Identity Leadership One Body
The ECC Ministerium is focused on three themes in this season - Identity (always first in Christ, and then also in our particular family of the Covenant), Leadership (elevating our skills and our health as we serve others), and One Body (we are better together and value unity in diversity.) Read further communication from the Ministerium on our blog, hosting past letters and reports to the wider members, and read more about our identity as a Body below.
STAYING HEALTHY IN MINISTRY
Staying rooted in Christ and in our identity as beloved children of God is paramount to our health as leaders in ministry. Follow the link to access a helpful resource created to encourage spiritual health in Ministers.
The Christian Action Commission presents resolutions on matters of public discipleship for the wider church to be shaped by and resourced around. These resolutions are non-binding and represent the will of particular Annual Meetings, the highest governing body of the ECC. They often include resource lists for practical discipleship, invitations to action, and robust theology meant to build up the local church. For a list of Resolutions, please follow the link here.
To download a 10-week Congregational Curriculum Series
that collects and overviews Resolutions around biblical themes,
please visit: LINK
THE SIX-FOLD TEST
The 6 fold-Test is a document intended to help hold the denomination accountable to its stated values around ethnic and racial diversity, justice, righteousness, and reconciliation. The original 5-Fold Test was created by leaders of color as a way to measure and encourage ongoing growth related to this commitment.. For more information on the 6-Fold Test, please visit: HERE.
WOMEN IN MINISTRY
One distinctive identity marker of the ECC Ministerium is that we have ordained women to all levels of leadership since 1976. Read about this commitment here: Download our booklet summarizing the theological and biblical basis for this here:
WHAT IS THE COVENANT?
"It's more caught than taught."
"It's evangelical but not fundamentalist."
"We have a bounded set of values, not a list of checked boxes."
"Conventicles met in small groups to share life and faith together - to covenant."
"Started by Swedish immigrant pietists, seeking God's Glory & Neighbor's Good."
"A multi-ethnic mosaic often ahead of the curve on issues of faith and justice."
"Made stronger by leaders from many ethnic traditions and international members for several generations."
"Small but mighty, the ECC fights above it's weight class."
"Biblical, missional, relational, devotional."
"Where is it Written?"
"How Goes Your Walk?"