ECC Welcomes 27 New Churches

CHICAGO, IL (June 27, 2014) — Delegates to the 129th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church welcomed 27 churches into membership this morning, reflecting a cumulative membership of 2,039 and a cumulative average attendance of 3,324 individuals. Continue Reading »

Seven Churches Removed from Membership Roster

CHICAGO, IL (June 27, 2014) — Seven churches from four conferences were removed from denominational membership during the 129th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church this morning. Continue Reading »

Craig E. Anderson Receives Irving C. Lambert Award

By Cathy Norman Peterson

CHICAGO, IL (June 26, 2014) — Craig E. Anderson, retired pastor and associate superintendent of the Central Conference, was honored with the Irving C. Lambert Award this evening at the opening service of the Covenant’s 129th Annual Meeting. Continue Reading »

Lou Setter Presented T.W. Anderson Award

By Stan Friedman

ROCKFORD, IL (June 26, 2014) — Lou Setter says, “Most people would tell you that I don’t have any great intelligence level, but I do have the gift for encouragement.” Continue Reading »

ACCW Presents Three Awards

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (June 26, 2014) — Advocates for Covenant Clergy Women (ACCW) presented three awards during the Evangelical Covenant Church’s Ministerium meeting as part of the 129th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church. Continue Reading »

NWC Plans to Plant ’50 by ’25′

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (June 26, 2014) — The Northwest Conference (NWC) has embarked on an ambitious goal of planting 50 churches by 2025. Continue Reading »

Obituary: Gary Willard Downing

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (June 26, 2014) – Retired Covenant minister Gary Willard Downing, 67, died Wednesday. Continue Reading »

Manchester Connection to Woman Detained in Sudan

By Stan Friedman

MANCHESTER, NH (June 25, 2014) — Daniel Wani, the husband of the Sudanese woman who was imprisoned and sentenced to be executed in her country for not recanting her Christian faith, has attended the Sudanese Covenant Church here since it started, says Pastor Monyroor Teng. Continue Reading »

Raising ‘New Sails’ for Alaska Covenant Church

By Curtis Ivanoff

ANCHORAGE, ALASKA (June 25, 2014) — The Covenant Church in Alaska (ECCAK) has a rich history, one that reminds us of God’s faithfulness and of the transforming power of the gospel. Today we are living and serving in a time here in Alaska where one chapter is about to end and a new one will begin. The Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) has initiated movement for ECCAK to change its status from a mission field to becoming a newly established conference. This will be a momentous benchmark, and I think it is helpful to look back in order to better understand the significance of this shift. Continue Reading »

Discipleship School Students Can Earn NPU Credit

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (June 24, 2014) — The denomination’s Department of Christian Formation and North Park University have signed a memorandum of understanding that will allow students attending one of the Covenant Schools of Discipleship (CSD) to earn credit if they attend the university. Continue Reading »