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News Releases

Al Tizon Resigns as Executive Minister of Serve Globally

On July 17, 2021, Al Tizon resigned as executive minister of Serve Globally, effective August 31, 2021. The Evangelical Covenant Church is grateful for all he has done to serve the Covenant both domestically and globally. Tizon has served as executive minister since 2015. “I am so grateful for Al’s outstanding contribution to the mission,”…

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Proposed Bylaw Amendments Posted Online

Proposed bylaw amendments to be voted on by delegates to the 135th Covenant Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church in June are posted online at the Gather 2021 website. The agenda, as well as other materials, including a proposed “Resolution to Repudiate the Doctrine of Discovery,” also are posted. Gather 2021 will be held virtually…

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President John Wenrich Shares Easter Blessing

Dear Mission Friend, Thirteen chapters before Jesus is betrayed, Luke tells us, “As the time approached for him to be taken up to heaven, Jesus resolutely set out for Jerusalem” (Luke 9:51). Determined to fulfill the mission, Jesus walks with his disciples into a history-changing week. Propelled by the Spirit, Jesus demonstrates a staggering self-awareness…

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Covenant Executive Board Approves Realignment of Denominational Team

CHICAGO, March 23, 2021—On March 17 the Evangelical Covenant Church’s Executive Board approved the Strategic Alignment Team’s proposal for a new organizational model which realigns the denominational team to better serve our local churches and conferences. The recommendation will be presented at the 135th Annual Meeting this June, and delegates will vote on key elements…

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We Stand with Our AAPI Brothers and Sisters

While the U.S. has a long history of racism toward the Asian community, we have seen an alarming rise in anti-Asian violence targeting churches, businesses, nonprofits, and individuals since the emergence of Covid-19. The tragedy in Atlanta this week has shaken Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) communities, the nation, and our Church as the…

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Gather 2021 to Be Held Virtually

Gather 2021, which includes the 135th Annual Meeting, will be held June 23-26 as a virtual event due to the continuing Covid-19 pandemic. The decision was made by the Executive Board with collective input received from Annual Meeting officers, the chair of Board of Ordered Ministry, president of the Ministerium, chair of the Council of…

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Strategic Alignment Team Update

The Strategic Alignment Team and the Location Advisory Committee continue to prayerfully seek the discernment and wisdom of the Holy Spirit. In our efforts to fully sustain and enhance the Evangelical Covenant mission by alignment, stewardship and maximizing of opportunities provided, these teams continue to assess, discuss, and interact with many factors. To do this…

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2021 Budget Presentation Available Online

A narrated PowerPoint presentation of the 2021 operating budget for the Evangelical Covenant Church is now available. The operating budget represents the ongoing activities of the core mission priorities and mission support teams of the denomination. Because the 2020 Annual Meeting was canceled as a result of Covid-19, the Executive Board acted on behalf of…

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