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

The Purpose of Preaching

A review of Paul E. Koptak’s new book, Circles in the Stream: Index, Identification, and Intertext: Reading and Preaching the Story of Judah in Genesis 37-50.

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Embrace Restraint, Don’t Weaponize It

What can the Apostle Paul teach us about the uncomfortable subject of restraint?

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Fredrick Carlson Holmgren

Retired Covenant pastor and North Park Theological Seminary professor emeritus Fredrick Holmgren died May 24.

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Week of June 4, 2023

A devotional guide written by Covenanters, the Covenant Home Altar invites us to take time in our day for God’s word, quiet meditation, and prayer.

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Celebrating 100 Years

The Covenant Companion: Sharing Stories of the Covenant Since 1923

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