Evangelical Covenant Church Links
Evangelical Covenant Church: The Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC) is a rapidly growing multiethnic denomination in the United States and Canada with ministries on five continents. Founded in 1885 by Swedish immigrants, the ECC values the Bible as the Word of God, the gift of God's grace and ever-deepening spiritual life that comes through a faith with Jesus Christ, the importance of extending God's love and compassion to a hurting world, and the strength that comes from unity within diversity.
Department of Christian Formation: Through seminars, consulting, resources, and events, The Department of Christian Formation works to develop leaders who are growing deeper in Christ and further in mission.
Department of Church Growth and Evangelism: Through starting new congregations, providing resources to strengthen existing congregations, and developing resources for evangelism and prayer, the Department of Church Growth and Evangelism seeks to reach more people with the hope of Christ right here in the United States and Canada.
Department of Communication: Communications provides information and resources that broaden our understanding of what it means to be Covenant, while also providing tools and technology that connect our churches, conferences, and affiliated ministries in ways never before possible.
Department of Compassion, Mercy and Justice: Ministries of compassion and mercy stretch far and wide as the Evangelical Covenant Church responds to domestic and global needs. This department builds on that strong foundation and continues to lead and coordinate efforts in the area of justice in order to be the heart, hands and feet of Christ.
Covenant World Mission: Covenant World Mission facilitates intercultural ministries around the world and partners with churches and international believers to glorify God's name by bringing the whole gospel to the whole world.
Department of the Ordered Ministry: The Department of the Ordered Ministry is committed to strengthening the Evangelical Covenant Church's community of vocational ministers through advocacy, endorsement, care and formation.
Women Ministries: Women Ministries exists to advance God's kingdom through ministries that equip women to grow, serve and reach out with the gospel of Jesus Christ. How? By connecting women in transformational relationships and uniting them in Christ to impact our world.
Stewardship: This national website exists to equip your church's stewardship ministries with ideas and resources, and to help your congregational members grow deeply and fully in Jesus Christ. Stewardship is God's resources deployed through God's people to accomplish God's mission. We believe that the practice of stewardship is a transformational journey that involves our head, our heart, and our hands.
Bethany Benefits: Assists Covenant pastors, churches, and church workers in all of their health, long-term disability, and life insurance needs.
Covenant Bookstore: Buy books and resources for ministry here.
Camping: The Covenant has 22 camps available to serve you and your church ministry.
Resource Center: If you have questions or need consultation this is a good place to start.
Covenant Trust Company: Provides trustee and management services.
National Covenant Properties: NCP provides investments to friends and members of The Evangelical Covenant Church in individual retirement accounts, health savings accounts, and certificate accounts in order to assist local congregations and church institutions with funding for capital improvement and loan needs.
Pensions & Benefits: Pension and benefit information for church ministry personnel and Covenant employees.
AVA (Advocacy for Victims of Abuse): The goals of AVA are to provide resources to bring healing to victims of abuse, equip the Church to minister to victims, and promote preventative measures against abuse.
Churches Planting Ministries: Churches Planting Ministries is an initiative of the Evangelical Covenant Church designed to encourage and facilitate local congregations engaged in community ministries with the poor and at-risk.
Covenant World Relief: Covenant World Relief is an effective and flexible humanitarian aid ministry with a sixty year history. CWR collaborates with partners around the world to provide relief, rehabilitation and transformational development. These partnerships increase local presence in service, reduce overhead, empower local ministries, and facilitate immediate response to disaster and human suffering. The charge of CWR is to love, serve and work together with the poor, the marginalized and the powerless.
Covenant Enabling Residences: Covenant Enabling Residences seek to provide a safe and caring environment for developmentally disabled adults. CER offers a Christian alternative grounded on biblically-based values and standards. From this nurturing context, residents can realize their potential to participate in community.
Paul Carlson Partnership: The Paul Carlson Partnership is an international relief and development organization affiliated with the Evangelical Covenant Church. The Partnership works together with people in places of deep poverty to catalyze the development of sustainable communities through economic development. In the process, we invest in the social systems that are necessary for healthy families and workers- primarily health care and education. We also address infrastructure problems that impede development, including transportation systems, power, and water.
WellSpring Center for Hope: WellSpring Center for Hope provides a support system for victims of domestic violence. In an area where police receive more than 2,000 domestic violence calls a month, WellSpring provides a safe haven for victims in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood.
Partnership to Fight Human Trafficking: The Human Trafficking project is initiated by Women Ministries and is a partnership throughout the Covenant to develop awareness of, and put a stop to, human trafficking.
Alaska Christian College: ACC's mission is accomplished through offering a Christ-centered and general studies education, providing a culturally relevant community that cares for the individual needs of each student, and modeling Godly character in everyday living.
CHET (Centro Hispano de Estudios Teologicos): CHET, under the Lordship of Jesus Christ, serves to equip Hispanic-Latinos/as for pastoral and lay ministry, evangelism and discipleship, church planting and community transformation.
North Park University: The mission of North Park University is to prepare students for lives of significance and service through education in the liberal arts, professional studies, and theology. Our vision is to fashion a community of uncommon character and enduring excellence where faith, learning, and service meet.
North Park Theological Seminary: North Park Theological Seminary is the Evangelical Covenant Church's sole graduate theological school. The Covenant's ministry is strongly influenced by North Park, and the Seminary's faculty provide a distinctive resource for the Covenant.
NWC Covenant Camps
Bluewater Covenant Bible Camp, Grand Rapids, MN
Covenant Park Bible Camp, Mahtowa, MN
Covenant Pines Bible Camp, McGregor MN
Lake Beauty Covenant Bible Camp, Long Prairie, MN
Adventurous Christians/Covenant Wilderness Center, Grand Marais, MN
NWC Covenant Enabling Residences
CER of Minnesota: Covenant Enabling Residences of Minnesota seeks to provide a safe and caring environment for developmentally disabled adults within a Christian context. Our current enabling residences include Our Place and North Place in Duluth, as well as Friendship Place in Lino Lakes.
NWC Covenant Retirement Communities
Covenant Village of Golden Valley: Minnesota's first nationally accredited continuing care retirement community, Covenant Village of Golden Valley provides a rich, inviting lifestyle in one of the Twin Cities' most livable communities.
Bethany Covenant Village: Overlooking a tree-lined cul-de-sac and just steps from a community park, Bethany Covenant Village offers endless possibilities for a serene Minneapolis lifestyle.