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The South Denver Social Club Meets Jesus

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Colombia Churches Involve Children in New Ways

Colombia Churches Involve Children in New Ways

MEDELLIN, COLOMBIA (May 1, 2015) — On a recent Sunday in the small rural town of El Hato, children attending the local Covenant Church of Colombia congregation helped lead worship for the first time. They sang, played instruments, and shared […]

Urban Neighbors Love That He Raises Chickens, Goats Next Door

Urban Neighbors Love That He Raises Chickens, Goats Next Door

CHICAGO, IL (April 30, 2015) — Eric Staswick, the North Park University alum who photographed two recent covers for the Covenant Companion, was featured Wednesday night in a public television report on his urban farm that includes chickens, ducks, goats, […]

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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 […]

The Children Are Not Dismissed

The Children Are Not Dismissed

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 […]

Voices of the Resurrection

Voices of the Resurrection

Sara Sosa takes the well-known stories of Easter and offers a glimpse into how those closest to Jesus might have experienced it. Mary, witness to the Resurrection When I said yes, I was just a child, eager to please. You [...]
Singing Those Worship Leader Blues

Singing Those Worship Leader Blues

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 […]

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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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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 […]

Bobby Gruenewald: It’s Your Serve

Bobby Gruenewald: It’s Your Serve

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.

Voices: Dear Young Worship Leader

Voices: Dear Young Worship Leader

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 […]

Voices: A Wake-up Call — Children and the Church

Voices: A Wake-up Call — Children and the Church

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 […]