ST. PAUL, MN (June 25, 2010) – Delegates to the 125th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church welcomed 21 churches into membership, representing a cumulative average attendance of 2,796.
ST. PAUL, MN (June 25, 2010) – A small gift of hospitality extended 100 years ago to the widowed mother of a boy extended through multiple generations led to a surprise connection between this morning’s devotional speaker, Curtis Ivanoff, and one of the students he mentors at Alaska Christian College (ACC).
ST. PAUL, MN (June 25, 2010) – The Evangelical Covenant Church of Hudson, Ohio, was honored with the Living Legacy Award today during the 125th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church.
ST. PAUL, MN (June 25, 2010) – Evangelical Covenant Church President Gary Walter today said that the dramatic growth of the denomination over the past 25 years is presenting new challenges that will require structural change and new approaches to ministry.
ST. PAUL, MN (June 25, 2010) – Leaders of Covenant churches and other partners from around the world were called on stage and introduced to the delegates during this morning’s business session. Introducing the delegates, President Gary Walter said, “It has been absolutely inspiring to recognize what God is doing around the world with our partners.”
ST. PAUL, MN (June 25, 2010) – The theme of tonight’s message for those attending the 125th Annual Meeting worship service could not have been more appropriate to the venue – “Down By the Riverside.”
FOLEY, AL (June 25, 2010) – Bob Simmons, pastor of New Covenant Church, laments that the oil gushing from 5,000 feet below the surface of the Gulf of Mexico is just the latest in a series of disasters that threaten an entire way of life.
ST. PAUL, MN (June 25, 2010) – Leaders of Covenant denominations from around the world – many of whom had never met – effused that their “Global Dialogue” gathering earlier this week will lead to a greater sense of belonging and more coordinated mission.
ST. PAUL, MN (June 25, 2010) – Good ministries generally run on tight budgets, and leaders cannot be afraid to fail, says Bob Hoey, pastor of Messiah Church in Detroit, Michigan, and the recipient of this year’s Irving C. Lambert Award.
ST. PAUL, MN (June 25, 2010) – The Evangelical Covenant Church finished with a $99,000 surplus for 2009, Treasurer and Director of Pension Dean Lundgren informed delegates during today’s business session of the 125th Annual Meeting.