Ready to go deeper? Spiritual practices have long been a way for us to be first in God so we might go further in mission. While all include a reflective dimension, all are also active. They are meant to help us be attentive to Gods loving and abiding presence and to find within this space a further sense of Gods will and direction. They can be used by individuals, groups, families, or in the context of worship. Continue Reading »
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The ways people pursue God, or even pray, can be as different as the very people who pursue God. This guide for a week of prayer focuses on the pathway of nature as a conduit into the presence and praise of God.
Developed for a Week of Prayer 2016, this resource is a seven-session guide for individual and small group study, reflection, and interaction. For more than 60 years, the ECC has provided materials for a week of prayer during the month of January. Whether you use this resource then or at some other time, we want to both challenge and equip followers of Jesus to live a life of prayer and to continually seek new ways to develop those practices.
Developed for a Week of Prayer 2015, this resource is a seven-session guide for individual and small group study, reflection, and interaction. It invites us to walk through the Old Testament and witness those who prayed prayers for protection, provision, peace, power, and promise. We will walk with those who asked for Gods presence, noticing the posture of prayer that each one takes and how God answers. Underscoring all of this is the promise that we, the family of God, share the blessed hope. Let us pray together and actively wait for the fulfillment of the promise of Christs return and for the answers to our prayers.
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Each year the Evangelical Covenant Church awards the Theodore W. Anderson Award to an outstanding lay leader in the denomination. The only way potential recipients are located is to ask each individual Covenant church to nominate one of their outstanding workers.
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Being formed into the likeness of Christ cannot take place in isolation. We need companions for the journey to help guide and nurture our faith, to help us discern Gods movement in our lives. This brochure includes information about spiritual direction in the Evangelical Covenant Church and a listing of regional contact persons who can talk further with you and possibly connect you with a spiritual director in your area. Continue Reading »
This catalog provides specific information about each of the available “Vision Trips” Covenant World Mission offers in which pastors and lay leaders have the opportunity to visit several Covenant international ministry sites. Continue Reading »
Moment to Moment: An Invitation to Prayer is a guided prayer experience offering extended time and space for God. In the midst of an overly busy and increasingly demanding world, the nourishment of a rich and varied prayer life too often becomes a rarity, even a luxury. Continue Reading »
Streams and Pathways is a guided prayer experience designed to allow time for listening and for noticing the movements of God in our lives. The participant’s guide for this experience can be downloaded and reproduced for all those in your church taking part.
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What does the Bible have to say about God, sin, Jesus, the sacraments, the Holy Spirit, and the church? These are just a few of the twenty-six formational footholds of faith explored through this new disciple-forming resource for small groups, mentors, and individual devotions. Both youth and adults can benefit from Rock Solid. Continue Reading »
The biblical view of stewardship applies to every Christian and every area of life. This eight-session Bible study attempts to broaden and deepen our understanding of this important topic.
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