Freedom and Responsibility: Dissent and Covenant Clergy was developed by the Department of the Ordered Ministry as a foundational document for pastoral reflection and discussion.
This paper is required for ministerial license application. Once approved, this license will endorse you as a minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in the Evangelical Covenant Church.
Credentialed ministers must request permission by using this form from the Board of the Ordered Ministry to serve in a non-Covenant setting.
Those who hold a bi-vocational ministry
license (BVL) in the Evangelical Covenant Church are required to read four books annually from the reading list and submit a report with their license renewal. The report form may be used to complete the written report.
Those seeking ordination, commissioning, or transfer of ordination must complete this paper.
A criminal record screening background check must be completed by everyone seeking credentials in the Covenant Church. It is also required for those who wish to be on the denomination’s Open to Call List.
These are guidelines for Covenant Ministers regarding Human Sexuality, along with additional resources for foundation and discussion as developed by the Department of the Ordered Ministry.
The Policy on Baptism in the ECC, app
roved by the Covenant Ministerium, was adopted by the 1998 Covenant Annual Meeting. A Theology of the Child is a brief paper written by John E. Phelan Jr. and Donald H. Madvig (1997). Covenant ministers must also read the two additional documents below before signing the Policy on Baptism.
This brochure is a brief guide to obtaining a license (Ministerial License, Bi-Vocational License, License for Theological Students, World Mission License) with the Evangelical Covenant Church.
This brochure is as a brief guide to obtaining a permanent credential (ordination, commissioning, transfer of credential) in the Evangelical Covenant Church.