Posts Tagged ‘Worship’


Post a Comment » Written on May 21st, 2014     
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Worship is a foundational component in most youth ministries. But what if you could challenge teenagers to think differently and more deeply about worship? What if you could push the boundaries of their understanding and their definition of what it means to worship God?

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Pure Praise for Youth

Post a Comment » Written on December 25th, 2013     
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During this six-week Bible study, youth will be challenged to “go extreme” in their worship of God. But it’s not their body they’ll push to the max. Instead, they’ll stretch their soul. If they accept this challenge, they’ll condition their heart and mind in ways they might never have thought possible. As a result, they’ll have the privilege of knowing the God of the Universe and worshipping him more intimately and powerfully than they ever imagined!

This relational resource will help youth and youth leaders move past the idea of worship as just “singing and praying” and actually connect with God by using practical, daily exercises in praise that encourage readers to apply what they’re learning about worship. It also instructs youth in the biblical standards of why and how they should praise God.

Anyone who loved Pure Praise will find Pure Praise for Youth just as transforming for the youth in their church!

Drum Roll, Please…

Post a Comment » Written on August 15th, 2011     
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Post a Comment » Written on June 27th, 2011     
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Check out the updated CHIC2012 Website!

The Feast 2011

June 25-28, 2011 Estes Park, YMCA of the Rockies, CO
We would like to have as many people as possible experience the Feast, a spiritual life experience for the whole intergenerational, multi- ethnic Covenant Family (
Consider this: we invest in things all the time. We invest in the latest technology, education, causes we believe in, relationships, learning and mastering new challenges. As a church we invest in our community, missions, compassion, mercy, and justice. We invest in discipleship by mentoring, teaching, and caring for others. We invest in the spiritual walks of children, youth and adults.

As a church, please consider investing in a child, a youth, a young adult, a couple, a young family or a retiree. Invest in their faith walk and encourage them in their journey by sending them to the Feast. The Feast is a unique opportunity to do life together and experience the best of who God has made us to be… and embody the Kingdom of God!

In an effort to make these gatherings more accessible, we’ve made some adjustments to registration costs; keep reading! Continue Reading »

National Youth Survey

Post a Comment » Written on May 30th, 2011     
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Do you really know how the youth in your community or ministry feel about God, Church, ethics and sexuality?  How would it affect your strategies if you had a “snapshot” of their REAL beliefs, values and behaviors?  What would you do differently if you knew exactly how they felt about your youth ministry/organization?

These areas are being explored in a national survey and your youth ministry/organization is invited to participate.

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1 Comment » Written on April 25th, 2011     
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Image Credits: “The Risen Lord” by artist He Qi

In Chicago this Holy Week?

Post a Comment » Written on April 18th, 2011     
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Join the communities of Resurrection, Grace, and Ravenswood Covenant Churches and the Church around the world as we celebrate the heart of our faith and the Christian year. The liturgies of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Easter Vigil are a three-in-one liturgy. We mark the Three Days not as a way to go back in time but to let the spiritual power of death and resurrection be unleashed for us today. With Christ, we “pass over” from darkness to light, from bondage to freedom, from death to life.

Learn more about our three-part worship service here.

Ash Wednesday

Post a Comment » Written on March 9th, 2011     
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For Christians the season of Lent is one of fasting, prayer and penance. It recalls the 40 days Jesus spent in the desert prior to the beginning of his public ministry – the time when he was tempted, felt the pangs of hunger and thirst. Lent is also a review of the events of the Passion, observers walk with Jesus from Judas’ agreeing to betray Jesus, to the upper room with the twelve, to the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus’ arrest, trial, Peter’s denial of him, the bellowing voices of the accusers “crucify him!”, his flogging, mocking remarks, crucifixion, death and burial.

Today is Ash Wednesday and as I was preparing to enter this Lenten season I began reflecting on ‘Last Lent’.  As part of the Christian Ethics course I was enrolled in Spring of 2010 we were required to complete a ‘Lenten Discipline’. I’m a nerd, so I still have the syllabus. The assignment was to: Continue Reading »

YWC 2011

Weren’t sure you’d hear about it again, were you? Well, if you’d like to see pieces of what you missed if you weren’t able to join us downtown last month, or if you’d like to prove to people that we had Chicago’s Giordano’s Pizza in the Preston Bradley Room at the Chicago Cultural Center with a GORGEOUS dome ceiling…why don’t you check out the photos we’ve loaded for these specific purposes…well, not totally. I like to look at the photos because it was a fantastic weekend and we’re already thinking about what YWC 2012 will look like.

Check it out, the photos on the right sidebar will take you to the “ECC Chicago” flickr account and you’ll even be able to find photos from other events. Enjoy!