The Evangelical Covenant Church

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Organization Information Record Year 2016

Name: The Evangelical Covenant Church
Denomination type:
Year Reporting: 2006
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Description: The Evangelical Covenant Church has its roots in historic Christianity as it emerged during the Protestant Reformation, in the biblical instruction of the Lutheran State Church of Sweden and in the great spiritual awakenings of the 19th century.
The Covenant Church adheres to the affirmations of the Protestant Reformation regarding the Holy Scriptures, believing that the Old and the New Testament are the Word of God and the only perfect rule for faith, doctrine and conduct. It has traditionally valued the historic confessions of the Christian church, particularly the Apostles' Ethe Nicene Creed, while at the same time emphasizing the sovereignty of the Word over all creedal interpretations. It has especially cherished the pietistic restatement of the doctrine of justification by faith as basic to its dual task of evangelism and Christian nurture. It recognizes the New Testament emphasis upon personal faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, the reality of a fellowship of believers which acknowledges but transcends theological differences, and the belief in baptism and the Lord?s Supper as divinely ordained sacraments of the church.
While the denomination has traditionally practiced the baptism of infants, in conformity with its principle of freedom it has also recognized the practice of believer baptism. The principle of personal freedom, so highly esteemed by the Covenant, is to be distinguished from the individualism that disregards the centrality of the Word of God and the mutual responsibilities and disciplines of the spiritual community.

Contact Information Record Year 2016

Address: 5101 N. Francisco Ave.
Address line 2:
City: Chicago
State: Illinois
Zip Code: 60625
Country: United States
Phone: (773)784-3000

Media Contact Record Year 2016

Name: Donald L. Meyer
Phone: n/a

Attesting Officer Record Year 2016

Name: Gary Walter
Position: President
Phone: (773)784-3000

Membership & Attendance Record Year 2016

Full Communicants: 114,283
Other Members: 0
Total Inclusive Members: 114,283
Total Churches: 783
Average Attendance: 158,200
Membership Calculation Method: Census

Clergy Record Year 2016

Serving Churches: 1,486
Other Service to the Church: 0
Retired: 347
Total Clergy: 1,833

Religious Education Record Year 2016

Total Schools: 750
Pupils: 95,321
Staff: 10,701
Total Individuals: 106,022

Finance Record Year 2016

Total Benevolences: $25,232,786.00
Total Giving Local Expense: $266,614,225.00
Total Financial: $29,184,701,100
Receipts/Expenditures: Expenditures