Posts tagged ‘Newsmakers’

Six Covenanters Contribute to Academic Leadership Volumes

By Stan Friedman

HOLLAND, MI (March 18, 2014) — Articles by six Covenanters are included in the recently published two-volume Religious Leadership: A Reference Handbook, including one of its co-editors Kyle Small, associate dean and associate professor of church leadership at Western Theological Seminary and ordained Covenant minister. Continue Reading »

NPTS Student Knows Hunger, Advocates for the Poor

By Stan Friedman

WASHINGTON, DC (March 17, 2014) — Ericka Elion knows what it’s like to have money and a comfortable life, and in recent years, she’s learned what it is to go hungry. Continue Reading »

GMA Throws Michigan Boy Surprise Party

By Stan Friedman

NEW YORK, NY (March 7, 2014) — Good Morning America threw 10-year-old Colin, who attends New Hope Covenant Church in Richland, Michigan, an international surprise birthday party live on its broadcast this morning. Continue Reading »

When Reconciliation and Neighborhood Development Collide

CHICAGO, IL (February 28, 2014) — This month’s issue of the Covenant Companion looks at the growing trend of churches forming nonprofit organizations. This week, we are publishing stories online that look at other possible opportunities to consider when discerning how to engage in community ministry. Today, we are sharing two edited blog posts by Daniel Hill, the pastor of River City Community Covenant Church in Chicago. In this post, he share the difficulties of trying to build bridges between neighborhood “insiders” and “outsiders.” Click here to read Daniel Hill’s other post. Continue Reading »

Church Develops Blueprint for Neighborhood Development

CHICAGO, IL (February 28, 2014) — This month’s issue of the Covenant Companion looks at the growing trend of churches forming nonprofit organizations. This week, we are publishing stories online that look at other possible opportunities to consider when discerning how to engage in community ministry. Today, we are sharing two edited blog posts by Daniel Hill, the pastor of River City Community Covenant Church in Chicago. In this post, he shares the four conceptual principles that are guiding River City as they prepare to move into their first building after 10 years of ministry. Click here to read Daniel Hill’s other post. Continue Reading »

Faith-Rooted Organizing: A Conversation with Alexia Salvatierra

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (February 26, 2014) — This month’s issue of the Covenant Companion looks at the growing trend of churches forming nonprofit organizations. Today and the rest of this week, we will publish stories online that look at other possible opportunities to consider when discerning how to engage in community ministry. Continue Reading »

Colin’s Facebook Page Gets 2 Million “Likes”

RICHLAND, MI (February 21, 2014) — The “Happy Birthday Colin” Facebook page surpassed two million “likes” Wednesday. Continue Reading »

Dunbars Begin Difficult Salvage Efforts After Fire

By Stan Friedman

CONCORD, NH (February 19, 2014) — Covenant minister Earl Dunbar says his family is “basically kind of frazzled” as they start the process of trying to recover from the fire that heavily damaged their home around 1 p.m. last Friday. Continue Reading »

Voices: To the (Probably White) Person Who Says It Shouldn’t Be About Race

PORTLAND, OR (February 18, 2014) — Editor’s note: From time to time, we come across articles in church newsletters, individual blogs, and other media that we believe may interest our readers. Jelani Greenidge is interim worship leader at Kaleo Covenant Church in Beaverton, Oregon, and a regular columnist for the Covenant Companion. Continue Reading »

CNN Interviews Smietana about Snake Handler

NASHVILLE, TN (February 17, 2014) — Bob Smietana, former features editor of the Covenant Companion, was interviewed today on CNN about Kentucky pastor Jamie Coots and the practice of snake handling in churches. Coots died Saturday evening after refusing to be treated for a snake bite. Continue Reading »