2021 Ministerium Annual Meeting
June 22 & 23, 2021 ONLINE EVENT
The Annual Meeting is the highest governing body of the ECC Ministerium and votes each year on the budget, national officers, motions and resolutions, and oversees other business impacting Covenant Ministers. We also welcome to the Ministerium new members, transfers, candidates for credentialing, and move on all matters related to care and discipline of Ministers during our Business Session. (For more information on the purpose and authority of the Ministerium Annual Meeting, refer to the Ministerium Constitution linked in the "Business Documents" section.)
As part of our Ministerium Annual Meeting we will be honoring and celebrating Women in Leadership through conferring the annual WIL Awards. For more information please visit:
NOTE: The 2021 Ministerium Annual Meeting will be held online, due to a commitment to keep everyone healthy during COVID and the desire to increase access and participation. Please read the updates below noting new deadlines for registering, paying dues online/being in Good Standing, and to find out how you can prepare and join us this year.
To register for the Ministerium 2021 Annual Meeting please visit The ECC Gather site
When completing the form, indicate registration for the Covenant Ministerium Annual Meeting; this will include having access to the Ongoing Education Session (held June 22nd) and the Business Meeting (held June 23rd.)
- $20 registration fee covers access to both days (June 22nd and 23rd.)
- If cost is prohibitive to attending please ask about a waived fee; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Registration is closed June 15th.
ECC Annual Meeting
You may also register at the same time for the 136th Covenant Annual Meeting as a delegate, General Conferee, resource person, etc. The Covenant Annual Meeting will begin Thursday June 24th and run through Sunday June 27th.
Good Standing and Voting Online
The deadline for Ministers to update all elements of their Good Standing is May 25th, 2021. This includes paying dues to your Conference Ministerial Association, online or in person, so that conferences can send information by the deadline for the denomination this year. This also includes making sure your Vocational Growth Tool is completed for this year, and that your CovConnect Profile has been updated within the last three years.If you are not up to date on Good Standing you may not attend or vote at the 2021 Ministerium Annual Meeting.
There will be portions of the Annual Meeting that are open for public viewing, worship and participation. The majority of the business however, including content that involve votes and discussion, are only open to Active and Retired Ministerium Members who are in Good Standing. Those who are Inactive, not in Good Standing, or guests who are not Ministerium members are not able to attend the Annual Meeting without prior approval from the Ministerium Executive Board.
This year’s meeting will be held online.
Links for joining virtually each day will be provided once you register.
There will be multiple (optional) online trainings also provided in order to help participants practice the technology being used for this year’s meeting, including becoming familiar with the voting platform we’re employing. Learn about these options at:
1:00 - 4:00 pm CST - Ongoing Education Session
All Ministerium Members are invited to join this time of leadership development and equipping. The leader and topic are still being confirmed; more information will be shared in May.
Training for Ministerial Officers (POSTPONED)
New and returning Regional Ministerial Officers are encouraged to join this leadership development training. The training however has been postponed from 4:30pm-5:30pm as originally announced, and rescheduled for Tuesday, September 14th at 3pm (CST). Please contact Secretary Laurie Cornell at if you are interested in attending. Training is particularly for all new conference MA chairs and Treasurers, although all interested Ministerium leaders are welcome.
10:00 am - 5:00 pm CST - Business Meeting
Lunch break from 12 noon - 1:00 pm CST
Optional business session as needed extends from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm CST
Business Meeting Documents
Below you will find Agenda Items for the 2021 Ministerium Annual Business Meeting.
Documents will be will be posted as available throughout May; all relevant documents will be online as available. Please check back periodically for new content this month.
2021 Agenda- VIEW
No Meeting Due to Covid-19