Love Mercy
Do Justice

We equip the local church to serve in the areas of criminal justice, domestic disaster response, immigration, intercultural development, community development ministry, economic justice, abuse advocacy, and racial righteousness.

How We Help Fix a Broken World

Love Mercy Do Justice, a mission priority of the Evangelical Covenant Church, leads the church’s work to “join God in making things right in our broken world.” Love Mercy Do Justice supports the local church in its call to love, serve, and work together with people at the margins toward holistic individual, family, and community transformation.

Criminal Justice

Alongside partners throughout the denomination, we work together to educate, equip, connect, and empower congregations to be the hands and feet of Christ in the midst of the complexities of the criminal justice system.

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Ministry Development

We help your congregation or organization imagine creative approaches to transformational community development work in such areas as youth empowerment, financial literacy, returning citizen re-entry,  living wage employment, and a wide array of other targeted and impactful initiatives.  Ministry development grants are also available for Covenant churches that are responding to the needs of their community. 

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Racial Righteousness

We are commissioned to make God’s name known and love shown throughout the world. Our racial righteousness and reconciliation ministries unpack what this looks like within a divided world that has other principles and priorities. We offer Bible studies, immersive discipleship experiences, and congregational learning opportunities to help churches understand the biblical and theological basis for racial righteousness and reconciliation, love their neighbors and be the light of Christ in their communities.

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Advocacy for Victims of Abuse

There is an epidemic affecting one out of every four women. They suffer behind closed doors, most often concealing their pain, fearful of those on both sides of the door. These are the victims of abuse. They are neighbors, co-workers, friends, and loved ones. Victims and survivors of abuse come from all walks of life, and this epidemic knows no boundaries.

Intercultural Development

We provide training, coaching, leadership development, assessments, curriculum, and practical tools to move churches along in their intercultural competency and development.

Domestic Disaster Response

We partner to provide a loving, effective response to those in need in times of disaster.

The Free Initiative

The Free initiative, in partnership with Serve Globally, is an anti-sex trafficking initiative of the Evangelical Covenant Church.

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The first iteration of what will become a series of Bible studies focused on justice, racial righteousness, and the mosaic nature of the kingdom of God.

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This course provides opportunities to hear from people directly impacted by the criminal justice system and resources for community engagement.

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This new 4-session Bible study will help your small group or church community start or continue conversations about sexual abuse and its prevalence and reverberating effects in our society and churches.

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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.

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Assessments and practical tools to move churches along in their intercultural comprehension and development.

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Click below for resources on immigration and the Church.

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Listening to Eloheh

Love Mercy Do Justice is partnering with Indigenous leaders to create an immersive learning experience that explores our relationship to harmony, wholeness, and abundance.

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Room at the Inn

The Covenant church in Joliet, Illinois, is learning to do the right thing—even when it feels like the wrong time.

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Together, we can respond to the needs of the world.

Domestic Disaster Response

Love Mercy Do Justice works in coordination with Covenant World Relief & Development, regional conferences, and local congregations who have partnerships with organizations on the ground in affected areas, to respond to those in need during times of disaster.

When disaster strikes, concerned individuals and groups want to help. But what is the best way to respond? Read The Best Ways to Respond in Disaster.

Get involved in Disaster Relief Email to learn more about one-week service trip opportunities.

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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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