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Covenant World Mission to Host Webcast

CHICAGO, IL (March 5, 2013) – Covenant World Mission will host a webcast at 3 p.m. CST on Wednesday to discuss how God is at work internationally and through local mission engagement.

Participants will be Kim Crawford and Karen Hallberg, respectively associate director and director of mission mobilization and connection; and Peter Park, pastor of Parkwood Community Church. Viewers will be able to submit questions.

Topics for discussion will include:

  • The benefits of a vision for mission that engages the entire congregation in global ministry. 
  • How to create a mission vision that connects with the identity of your church and the ways God is already working in the lives of congregants.   
  • How mission committees and mission policies support a congregation’s overall mission vision.
  • What has worked for you? Where have you seen God at work through missions?

Active Service Initiatives Mark First Year of Ministry

LAKE STEVENS, WA (March 4, 2013) – Hope Covenant Church recently marked its first anniversary to honor a year of ministry that has included sponsoring a sports camp, feeding the hungry, and helping the school where it meets. Continue Reading »

Kindle Version of Covenant eBook of Worship Released

CHICAGO, IL (March 4, 2013) – The Kindle version of the new Covenant eBook of Worship has been released and is available for purchase through CovBooks.com. Continue Reading »

Simple Steps Help Teens Fight Stress, Pursue Goals

By Sherea VéJauan

CERRITOS, CA (March 4, 2013) – Editor’s note: Sheréa VéJauan serves as director of children’s ministry at Newsong Los Angeles Covenant Church and also heads her own public relations/marketing agency. She guides The Goal Setter’s Club, a coaching organization that teaches goal-setting to youth and families. This month’s column focuses on teens. Continue Reading »

Memorial Service Monday for Ruth S. Wilkens

MOUNT VERNON, WA (March 2, 2013) – A memorial service for Ruth S. Wilkens, wife of retired Evangelical Covenant Church pastor John C. Wilkens, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Bethany Covenant Church. She died Thursday. Continue Reading »

Electronic Mission Prayer Calendar Available

CHICAGO, IL (March 1, 2013) – An abbreviated form of the Covenant Missionary Prayer Calendar is available electronically for the first time starting today (Friday). Continue Reading »

Seminary Gospel Choir – Exuding ‘Power and Love’

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (March 1, 2013) – When Michelle Clifton-Soderstrom emailed the North Park Theological Seminary community to gauge interest in forming a gospel choir to sing in chapel services during February – which also was Black History Month – she could not anticipate such a large response or that the group would be sought out to lead worship elsewhere. Continue Reading »

T.W. Anderson Award Deadline March 15

CHICAGO, IL (March 1, 2013) – The deadline is fast approaching for submission of nominations for the Theodore (T.W.) Anderson Award given each year by the Evangelical Covenant Church. Continue Reading »

Congo Church Leaders Complete Skills Training

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON (February 28, 2013) – Five leaders from the Congo Covenant Church (CEUM) participated in a two-week Leadership Matters course and will take back to Congo the information they received to share with more than 1,000 pastors in the denomination. Continue Reading »

New Social Media Tools Enhance CTC’s Effectiveness

CHICAGO, IL (February 28, 2013) – Covenant Trust Company’s (CTC) new blog and expansion of social media will enable the ministry to better serve Evangelical Covenant Church members and the denomination’s broader work, from local camps to providing farm resources in Democratic Republic of Congo. Continue Reading »