Events

Triennial Workshops

Are you attending Triennial XIV this week? Make sure to make room in your schedule for the following workshops:

 

FA10 | Generational Disconnect—Bridging the Gap

Join this workshop on Friday Morning 10:30-12:00pm in Royal Palm Salon 2 with Aune Carlson & Reesheda Washington

Have you ever asked, “How do we get younger women to attend our Women Ministries events?” Come, engage with dynamic young women leaders about their generation’s concerns and discuss how those can be uniquely met through women’s ministry in the local church – all from a biblical perspective. Aune Carlson is the Early Adult Ministries Coordinator for the Covenant Church and is ordained to Word and Sacrament.

 

FA05 | Journeying Together: An Introduction to Spiritual Companionship*

Join Doreen Olson on Friday Morning and Friday Afternoon

Nurturing community life through the art of spiritual conversation is the goal of this workshop. It highlights the teaching, learning and practicing of three essential skills so as to bless one other as spiritual companions on this journey: becoming a good listener; asking helpful, open-ended questions; and telling personal stories clearly and well. Doreen Olson is the executive minister of Christian Formation for the Evangelical Covenant Church. Married to Mark, she loves seeing people grow in their faith, traveling to see her two adult children and spending time with her grandkids.

 

Spiritual Direction

Sign up to meet with a spiritual director during the Triennial. Space is available on a first come, first serve basis. Check at the registration desk for available times.

Spiritual Direction is a ministry of listening, discernment, and prayer in a confidential setting of encouragement and compassion. Through this ministry, a spiritual companion listens and helps you discern the presence and work of God’s spirit in your life. The goal is that you would grow closer to God and become more the person God created you to be. It’s not too late to sign up to meet with a spiritual director during the Triennial! Limited space is available on a first come, first serve basis. Check at the Triennial registration desk for available times.

 

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New Sankofa video

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The next Sankofa journey is August 1-4, 2013. Join us on the journey!
If you are interested in participating, please register and submit your deposit online here OR fill out your registration form and mail your deposit.



Special CKC 30 Hour Famine

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World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine has become a regular part of youth groups and church life across the country – and this year is no different! The unique opportunity that Covenant youth groups have this year is to partner with Covenant Kids Congo powered by World Vision to stand alongside our sisters and brothers in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Schedule a 30 Hour Famine event with your church’s youth group and stand alongside our Congolese sisters and brothers as they work to end the cycle of extreme poverty in the Equateur province. By partnering with World Vision and Covenant Kids Congo, you’ll not only be able to raise awareness on how the Covenant church in Congo is working towards clean water, to end senseless malaria deaths, as well as beat back hunger, further grow education efforts and bolster the economy through micro-enterprise, you’ll also have the opportunity to designate your funds toward this unprecedented project.

We’ve made great strides in the last 6 months – over 5,000 kids have been sponsored by Covenant churches across the US and Canada. But there remains much to do, in a country where 3 out of 4 of our Congolese friends do not have access to clean water.

In order to learn more about how your church and youth group can be part of this incredible movement, join Aune Carlson and Adam Phillips online for an exclusive WebEx conversation on April 2nd at 2pm Central. We’ll share what other churches are doing, field questions, and help walk-through your very own 30 Hour Famine effort this year with Covenant Kids Congo.

Register Now to join the conversation on April 2nd at 2pm CDT.

 

Become a child sponsor and you’ll provide a child and others in his or her community with access to life-saving basics.



Verge 2013 Disciple Making Conference: FREE WEBCAST!

Though the Verge 2013 Conference looks amazing, its SOLD OUT. But there are so many others like you who would want to participate. And here’s some good news! Bring Verge to your home, group or church with the Verge Webcast by hosting or attending a FREE Live Webcast. The event will be broadcast over the internet, so if you would like to show the event in your group, house or church free of charge, Verge Network would like to help you make that a reality.
So let’s spread the word about the FREE live Webcast of Verge 2013 so that no one misses out. Think about all the groups or churches you know who would benefit from being challenged and inspired on the topic of Disciple Making by Dave Gibbons, Francis Chan, Jo Saxton, Dr. John Perkins, and many, many others!

Just sign up HERE to get on the Verge 2013 Live Webcast email list to stay updated and get info on next steps!

Here is all the information and details you need to host a Verge Webcast!

Dates & Times – March 1-2

  • Check the full schedule of Verge 2013 Conference in the “Schedule & Topics” tab.
  • Verge 2013 Conference will be webcast worldwide. All you need is a computer and an internet connection. You can register for free at the bottom of this page.

The Link

  • The link to the webcast will be sent the week of the conference after you register for the webcast at the bottom of this page.


A Lenten Journey

What a surprise! A mere 15 minutes after posting my plan on Facebook I had three companions for the journey…and the number kept right on growing. It’s encouraging to learn that I’ll have good company on this journey of new beginnings and wondrous encounters with God.

Perhaps you’d like to join us too. We’re reading through Richard Rohr’s book Wondrous Encounters: Scripture for Lent. It can be accessed quickly in e-format on Amazon. But don’t let a late start stop you. Join us whenever you can. All along the way post your wondrous encounters, either as a response to this blog or on Facebook or Twitter (#wondrousencounters).

As a season of the Christian church year, Lent begins this week with Ash Wednesday.  Its observation serves as preparation for Holy Week – during which we encounter the realities of Christ’s dying and rising. I’m regularly challenged by Franciscan friar Richard Rohr and look forward to his guidance on a journey of knowing God more fully.

From the book’s introduction: “During these forty days of Lent, let’s allow ourselves to be known! All the way through. Nothing to hide from, in ourselves, from ourselves, or from God.”

With you on the journey,

Doreen Olson

 

 



Triennial XIV Video is here!

We invite you to come enjoy the beautiful diversity of the women of the Covenant. We are multi-generational, multi-cultural, multi-vocational, multi-expressional! Rooted in Jesus Christ!

You are invite you to join us August 15-18, 2013. Triennial can be a joyful getaway, a soothing break, and a life-changing encounter. Or maybe all. But I know you will meet God and be changed by him.

To Register, click here!

Are you going?



Exciting Adults about Learning (part 2)

The next Call-in Cafe will focus on Teaching/Learning Ministries in the church. We will explore the need for teaching/learning ministries as well as possible approaches for enhancing these ministries. We encourage participants to bring their ideas and questions to share with others.

Date:  January 17, 2013

Time:  11:00 a.m. CST

Topic: Call In Cafe Adult – Teaching/Learning, Do adult Christians still need to learn?
To register for this meeting:
1. Go to 
https://covchurch.webex.com/covchurch/j.php?ED=212540397&RG=1&UID=0&RT=MiM3
2. Register for the meeting
3. Once the host approves your request, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the meeting. 

The purpose of the teaching/learning ministry

Teaching/learning in the church helps the learner gain knowledge, increase attentiveness to God, and build relationships within the community of faith. By including these three outcomes in the teaching/learning ministries of the church, we help people grow as disciples.

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Exciting Adults about Learning (part 1)

The next Call-in Cafe will focus on Teaching/Learning Ministries in the church. We will explore the need for teaching/learning ministries as well as possible approaches for enhancing these ministries. We encourage participants to bring their ideas and questions to share with others.

Date:  January 17, 2013

Time:  11:00 a.m. CST

Topic: Call In Cafe Adult – Teaching/Learning, Do adult Christians still need to learn?
To register for this meeting:
1. Go to 
https://covchurch.webex.com/covchurch/j.php?ED=212540397&RG=1&UID=0&RT=MiM3
2. Register for the meeting.
3. Once the host approves your request, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the meeting. 

 

Your Church Vision, Mission, and Purpose

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age (Matthew 28:19-20).

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Call-in Cafe – We invite you to join us next week

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 3:00 pm, CST – (Children’s ministry leaders)

“Unleash The Power Of Vision In Your Children and Family Ministry

Register for the discussion here.*To connect to the audio portion with a landline or cell phone: (US/Canada): (650) 479-3208 (Call-in toll number (US/Canada)) Access code: 621 878 555

Create Vision In Your Children’s Ministry Team Members – Develop a reputation as a children’s pastor committed to the personal wellbeing and development of leaders as whole persons.  Team members need vision at several levels.  Vision for the children’s lives that will be transformed, vision to increase their own confidence and ability to lead, vision how their service fits into the bigger picture of God’s work in their life.

Patti Larson, former Christian Formation Pastor for 25 years, and currently living into a new calling as a Life Coach, will make a 15 minute presentation and then provide questions to stimulate discussion and sharing of ideas.

 


 

Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 11:00 am, CST“Exciting Adults about Learning Again”

Register for the discussion here. *To connect to the audio portion with a landline or cell phone: (US/Canada): (650) 479-3208 (Call-in toll number (US/Canada)) Access code: 625 727 376

It appears that interest in educational ministries is waning, but does that mean adults know everything they need to know about the Christian life?  This Call In Cafe will consider recent data on learning ministries, discuss the need for Adult learning and possible approaches to enhancing this area of ministry. We invite you to join the conversation and bring your ideas and questions to share with others.

Presenter: Bruce Lawson


 

For information and to register, visit: blogs.covchurch.org/formation/call-in-cafe



Call-In Cafe: November 15 – Mobilizing Prayer Power

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The next Call-in Café will focus on Mobilizing Prayer Power. We will explore individual and community prayer practices that empower us for living a life that is rooted and grounded in Christ. Join us as we hear from several churches about their ministries of prayer. Bring your ideas and questions to share with others.

Date:  November 15, 2012

Time:  11:00 a.m. CST

Register for the discussion here! To connect to the audio portion with a landline or cell phone: (US/Canada): 408-600-3600 Access code: 626 843 869# Continue Reading »