The Ministry of Compassion, Mercy, and Justice (2011)
Ministries of compassion, mercy, and justice in the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) have a long and significant history. During the 1990s and on into the new millennium, interest in these ministries grew. This growth reflected a deepening conviction that to be faithful to the Bible, the ECC must work to live out the Great Commandment in all its ramifications.
The purpose of this paper is to articulate a communal discernment of the ECC. It is intended to give guidance, definition, and substance to our desire to be a biblical people as we continue to develop ministries of compassion, mercy, and justice that are, we believe, vitally important to Jesus and consequently to us as well. This paper will be voted on at the Annual Meeting in June 2011.
** This video-based curriculum will help small groups, ministry teams and individuals discover and apply the faith related imperatives presented in the 2011 Covenant Resource Paper: The Covenant Church and The Ministry of Compassion, Mercy, and Justice.
Though we are no longer collecting feedback on this Covenant Resource Paper, the discussion guide below has value as you and your church engage in discussion on the paper.