- Twelve churches were welcomed into membership in the Covenant family and 21 church planters were commissioned to their work.
- ECC President Gary Walter was elected to serve a third four-year term. Executive Minister of the Ordered Ministry Mark Novak was elected to serve a second four-year term. And John Wenrich, who has headed up the ECC's Church Vitality program, was elected to serve as the leader of the ECC's Start and Strengthen Churches ministry priority.
- Delegates to the Annual Meeting approved a Resolution on Concern for People with Disabilities. This resolution urges churches to think deeply about how all people are made in the image of God and especially about the inclusion of those with disabilities in worship and community. As a church with a great ministry to those with special needs, this was an exciting decision for us at First Covenant! The text of the resolution can be found here.
- On Saturday, Pastor Luke was ordained (along with sixty others) to word and sacrament by the churches and leaders of the ECC. There were also seven people ordained to word and service, three transfers of ordination, and two consecrated missionaries.
More information, reports, and videos of the meeting can be found on the ECC's website or in the delegate summary.
The ECC's Annual Report can be found here.
Video of the ordination service for Pastor Luke and others can be found here.