You may not know that the new President of the Evangelical Covenant Church – our denominational affiliation – looks like Clark Kent. He’s a super guy and one of the most humble leaders you will ever meet. I want to encourage you to listen to his Message at the opening worship service in St. Paul in June. Mary and I had the privilege of representing our church at the Covenant Annual Meeting. I believe it will give you a taste of the wonderful things happening in the growth of the Kingdom of God. See the video here.
And just in – is a new highlights video of the whole event! Watch it here.
Thirty leaders of the National Churches around the world were there and gave reports – some of them very sobering as they minister in some of the most needy and often volatile regions of the world (the Congo, Sudan, Thailand, etc.) Stories of great courage and suffering for the cause of Christ.
We also enjoyed the treat of being there for the beautiful service of ordination that include Mary Putera – friend and former staff person at Christ Church. The Covenant does a wonderful job of honoring people and giving glory to God for their unique contributions.
In a country where most all denominations are in decline, the Covenant is seeing serious growth, not just in numbers of new churches but in the impact throughout the Body of Christ of its leaders and its strong emphasis of doing the whole mission of God. “Deeper in Christ – Further in Mission.”
It’s truly a privilege to be in this mission partnership with the Covenant. As Gary likes to say often, it’s great to be “in it together!”
Check out the Covchurch.org website for more info.