CHICAGO, IL (August 15, 2018) – Stephen Chester, North Park Theological Seminary professor of New Testament, discusses his award-winning book, Reading Paul with the Reformers: Reconciling Old and New Perspectives, in an hour-long podcast with OnScript. Christianity Today named the […]
Recently Devyn Chambers Johnson, co-pastor of Community Covenant Church in Springfield, Virginia, hosted a daylong seminar called Talking with Children about Race. She invited fellow Covenanter Rukiya Davis from Windsor Mill, Maryland, to be the presenter. Davis earned a master’s in Christian ministry from North Park Theological Seminary and recently earned her master’s of social work. “From my perspective,” Davis says, “there aren’t a lot of clinically trained people who work with children and families in need inside the church. I want to advocate for people who are caught up in the foster care or assistance systems.”
More than 50 people from Covenant churches, social foundations, and a group of youth leaders from the “Be Peace, Make Peace” project participated in a workshop on trauma led by Elizabeth Pierre, assistant professor of pastoral care at North Park University and Theological Seminary.
I was team teaching second-grade Sunday school. Another teacher asked the class, “Does anyone know what Lent is?” A quiet boy who rarely participated raised his hand excitedly. “Lent is the stuff you find in your belly button!”
CHICAGO, IL (August 8, 2018) – T-shirts sporting award-winning designs created by teenagers at the recent CHIC youth conference are now available for sale. Students at CHIC were asked to help tell a “better story about our world, particularly folks […]
The book called out to me. That’s all I can say. I’d heard about it in passing, then one day I saw it on my colleague’s desk. Perhaps it was the phrase “I’m perfect” that was scribbled out and re-written “The Imperfect Pastor,” that struck me. But I still didn’t read it. Several years later, it sat languishing on my nightstand until I finally had enough wisdom (or desperation) to pick it up.
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, MN (August 7, 2018) – The Evangelical Covenant Church hosted motorcyclists from the United States and Canada who gathered here for the recent Christian Motorcycle Association’s No Borders Rally 2018. The association has hosted its annual gatherings in […]
Eight years ago John Kareithi was serving as pastor of an independent Swahili-speaking church in Columbus, Ohio, when he heard about the Covenant. The denomination seemed a good fit, and he was excited to bring Revival Church into the ECC in 2010. Revival is a mostly African church with members from DR Congo, Burundi, Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania. Kareithi immigrated to the US from Kenya in 2001.