The Covenant Ministerium is growing quickly as passionate and qualified individuals join our pastoral community. It is our privilege to strengthen this Evangelical Covenant Church community of vocational ministries through advocacy, endorsement, care, and formation. Additionally, we strive to lift up lay leaders in our local churches to join with local pastors in furthering God’s mission. We envision a connected and faithful community of clergy and lay leaders who demonstrate the following:
- The active inclusion of all persons called to serve God, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, or disability
- A deep understanding of Scripture, theology, discernment, and Covenant identity
- A healthy self-awareness and personal care through Sabbath-based rhythms
- A commitment to life-long learning and relational accountability
Granting ministerial credentials to persons who are called to serve vocationally in Covenant churches or other ministries.
Encouraging pastors to be healthy by safeguarding and strengthening mind, body, spirit, and relationships.
Stimulating learning and growth in pastoral character, competency, and constancy.
Providing the tools for vocational and lay leaders to become missionally competent.
Supporting God’s gifting of women by urging churches to encourage women in their congregations to embrace leadership.
Providing clergy and lay leaders opportunities to understand the identity and ethos of the ECC.
The Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) has received a $1,000,000 grant from the Lilly Endowment to address the financial and economic struggles that can affect pastors’ ability to lead congregations effectively.
The Financial Leadership initiative is committed to help sow seeds for ministerial excellence by 1) providing assistance for credentialed Covenant ministers to overcome long-term financial distress; and 2) equipping and empowering Covenant clergy to continue to grow in their ability to nurture environments for generosity and mission impact.