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OUR FOCUS

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 the Spring 2019 Ministerium Report for more on these themes and how you can help shape our leaders and our discipleship to these ends. Below are some resources that we are frequently asked for about Covenant Identity in particular; more links to be added later.    

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.  

COVENANT AFFIRMATIONS

The ECC has 6 Affirmations that comprise the center of the ethos of the denomination. HERE

 

There is a Congregational Curriculum Series Exploring the Covenant Affirmations, including an online link to the DVD giving short 10 min videos to accompany each Affirmation. 

COVENANT RESOLUTIONS

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 f 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?"