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Jun 2018

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Our thoughts on nominees at this Gather

The Annual Meeting of The Evangelical Covenant Church begins this Thursday. Among other items, delegates will be voting to elect our next President and our next Executive Minister of Develop Leaders (who heads up the Ordered Ministry). MF4i met with both nominees in May and followed up via email with specific questions to clarify ...

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Jun 2018

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Seeking a Redemptive Path Together

Like so many, we, the board of Mission Friends for Inclusion (MF4i), were deeply troubled to learn of “Out of Harmony” charges being brought against First Covenant Church, Minneapolis over that congregation’s discernment to fully include LGBTQ persons in the life of their church. We received documents related to these charges, ...

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May 2018

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Out of Harmony with the Covenant?

The Leadership Team of First Covenant Church in Minneapolis, MN has authorized us to release the following statement on their behalf. We are redacting the names of several people in the attached document while we reach out to them to convey our concerns directly, with respect and an openness to dialogue. The preface to the […]

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Pastor Judy speaking at North Park Covenant Church

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Jan 2018

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To My Church

With Pastor Judy Peterson’s permission, we are re-posting this letter here.

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Steve Armfield

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Jan 2018

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Statement from Rev. Steve Armfield

The statement released by the Evangelical Covenant Church earlier today mentioned another pastor who was suspended for officiating at a same-sex marriage – that of his son. Below is a statement from Rev. Steve Armfield. We ask for your continued prayers for the ECC to find a way and a place for such a faithful, […]

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Where is it written?

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Jan 2018

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Where Is It Written?

The “Where Is It Written?” document below was written by retired Covenant pastor, Herbert Hedstrom and is shared with his permission. We hope it will be helpful as we Covenanters grapple with understanding the complex nuances of what it means to be Christian and Covenant. “Where is it written?” or “What do the Scriptures ...

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06

Jul 2016

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Why We Supported the Re-election of President Gary Walter

Two weeks ago, we urged the delegates of the 2016 Annual Meeting to vote “yes” to re-elect President Gary Walter. Krista Brumberg Stevens read the following statement explaining why.

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Jun 2016

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Our Statement on Orlando

by MF4i   It was with great sorrow that we learned of yet another senseless act of harm upon innocents in our country. We are saddened and broken-hearted as we think about our LGBTQ brothers and sisters who were wounded and those whose lives came to such an abrupt and harrowing end in Orlando. We […]

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