Stories & News
The Companion sat down with Bryan Murphy over Zoom to ask about his call to ministry and what he has learned about the church. He was elected superintendent of the Pacific Southwest Conference at their annual meeting last month.
The Companion had a virtual sit-down with newly elected Northwest Conference superintendent Kara Stromberg to talk about her ministry history and where she senses the church is headed.
Recently the Companion asked Herb Frost about his call to ministry and what he has learned serving the church. Frost is the nominee to be the next executive minister of Ordered Ministry and Develop Leaders. He will stand for election at Gather in June.
Grace Shim has been nominated to become the next executive minister of Serve Globally. She will stand for election at the Annual Meeting in June. A therapist, she began serving as global personnel with the Covenant in 2003 and now serves as regional coordinator of Asia for Serve Globally.
Recently the Companion sat down with Tammy Swanson-Draheim over Zoom to ask her about how she became Covenant, her call to ministry, and what she has learned about the church.
Ordained Covenant pastor Sherin Swift talks about the complexities of the labels we place on others.
Honoring Asian American Pacific Islander heritage, accomplishments, and contributions to this nation.
Debbie Montzingo, pastor of Bethany Covenant Church in Lyndhurst, Ohio, experienced a well of generosity for her church’s food pantry.
Weekly updates from the Evangelical Covenant Church
Arts & Culture
Lori Gottlieb’s Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, Her Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed chronicles the mysteries of being human, personal growth, and talk therapy from both sides of the chair (patient and therapist).
The Xbox video game Yakuza: Like a Dragon opens possibilities for variety in pastoral gifts.
An interview with Mark Knight, pastor of Praise Covenant Church in Tacoma, Washington, on his new book, The Non-Anxious Church
Rachel Joy Welcher’s new book reviews purity culture through the lens of Scripture to gain a better understanding of the purity movement and help frame healthier conversations.
A devotional guide written by Covenanters, the Covenant Home Altar invites us to take time in our day for God’s word, quiet meditation, and prayer. To receive printed copies of the Covenant Home Altar you may subscribe below. One subscription is for one year, which includes four quarterly issues.
The Covenant Executive Board of the Evangelical Covenant Church and the Ordered Ministry and Develop Leaders Nominating Committee has selected Rev. Herb Frost as its nominee for the role of executive minister of Ordered Ministry and Develop Leaders.
After much prayer and discernment, Rebecca Gonzalez has announced that she will transition from her role as executive director of Operations for the Evangelical Covenant Church.
Grace Shim has been nominated for the role of executive minister of Serve Globally. Shim will stand for election at the denomination’s 136th Annual Meeting in June.
We invite churches and individuals across the Covenant to join in prayer for peace, protection, and relief for those who are suffering.
The Northwest Conference Superintendent Search Committee announced that the Rev. Kara Stromberg will stand as the nominee to succeed the Rev. Mark Stromberg as the Northwest Conference superintendent.
Rev. Bryan Murphy has accepted the nomination to serve as the next superintendent of the Pacific Southwest Conference
In the Covenant we identify as non-creedal, meaning we do not adhere to a specific creed. But non-creedal does not mean we are without theology. The six Covenant affirmations address the question, “What does the Covenant believe?” Retired North Park Theological Seminary professor Klyne Snodgrass joins us.
As a denomination, we voted to ordain women in ministry in 1976. In this episode, we talk with Evelyn Johnson, a woman of many firsts, including the first woman elected to lead a department at Covenant Offices within the budget and the first female superintendent. She shares her memories of those early years and her experiences serving in more than 40 years of ministry in the Covenant.
Covenant pastor and historian Jonathan Wilson shares an overview of Moravianism and how this movement impacted the Covenant. And Sally Carlson, associate pastor of Shoreline Covenant Church, tells us how she became Covenant and why she loves the Cov.
Curtis Ivanoff talks about our long history in Alaska, where the Covenant has been engaged since our very earliest days when the church in Sweden sent people to share the gospel of Jesus. It’s a complicated story that Curtis engages with compassion and generosity as he unpacks our identity as Indigenous Mission Friends.
Lynda A. Collins, wife of retired pastor Tom Collins, passed away in Madison, Wisconsin, on October 13, 2021. She was 76.
Longtime Covenant pastor and leader Richard Lucco died Tuesday, May 17, one day shy of his 71st birthday. He helped guide the Covenant as a local, conference, and denominational leader who was known for his compassion as well as his Hawaiian shirts and his passion for the St. Louis Cardinals.
Nyawuor “Sunday” Chuol, daughter of Covenant global personnel James Chuol Tang of Mankato, Minnesota, passed away in April. She was 30.
Covenant pastor Ignatius “Naas” Tredoux died in Portland, Oregon, on April 23, after a 17-month bout with aggressive cancer. He was 52.