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Mission Musings: From the Finance Team

A recent meeting with the Finance Committee of the Executive Board served to remind me of the privilege we experience daily in serving the ECC. Each committee member, bringing remarkable and varied gifts in real estate, finance, business ownership, and entrepreneurship, commented on their own personal connection to our work.

Five Minutes with Ed Delgado: Educating Latino Students Far and Near

In 1989 CHET was started with an endowment from First Covenant Church of Los Angeles. We continue to be supported by that endowment, as well as donations, legacy gifts, and student tuition. Today we offer programs ranging from pre-ministerial classes to a bachelor’s degree in Christian ministry. Our students come from seventeen countries, and in the past thirty years we have graduated more than 10,000 students from our programs!

Exhibit A: Evangelicals

About ten years ago, I was in Washington DC with a group of Christian leaders discussing the intersection of evangelical faith and US foreign policy on Israel/Palestine. After a dinner with some lawmakers at the Capitol building, we took a short bus ride back to the hotel. […]

Asking the right questions

In the winter of 2015, I decided I wanted to be more intentional about reading and decided to treat myself to a subscription to The Atlantic. My first issue arrived one month later with a provocative cover story by Peter Beinart titled “Why America Is Moving Left.” […]

Life Giving

Zaya Gilmer had been attending New Life Covenant Church in Palatine, Illinois, for just one month when
she noticed John Moon’s name on the prayer list in the bulletin. Diagnosed with renal failure at age twenty-six, John had been on the national registry for a kidney donation for three years. […]

That’s Life

Life.Church pastor Craig Groeschel and ECC president Gary Walter recall the beginnings of a Covenant church plant in 1996 that has become the largest multi-site network in the U.S. Walter was director of church planting at the time, and Groeschel a twenty-eight-year-old associate pastor in Oklahoma City just finishing seminary. […]

Lockdown

On the morning of March 14 hundreds of thousands of students across the United States walked out of their classrooms for seventeen minutes to protest gun violence in schools, specifically memorializing seventeen students who were killed a month earlier in the school shooting in Parkland, Florida […]