What is the Northwest Conference?

The Northwest Conference is comprised of roughly 140 Evangelical Covenant Churches in MN, ND, SD, western WI, and northern IA. These churches come in all shapes and sizes. They are urban, ethnic, town & country and suburban.

Ministry Priorities



Congregational Vitality is a result of the living God breathing new life into the heart of a congregation.

Vitality is the wind of the Spirit … “a rushing wind so wild and strong,” as the old hymn goes. Our role is to raise our sails and catch this wind.

Vitality is nothing less than a spiritual awakening in Christ. It is not about sustaining and maintaining; it’s about thriving, growing and depending on God to lead us deeper in Christ and further in mission.

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Church Planting is a Biblical pattern for mission. Your church is part of a rich history. It was started at one point in time. And because it was, each of you has been touched. So have untold others through the years.

Now we have the opportunity to do for others what others first did for us. We can take the same spirit that founded our existing congregations and establish other congregations committed to living out the hope of Jesus Christ in word and deed.

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The goal of NWC Children, Youth & Family Ministries is to promote shared growth in our churches by offering strategic training, support and resources for those serving in these ministry areas.

The Northwest Conference also collaborates with local churches to create events that directly impact children and youth.

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ECC Newswire

Edward Delgado

Covenant minister Rev. Dr. Edward Delgado, president emeritus of Centro Hispano de Estudios Teologicos (CHET), passed away in Spring Valley, California, on June 10, 2024. He was 79.

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The Covenant Celebrates Juneteenth

We celebrate the emancipation of a people and the power of our liberating God; see how this holiday is being observed around the Covenant.

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Relative Freedom

The Companion asked mixed media artist and graphic designer Nathan Nicholson to share a piece of his art to illustrate his reflections on Juneteenth.

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Prayer Walk

This month, we invite you to engage in a prayer walk, a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in God’s presence while enjoying the beauty of the season. Whether you choose to walk through your community park, stroll around your neighborhood, or even use a treadmill, here are some ways to enrich your prayer experience.

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Alice J. Nelson

Alice J. Nelson, wife of retired Covenant pastor J. Robert Nelson, passed away on October 12, 2020.

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