DENVER, CO (January 30, 2019) – Attracting and enlisting volunteers can be a challenge in the church, but developing intentional systems can help, said Angela Yee, ECC executive director of ministry development, in her presentation on “Creating a Thriving Service-Oriented […]
I was intrigued about the idea of walking a labyrinth and had made some half-hearted online searches to find one near me. But my first encounter was much different than I had imagined. I was co-facilitating a workshop, and my partner started the day by handing out a sheet of paper with a labyrinth printed on it. We were instructed to trace our finger along the path while listening for how God might speak. To say I was skeptical is an understatement. However, I decided to keep an open mind and give it a try.
Recently I heard a pastor describing his efforts to reach marginalized people in his community with the good news. He cited this story and made a startling statement: “Sometimes in order to get people to Jesus you have to mess with the structure.” These entrepreneurial men didn’t let propriety stand in their way! They messed, quite literally, with the structure.
DENVER, CO (January 23, 2019) — In his first address to a Midwinter Conference as ECC president, John Wenrich announced the creation of a new staff position to promote the development of women leaders, saying that although the denomination voted […]
Whenever I hear Austin Channing Brown interviewed about her book I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness, one of the first questions she is asked refers to the opening line of her book: “White people can be exhausting.” It’s more than just a provocative first line—it sets the tone of the book. It’s a signal to readers that Brown is not going to dance around the truth in this space.
DENVER, CO (January 18, 2019) – The main sessions of the Midwinter Conference will be livestreamed on the event’s website and Facebook page. The conference runs from Monday through Friday at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel. All times are Mountain. […]
CHICAGO, IL (January 18, 2019) – Covenanters routinely share links to social media articles and videos that Covenant News Service believes may be of interest to others. Each Friday we post five of them. Following is a sample of those […]
As a seminary student, I knew that the majority of Covenant churches were in rural communities, but when the time came for me to accept my first call, I was looking everywhere but a rural setting. I wanted adventure. I wanted to create change. I wanted opportunity. And where in the world is Ceresco, Nebraska?
CHICAGO, IL (January 11, 2019) – Covenanters routinely share links to social media articles and videos that Covenant News Service believes may be of interest to others. Each Friday we post five of them. Following is a sample of those […]
Dan Johnson was pursuing his second bachelor’s degree at North Park College when Hilmar Covenant Church invited him to join their staff as a full-time music director. The position was to be a one-year appointment as the church discerned whether to make it a permanent role.