Combined Youth Program Could Be Pilot for Others

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (January 21, 2014) — A revived cooperative youth ministry among ten Evangelical Covenant Church congregations here could offer a model for other congregations that struggle to provide a full-fledged program for their teens. Continue Reading »

Danforths Ask for Continued Prayer for CAR

By Stan Friedman

GAMBOULA, CAR (January 21, 2014) — Missionaries Roy and Aleta Danforth say they feel safe at the ministry they lead, but asked this morning for Covenanters to continue praying for the Central African Republic, which still could further descend into sectarian violence that has displaced one million people and killed more than a thousand. Continue Reading »

Paul Wilson Nominated to Be PSWC Superintendent

By Stan Friedman

CONCORD, CA (January 19, 2014) — Paul Wilson, pastor of First Covenant Church in Oakland, California, has been nominated to be the new Pacific Southwest Conference superintendent. Continue Reading »

Danforth: CAR Returning to Normalcy

By Stan Friedman

GAMBOULA, CAR (January 17, 2014) — Covenant missionary Roy Danforth says he believes the Central African Republic (CAR), which he and other missionaries had fled amid violence last March, is slowly starting to return to normalcy. Continue Reading »

Five for Friday: Open Theism and Praying for Sports Teams

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (January 17, 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 »

First Covenant Spokane Sells Building to Mars Hill

SPOKANE, WA (January 16, 2014) — Financial struggles have led First Covenant Church—a congregation in which more than half of the 90 attenders are homeless or low income—to sell its building to Mars Hill Church for $1.25 million, Pastor Rob Bryceson told the Inlander, a local weekly newspaper. Continue Reading »

NLR May Be Forced to Close Remaining FM Station

By Stan Friedman

JAMESTOWN, NY (January 16, 2014) — New Life Radio (NLR) could be forced to close its remaining FM radio station on February 1, after the Russian government told the ministry to desist from using one of the two satellites used to broadcast its signal. Continue Reading »

Grand Forks Church First in Area to Use Video at Second Campus

GRAND FORKS, ND (January 16, 2014) — Hope Covenant Church has become the first church in this area to use video sermons at its satellite campus, which was started in 2012. Continue Reading »

Covenanters Discuss Whether to Allow Weapons in Church

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (January 15, 2014) — Lively discussions on two Facebook pages reveal broad diversity of opinion among Covenanters on whether to allow concealed weapons into churches. Continue Reading »

Briefs: Midwinter Hotel Discount Ending, Covenanter Prays at State Legislature

Last Day for Special Midwinter Hotel Rate

CHICAGO, IL (January 14, 2014) — This is the last day to register for a discounted hotel rate at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare hotel, where the Midwinter Conference will be held January 27-31. Continue Reading »