The Northwest Conference of The Evangelical Covenant Church

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Planting Churches, Planting Ministries

Department of Church Growth and Evangelism-Church Planting provides resources and information on church planting

Churches Planting Churches is the Covenant's stewardship endeavor to give every congregation the opportunity to be directly involved in the planting of at least one new church

Churches Planting Ministries is committed to facilitating church and community renewal through ministries of compassion and justice

Leadership and Staff Development from Christianity today provides articles, news, a free email newsletter, and other resources for leaders

The Barna Group, founded by church researcher George Barna, provides a variety of resources for church strategy and transformation

Leadership Network is an organization whose mission is to accelerate the emergence of effective churches through leadership development

Christian Formation

The Department of Christian Formation for The Evangelical Covenant Church provides many excellent resources to promote Christian formation and spiritual growth

Youth Ministry

Youth Specialties is committed to providing quality resources, training, and encouragement for youth workers

The Urban Youth Workers Institute partners with urban churches, developing, networking, and resourcing their leaders and mobilizing emerging leaders

The Center for Parent/Youth Understanding helps build strong families by serving to bridge the cultural-generational gap between parents and teenagers

Youth Leadership is a unique youth ministry training organization. Based in Minneapolis, they educate men and women for the important task of youth and family ministry.

The National Study of Youth and Religion is a research project being conducted at the University of North Carolina designed to enhance our understanding of the religious lives of American adolescents

Other Church Resources
Letter of greeting from the Northwest Conference Superintendent to Conference church 2005 annual meetings
Model church constitutions
Church profile form (Microsoft Word format)
Senior Pastor model Letter of Call (PDF format)