The Evangelical Covenant Church

The Evangelical Covenant Church

5101 N. Francisco Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Attesting Officer
Gary Walter
President


Media Contact
Donald L. Meyer

41.974468, -87.699853


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.


Full Communicants Average Attendance Other Members Total Inclusive Members Total Churches Membership Calculation Method
1975
71,808
0
0
71,808
513
1974
69,960
0
0
69,960
508
1973
69,922
0
0
69,922
524
1972
68,771
0
0
68,771
523
1971
68,428
0
0
68,428
526
1970
67,441
0
0
67,441
527
1969
67,522
0
0
67,522
531
1968
66,021
0
0
66,021
514
1967
65,496
0
0
65,496
517
1966
64,950
0
0
64,950
521
1965
0
0
0
65,780
533
1964
0
0
0
64,685
532
1962
0
0
0
62,389
518
1961
0
0
0
61,108
513
1960
0
0
0
60,090
510
1959
0
0
0
59,396
514
1958
0
0
0
57,414
497
1957
0
0
0
56,321
497
1956
0
0
0
55,311
493
1954
0
0
0
53,388
488
1953
0
0
0
52,085
476
1951
0
0
0
51,850
489
1950
50,679
0
0
50,679
460
1946
0
0
0
49,003
468
1944
47,045
0
955
48,000
446
Serving Churches Retired Other Service to the Church Total Clergy
1974
416
0
0
683
1973
417
0
0
683
1972
428
0
0
671
1971
426
0
0
671
1970
405
0
0
650
1969
395
0
0
654
1968
385
0
0
676
1967
344
0
0
660
1966
492
0
0
665
1965
503
0
0
656
1964
481
0
0
659
1962
457
0
0
641
1961
449
0
0
621
1960
440
0
0
613
1959
442
0
0
607
1958
401
0
0
473
1957
402
0
0
574
1956
415
0
0
545
1954
394
0
0
519
1953
395
0
0
508
1951
430
0
0
488
1950
75
0
403
478
1946
0
0
0
480
1944
0
0
0
480
1942
0
0
0
480
Total Schools Staff Pupils Total Individuals
1974
493
0
0
67,143
1973
498
0
0
66,520
1972
531
0
0
66,173
1971
500
0
0
66,194
1970
501
0
0
67,599
1969
516
0
0
68,998
1968
510
0
0
70,824
1967
508
0
0
71,876
1966
517
0
0
74,133
1965
521
8,398
67,860
76,258
1964
553
8,480
69,616
78,096
1962
527
8,408
70,596
79,004
1961
507
8,117
70,900
79,017
1960
511
8,458
70,525
78,983
1959
533
8,107
72,509
80,616
1958
503
8,107
71,233
79,340
1957
509
7,922
71,833
79,755
1956
506
7,759
70,953
78,712
1954
510
7,282
69,125
76,407
1953
507
6,707
56,588
63,295
1952
507
6,672
56,216
62,888
1951
495
6,144
52,609
58,753
1950
497
6,166
52,616
58,782
1923
326
0
35,000
35,000
1919
322
0
34,401
34,401
Total Benevolences Total Financials Total Giving Local Expenses Method
1975
$6,353,422
$26,229,399
$19,875,977
1974
$5,131,124
$22,175,198
$17,044,074
1973
$4,259,950
$19,760,079
$15,500,129
1972
$4,169,053
$18,726,259
$14,557,206
1971
$3,841,887
$18,699,077
$14,857,190
1970
$3,578,876
$16,888,494
$13,309,618
1969
$3,312,306
$15,481,143
$12,168,837
1968
$3,072,848
$14,995,932
$11,923,084
1964
$0
$13,059,923
$0
1962
$0
$11,490,961
$0
1961
$0
$11,015,009
$0
1960
$0
$10,885,415
$0
1959
$0
$9,780,382
$0
1958
$0
$8,863,082
$0
1957
$0
$8,307,986
$0
1956
$1,768,158
$7,664,110
$5,895,952
1955
$1,730,718
$6,671,406
$4,940,688
1954
$1,387,313
$5,840,074
$4,452,761
1917
$0
$522,352
$0