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 »

Cadillac Church Celebrates Building’s Centennial

CADILLAC, MI (November 19, 2013) — National Football League teams wear “throwback” uniforms from decades at least one Sunday a season. First Covenant Church Pastor Gregory DuBois and his wife, Kathy, decided to wear their own throwback “Sunday best” when they greeted congregation members as part of the church building’s centennial anniversary. Continue Reading »

Marathoner’s Friends Run to Funeral, Cemetery

By Stan Friedman

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (November 19, 2013) — The friends of First Covenant Church attender Jim Kelley, who was killed earlier this month when a car struck him while he was on his nightly run, paid tribute at his funeral last Saturday in a way he would have loved. They wore their running gear to the funeral at the church and then ran behind the hearse to the cemetery. Continue Reading »

Athletic Director Creates Culture of Mentoring Leadership

By Stan Friedman

MASON CITY, IA (November 18, 2013) — Winning national athletic championships at any level of competition is a daunting task—as is retaining coaches in a small program for long stretches of time—but Covenanter Dan Mason, the athletic director for the North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC), has earned admiration and respect for his ability to accomplish both. Continue Reading »

Five for Friday: Links Covenanters Are Discussing

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (November 15, 2013) — Many Covenanters routinely share links to social media articles and videos 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 »