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Magazine Honors Books by Covenant Authors

CHICAGO, IL (March 12, 2013) – Outreach Magazine has named two books by Evangelical Covenant Church authors to receive the magazine’s 2013 Resource of the Year award.

Among the 22 award recipients is The Post-Black and Post-White Church, written by Efrem Smith, superintendent of the Pacific Southwest Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church, and Missional Preaching: Engage • Embrace • Transform by Al Tizon, an ordained Evangelical Covenant Church minister and associate professor of holistic ministry at Palmer Theological Seminary in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania.

Smith’s book was honored as the magazine’s Cross-Cultural Resource of the Year, with Tizon’s book honored as Outreach Resource of the Year.

“I would just say that I’m very honored that Outreach Magazine would recognize my recent book,” Smith said. “In our ever-increasing multiethnic and multicultural reality, I really hope this will be a fruitful resource for churches and pastors.”

The book connects theology, practical ministry models, and real stories of people in multiethnic Christian communities.

In commending Tizon’s work, Knute Larson, retired pastor of The Chapel in Akron, Ohio, says, “Al Tizon carefully takes the popular ‘missional’ word and shows in three foundational chapters how it is God’s middle name, how it should guide the way we study and preach the whole Bible, and how it cannot be separated from worship.”

Twenty-two resources were chosen in different categories. Nearly 160 resources published between November 1, 2011, and October 31, 2012, were submitted to the magazine for consideration, according to the publication. Experts in each of the categories judged submissions.

Click here to read the complete list of honorees.

“The Outreach Resources of the Year feature is itself a valuable resource for church leaders,” said Outreach editor Brian Orme. ”It brings deserved attention to resources that can help churches better understand the culture we live in, the dynamics at work in a variety of settings, and how to share the Gospel and reach our communities for Christ.”

Tenet Healthcare to Acquire Emanuel Medical Center

TURLOCK, CA (February 21, 2013) – Emanuel Medical Center has entered into a definitive agreement with Tenet Healthcare Corporation to be acquired by the Dallas-based healthcare organization sometime during the second quarter of this year, subject to customary approvals and other closing conditions, it was announced today. Continue Reading »

Yee Nominated to Lead North Pacific Conference

CHICAGO, IL (February 5, 2013) – Greg Yee, associate superintendent of the Pacific Southwest Conference (PSWC), has been nominated to serve as superintendent of the North Pacific Conference of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC), it was announced today. Continue Reading »

Equipment-Laden Trailer Stolen from Church Plant

By Stan Friedman

LAVEEN, AZ (January 17, 2013) – Brad Boydston, pastor of Masterpiece Church, is trying to take the long view on responding to the theft of the church plant’s trailer that contained much of its equipment earlier this month. Continue Reading »

Memorial Service Conducted for Sue Enns

SAN DIEGO, CA (January 11, 2013) – A memorial service for Sue Enns, 88, wife of retired Evangelical Covenant missionary Marlan Enns, was conducted January 5 at Mount Miguel Covenant Village. She died January 2. Continue Reading »

CHET Graduates Largest Class Ever

GARDENIA, CA (December 12, 2012) – The largest graduating class ever from Centro Hispano de Estudios Teologicos (CHET) received their diplomas during ceremonies at Taller del Alfarero Cristiano Covenant Church on Saturday. Continue Reading »

Combined Worship Celebrates Denominational Ties

CHANDLER, AZ (December 10, 2012) – More than 100 people from Covenant congregations in Arizona and Nevada gathered recently at Hope Covenant Church for a barbecue followed by a combined worship service connecting participants with each other in a broad sense/new way. Continue Reading »

Services Pending for John Withem

WOODLAND, CA (November 8, 2012) – Services are pending for John Withem, 58, senior pastor of Bayside Woodland Covenant Church, who died Sunday following a lengthy battle with cancer. Continue Reading »

Funeral Service Planned for Robert Kronberg

OMAHA, NE (November 7, 2012) – A funeral service for retired Evangelical Covenant Church pastor Robert Kronberg will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. next Tuesday, November 13, at Swedeburg Covenant Church in Swedeburg, Nebraska. He died last Sunday. Continue Reading »

8-Year-Old Makes/Takes Stand Against Human Trafficking

By Stan Friedman

SAN RAFAEL, CA (October 26, 2012) – It isn’t every Sunday that an eight-year-old girl is a featured speaker during a church service. Then again, Vivienne Harr, who spoke at Marin Covenant Church, already is doing the extraordinary. Continue Reading »