Associations are voluntary groups of individuals, congregations, and ministries united for the purpose of fellowship, encouragement, and the advancement of a specific mission. Associations are established through the approval of the Executive Board.
The Covenant Ministerium consists of all who hold ministerial credentials through the Evangelical Covenant Church. These people constitute the “ordered ministry” because they are ordained, licensed, commissioned, or consecrated as a minister or missionary. Read more…
Advocates for Covenant Clergy Women (ACCW)
Advocates for Covenant Clergy Women is an organized body of women and men clergy who affirm and support collaborative efforts within the ECC to provide women clergy with opportunities to serve in their call. ACCW addresses the unique concerns of clergy women, ordained, commissioned or licensed and those women who are responding to a call in vocational ministry by the ECC. Read more…
African American Ministers Association (AAMA)
The purpose of the AAMA is to support African American credentialed clergy and African American seminary students who desire is to transition to miinstries requiring clergy credentials. The AAMA is a partner in pursuing the goals of the Covenant and its vision to impact the world for Christ. The mission of the AAMA is to partner with the Covenant and its regional conferences on issues that affect African American ministers and the ministries they lead.
- Proposed Constitution & Bylaws (2013) revision
- June 2014 Newsletter | May 2013 Newsletter | January 2014 Newsletter
Asian American Fellowship (AAF)
The Asian American Fellowship links pastors and leaders of Asian American congregations and is a place of fellowship, encouragement, and training. It additionally serves the mission of the Evangelical Covenant Church by helping to recruit pastors and engaging congregations that are exploring affiliation with the ECC.
Association of Covenant Camps and Conference Centers (ACCCC)
The ACCCC provides resources, networking, educational events, and fellowship for both credentialed and a lay leaders serving at any one of twenty-one Covenant camp, retreat, and/or conference sites in North America and Canada. Its members participate in two annual gatherings. It also conducts statistical surveys, produces relevant resources, collaborates with the ECC on annual mission fund-raising, teams with the ECC on components of CHIC and the Youth Worker Connection, and a provides variety of other services. Read more…
Association of Covenant Spiritual Directors (ACSD)
The purpose of the Association Covenant Spiritual Directors (ACSD) is to further the spiritual direction ministry of the ECC through providing visibility for the ministry among ECC members, pastors, churches, and leaders of the role, educational opportunities, and ministry of spiritual direction; advocacy to strengthen and expand the ministry; support for affiliated spiritual directors by providing opportunities for the individual growth for affiliated spiritual directors through fellowship, continuing education, resourcing, and individual encouragement; and coordination of shared ministries and resourcing with regional spiritual direction networks. Read more…
- Constitution and Bylaws (2015) – coming soon
Covenant Chaplains Association
The Covenant Chaplains Association includes chaplains working in hospital, hospice, military, police/fire, Veteran’s Affairs facilities, correctional institutions, corporate workplaces, retirement communities and other settings. Read more…
Korean Covenant Ministers Association
The Korean Covenant Ministers Association links pastors and leaders of Korean-language congregations. The Association sponsors an annual retreat and additional gatherings at the Covenant Midwinter Conference and Annual Meeting. The Korean Covenant Ministers Association serves as a place of fellowship, encouragement, and training. It additionally serves the mission of the Evangelical Covenant Church by helping to recruit pastors, and engaging congregations that are exploring affiliation with the ECC.
Ministerios Hispanos de la Iglesia del Pacto Evangelico (MHIPE)
Ministerios Hispanos de la Iglesia del Pacto Evangelico links pastors and leaders of Hispanic congregations. and sponsors gatherings at the Covenant Midwinter Conference and Annual Meeting. MHIPE serves as a place of fellowship, encouragement, and training. It additionally serves the mission of the Evangelical Covenant Church by helping to recruit of pastors, and engaging congregations that are exploring affiliation with the ECC.
Over the past twenty years, civil war has torn apart the country of Sudan and many South Sudanese Christians have found new homes and lives in the United States and Canada. The Sudanese Association links South Sudanese Covenant pastors and leaders. The Sudanese Association assists in strengthening ministry to Sudanese people in the United States and Canada.