The Necessity of the Holy Spirit in living the Christian Life.
Freedom in Christ– “In essentials, unity; in non-essentials, diversity; in all things, charity” I am a companion of all who fear You. Ps 119:63
Committed to the Whole Mission of the Church: we have always been “Mission Friends”
Church Growth, Evangelism, Prayer are a commitment at the highest level. Over a quarter of the mission giving of our churches to the ECC goes for Church Planting & other ministries of Evangelism, Planting, Prayer…
Covenant Church Planting Conversions Per 100 Attenders This graphic illustrates the results of repeated studies, which bear out the fact that church planting remains a highly effective means of evangelism today. Lyle Schaller, one of the most respected analysts of church life states that “church planting is the closest thing to a guaranteed method of outreach.” http://www.churchesplantingchurches.org/ 2003 GLC 18 30 2004-6 ea yr GLC The US and Canada are the world’s 3rd largest mission field. We provide legal and technical services so churches can build mission outposts.
David Nyvall wrote of the beginnings of the Covenant: “This Covenant is not a church organization in the ordinary sense, but a mission society having churches as its members. These churches have consolidated because of the missionary spirit which allow them to be involved in missionary enterprises too large for any single church to undertake.”
Africa: Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, Burkina Faso. Equitorial Guinea, Central African Republic
South & Central America: Argentina, Chili and El Salvador
And parterships in Czech Republic, India, Philippines
ECC across the Continent GLC mission: “Every church a strategic mission outpost on a shared & expanding mission field.” GLC vision: By 2020, to multiply to 100 Mission, Christ-magnifying congregations in an increasing Mosaic of Communities.
E thnic Dynamic – ECC now 3 rd most ethnically diverse denomination in US
Unity in Diversity “We want the face of the Covenant to reflect the face of North America & the face of the kingdom” Glenn Palmberg, President of the ECC “ We want Covenant Churches to grow in two directions: deeper in Christ & further in mission.” Gary Walter – Director of Church Growth