Posts tagged ‘Planting-Vitality’

Church Growing Despite Declining Trendlines

ARLINGTON, MA (February 22, 2011) – Highrock Covenant Church continues to grow rapidly in a state ranked among the lowest in terms of church attendance and in a community that has seen a decline in the number of local congregations. Continue Reading »

Second Church Being Developed in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NV (February 11, 2011) – A second Evangelical Covenant Church congregation is in the formation phase with worship services expected to begin sometime in the fall. Continue Reading »

Waltham (MA) Covenant Church to Close

WALTHAM, MA (November 2, 2010) – Even as the Covenant Church of Waltham voted on Sunday to close the church later this month, they were able to contribute to the community, giving the entirety of the $11,000 they raised from their final Pumpkin Patch event to local nonprofit organizations. Continue Reading »

Growing Pumpkins a Lot Like Planting Churches

By Stan Friedman

CARROLL, IA (October 29, 2010) – Jeff Grote hopes the church he is planting will grow as much as the pumpkins he has cultivated. You can tell he has big dreams – he was disappointed that his largest pumpkin this year weighed only 435 pounds. Continue Reading »

Vitality Journey – Focusing on Future, Not the Past

SAN DIEGO, CA (October 4, 2010) – Clairemont Covenant Church is the first congregation in the denomination to work through all phases of the Congregational Vitality Journey, and the pastor says the experience has been a source of renewal. Continue Reading »

This Ministry ‘Goodbye’ Comes With a Future

By Stan Friedman

PLAINVILLE, CT (September 23, 2010) – An infant baptism earlier this month and the sending off of a teenager to serve in short-term missions has helped Trinity Covenant Church deal with their grief as they prepare to hold their final worship service on Sunday, says Pastor David Chandler. Continue Reading »

ArtInAPark Lets Kids Create Own History

By Stan Friedman

ORLANDO, FL (September 16, 2010) – Children had an opportunity to study and create their own art history during a two-week ArtInAPark event sponsored by Audubon Covenant Church. Continue Reading »

Orris Leaving Evangelism Position to Plant Church

CHICAGO, IL (July 2, 2010) – Lisa Orris will be leaving her position as director of evangelism for the Evangelical Covenant Church to accept a call to plant a church in an area south of Chicago, it was announced today by Dave Olson, executive minister of the Department of Church Growth and Evangelism. Continue Reading »

Three Honored with ACCW Awards

ST. PAUL, MN (June 26, 2010) – The Association for Covenant Clergy Women presented three awards during the Covenant Ministerium business session. Continue Reading »

Covenant Leaders Honored – Past and Present

ST. PAUL, MN (June 25, 2010) – Former and current members of the Council of Administrators and Council of Superintendents who served between 1985 – the denomination’s centennial anniversary – and 2010 were honored during this morning’s business session. Continue Reading »