CHICAGO, IL (April 27, 2015) – Local partners in Nepal already are using funds from Covenant World Relief to provide assistance to survivors of the earthquake that has claimed the lives of nearly 4,000 people so far.
CHICAGO, IL (April 27, 2015) — Michelle Sanchez, assistant pastor of Christian formation and mission at Highrock Covenant Church in Arlington, Massachusetts, has been nominated to serve as the executive director of the Make and Deepen Disciples priority, it was […]
CHICAGO, IL (April 24, 2015) — Many Covenanters routinely share links to social media articles and videos with one another that Covenant News Service believes may be of interest to others. Each Friday we post five of them. Following is […]
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 […]
By Steve Burger In our congregation we have discovered that worship requires the presence, engagement, and voice of every generation. A mother and son read Scripture together. A four-year-old leads the congregation in the Lord’s Prayer. A senior member […]
I love music. It’s a wonderful gift, and as both a listener and a musician, I take it very personally. But sometimes the things we love most can also cause our deepest pain. Lately I’ve noticed a sense of resignation […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
My first desk at LifeChurch.tv was an old door balanced on cinder blocks. I shared an office that was tucked away in a dark corner of the building. Just starting out in ministry, I was 24 years old.
LAKEBAY, WA (March 10, 2015) — Dan Whitmarsh is pastor at Lakebay Community Church in Lakebay, Washington. This article was recently published on the Worship Connect blog. We recently had a worship intern from a local Christian college. Here are […]
MEDELLÍN, COLOMBIA (March 5, 2015) — Katie and Julio Isaza are Covenant project missionaries helping with local church planting and leadership development. This article, written by Katie, was recently posted on the couple’s blog. By Katie Isaza He called a […]