Posts tagged ‘Planting-Vitality’

Covenant Leaders Participate in Sweden Conference

SUNNE, SWEDEN (January 15, 2013) – Evangelical Covenant Church leaders shared their expertise in church planting and developing ministries of compassion, mercy, and justice during a national gathering of pastors that was inspired by the Covenant Midwinter Conference. Continue Reading »

‘Navigate’ Helps Churches Adapt to Changing Times

By Cathy Norman Peterson

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (November 16, 2012) – When immigrant farmers started Bethlehem Covenant Church in Waverly, Nebraska, 130 years ago, they never envisioned the changes that would take place in their community in the ensuing decades. Continue Reading »

Partnerships Key in Developing Congregational Vitality

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (November 18, 2011) – The Evangelical Covenant Church’s second annual Navigate National Gathering drew 120 pastors and lay leaders of established churches who are seeking to form partnerships and seek guidance on helping their congregations grow deeper in their love for Christ and desire to share the gospel. Continue Reading »

Webcast to Feature Congregational Vitality

CHICAGO, IL (October 21, 2011) – Congregational vitality will be the focus of the next installment of Take One, a roundtable webcast that enables Covenanters to dialogue with participants. Continue Reading »

Church Closing Plants Seed for New Beginning

PORTLAND, OR (September 9, 2011) – Community Covenant Church concluded its ministry August 21 after nearly 80 years of faithful service, but did so with an eye to the future. Continue Reading »

Renting Schools to Churches – Controversy Continues

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (August 17, 2011) – A recent decision by the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in New York has re-ignited discussion on the constitutionality of public schools renting their facilities to churches. Continue Reading »

One Church’s Demise Enables Planting 20 New Ones

ESTES PARK, CO (June 29, 2011) – Even though Congregational Covenant Church in Waltham, Massachusetts, closed this year after 130 years of ministry, they will continue to impact ministry for decades to come as a Living Legacy congregation. Continue Reading »

11 Churches Welcomed into Membership

ESTES PARK, CO (June 29, 2011) – Delegates to the 126th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church welcomed 11 churches into membership, representing a cumulative average attendance of 2,157. Continue Reading »

Two Congregations Find Similarities Outweigh Differences

By Stan Friedman

DETROIT, MI (April 8, 2011) – In Fall 2009, the leadership of the Covenant Church of Cheboygan began looking for ways the church could serve outside their small rural community and beyond the boundaries of their comfort zone. They also decided to tithe on the money raised for a construction project and use it to help a fledgling congregation. Continue Reading »

News Briefs: Covenanters Making Headlines

CHICAGO, IL (March 18, 2011) – Swedish Covenant Hospital has the highest rate of new mothers who breastfeed than any other hospital in the Chicago area, according to a report released by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Continue Reading »