CHIC, A Covenant Legacy

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A triennial event with a humble, yet rich, history beginning in 1956 when hundreds of high school age Covenanters gathered together as the Covenant High Congress. This event has morphed through the years moving from regional camps centered on small group Bible study and devotion, large group gatherings with speakers and music, and outdoor recreation to outgrowing such venues. This growth prompted a change and in 1972, the East and West Coast Congresses combined, necessitating a location that was more conducive to the nearly 1,500 students who attended. This much larger group gathered together, as their predecessors had, to engage in small group Bible study and devotion, large group gatherings with speakers and music, and outdoor recreation – on a larger scale.

This legacy has been carried on to become what is now “Covenant High in Christ”, best recognized as “CHIC” by the 1,000s who attend and 10s of 1,000s who have attended, and continue to support this ministry.

Once upon a time, the Covenant High Congress opened their time together with a ‘political rally’ to nominate and elect a president and first lady; in more recent years CHICsters are stunned from the first few minutes of their CHIC experience not only by the volume of the music but also by the sheer number of their peers who have intentionally gathered out of a desire to play, worship, learn, and grow in understanding and in faith with others from throughout the US, Canada, and abroad. The purpose of CHIC is to be a catalyst that inspires Christ-like change; challenging students to see themselves as part of something bigger and inspiring students on the journey of following Christ.

Through the years CHIC has been modified and diversified, innovated and revolutionized; however, a few key elements remain, the CHIC legacy is one of continued gathering for small group Bible study and devotion, large group gatherings with speakers and music, and outdoor recreation. Praise be to God, faithful throughout the ages.

What will your legacy be?

The CHIC Legacy Fund was created in 2009 as a way to guarantee that the next generation of Covenanters will be able to write their piece of the history of CHIC as you were able to. We need your support and have generated three easy ways to for you to give financially toward the CHIC Legacy Fund. Your support helps to assure that this life-changing ministry event will be offered for many generations to come through the CHIC Legacy Fund.

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6 comments “CHIC, A Covenant Legacy”

Please let me know if anyone could get back to me on who would have a copy of a cd or caassette tape from CHIC 94′ and the music played therein. I’d GREATLY appreciate it

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What’s a cassette tape?! 🙂
Kidding Jason. I’ll do a little poking around here, but I’m not sure we’ll be able to dig one up. If I do, I’ll let you know!

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I’d like to find one fin CHIC ’91

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I thought Rick Carlson was going to put CHIC music online sometime. I, also, would really like CHIC 91 on CD. Alas, my cassette tape was loaned out more than a decade ago. I do have CHIC 94 on CD – my brother copied it from my cassette. It’s kind of rough but it still brings me joy.

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I couldn’t find a cassette or CD with music from ’94 HOWEVER, I uploaded music from CHIC ’91 to our soundcloud account. Get the music from 1991 and 2012 here:

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I would love to purchase a cassette or CD and the corresponding songbook from Chic 96 or 97. Music was mostly by Bob Stromberg, Michael Pierce Donley and Rick Carlson. The song I’m most interested in is ” You Search Me Lord”. Some of the other songs are “I Just Came Back”, “Upon the Rock We Stand, “My Friend Joe” etc. I’ve searched online, but no luck. Thanks so much.

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