Wiesbrock on Women Managing Money to Be Webcast Live

SAN DIEGO, CA (August 15, 2013)—“Women Managing Money—What You Need to Know for Life,” a workshop given by Covenant Trust Company president Ann Wiesbrock, will be webcast live at 10:30 a.m. (PDT) Saturday from the Women Ministries Triennial conference. Continue Reading »

CWR Funds Help Provide Medical Care to Syrian Refugees

CHICAGO, IL (August 15, 2013)—Covenant World Relief is providing “immediate support” in response to a special appeal from Medical Teams International (MTI) to help care for Syrian refugees pouring into Lebanon. The crisis threatens to destabilize the entire region according to the United Nations. Continue Reading »

Marian Newton Service Scheduled

PORTLAND, OR (August 14, 2013) – Marian Adele (Kirk) Newton, wife of retired Covenant pastor Ed Newton, died August 7, less than a week after learning she had acute cancer. Continue Reading »

‘Magical Time’ at Camp for Autism Families

By Stan Friedman

IRON RIVER, MI (August 13, 2013) – The first-ever Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Family Camp at Covenant Point Bible Camp was “such a magical time,” said Kristi Barker, a parent who helped develop the experience held August 6-10. Continue Reading »

Guatemalan School Provides Students ‘Precious Opportunities’

By Stan Friedman

SPRING VALLEY, CA (August 13, 2013) – Three years ago, Richard Paff and two friends garnered the speed record for shooting a basketball through a hoop in each of the forty-eight contiguous United States. They accomplished the feat in eight days, five hours, and thirty-three minutes. Continue Reading »

Briefs: Carlson Memorial, 125th Anniversary, and Name Change

CHICAGO, IL (August 12, 2013) – The video of the Richard Carlson Memorial Service is available for viewing at

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Pastor Jerome Engseth Dies

CORNUCOPIA, WI (August 9, 2013) – Retired Covenant pastor Jerome (Jerry) Engseth, 82, died Sunday. A memorial service was held Thursday at the Luther Manor Chapel. Continue Reading »

Auction of Klassen Painting to Benefit Ministries

SAN ANDREAS, CA (August 8, 2013)—When artist and retired Covenant pastor Randy Klassen painted a watercolor of a small child opening the towering doors of a church in 1981, he had no idea the impact it would have on hearts throughout the world. Continue Reading »

Reflections on the Gift and Challenge of Vocation from Richard Carlson

CHICAGO, IL (August 7, 2013)—Dave Kersten, dean of North Park Theological Seminary, recalls Richard Carlson, a retired pastor and professor emeritus at the school as, “a pastor among pastors, a scholar among scholars—widely read with tremendous expertise in the field of ministry—but probably best known for his care and mentoring of students. He gave the most significant portion of his vocational life to the seminary and the formation of a whole generation of Covenant ministers. I would not be in ministry today if he hadn’t guided and mentored my early and difficult years in ministry.” Continue Reading »

Carlson Memorial Service Will Be Webcast Live

CHICAGO, IL (August 7, 2013)—The memorial service for Richard Carlson, professor emeritus of North Park Theological Seminary and former pastor, will be live-streamed at Continue Reading »