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E-News • March 2015 •

Join us for the 129th Annual Ministry Celebration!

“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength
and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”
~ Luke 10.27

We invite you to join with others in the Midwest Conference as we celebrate another year of ministry! While churches are limited to the number of delegates they may send, there is no limit to the number of congregants who may attend as guests. Click here to register online. (No registration required to attend Friday night worship.) Registrations postmarked by April 10 will be entered in a prize drawing!

Schedule of Events

Take advantage of the workshops below to connect with others and expand your ministry tool belt!

Ordination to Word and Sacrament

We wish to recognize the following individuals as we anticipate their Ordination to Word and Sacrament at the Covenant Annual Meeting in June:


Ministry Fair

Learn how various ministries throughout the conference, denomination, and our communities are impacting the world for Christ. Be sure to pick up resources to share with your church!

Does your church have a ministry that others should know about? Is there a non-Covenant ministry in your community that Covenanters might wish to partner with? Contact Brandi Kejr at the Midwest Conference office at or 888-871-3020 by April 1 for details on hosting a ministry fair booth.


2015 MWC Ministerial Dues

Pastors, please note that ministerial dues have increased to $120 for 2015. Dues are payable at or before the Annual Ministry Celebration. Please contact Ministerial Association Treasurer Allan Redenius at

Save the Date!

2015 MWC Fall Pastors Retreat

Eastern Retreat
Carol Joy Holling Retreat Center
Ashland, NE   
October 5-7, 2015
Speaker - Mark Novak

Western Retreat
Franciscan Retreat Center
Colorado Springs, CO
October 19-21, 2015
Speaker - Remy Diederich

From Our Superintendent

Dear Friends,

I am looking forward to the Annual Ministry Celebration in Salina next month. I hope you will come and enjoy the many great opportunities to learn, connect, worship, and celebrate. You will hear about things that are happening in our shared mission around the conference and return to your churches encouraged and motivated.
Here is what some of last year’s participants had to say: 
I gained great insight from the speakers and seminar leaders at the AMC this year and continue to apply to my context what I learned. My heart was deeply inspired and encouraged by the testimonies of the new pastors in our conference. As always, the fellowship was life-giving
~ Jon Black, Pastor in McPherson, Kansas

The Annual Ministry Celebration is a great way to make a new friend, be encouraged, gain some perspective, and support the conference that totally wants to support you!
~ Tom Dierenfeld, Youth Pastor in Loveland, Colorado

The Annual Ministry Celebration is a great place to connect with Covey friends across the Conference, keep up on breaking Conference news and celebrate our common mission in the Midwest! I highly recommend it! It has a good beat and you can dance to it!
~ Win Jackson-Houwen, Church Planter in Longmont, Colorado
I hope to see you there! 


MWC Israel/ Palestine Trip

June 1-13, 2015
Call or e-mail Pastor Dan Olson, 402-314-6560
Click here for the brochure.


CHIC 2015

The next CHIC will be held July 12-17, 2015, on the University of Tennessee campus in Knoxville. Visit their website to find out more.

Where in the world is Triennial?

Click here to learn the latest on Triennial XV 2016.


We invite you to consider a special gift for the mission of the Midwest Conference. Visit Midwest Conference Donations.

Prayer Calendar

Click to download the March-June 2015 Prayer Calendar, also available on our website.

Upcoming Events

Front Range Missions Leaders Meeting April 18, 9:30 am
Christ Community Covenant Church, Arvada, CO

First Covenant, Salina, KS
Ministerial Assoc
April 23-24
Annual Ministry Celebration April  24-25
Women Ministries Annual Gathering April 25

Nebraska Church Planting Group May 7, 7:00 pm
Celebration Covenant, Omaha, NE

Denver Church Planting Group May 19, 7:00 pm
Location TBA

Gather 2015 (ECC Annual Meeting) June 25-27
Sheraton, Kansas City, MO

What's Happening?

Is your church planning a mission trip? Celebrating an anniversary? Hosting a big event? Email to have your church event posted here.

Employment Opportunities

Seeking Employment? See if any of these opportunities are right for you.

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