Posts tagged ‘Local Church’

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 »

Community Ministry: Not About the Church

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (February 27, 2014)— This month the Covenant Companion looks at the growing trend of churches forming nonprofit organizations. Today and the rest of this week, we publish stories online that look at discerning how to engage in community ministry. Continue Reading »

‘Do Wooders’ Ministry a Cut Above

ARNOLD, CA (February 24, 2014) — They call themselves the “Do Wooders.”

For 25 years, a group of men from Chapel in the Pines, a Covenant congregation, have been cutting and delivering firewood to area residents who would not otherwise have heat. Continue Reading »

Minneapolis First Covenant ‘Rocks’ During Nearby Explosion

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (February 24, 2014) — The earth shook and the walls came crashing down before the worship service at First Covenant Church yesterday. Continue Reading »

600 People Attend Madison Town Hall Meeting on Race

By Stan Friedman

MADISON, WI (February 17, 2014) — The multiracial crowd of nearly 600 people who turned out in below freezing temperatures to attend the “Justified Anger: State of Emergency” town hall meeting Saturday was evidence that change is possible, said Pastor Alex Gee. The meeting was held at Fountain of Life Covenant Church to address breaking down racial divides in the community. Continue Reading »

Fire Forces Dunbar Family from Home

By Stan Friedman

CONCORD, NH (February 16, 2014) — Covenant pastor Earl Dunbar and his wife, Marcia-Anne, as well as their son, James, escaped a fire that caused “significant damage” to their home around 1 p.m. Friday. Continue Reading »

Snowmobiling Pastor Makes Local News

TWIG, MN (February 11, 2014) — A local television crew was on hand to record Covenant pastor Brad Shannon embarking on his 1,500-mile snowmobiling journey to raise money for New Life Covenant Church’s building fund on Sunday. Continue Reading »

Despite Temps, Pastor Still Set on 1,500-Mile Fundraising Trip

By Stan Friedman

TWIG, MN (January 28, 2014) — Even with the United States suffering the big chill, Brad Shannon, pastor of New Life Covenant Church here, is still determined to embark on his 1,500-mile fundraising snowmobile journey to Churchill, Manitoba, on February 9. Continue Reading »

Ben Kerns: ‘Not the Answer I Was Hoping For ’

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. Today’s offering comes from Ben Kerns, pastor of youth and children at Marin Covenant Church in San Rafael, California. This article first appeared on his blog, Average Youth Ministry. Continue Reading »