Posts tagged ‘Newsmakers’

Covenanter among Three Slain in Afghanistan

By Stan Friedman

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN (April 24, 2014) — Covenanter Dr. Jerry Umanos was one of three Americans shot and killed by a member of the Afghan security forces at a children’s hospital in Kabul this morning. Continue Reading »

Churches Establish Fund to Help with Mudslide Relief

SEATTLE, WA (April 2, 2014) — Several congregations here have established a combined special fund so people can contribute to relief and rebuilding work in the area of Oso, where a massive mudslide wiped out a neighborhood on the morning of March 22. Continue Reading »

Alex Gee Interview Featured in April Companion

CHICAGO, IL (March 27, 2014) — When Alex Gee, pastor of Fountain of Life Covenant Church, wrote a 3,000-word opinion piece that ran as a cover story in the Capital Times newspaper on the daily impact of extensive racism in Madison, Wisconsin, he did not foresee how it would activate civic leaders and others to pursue a solution. Continue Reading »

Boston Bombing Emphasizes Need for Christian Peacemakers

By Stan Friedman

HOLLAND, MI (March 20, 2014) — Editor’s note: The 2014 Boston Marathon will be run April 21. With the race one month away, Covenant News Service is publishing stories of Covenanters who plan to run because of the deadly bombings last April 15. Today’s stories focus on Boaz Johnson, professor of biblical and theological studies at North Park University, and Kyle Small, associate dean and associate professor of church leadership at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan. Continue Reading »

NPU Professor to Run Boston Marathon for Caucasus Orphanages

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (March 20, 2014) — Editor’s note: The 2014 Boston Marathon will be run April 21. With the race one month away, Covenant News Service is publishing stories of Covenanters who plan to participate because of the deadly bombings last April 15. Today’s stories focus on Boaz Johnson, professor of biblical and theological studies at North Park University, and Kyle Small, associate dean and associate professor of church leadership at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan. Continue Reading »

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 »