Posts Tagged ‘Planting-Vitality’

‘Navigate’ Helps Churches Adapt to Changing Times

Post a Comment » Written on November 16th, 2012     
Filed under: News
Tags: , ,
By Cathy Norman Peterson

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (November 16, 2012) – When immigrant farmers started Bethlehem Covenant Church in Waverly, Nebraska, 130 years ago, they never envisioned the changes that would take place in their community in the ensuing decades.



Partnerships Key in Developing Congregational Vitality

Post a Comment » Written on November 18th, 2011     
Filed under: News
Tags: , ,
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (November 18, 2011) – The Evangelical Covenant Church’s second annual Navigate National Gathering drew 120 pastors and lay leaders of established churches who are seeking to form partnerships and seek guidance on helping their congregations grow deeper in …


Webcast to Feature Congregational Vitality

Post a Comment » Written on October 21st, 2011     
Filed under: News
Tags: ,
CHICAGO, IL (October 21, 2011) – Congregational vitality will be the focus of the next installment of Take One, a roundtable webcast that enables Covenanters to dialogue with participants.…


Church Closing Plants Seed for New Beginning

3 comments Written on September 8th, 2011     
Filed under: News
Tags: , ,
PORTLAND, OR (September 9, 2011) – Community Covenant Church concluded its ministry August 21 after nearly 80 years of faithful service, but did so with an eye to the future.…


Renting Schools to Churches – Controversy Continues

2 comments Written on August 17th, 2011     
Filed under: News
Tags: , ,
By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (August 17, 2011) – A recent decision by the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in New York has re-ignited discussion on the constitutionality of public schools renting their facilities to churches.



One Church’s Demise Enables Planting 20 New Ones

Post a Comment » Written on June 29th, 2011     
Filed under: News
Tags: ,
ESTES PARK, CO (June 29, 2011) – Even though Congregational Covenant Church in Waltham, Massachusetts, closed this year after 130 years of ministry, they will continue to impact ministry for decades to come as a Living Legacy congregation.…


11 Churches Welcomed into Membership

Post a Comment » Written on June 29th, 2011     
Filed under: News
Tags: ,
ESTES PARK, CO (June 29, 2011) – Delegates to the 126th Annual Meeting of the Evangelical Covenant Church welcomed 11 churches into membership, representing a cumulative average attendance of 2,157.…


Two Congregations Find Similarities Outweigh Differences

1 Comment » Written on April 8th, 2011     
Filed under: News
Tags: , ,
By Stan Friedman

DETROIT, MI (April 8, 2011) – In Fall 2009, the leadership of the Covenant Church of Cheboygan began looking for ways the church could serve outside their small rural community and beyond the boundaries of their comfort



News Briefs: Covenanters Making Headlines

Post a Comment » Written on March 18th, 2011     
Filed under: News
Tags: , , , ,
CHICAGO, IL (March 18, 2011) – Swedish Covenant Hospital has the highest rate of new mothers who breastfeed than any other hospital in the Chicago area, according to a report released by the Illinois Department of Public Health.…


Church Growing Despite Declining Trendlines

Post a Comment » Written on February 22nd, 2011     
Filed under: News
Tags: , ,
ARLINGTON, MA (February 22, 2011) – Highrock Covenant Church continues to grow rapidly in a state ranked among the lowest in terms of church attendance and in a community that has seen a decline in the number of local congregations.…