Holy Land and NPU Tennis

Trip to Holy Land Will Highlight Pursuit of Peace

CHICAGO, IL (November 20, 2013) – Covenant ministers Wayne Smith and Andy Larsen will lead a tour of Israel and Palestine as part of a trip that will include participating in the Christ at the Checkpoint conference, which focuses on pursuing peace and reconciliation. Continue Reading »