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.
ST. PAUL, MN (June 25, 2010) – Delegates elected a number of individuals to various boards, with the results announced during the Friday afternoon business session of the 125th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church.
ST. PAUL, MN (June 24, 2010) – Storms that ripped through the Chicago area on Wednesday forced flight cancellations that delayed the arrival of several Evangelical Covenant Church leaders and other delegates to the 125th Annual Meeting until today.
HINSDALE, IL (June 23, 2010) – Fifteen women from Hinsdale Covenant Church raised $2,000 for Break the Chains by competing in a local 18-mile triathlon even though most of them had never participated in the event before.