Make & Deepen

We foster discipleship through resources, events, and generational ministries.

A disciple is someone who follows Jesus, is transformed by Jesus, and is on mission with Jesus. The Evangelical Covenant Church aims to mobilize a multiethnic movement of disciples who make disciples across all ages.

Our Generational Ministries


A child who encounters formational resources to learn about Jesus at an early age is more likely to be a lifelong disciple. Because this age is so critical, we equip churches with discipleship materials for children that is focused on worship, Scripture, creation care, justice, evangelism, and more.

Equip Your Children >>


The next generation is not like the previous one. To reach new generations of disciples, we help local churches by creating resources and events specifically designed for young people, with materials and experiences that inspire and equip youth leaders.

Equip Your Youth >>

Young Adults

There are a number of Covenant programs and experiences aimed at nurturing the faith and character of Christian disciples. These include Alaska Christian College, Acts 29, Solid Rock Discipleship, and CRUX at North Park University.

Contact Us >>

Boomers & Beyond

Crescendo focuses on unleashing the missional potential of boomers and beyond. Coaches and resource specialists engage leaders in planning ministries targeting these age groups.

Discover Crescendo >>

How We Support Discipleship

We want to see every church equipped with an intentional discipleship pathway and every church member flourishing as a disciple who makes disciples.


We support evangelism in the local church primarily through BLESS, a holistic approach to disciple making that is comprised of five missional practices: Begin with Prayer, Listen with Care, Eat Together, Serve in Love, and Share the Story.

Get Equipped >>

Spiritual Formation

We support spiritual formation in the local church, seeing individuals and communities grow into the likeness of Christ for God’s glory and neighbors’ good.

Bible Engagement

As People of the Book, we equip disciples to read, study, and understand the Bible through Immerse: The Reading Bible, a six-volume, specially formatted Bible created with one goal in mind: to provide an accessible and engaging opportunity to study the Bible.

Get Your Copies >>

Covenant Identity

We help people understand the Covenant and enter into membership in our shared mission through a curriculum called The Meaning of Membership: Deeper in Christ. Further in Mission. Together.

Women's Discipleship

We foster a women’s discipleship experience through a cohort model centered on a 10-session small group study called Designed.

Antiracism Discipleship

In partnership with Love Mercy Do Justice, we promote antiracism through discipleship-based resources such as Antiracist Discipleship: Follow Jesus, Dismantle Racism, and Build Beloved Community.  More antiracism discipleship resources for churches are coming soon.

Human Sexuality Discipleship

We aim to promote and provide a healthy dialogue around sexual discipleship. Through our Embrace ministry, learn more about a variety of topics related to faith, gender, and sexuality.

Embrace Resource Suite >>

Embrace Webinars >>


A curriculum designed to explore what it means to become a member of an Evangelical Covenant Church.

View >>

A suite of resources designed as an intentional pathway to equip every Covenanter to make more disciples through a new approach to prayer and evangelism.

View >>

Spiritual direction is a ministry of listening, discernment, and prayer in a confidential setting of encouragement and compassion. Through this ministry one discerns the presence and work of God’s Spirit with a companion who sets aside the concerns of their own life to attend to the experience of God in the life of another.

Learn More >>

As Covenant people, we affirm a conscious dependence on the Holy Spirit. The Blazing Center resource suite is specifically designed to ignite a passion to see the Holy Spirit to move through our congregations, out of our churches, and into our communities.

Learn More >>

A six-volume, specially-formatted Bible created with one goal in mind: to provide the best Bible reading experience possible.

View >>

A printable and video curriculum for kids that explores the theology and practical application of the justice journey for both the church and home.

Available in English and Spanish.

View >>


Learn how you can bring BLESS to your congregation on BLESS Sunday, April 24, 2022.

View >>

Watch as keynote speakers Michelle Sanchez, executive minister of Make and Deepen Disciples, and Dave Ferguson, founder of the Exponential Movement, along with a panel of experts discuss creating a culture of evangelism using the BLESS framework—and beyond!

View >>

For more than 60 years, the Evangelical Covenant Church has provided materials for a week of prayer during the month of January.

View >>

Webinars that facilitate healthy dialogue and continued learning around a variety of topics related to our faith, gender, and sexuality.

View >>

A 10-session small group study centered around a framework to draw near to God, grow in Christ, and partner with the Holy Spirit in intentional ways.

View >>

Our Stories

Christ-Shaped Solidarity

Covenant pastor Jesse Slimak reviews Michelle Sanchez’s new book, Color-Courageous Discipleship: Follow Jesus, Dismantle Racism, and Build Beloved Community.

Read More »

Youth Ministry Update

In this season of transition, youth ministry remains a priority for Make and Deepen Disciples. We are excited to share updates on the new Covenant Interim Youth Ministry Leadership Team, the upcoming Next Gen Conference, and the status of new hiring.

Read More »

Contact Make & Deepen Disciples

How can we help you and your church grow in Christ?