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True Blue: With Grit and Grace, Debbie Blue Has Led Us on a Journey to Compassion and Justice

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Special Disaster Relief Fund for Nepal Established

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Michelle Sanchez Nominated for Make and Deepen Disciples Executive Minister

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Good Question: Why Spend Money to Volunteer at CHIC?

Good Question: Why Spend Money to Volunteer at CHIC?

CHICAGO, IL (May 21, 2015) – Every three years when the call goes out for volunteers to help at CHIC, some people wonder whether it’s worth paying the registration fee ($599 this year) to take a week’s vacation to work […]

KC Congregation Truly Is Church without Walls

KC Congregation Truly Is Church without Walls

KANSAS CITY, MO (May 20, 2015) — The wind whipped around hard making the air, which already was 20 degrees below zero, even more bitter and painful. Still the church decided to hold its first preview service outside.

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A Year of Living Psalmfully

A Year of Living Psalmfully

How the Glen Ellyn Evangelical Covenant Church got serious about finding new and creative ways to worship By Don Holt May 2016 The unmistakable sounds of bluegrass wash over the room. There’s a mandolin, a dobro, two guitars, and a fiddle [...]
Reclaiming Grace

Reclaiming Grace

In his latest work, the journalist who wrote the book on grace wonders what happened to the church's most defining quality. An Interview with Phillip Yancey By Doug Bixby May 2015 “Why does the church stir up such negative feelings?” It’s [...]
True Blue

True Blue

True Blue When the ECC launched a new office of compassion, mercy, and justice, some were skeptical. But with perseverance and quiet determination Debbie Blue emerged as the leader the church needed. By Bob Smietana May 2015 It was the [...]
The South Denver Social Club Meets Jesus

The South Denver Social Club Meets Jesus

Starting a new faith community from scratch means you have to find people who want to be part of your new church. I know this may sound obvious. It may be obvious, but it’s certainly not easy. When God calls […]

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Review: Telling the Truth

Review: Telling the Truth

I served a church where we regularly confessed our sins in unison readings or responsively, followed by words of assurance from one of the pastors. After several months a friend came up to me concerned that always having to confess […]

Review: A Questioning Faith

Review: A Questioning Faith

For fans of Marilynne Robinson’s fiction (and they are legion), the rural Iowa town of Gilead in the 1950s has become a familiar and cherished landscape for her captivating stories of faith and human nature. In Gilead, the story of […]

FlickPicks: Missions

FlickPicks: Missions

This year Friends of World Mission celebrates fifty years of support for global ministry projects, so we asked a few Covenant leaders to share their favorite films on missions. A few of their recommendations: The Inn of the Sixth Happiness […]

Expressions | Rise: Dream City

Expressions | Rise: Dream City

Rise: Dream City Tim Anderson, Ink (markers) on paper, 9″ x 11″ The word graffiti comes from the Italian graffiato, which means “scratched.” Early inscriptions and images were often scratched onto the surface of stone walls—communicating stories and sometimes giving […]

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All the Days: Let the Little Ones Come

All the Days: Let the Little Ones Come

Once upon a time, I was a stay-at-home mom to three children under the age of four. I adored my babies, found my toddlers fascinating, really loved engaging with my elementary students, and somehow survived my teenagers. But those preschool […]

Prodigal Pilgrim: #reentry

Prodigal Pilgrim: #reentry

For the past six glorious months I’ve been on sabbatical. It was truly a gift—paid time off, sent and blessed by my employer, protected time away from the daily responsibilities of my job to disconnect and rest. I had a […]

Compass Bearings: In the Vineyard with Jesus

Compass Bearings: In the Vineyard with Jesus

Fruit. More fruit. Jesus was a peripatetic teacher—he taught as he “walked around,” using observations from everyday life. One compelling instance is on the night of his arrest, as recorded in the Gospel of John. After sharing a last meal […]

Cathy Norman Peterson: This is My Body, Broken

Cathy Norman Peterson: This is My Body, Broken

I used to steal my sister’s clothes in high school. My entrepreneurial brother was happy to rent us his sweaters for $5 a day, but my sister and I were a bit less methodical. Many mornings after she left for […]