CHICAGO, IL (June 23, 2015) — Carta abierta al liderazgo de AME de parte de Gary Walter, presidente de la Iglesia del Pacto Evangélico, en respuesta al asesinato en la Iglesia Emanuel AME en Charleston, Carolina del Sur.
CHICAGO, IL (June 19, 2015) — Gary Walter, president of the Evangelical Covenant Church, responds to the shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, with an open letter to AME leadership.
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 […]
This issue on “40 under 40” presents a sampling of young Covenanters who are making a mark in a variety of ways. We could just as easily have done a feature on “80 over 80,” or, “10 under 10.” Covenanters […]
This issue of the Companion is dedicated to Paul Carlson, who gave his life in Congo fifty years ago this month. However, this column is dedicated to Lois, his widow. I never knew Paul. But I was Lois’s pastor for […]
At this past Annual Meeting delegates passed a major reorganization plan that is now in effect. The streamlined structure puts cost-effective focus on ministry areas based on the five mission priorities: Start and Strengthen Churches; Make and Deepen Disciples; Develop […]
I am the fourth child born to parents who thought they stopped after the third. Mark, twenty-one months older than me, was born with multiple developmental complications. My parents assumed it would be all-consuming to care for him and the […]
Parents and grandparents, this column is for you. Dads and grandpas in particular. The Bible stresses the importance of family in transferring faith from generation to generation. Of immersing our families in God’s truths, Deuteronomy 11:18 says, “Teach them to […]
At the behest of our executive director of communications, Ed Gilbreath, I began to tweet recently. I’m already up to a few hundred followers and now trail Justin Bieber by only 51 million. My tweets come with the guarantee that […]
Borrowing from our friends at Sesame Street, this month’s column is brought to you by the word “repristinate.” Retired Covenant pastor and superintendent John Notehelfer has a ministry of encouragement where every week he sends out a brief leadership reflection […]
As we enter April, we are in the season of Lent, leading up to Easter near the end of this month. Many churches in the Covenant use the days of Lent to reflect with a depth of gratitude on the […]
Our Annual Meeting each June is more than a business meeting. We do gather to make important decisions around the mission we share, but we also have inspiring worship services, great preaching, practical seminars, celebrations of what God is doing, […]