Church Planting


How will we reach this generation?

In our increasingly post-Christian era, 83% of Americans do not attend church. Nearly 1/3 of young people under 30 are religiously unaffiliated. Every year, more than 3,000 churches shut their doors, never to open again. Myriad challenges – from rapid demographic change to tepid evangelism – render churches ineffective in communities across the country.

Church planting endures as one of the most effective strategies to reach young people, engage a growing multiethnic population, and develop vibrant local churches that make disciples.

The Evangelical Covenant Church invites you to discern your call to advance the kingdom of God by becoming a local church planter. Together, we seek to answer one primary question, “Is the Living God calling you to plant a Covenant church right now?”

Director of Church Planting

Alex has been working in church planting ministry for over 15 years. He planted Life Covenant Church in the Detroit area. Under his leadership, Life Church planted two other healthy missional churches. While pastoring Life Church, Alex also served as the part-time Director of Church Planting for the Great Lakes Conference. Alex and his wife Marcie have four children, and enjoy serving the Lord together in church planting ministry.

Alex Rahill
Director of Church Planting, ECC