Our local churches, regional conferences, and the Covenant denomination are woven together so we can accomplish greater work in the mission of God’s Kingdom than we could ever accomplish on our own.

We Are in It Together

The Covenant works in unity with congregations and conferences to share the good news of Jesus Christ with the entire world – from everywhere to everywhere.

Mission and Ministry

Together we join God in God’s mission to see more disciples among more populations in a more caring and just world.

Our Vision

The vision of 3StrandStrong is to see new followers of Christ, plant new churches, partner with congregations in community transformation projects, train future leaders, come alongside ministers and global personnel in crisis, and so much more!

3StrandStrong Invitation

3StrandStrong describes a close and impactful connection between your church, your conference, and the Covenant. Ecclesiastes 4:12 says, “…a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.” As local churches, conferences, and the Covenant, we are tightly woven together so we can accomplish greater work in the mission of God’s Kingdom than we could accomplish without each other. 

Your local church comes face to face with the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of people and responds with Christ-like care and compassion. Your regional conference provides support and resources for pastors, churches, and church leaders, and comes alongside congregations experiencing hard times. And the Covenant denomination works together with congregations and conferences to:

  • Send and support global personnel
  • Provide aid to those in the world in greatest need
  • Pursue justice for the oppressed
  • Plant new churches and offer resources to strengthen existing churches
  • Train pastors and missionaries (global personnel), and chaplains
  • Foster the flourishing of women
  • Make new disciples and deepen believers in the walk of faith

All of that is why your participation in 3StrandStrong is so vitally important. Just as we teach the people in our churches to tithe of their income, so we ask every Covenant church to faithfully present a tithe to the Lord that will be invested in the Kingdom work we do together. We ask every church to designate it this way: 6.5% of church income for the Covenant; and 3.5% for your conference. Will you accept the 3StrandStrong challenge and start moving purposefully toward it?

Keith Carpenter
Director of Church Engagement

3StrandStrong Resources

3StrandStrong Challenge

Directed Ministry Projects

Ministry Impact Report

Covenant Financial Leadership Initiative

Narrative Budget Initiative

Recommended Reading

Contact Us

The Office of Advancement is committed to the long-term vision and mission of the Evangelical Covenant Church. We work every day to ensure God’s call for our church is continued in perpetuity by serving to bountifully resource this expansive mission and ministry.

giving@covchurch.org | (773) 784-3000


Recommended Books and Articles

  • Alcorn, R. (2017). The Treasure Principle: Unlocking the Key to Joyful Giving. Multnomah: Portland, OR.
  • Christopher, J. Clif. (2015). Not Your Parents’ Offering Plate: A New Vision for Financial. Abingdon: Nashville.
  • Nouwen, H. J. M. (2010). A Spirituality of Fundraising. Upper Room Books: Nashville.
  • Stanley, A. (2006). Fields of Gold. Living Books, Tyndale: Carol Stream, IL.

Recommended Resources

Lina Sánchez-Herrera

Chicago West Suburbs, Illinois

ECC Conference: Central
Gender: Female


Receiving New Directees: Yes
Directing Clergy: Yes
Client Genders: Both men and women
Skype or Facetime: Yes
Languages: English, Spanish
Retreat/Workshop Leader: Yes


C. John Weborg Center for Spiritual Direction, North Park Theological Seminary


Pastors/Church Leadership, Missionaries, University Students, Discernment Process, Transitions, Multi-Ethnic Issues, Second Half of Life, Prayer, Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius

Prior to moving to the USA, I was a professor at the National University of Colombia and served with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students in Colombia for 16 years. Starting in 2001, I served as InterVarsity National Staff in the USA. I have a master’s degree in Christian Ministries, and I serve in Spiritual Direction to those who want to be fully present and available to God and receive His grace over them. My joy is to see professors and college students coming to know Jesus and being transformed into people that bring the good news of righteousness and justice to others.

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