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 »

Briefs: Rwanda Insights, Relief Assistance Needed, Justice Event

Survivor: Rwandan Christians Were Prepared to Die

LABOLT, SD (February 27, 2013) – The Christians in the Rwandan village where Esther Nyiransabimana Myers once lived had been prepared to die during the genocide that horrified the world in 1994, she told two recent gatherings sponsored by the LaBolt Covenant Church. Continue Reading »

Halverson Honored for Years of Service

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (February 27, 2013) – A recent award presented to Cynthia Halverson, the Evangelical Covenant Church’s executive director for advancement, honors her three decades of faithful work in fund development for Christian ministry. Continue Reading »

Links: What Covenanters Are Talking About Online

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (February 26, 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. Following is a sample of those submissions – their inclusion does not represent an endorsement of any views expressed. Continue Reading »

Webcasts to Feature Westerdahl Lectures, Gospel Choir

CHICAGO, IL (February 25, 2013) – Two webcasts this week will enable viewers to participate in the Westerdahl Lectures at North Park Theological Seminary and hear the newly formed seminary Gospel Choir perform during the Covenant Offices chapel service. Continue Reading »

Value of a Chicken? Depends Where You Live

By Stan Friedman

KARAWA, DR CONGO (February 25, 2013) – The widow laughed as she leaned backwards to keep from getting smacked by the flapping wings of the not-so-happy chicken she had hoisted upside down. The several dozen other widows who had gathered together laughed too. Continue Reading »

Emanuel Decision Ensures Future of Quality Care

By Don Meyer

TURLOCK, CA (February 22, 2013) – The pending acquisition of Emanuel Medical Center by the Tenet Healthcare Corporation likely comes as no surprise to those who follow the trend in U.S. healthcare favoring consolidation of institutions and services and the resulting increased efficiencies in response to escalating costs. Continue Reading »

Dr. Ben Carson Headlines CCC Detroit Event

DETROIT, MI (February 22, 2013) – World-renowned neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson will be the featured speaker at “Courage to Care: Inspiring Tomorrow’s Heroes,” a fundraiser for Covenant Community Care (CCC) that organizers also hope will inspire youth in the city. Continue Reading »

Tenet Healthcare to Acquire Emanuel Medical Center

TURLOCK, CA (February 21, 2013) – Emanuel Medical Center has entered into a definitive agreement with Tenet Healthcare Corporation to be acquired by the Dallas-based healthcare organization sometime during the second quarter of this year, subject to customary approvals and other closing conditions, it was announced today. Continue Reading »