The Companion asked a handful of worship leaders and members of the Commission on Worship to share their thoughts on Covenant worship – how they plan, whether we should have a new hymnal, and how they see worship changing in […]
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.
For the ministry team at Redwood Covenant Church, worship begins long before the opening prayer. Words by Matt Nightingale, photos by Nicole Hoefer It’s all worship. I know it’s clichéd to say this, but many people still equate music with worship. […]
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 […]
Praise. Prayer. Teaching. Giving. Why what we do when we gather is more than the sum of its parts. By Todd E. Johnson On the first day of my basic worship course, I go over the learning outcomes I have […]
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 […]
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 […]
I remember making fun of my mom for crying while she listened to “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac, or anytime we heard what I then considered sappy songs. Now I’m the one with tears running down my face at lyrics referring […]
By T. David Beck SACRAMENTO, CA (February 17, 2015) — T. David Beck is pastor of Sanctuary Covenant Church in Sacramento and the author of Luminos: Living the Presence and Power of Jesus. This article is adapted from his blog.
My true self is far more than my ethnicity, politics, or occupation. In my formative years I lived in North Idaho. It was the 1980s, and the Idaho panhandle was a hotbed of civil unrest due to the aggressive nature […]