Delegates Unanimous in Decision to Change Covenant Structure

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (June 28, 2014) — Delegates to the 129th Annual Meeting unanimously approved the first major restructuring of Covenant governance in roughly 40 years Friday. Continue Reading »

The Fullness of Life Explored in New Book

CHICAGO, IL (June 27, 2014) — Editor’s note: Daniel Hill, the pastor of River City Community Covenant Church in Chicago says that answering the question “What does the fullness of Christ actually look like?” has been the “pearl of great price for him.” In his new book, John 10:10: Life to the Fullest, he seeks to answer that question. Continue Reading »

Walter: Covenant Visibly Transforming Lives Together

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (June 27, 2014) — President Gary Walter’s report to delegates at the 129th Annual Meeting this morning highlighted the lives of people who have been transformed through local churches working together with their conferences and the denomination. Continue Reading »

Five for Friday: Ministry to Umpires, Siddhartha Theme Park, Girls and Science

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (June 27, 2014) — 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. 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 »

Lundgren’s Final Treasurer’s Report Highlights Positive Numbers

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (June 27, 2014) — In his last-ever financial report to the Annual Meeting, r

Dean Lundgren presented a report showing financial growth. Continue Reading »

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 »